High-flying businessman jumps to fundraising aid

A brave Swansea business owner has been set a high-flying fundraising goal after being touched by an appeal on Facebook.   Jason Jenkins, who runs Gorseinon-based Securahome, asked the company’s Facebook and Twitter followers to nominate the charities they thought needed support in 2015. A number of charities were put forward, but the Go Felix campaign had the highest number of ... [More]

Awards celebrate business and community partnerships

Leading supermarket CEO Malcolm Walker has praised a pioneering project that has helped to create lasting business and community partnerships across North Wales.   Speaking at the Business Supporting Communities (B2C) Awards on Thursday evening (January 29) the Iceland Foods founder and CEO said: “I am delighted to support these awards because Iceland has always been a passionate ... [More]

Remembrance Day cards create lasting memories

This 11th November, ex-service personnel are being encouraged to not only remember, but share their memories for future generations with a special set of cards launched to support this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.   A special pack of ‘Family Legacy’ cards, made of archive quality paper, has been created to help people with wartime or Forces memories capture their stories for ... [More]

Recipe: Bacon, leek and cheese rosti

The chef at the head of Wales’ ‘best large restaurant’ is sliding open the door on his kitchen secrets in a series of video tutorials. Jimmy Williams, executive chef at Signatures Restaurant at Aberconwy Resort & Spa, is launching an online, video recipe book, where he gives away some of the tips and tricks that have made his dishes award winners. This month’s recipe is an impressive ... [More]

Dumping office furniture costs businesses £9m a year

North Wales businesses are being urged to save money and reduce their carbon footprint by donating their unwanted office furniture in National Recycling Week (June 16-20). It’s estimated that approximately 1.2 million office desks and 1.8 million chairs end up in landfill each year in the UK. With up to 50 per cent of the furniture still in good condition it’s not only bad for the environment, ... [More]

Hard work adds up to success for accountants

Philip, who works at the Llandudno branch of Williams Denton has two children – three year old Calum and six month old Lucy. Meanwhile Bangor-based Ffion gave birth to her daughter Poppy (21 months) during her studies. Williams Denton director Janet Jones said: “Achieving the ACCA status is an achievement for anyone, but the fact that both Ffion and Philip took less than three years to pass all ... [More]

So what’s so scary about a pumpkin?

If you have a glowing, orange orb shining out from your gatepost this week, it’s more likely to give you a cosy feeling of nostalgia than a shrill of terror. So where did the idea of a pumpkin being the scariest of all vegetable originate? Accord decided to investigate…   It seems the pumpkin or Jack-o-lantern originates from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was ... [More]

Clwyd community called upon for Christmas card designs

Christmas dog

Schools and community groups across the Vale of Clwyd are being asked to show their artistic side. Denbigh based Artisan Windows, Doors and Conservatories is asking for schools, community groups and the general public to get involved in its competition – to design a Christmas card. The competition will be split in to two categories, under 12s and over 12s, with one winner chosen in each. The ... [More]

Community conscience – and no monkeying around

Inhabitants at the Welsh Mountain Zoo have found themselves the object of donations thanks to a national supermarket chain. And It seems everyone is getting ‘in on the act’ and helping out their communities of late. Proving there are many different, inventive and inspiring ways in which you can support your local community. The Business Supporting Communities (B2C) Project, funded by ... [More]

Hollywood star gets ‘in on the act’

A HOLLYWOOD star’s wardrobe and a signed rugby top helped raise over £2,000 at a school auction. The auction, held at Ysgol Pentrecelyn, Ruthin, saw Notting Hill star Rhys Ifans’ old wardrobe sell for £200, first class train tickets for £160 and a signed rugby shirt from Welsh rugby star George North raise £100. The event, held to raise money for IT and road safety equipment saw the ... [More]