News 2013

Read about Finance Wales and the latest investments we've made in Welsh businesses.

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Three micro loans from Finance Wales help Elite Fitness get in good shape for the future and celebrate its tenth anniversary

A Cardiff gym which has received three loans totalling £90,000 from Finance Wales is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

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First Wales Property Development Fund investment helps Carmarthenshire property developer build new homes

A package of loans from Finance Wales, the first from the Wales Property Development Fund, is helping a well-known Carmarthenshire property developer construct ten new houses at Ffordd Gwyrdd in Gorslas, including two affordable homes.

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Rhiannon Wilkinson joins Finance Wales’ Micro Loans Team

Rhiannon Wilkinson has joined Finance Wales’ micro loans team, covering South East Wales as a Senior Investment Executive.

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A £25,000 loan from Finance Wales is a convenient choice for two Carmarthen retailers

Two successful Carmarthenshire convenience store owners have expanded their business by purchasing the former Spar store in Laugharne with the help of a £25,000 loan from Finance Wales.

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New plant fuels Welsh recycling company’s growth ambitions

An established Welsh recycling company has received a second debt investment from Finance Wales which will provide the Flintshire-based company with the development capital it needed to install a state-of-the-art recycling plant and expand the range of services it provides.

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Interest rate savings for SMEs in Welsh Enterprise Zones

From today, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) located in Welsh Enterprise Zones can benefit from a two per cent reduction in the interest rates charged on new loans from Finance Wales.

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Finance Wales hears request for funding as Accountants listen to hearing company's growth plans

Finance Wales has invested £80,000 in Bridgend based Malmo Hearing Limited (Malmo) from the Wales SME Investment Fund as the privately owned, family run audiology company embarks on an expansion programme throughout South Wales.

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Finance Wales wraps up fourth investment for leading packaging company Chevler

The UK’s leading manufacturers of baking cases and tulip muffin wraps is continuing to expand with the backing of a £75,000 loan from Finance Wales.

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Intrepid Finance Wales employees raise over £5,500 for Welsh charity, Bobath

A team of thirteen Finance Wales employees has raised over £5,500 for Bobath, the Welsh charity that provides therapy and support for youngsters suffering from Cerebral Palsy.

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Welsh digital agency ranks highly with online bank to win seven-figure contract backed by Finance Wales

A Cardiff-based digital marketing agency is celebrating winning a seven-figure contract with a leading online bank, after receiving a loan to provide working capital from Finance Wales.

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New agreement will see more co-investment in Welsh university spin-outs

More high-tech Welsh university spin-outs are set to benefit from co-investment from Finance Wales and the university commercialisation company, Fusion IP plc (Fusion) thanks to a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two companies.

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New Investment Executive boosts Finance Wales' North Wales team

Rhodri Evans, a former Relationship Manager at HSBC has joined Finance Wales as an Investment Executive in North Wales.

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Investment levels up as Finance Wales invests more than £31 million in Welsh SMEs in 2012 - 13

Welsh SME's appetite for growth investment increased in the 2012 - 13 financial year.

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Merthyr business shows real signs of growth

A Merthyr Tydfil signage company whose customer base includes Barratt Homes, Cadw, Darlows, Peter Alan and Taylor Wimpey as well as the NHS is expanding thanks to a six-figure loan from Finance Wales.

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Micro loan from Finance Wales helps husband and wife partnership expand their business

A Rhyl-based healthcare provider run by a husband and wife partnership is expanding thanks to a micro loan from Finance Wales.

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£10million Wales Property Development Fund announced

A new £10million Property Development Fund that will support smaller scale property ventures in Wales and provide a vital boost for the construction industry, was announced today by Economy Minister Edwina Hart.

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Finance Wales’ employees brighten up school playground on Give & Gain Day 2013

The playground at Herbert Thompson Primary School in Ely, Cardiff is now a colourful and vibrant place to play following this year’s Give & Gain Day organised by Business in the Community (BITC).

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Finance Wales invests £600,000 in management buy-in at specialist coatings company

A £600,000 loan from Finance Wales has helped finance a management buy-in at a specialist industrial coatings company based in Chirk.

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Llanelli RFC coach, Louie Tonkin sets up CrossFit Carmarthen with the help of a micro loan from Finance Wales

A £6,000 micro loan has helped Llanelli RFC’s new conditioning coach, Louie Tonkin set up CrossFit Carmarthen.

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New Fund Manager to spearhead investment in Welsh Micro-businesses

Finance Wales has appointed former Barclays Area Business Manager, Nicola Edwards as Micro Loans Fund Manager.

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DecTek continues to expand with second investment from Finance Wales

A multi-award winning company which pioneered the digital manufacturing of polyurethane resin badges and labels has relocated to state-of-the-art premises on Treforest Industrial Estate to cope with increased demand.

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Safety first as Safety Technology expands with backing from Finance Wales

Safety Technology, the leading safety training and equipment provider is planning further global expansion with the backing of a six figure loan from Finance Wales.

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Alun Thomas joins Finance Wales

Finance Wales has appointed Alun Thomas, a former Director of Business Support at Barclays as its Senior Investment Executive in West Wales.

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Finance Wales’ investment supplies Workplace-Worksafe with the capital to expand

Workplace-Worksafe (Workplace) outgrow its existing premises. Having secured suitable new premises, a six-figure loan from Finance Wales has provided the Ruthin-based company with the capital it needs to expand.

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£1.36 million investment from Finance Wales helps Creo Medical develop new medical device to help prevent bowel cancer

A £3 million equity co-investment has spearheaded significant expansion at medical devices company, Creo Medical (Creo).

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Demand for micro loans more than doubles as businesses take advantage of new Welsh Government fund

Small businesses all over Wales are taking advantage of micro loans from Finance Wales.

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