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Entrepreneur launches new venture Tarw Sports  



Tarw Sports founder, Angela Windsor (right) with brand ambassador, James Hook

A FEMALE entrepreneur from Carmarthenshire has launched a new venture with the intention of revolutionising the way in which sportswear is provided for grassroots and amateur teams through to professional organisations, including the military, across the UK. 

Tarw Sports offers a one-stop solution for branded sportswear, offering sports teams and military teams of any level the ability to purchase quality products backed up by great customer service and an easy-to-use online portal including a free club shop.  

The new website involves a virtual shopping experience, allowing its customers to store branded products all in one easily accessible place. Additionally, Tarw Sports boasts a range of team sports kits, including football and rugby, extensive gym wear options as well as cycling and triathlon specific merchandise. 

The key values of Tarw Sports focus on the inner power of the individual from both a physical and mental sense. Tarw is the Welsh word for bull, chosen to promote a strong-willed and passionate philosophy that is signified in its branding. The objective of the company is to instil in its customers that the Tarw brand is synonymous with embodying inner strength and determination.   

Tarw Sports has been launched by Angela Windsor, the founder of Print Inc, a specialist in print and embroidered clothing, a former owner of award-winning AVA Dancewear and a winner of several business awards including a Women in Business Award, for New Business of the Year. 

Tarw Sports has also recruited two brand ambassadors during its launch phase. The first is former Wales and British Lions superstar and mental health advocator, James Hook, who has his own specific ‘Hook’ clothing range in collaboration with Tarw Sports. James Hook is also an ambassador for the mental health charity, Mind. 

The second is Gary Howells, a local sports therapist, ultra-endurance runner, strength and conditioning coach who will be completing his 100th marathon this year. Howells is also the owner of Peak Performance Wales, a sports performance company that aids with coaching, nutrition, dynamics, analysis and therapies. 

Both James Hook and Gary Howells epitomise Tarw Sports ethos of physical and mental strength and participating at the highest level possible in their given sports.  

The business, based in Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire, will complement the offering of Print Inc, which specialises more in branding and embroidery. Some of its biggest clients include the Welsh Guards and the Household Cavalry. Its official charity is ABF The Soldiers Charity and it donates a percentage of its profits to the charity along with being part of fundraising events annually. 

Speaking on the new partnership, James Hook said:  “I am excited to be an ambassador for Wales’ newest sports brand, Tarw Sports. The brand focuses on nurturing both physical and mental health and channeling the inner strength of the individual, values which sit close to my own. I am extremely proud of the launch of forward the James Hook range and supporting the team on their journey.” 

Angela Windsor, Founder and Director of Tarw Sports, said:  “I am hugely excited by this new venture, which has been born out of demand and a gap in the market for quality sportswear that sports teams across the UK can rely on. We have already seen great interest in the business and it’s fantastic to have both James Hook and Gary Howells on board. I am excited about building the business and ethos of the brand while also working closely with the armed forces who we have chosen to support as our official charitable partner.” 

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Llandeilo gas works to begin say Wales & West Utilities



WALES & West Utilities will shortly begin work to upgrade gas pipes in Llandeilo.

Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Carmarthenshire County Council to plan the work and it has been agreed that work will commence after the town has celebrated the Festival of Senses.

The £123,000 investment scheme, which is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, will begin in New Road on 21 November. This section of work will be complete before Christmas and Wales & West Utilities will return to the town next year to undertake further work in the Crescent Road area. Barring any engineering difficulties, work in the town will be complete by the end of February next year.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said: “Working with the Council, we have planned this work to accommodate the needs of the town.

“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Llandeilo. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

“We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

“This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.”

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night. Before visiting, we’ll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We’ll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.

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New recycling facility opens for Carmarthenshire businesses



A new commercial waste recycling centre located in Nantycaws has been launched today (Monday October 31) by Carmarthenshire County Council in partnership with CWM Environmental Ltd.

Located next to Nantycaws Household Waste Recycling Centre, the new facility will focus on providing an outlet for businesses in Carmarthenshire to recycle their waste responsibly, with the waste collected at the site recycled or re-used to create sustainable products whenever possible.

The paid for service accepts a range of materials including metal, cardboard, plastic, plasterboard, soil, hardcore, paint, glass, asbestos (double bagged), large white goods including fridges and mixed general waste.

Costs will be competitive to encourage as many businesses as possible to use the facility and will vary depending on the type and amount of waste presented.

A valid waste carrier’s certificate and waste transfer note will be required to use the site.

Cllr Edward Thomas, Cabinet Member for Transport, Waste and Infrastructure Services said: “We hope to significantly increase the amount of waste being recycled from businesses in Carmarthenshire thanks to the introduction of this new recycling centre in Nantycaws”.

“Our long-term ambition is to change the perception of recycling for businesses by supporting them to recycle as much as possible. We want to promote responsible waste practices in the county and minimise the levels of business waste being presented at our household waste recycling centres, which has risen in recent months.

The new commercial recycling centre will help to achieve Carmarthenshire’s ambition of delivering a circular economy throughout the county as well as becoming a leader in recycling and re-use within Wales.

For more information visit the recycling section of the Council’s website –

A circular economy focuses on eliminating waste by cutting down on throw away consumption and turning materials that would have previously been sent to landfill into a valuable resource.

This project has been funded through Welsh Government’s Circular Economy fund.

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National Botanic Garden of Wales welcomes new director



Dr Lucy Sutherland is the new Director of the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

She has joined the Welsh institution from her role as a strategic consultant to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust which manages the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.

She started in her new job on Monday October 24.

Dr Sutherland said: “It is an exciting and rare chance to lead a relatively young botanic garden through its next phase of maturity.

“It is also a unique opportunity at a time when the global population is facing multiple crises and there is growing ambition and support for addressing climate change and continuing efforts towards biodiversity conservation and a sustainable future.”

Dr Sutherland sees the National Botanic Garden of Wales as “continuing to have a critical role in this agenda.”

She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Adelaide and was previously the Director of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium in South Australia, Acting Director of the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the National Co-ordinator of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership.

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