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Case Studies

We have a proud tradition of companies locating to Wales and using our resources as a springboard to business success. Here are examples of companies who have made that jump. Let them tell you about their experiences and then ask us what we can do for you.

Our business thinking has moved on. That's why thinking businesses are moving in.

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Deloitte (video)

We spoke to Wayne Harvey, Deloitte Senior Partner for Wales. Wayne talks about the various benefits of investing in Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone (Cardiff Business District) including skilled staff; supportive Government; lower operating costs...

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GE Healthcare (video)

We spoke to Penny Owen, Marketing Director of global healthcare group GE Healthcare.  Penny gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including property and employment costs, good transport links, employee skills and talent,...

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GE Aviation (video)

We spoke to Adrian Button, Managing Director of global aircraft engine overhaulers GE Aviation.  Adrian gives many reasons for locating their business to Wales, including good links to quality universities, location, logistics,...

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Atradius

We spoke to Anne Middleton, HR Manager at Atradius, a leading global trade credit insurer with a 31% market share and an annual turnover in excess of €1.5billion. Anne talks about their stunning UK headquarters in Cardiff, and how being...

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Conduit

We spoke to Declan Maguire, Director of Customer Services at Conduit. Declan gave many reasons for locating their business to Wales including the skilled staff pool, support from the Welsh Government and the quality of life.

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OSTC (video)

We spoke to Mike Shirley, Managing Director of stockmarket trading company OSTC.  Mike gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including the employee talent pool, quality universities and graduates, superb ICT infrastructure...

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Hartswood Films

We spoke to Debbie Vertue, General Manager of television production company Hartswood Films.  Debbie gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including accessibility, a skilled and talented workforce, a superb range of...

We also have several written case studies. A selection of these are below - just click on any that interest you and you will be able to view them immediately on their own dedicated pages.

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British Airways

We spoke to Tim Wood, Manager of Safety & Business Improvement at British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC).  Tim gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including quality business premises, affordable business space,...

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GE Aviation

We spoke to Adrian Button, Managing Director of GE Aviation UK.  Adrian gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including location, transport links, talented and loyal workforce and links to several strong

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Toyota

We spoke to Graham Hillier, General Affairs Manager at Toyota UK.  Graham gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including workforce skills, communication links, accessibility, government support and the passion and

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Sony UK

We spoke to Steve Dalton, Managing Directory at Sony UK. Steve talks about his joy at winning the Best Factory award for 2013 and being the first company in wales to do so. He also talks about the support they have received from the Welsh

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Tesco

We spoke to Norman Reaney, Centre Manager of Tesco customer service operation.  Norman gives many reasons for locating thier buisness in Wales, including the retention of high quality staff, government support, location and the Wales

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HSBC

We spoke to John Trace, Contact Centre Director at HSBC Swansea. John gives many reasons for locating thier buisness in Wales, including the retention of high quality staff, government support and location.

 

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Deloitte

We spoke to Ross Flanigan, Cardiff office Director at Deloitte. Ross gives many reasons for choosing Wales as the destination for their new office, including the skilled workforce, volume of universities and graduates, Welsh Government

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BBC

We spoke to Leighton Davies, CoE Director at the BBC Finance Centre of Excellence. Leighton gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including skilled staff, government support, staff loyalty, local universities and ease

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Target Group

We spoke to James Rudolf, Chief Executive of Software and Target Group.  James gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including skilled staff, government support and being amongst a cluster of other high-profile

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HM Prisons Service

We spoke to Laurance Thomas, HR Business Partner of HM Prisons Service.  Laurance gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including transport links, skilled workforce, people, property, location and cost-

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Next Generation Data

We spoke to Simon Taylor, Chairman of Next Generation Data.  Simon gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including high class business premises, location, low costs and government support.

 

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The Data Exchange

We spoke to Susan Hopley, CEO of The Data Exchange. Susan gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including the excellent government support, links to academia, skills, knowledge and talent.

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Cunningham Lindsey

We spoke to Steve Whetter, Service Centre Director of Cunningham Lindsey.  Steve gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including well qualified recruits, relevant graduate skills and the very strong people skills of

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Logicalis

We spoke to Paul Crowe, General Manager of Logicalis.  Paul gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including a skilled workforce and ongoing government support.

 

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United Aerospace

We spoke to Gareth Burks, Managing Director of United Aerospace.  Gareth gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including government support, competitive rates, a skilled workforce and excellent links to strong

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CastAlum

We spoke to Peter Radcliffe, Managing Director at CastAlum.  Peter gives many reasons for locating thier business in Wales, including the continues support of the Welsh Government and the skills of the Welsh workforce.

 

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Calsonic Kansei

We spoke to John Smith, Corporate Office General Manager at Calsonic Kansei.  John gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including university links, strong industry bodies, government support, loyal workforce,

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Continental Teves

We spoke to Mark Langshaw, Managing Director and Plant Manager of Continental Teves. Mark gives many great reasons for being in Wales including the highly skilled workforce, Welsh Government support and funding, training support and

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OSTC

We spoke to Mike Shirley, Managing Director of OSTC.  Mike gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including links to universities, workforce talent pool, high speed broadband, government support and the Wales lifestyle

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Hugh James

We spoke to Philip Dicken, Head of Indemnity & Corporate Risk at Hugh James.  Philip gives many reasons for locating thier business in Wales, including quality universities, ICT infrastructure and high calibre staff.

