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hotographer Denise Steer is helping pet owners find the best side of their four-legged friends. Her new business –Pawfessional Touch –offers pet portraiture, as well
as agrooming service to help animals look their best.
Denise, an award-winning photographer,
has many years of expertise in dealing with animals, especially dogs and horses. She said: “I have always been around
animals all my life and Ibelieve Iamanexpert in dealing with them.” Pawfessional Touch, based in Brynmawr,
offers aone-to-one service, collecting and delivering the animals as necessary. “It is very important for apet to be relaxed to
get the best results, and Iamhappy to spend some time and effort in achieving that.” Denise has considerable experience in
preparing and showing dogs at events around the UK, and was once one of the leading exhibitors of Afghan Hounds. Pawfessional Touch has benefited from a
grant of £1,050 from the Kickstart Programme. Kickstart is administered by Blaenau Gwent Council, who also match fund the monies provided for the scheme by Tata subsidiary, UK
Andy Morris UK Steel Enterprise, Louise Harris Blaenau Gwent Council and foreground Denise Steer, with Hector
Steel Enterprise. Louise Harris, of Blaenau Gwent County
Borough Council, said: “We believe Denise is providing an important service for the community and we wish her every success.”
Cassidian in Newport has developed a totally secure mobile system which overcomes problems for emergency services operating in areas around the world with communications ‘black holes’.
Limited cellular coverage in some
areas, including parts of Wales, has traditionally posed communications difficulties for police, fire and ambulance services. Now, technologists at theUK headquarters of Cassidian in Newport have succeeded in encapsulating in a case the size of acereal boxamobile device that optimises and maintains a communications network in problem geographical areas or severe weather conditions. Cassidian has chosen the Brecon
Beacons in Mid Wales as the ideal testing ground for the system, known as Mobile Internet Protocol Node. The system has been designed to
make it easier for military and emergency response services to communicate using voice, data and video. It can be carried in ground vehicles or, for example, in helicopters, and does not need askilled operator. Dr Mark Bentall, chief architect of
Cassidian, said: “Existing communication technology used by military and emergency services consists of radios that operate over multiple wireless networks. During peak traffic times or in extreme weather conditions these networks can become congested, restricting flow and impeding operations. “This system takes aholistic view of
all routes from sender to destination, taking into account external conditions, message file size, priority, security level and physical location. It then decides on an optimum route for the information. Users can be confident thatamessage will reach its intended audience regardless of conditions.”
Keith isoneof the first
Keith Mills, compliance support officer at Chepstow-based Mabey Bridge Ltd has become among the first professionals in the world to attain TRACE Anti-bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA). And, more specifically, he is the first
in the construction industry to earn TASA accreditation. With the international businesses
keenly aware of the need for UK Bribery Law compliance, Keith Mills recognised TASA as an opportunity to strengthen his understanding of global anti-
corruption and anti-bribery issues. TASA, developed by the global anti- corruption/anti-bribery nonprofit TRACE International, is the first-ever anti-bribery compliance accreditation program; it establishes standards of mastery for compliance professionals worldwide, validates their domain expertise, and is a meaningful differentiator for them in their practice. Rooting out corruption and bribery will continue to be vexing business issues, particularly with global initiatives strengthening.
Darganfyddwchnawr sut ygall Llywodraeth Cymru eich helpu iddechrau neu ehangu eich busnes
ffoniwch 03000 603000 ymweld â busnes.cymru.gov.uk/dechraubusnes
Hypothermia. Ysbrydoliaeth ar gyfer busnes newydd.
Pan aeth ei ffrind yn wael gyda hypothermia, doedd yblancedi achub oedd ganddynt ddim yn ddigonol. Felly,creodd Alex Lewis siaced oedd bedair gwaith yn well am eich cynhesu. Roedd angen cymorth iddechrau ei fenter,acmae’n cofio bod Llywodraeth Cymru’n fwy na pharod ihelpu:
“Cefais gyswllt gydag arbenigwyr na allwn ieufforddio fel arall”.
Andy Morris, area manager in Wales for UK
Steel Enterprise, said: “We are delighted to have supported the launch of this new business and look forward to seeing it develop in the future.”
Tuesday March 20, 2012 Daniel is top
LtoR:Councillor Ed Townsend, Daniel Jarvis, and Deputy Minister for Skills Jeff Cuthbert
Newport-based CITB-ConstructionSkills carpentry apprentice, Daniel Jarvis, triumphed at the recent Newport Construction Initiative Awards, receiving ‘Outstanding Achiever’ Award in recognition of his determination and success in the industry over the past four years.
Deputy Minister for Skills in Wales,
Jeff Cuthbert and Councillor Ed Townsend, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Newport City Council presented Daniel with his award, at a ceremony attended by industry leaders and peers from the local area. Daniel said: “I was really surprised to
win the award, but feel so grateful to be undertaking training through an Apprenticeship Programme and to be one step closer to being qualified for a future career in construction.” Daniel’semployer, Rob Bale of
Charter Housing part of the Seren Group, said: “Apprenticeships are abig commitment and we wanted to make sure we got the right person for our apprenticeship.”
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