Businesses have a central role to play in the Net Zero Wales ambitions, said Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething as he announced Welsh Government sponsorship for a new Excellence in Sustainability category in this year’s Powys Business Awards.
A ground-breaking Apprenticeship in Energy and Carbon Management is being launched in Wales to help businesses move towards the country's Net Zero target by 2050.
The new apprenticeship qualification – the first in Wales – is being delivered by award-winning training provider Cambrian Training Company and is designed for companies of all sizes and industries to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.
The Welsh Government has been warned that some businesses across Wales could be forced to close as an unintended consequence of proposed radical new taxation rules which are planned to be introduced next year.
Two leading work-based learning providers will be helping to deliver the new Jobs Growth Wales+ programme for young people which has been launched by the Welsh Government.
New research has identified an “irrefutable need” for skills development to help Powys businesses respond to the economic shift towards a more sustainable future.
Mid Wales tourism and hospitality businesses are being urged to step up their cybersecurity measures to not only protect themselves but also their customers’ details from cyber-attacks.
Businesses are being offered a unique venue for their Christmas parties this year as festivities are set to go underground in Mid Wales.
A Newtown company, which supplies balance weights and tyre sealants to leading car companies and the aftermarket in UK and overseas, was a winner at the Powys Business Awards.
The team behind Newtown’s popular escape rooms attraction, Beyond Breakout, has developed a series of adventure games that can be taken to businesses, outdoor venues and schools.
The Magic Portal combines the best of escape rooms, scavenger hunts and geocaching over a three kilometre distance. Beyond Breakout has an exclusive license to set up routes and run these games anywhere within 60 minutes’ travelling distance of Newtown.
By Nigel Kennedy, Rees Astley
All too often, cyber insurance is bought because it is a requirement for a contract or because a business fears the impacts of a data breach on third parties, such as its customers.
Businesses, far too infrequently, put their own business first, to consider the potential harm that a cyber-attack could cause to them, or how they would cope. In addition, too few businesses have robust cyber-crime training programmes in place.