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The Shop that Sells Nearly Everything There is a shop in Bargoed town centre that seems to sell nearly everything you could need to maintain your home.  From paint to wallpaper, hardware to fancy goods and light-bulbs to lamps, Decofore on Hanbury Road is the place to go. The family run business, which was established over 30 years ago, is currently being run by husband and wife Kash and Narinder Dhariwal. The store also has a paint mixing machine enabling customers to choose the perfect colour which will then be mixed in store whilst you wait. Kash said: We have lots of regular customers and I hope they see Decofore as a place where they get great one to one service
New Recruitment Agency has got it All Boxed Up New recruitment agency Boxed Jobs has moved to Caerphilly, Director Nick Carter who served in the Royal Air Force for 8 years saw an opportunity to reduce the cost of recruitment for local business owners and recruiters alike. Nick explained: At Boxed Jobs we have a passion for ensuring the best service is provided and help reduce the cost of recruitment for business owners and recruiters alike, providing a bespoke and flexible job site solution for Wales and South West England. We provide the opportunity for recruiters and employers to reach and enjoy extended levels of engagement with job seekers across Wales and South West England. We deal with an impressive array of candidates and vacancies, so whether you are looking to fill a part time, full time or temporary vacancy you can do it all at Boxed Jobs. Fun and engaging, Boxed Jobs is an affordable option for employers and recruiters seeking to expand the reach of any job vacancy. Whether you are looking for that single candidate or advertising several roles, with unlimited job posting we can assist you, especially for businesses that have a high turnaround rate of employees.” We are offering 50% of all job posting for employers and recruiters based in Caerphilly For further details check out the Offers page.
Pokémon Choose the High Street Caerphilly’s town centres have joined the Pokémon craze, with the council’s Town Centre Management team encouraging people playing the new Pokémon Go game to visit their local town centre in order to find ‘PokéStops‘ and ‘Pokémon Gyms‘.   The popular game which has become a global phenomenon, uses mapping technology to show players where they can find ‘PokéStops‘ and ‘Pokémon Gyms‘ at famous landmarks, churches, buildings and statues – making town centres great places for players to visit, both to play the game but to enjoy the town centre while they are there too. The Town Centre Management team are also calling on local businesses to make use of the unique opportunity to engage with players who are using town centres to search for Pokémon. Shops located near ‘PokéStops‘ could advertise this in their shop windows, and café owners could create space for players to sit and play the game (and even offer phone recharging facilities) and offer small discounts on refreshments to players. With a new trading update due to be added to the game, the future promises even more opportunities for businesses to increase the time budding ‘Pokémon trainers‘ spend in local town centres. Cllr Ken James said: This is a fantastic way for people to explore their local town centres. I hope that businesses will really show their entrepreneurial spirit, and take this opportunity to engage with a whole new generation of customers. The council is also keen to remind people that they should always ensure they play Pokémon Go safely, and pay particular attention to traffic.  …
Look Who’s Expanding in Caerphilly Specsavers has opened a new optical and audio centre on Cardiff Road in Caerphilly town centre. The new centre, which employs 30 staff, is operated under a franchise by Directors Robert Evans and Geraint Jones who are both qualified opticians and Retail Director Paul Melton.   Before moving, Specsavers occupied a prime high street site on the corner of Cardiff Road and Park Lane for over 22 years. The new facility boasts 7 optical examination rooms, as well as an audiology room for hearing tests and an on site laboratory to make up prescriptions. Geraint said: This new Specsavers is a huge step forward in terms of the level of care we can offer our patients using the very latest technology. We have also invested in the welfare of our staff by providing them with a new rest & kitchen area.
Caerphilly RFC Announces Ground Naming Rights with Chairman Alex James said: This is a landmark day for Caerphilly RFC and lower league community rugby and a shows the true value of community rugby to Wales largest provider of business insurance whom we are indebted to Lyndon Wood and his team for the commitment to this partnership and makes commercial sense for both parties.   The Chairman went onto say: It’s the perfect fit for Caerphilly RFC having one of the UK largest insurance brokers for SME’s on their doorstep and as a major commercial partner. It’s the result of over 6 months of detailed negotiation, with marketing and finance team across the road on Pontygwindy Industrial Estate. The annual six figure sum will be invested in the club and facilities to help grow the community club and encourage the next generation of regional rugby players and future welsh internationals and continues with our Together as One Policy   Lyndon Wood Founder and CEO of said: We have been based in Caerphilly for over 25 years, sponsoring and being able to name Caerphilly RFC stadium not only provides us with brand awareness in Wales, but also helps support our local community with much needed facilities, we are proud to a part of the future. For details of the Launch event on the 28th of July 2016 and how to register check out the events page. IMPORTANT: This event has been “postponed”, this event will be updated when we have a new date.
FREE Master Classes for Businesses 2016 events from Superfast Business Wales Master Classes for Businesses Put your company ahead of the competition Superfast Broadband Wales are hosting a series of a Masterclasses for businesses topics cover: Social Media Digital and Online Marketing Making the most out of your website Managing your business online This is a FREE Master class and numbers limited to one per company see links above for the details on how to sign up.
15th annual Caerphilly Business Forum Awards for 2016 The Caerphilly Business Forum Awards are considered one of Wales’s most hotly contested and prestigious business awards. Rewarding success and recognising business excellence within Caerphilly County Borough over the last 12 months, the Awards are open to businesses of all sizes and from all sectors who can compete for one of 9 coveted titles – register now! This year Caerphilly Business Forum will be celebrating the 15th anniversary gala awards dinner on Friday 18th November 2016 – hosted by BBC Wales TV Presenter Jamie Owen at Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa. View the categories here To buy your tickets to the CBF Awards, click here.
Community Catalysts launches a free marketing guide Community Catalysts launches a free marketing guide This week we launch a clear and practical marketing guide. The booklet is aimed at people running small community enterprises and ventures that offer health, care and wellbeing services and supports to other people. Written in partnership with the University of Worcester the cost of producing the guide was funded by the prize money we gained from winning the Carnegie Trust’s Enabling State Challenge. To find out more click on the link    
Meet the Boss From postal workers to bus drivers, shop workers to office staff, all can be found patiently queuing at the door of Cwm Bakery waiting for their turn to buy a hand made roll, a freshly baked pasty or simply pick up a loaf of locally sourced bread. The bakery is located on the corner of Gravel Lane and the Market Place in Blackwood town centre and has been run since 2009 by Nathan Bram. Before deciding to run his own business, Nathan worked in a factory but always had an interest in food and baking. Nathan said: As a business Cwm Bakery diversifies a lot, as well as selling a range of products in the shop we also run a delivery service to local factories and offices. It’s hard work running a business but I love being my own boss
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