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20 December 2017
In the following article, Dafydd Owen Jones from Mabis explores the implications of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on small business. On the 25th of May 2018 the New European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force which will replace the 1988 Data Protection Act (DPA). All companies operating in Europe will have to comply with these regulations regarding the collection, storage and use of personal information. The good news for small businesses is that they will be treated slightly different from larger organisations, but it’s still good practice for small businesses to follow GDPR guidelines. Although the UK will
Project: Cywain
24 November 2017
Visitors to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair will be encouraged to support local producers this Christmas, and have the chance to win some fabulous home-grown produce.   The Food Hall at the Winter Fair (November 27th & 28th) is always packed with festive fayre, and agri-food support project, Cywain, will be introducing a number of new food and drink producers to the public at Llanelwedd.   Over the two days, ten producers will be featured on the Cywain stand, many of whom will be launching new products ideal for Christmas.   From pheasants and chocolates to gourmet sausage rolls and innovative drinks, there will be a
Project: Mabis
12 October 2017
Higher bar for public sector tenders giving reputable Welsh contractors a ‘rude wake-up call’   Businesses across all sizes and sectors in Wales are increasingly finding that a lack of time to fill out tenders is impeding operations.   And the advent of much higher customer expectations among public sector bodies of late has meant that a number of large, professional, organisations have lost contracts and had a ‘rude wake-up call’.   These are among findings of business services provider Mabis, from across the 120 clients it has signed up since launching a tendering and HR service in January 2016.   The survey also identified that insufficient attention
06 October 2017
Entrepreneurial outlook and youth among attributes of farming businesses most likely to succeed post-Brexit Farming families with an entrepreneurial attitude are going to be most successful at dealing with the upheavals expected to be brought about by Brexit, according to new research.   Conducted by economic development company Menter a Busnes, the research also reveals that new entrants and young people are more likely to accept new ideas and embrace change.  A strong ‘can do’ attitude came through in the research, which reviewed engagement with the 15,494 individuals currently signed up to the Farming Connect programme run by Menter a Busnes.    An independent company, Menter
Project: Farming Connect
21 August 2017
What are European Innovation Partnerships (EIP’s)?   EIPs are a Europe-wide initiative to encourage and develop innovation within farm and forest enterprises. Menter a Busnes has been working with Welsh Government to deliver the scheme in Wales over the past 18 months and we have been working with approximately 20 potential groups to develop their ideas into a project structure that could bring real benefit to their businesses.   Welsh Government has recently undertaken a review of this process and we are pleased to report that earlier in July they have awarded the management and delivery of the entire scheme to Menter a Busnes.

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