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“Since we opened our first office in Newport in 2008, it has been a great success. We are committed to the city and hope to grow our operation there. As well as great transport links our staff will have access to all the amenities and facilities of Newport city centre.”

Huw Llewellyn, Head of Property, Admiral Group

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“We are delighted to be working with our partners to implement a tried and tested methodology to create a new generation of high technology companies. In Alacrity, successful participants do not exit the programme with simply a job, they create a company in which they have ownership and executive responsibilities. After thoughtful consideration, we picked Newport as a location due to its excellent road and rail links to the rest of the UK and London which are critical to our operations.”

Simon Gibson, Alacrity

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“We are very proud of our Welsh roots and locating the Gocompare.com business outside Wales was not an option for us. For me, building a successful business is about finding the right people and we have found plenty of talented people in the area, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.”

Hayley Parsons, CEO

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“SPTS Technologies designs, develops and manufactures wafer processing solutions for the semiconductor industry. Our etch and deposition systems, made here in Newport, are used by device manufacturers across Asia, Europe and the US to make a wide range of electronic components. We have been based in Newport for over 15 years, and the city provides excellent transport links, essential as we export over 95% of our products. Home to a number of large and small high tech manufacturing companies, the region also provides a highly skilled workforce with appropriate experience for our requirements.We are pleased with the on-going city centre regeneration, so important when overseas customers come to visit us, and the business support from local government has been invaluable.”

Kevin Crofton, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer

“Next Generation Data was established to create an out of London data centre campus to provide a secure, low risk facility for the vast global growth in IT and data services. NGD now operates a world class facility in Newport with a number of blue chip clients who have also been attracted to the location due to the physical security the site offers and the area in general. In addition to a great business facility, NGD has created 30 full time jobs to date and has building contractors (up to 120) on site for most of the calendar year. Nearly all of these resources come from the local South Wales area.”

Simon Taylor, Chairman

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