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ONS

We spoke to Jo Grice, Executive Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  Jo gives many reasons for locating thier business in Wales, including skilled staff, transport links, people, property, location and cost-

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GE Healthcare

We spoke to Richard Dool, Consumables General Manager at GE Healthcare.  Richard gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including links to universities, staff retention and the competitive costs of property and

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Penn Pharmaceuticals

We spoke to Richard Yarwood, Chief Executive at Penn Pharma. Richard talks about the many good reasons for locating their business in Wales, including Welsh Government support and funding, skilled workforce and links to quality

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Biotec International

We spoke to Karen Winmill at Biotec International. Karen gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including Welsh Government trade missions and support, skilled graduated and access to first class universities.

 

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Spencers Environmental

We spoke to Jamie Jukes, Managing Director at Spencers Environmental. Jamie gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including low running costs, workforce skill and reliability.

 

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DS Smith

We spoke to Neil Trigg, Head of Financial Control at DS Smith. Neil gives many reasons for locating in Wales including the skilled and friendly workforce, transport links and Welsh Government financial support.

 

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PetroStrat

We spoke to Paul Cornick, co-founder of PetroStrat. Paul talks about his business and how the Welsh Government have supported it with help to kit out their offices and labs, support for staff training and financial support.

 

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Lean Thinking

We spoke to Marc Penny, Service Improvement Manager at National Offenders Management Service (NOMS).  Marc gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including staff skills, university links and government support.

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AA

We spoke to Nick Spence, Centre Manager for The AA.  Nick gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including the recruitment and retention of skilled staff, government support and operational efficiency.

 

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Yuasa Battery UK

We spoke to Satoshi Sugitani, CEO and Managing Director of Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd. Satoshi gives many reasons for locating in Wales including the excellent local workforce, the deep manufacturing tradition, infrastructure, easy access to

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Faun Trackway

We spoke to Alun Jones, CEO of Faun Trackway.  Alun describes how demand for this Welsh companies' products from the U.S. Army led to them setting up a U.S. branch of their operations in Washington D.C.

 

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True Energy

We spoke to Keith Bartlett, Group Chief Executive at True energy. Keith gives many reasons for being very happy in Wales including the support of the Welsh Government for finance, staff training and graduate placement.

 

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Safety Technology

Wind turbines are popping up in their tens of thousands right across the world to satisfy mankind’s massive appetite for clean energy. But a dynamic company in the Welsh countryside is one of very few around with the specialist

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Dulas

We spoke to Katy Jones, Marketing Manager at Dulas. Katy given many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including Welsh Government support and Trade Missions, operating within a renewable energy hub, skilled staff and strong

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Cassidian

We spoke to Mike Greenway, Senior Commercial Consultant at Cassidian. Mike gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales including Welsh Government support high quality universities, large pool of skilled graduates and R&D

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Attenda

We spoke to Mark Fowle, Chief Executive at Attenda. Mark gives many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including transport and infrastructure, local supply chain, links to universities, high calibre of staff and Welsh Government

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Keima Wireless

We spoke to Iris Barcia, company Directory at Keima Wireless. Iris gave many good reasons for locating their business in Wales, including Welsh Government financial support, proximity to high class universities and innovation support.

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Monitise

We spoke to Graham Johnson, Managing Directory for Professional Services at Monitise. Graham gave many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including Welsh Government support and funding, top class local universities and talented

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SmartKem

We spoke to Steve Kelly at SmartKem. Steve talks about the many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including Welsh Government financial support, links with universities and highly skilled staff.

 

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UNIT4

We spoke to David Harwood, Research & Development Director at UNIT4. David gave many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including Welsh Government support and funding, close links to universities and access to skilled

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University of South Wales

We spoke to a number of prominent figures from the Financial & Professional Services sector. They talked about the importance of the University of South Wales' Centre for Financial and Professional Services.

 

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Monitise

We spoke to Graham Johnson, Managing Director for Professional Services at Monitise. Graham gives many reasons for locating thier buisness in Wales, including Welsh Government support, top class universities and access to quality local

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Moneypenny

We spoke to Rachel Clacher, co-founder and Glenn Jackson, Managing Director of Moneypenny. Rachel and Glenn gave many reasons for locating their business in Wales, including the retention of high quality staff, access to talent pools

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Yamgo

We spoke to Ian Mullins of Yamgo. Ian gave us some great information about how Wales is such a great location for their business, including Welsh Government support and funding, high speed internet and quality of life.

 

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CCI Legal

We spoke to Carl Hackman, Director at CCI Legal. Carl gives many reasons for locating thier buisness in Wales, including Welsh Government support and quality of life.

 

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dezrez

We spoke to Justin Morris, Chief Executive at dezrez. Justin gives many reasons for locating thier buisness in Wales, including Welsh Government support, top class universities and access to quality local graduates with

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