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Council provides millions to invest in local businesses

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council is ready to invest around £4million in local businesses.

The council is launching a variety of new grants aimed at supporting new and existing businesses, aimed at stimulating new economic growth throughout the county.

The Economic Development team is inviting businesses and entrepreneurs, both established and new, to find out whether they are eligible for financial...

Gomer Williams gifts cash to Bont Cricket Club

GOMER Williams have provided sponsorship for Pontarddulais Cricket Club and the Cricket All Stars.

The solicitors based in Llanelli and now Pontarddulais say they are proud to be sponsors of the club.
Speaking to Llanelli Online Kate Clarke who runs the Pontarddulais office said:

"It is exciting to see the youth of the community participate in the national All Stars Cricket, the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) programme to inspire the next generation of five- to...

11,000+ employees face jobs uncertainty at Poundworld and House of Fraser

THE misery and meltdown at the shopping malls and on the High Street continues as  Poundworld looks set to announce that they will appoint administrators for the business.

Unconfirmed reports claim that Poundworld is filing the notice notice to appoint administrators in order to provide the business protection from its creditors for two weeks.

The administration process is set to be handled by Poundworld’s advisers Deloitte.

It is understood that talks of a possible acquisition...

Carmarthenshire’s Labour Leader laments possible loss of lagoon

DOUBTS over whether or not the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will get off the ground have angered Carmarthenshire Labour Leader, Cllr Rob James. The newly appointed leader issued a press release stating: 'It is extremely disappointing that, once again, the Conservative Government is reneging on their promises to the people of Wales.

'The Welsh Labour Government has already committed more than £200m in financial support to ensure that South West Wales is home to the world's first tidal lagoon....

Reduced rates agreed for Carmarthenshire businesses

AROUND 600 businesses are set to benefit from a £170,000 rate relief package following a decision by Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board.

The council will be supporting a Welsh Government non-domestic rates relief scheme which could see eligible businesses save up to £750 a year.

Welsh Government recently confirmed that its High Street Rate Relief scheme will be extended to 2018/19,...

500 jobs at risk as Tesco plans to scrap non-food website

TESCO have announced plans to scrap its non-food website Tesco Direct, putting at least 500 jobs at risk.

The company is due to close the website on July 9, alongside its Fenny Lock distribution centre in Milton Keynes, where around 500 staff are currently employed.

A number of retailers have been entering into CVA's in an attempt to save on costs and avoid going into administration. Some industry experts claim that the closures and job losses in some of the major retail outlets are...

92 Carphone Warehouse stores to close

IT has been announced that almost 100 Carphone Warehouse stores will close this year in a major cost saving exercise initiated by the company's  newly-installed chief executive Alex Baldock.

The plans announced by the retailer include the closure of 92 stores aimed at cutting costs and improving margins.

This will be another major jobs blow although the company insists that staff will be offered jobs at larger outlets at nearby stores. The closures will have a knock on effect within...

Carmarthenshire women in Womenspire Finals

TWO Women from the Llanelli area will be travelling to Cardiff on Tuesday 5th June as finalists of Chwarae Teg’s Womenspire 18 event. Womenspire 18, an awards ceremony like no other, celebrates the achievements of remarkable women through a number of categories: from women working in science and engineering, to women in rural Wales; from women in sport to the rising star award for women only just starting out in their careers. There are also two awards for businesses who are taking action...

M&S to close 100 stores by 2022

M&S have announced that 100 of its stores are to close by 2022 while luggage and handbags retailer Bags Etc has fallen into administration, with 350 jobs to be lost in the process.

The latest blow to one of the High Street's major retailer comes at a time when many well known companies are seeking Compulsory Voluntary Arrangements (CVA's) in a desperate attempt to save the outlets from going under, in a decade where the physical stores are under increasing threat from online...