Pontypridd RFC's Partnerships are many and varied, but all are of immense importance to the Club as it strives to be the leaders in and on; the field.
Our Partnerships, along with their association with Pontypridd RFC can be viewed in further detail at:
We can tailor a Partnership package to suit your company's needs. Find out more at:
To discuss a possible Partnership with Pontypridd RFC, or for more information on any of the Partnerships listed below, please contact Angela or Emma, Pontypridd RFC's Commercial Marketing team:
Ambassador Fire & Security Ltd was established in 2009. Like-minded personnel, with over 50 years experience in the fire and security protection industry, recognised the need for a reputable no-nonsense approach, one that provides exemplary customer service, complemented by first-class installations, quality equipment and close attention to detail, all backed by essential professional accreditations.
Since 2009, our customer portfolio has continually grown and lists a vast range of businesses and organisations from both the public and private sectors. Their feedback has clearly shown that our fresh approach and willingness to help is very well received, resulting in most of our new business being gained ‘by word of mouth’.
Our on-going development programme will ensure that we become, and stay, a front-runner in this ever changing, fast-paced industry, offering total fire and security protection and back-up services to all. Sectors, including office, commercial, industrial and educational developments are fully serviced. For a full list of the services we provide, please contact us.
South Wales based, Axiom Manufacturing Services is a world class provider of contract manufacturing services, developing supply chain solutions that enable its customer's products to get to market faster, at an optimised total acquisition cost in conjunction with unsurpassed quality and security of supply. Providing each of its customers with an innovative, bespoke solution which reflect the dynamics of the markets in which they operate.
Located in the purpose built Technology Park in Newbridge, Axiom is recognised as one of the fastest growing contract electronic manufacturers within the UK, delivering market leadership and innovative supply chain and through-life solutions for the medical, defence, aerospace and industrial markets.
Following record breaking growth in successive years, Axiom has continued to buck the global economic trend as the company?s success has also been reflected in its job creation, including an esteemed apprenticeship scheme in partnership with Coleg Morgannwg.
In 1983 Keith Ashworth and Bill Thomas were running separate businesses on opposite sides of Burnt Tree Island in Tipton. Keith had seven vans that were standing idle on his premises and Bill had a large forecourt with high footfall. It was a match made in heaven and with it Burnt Tree Vehicle Rental was born.
By the mid-1980s Burnt Tree had outgrown its premises in
Tipton and the business was
relocated to a larger site in Shrewsbury, which has been home to our Head Office ever since.
Today Burnt Tree is the UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle rental company, offering the widest range of vehicles in the industry, all backed by flexible products that put our customers in control.
We operate our 13,000-strong fleet from 18 strategically located sites throughout England, Scotland and Wales and we invest over £60 million annually to ensure that as well as being the most comprehensive it’s also the youngest, most reliable and efficient fleet possible.
The vans that launched the venture and the roundabout that was home to our first site may be gone but the memory lives on today as the seven red dots in the Burnt Tree logo.
The local Cardiff branch is conveniently located on
Treforest Industrial Estate around the
corner from Castle bingo and the Showcase cinema. We offer a range of services whether it’s 1 day, 1 week, a month or a year Burnt Tree Vehicle Rental can put a package together to suit your personal or business needs.
Connective Business Solutions provides businesses with the highest level of support, consultancy and training across both HR and Health & Safety. Our approach is individually tailored to each client, providing specialist advice and guidance to allow our clients to make informed choices that are right for their business. Our relationships with our clients are built on trust, where providing a quality and value for money service is key.
Pontypridd RFC is in our blood and we are honoured to be part of the family. We look forward to a long and productive partnership with Pontypridd RFC and wish the club and its players continued success in all their endeavours.
Crownford Limited is one of the leading Legal Compliance, Management Systems Consultancy and Training Firms in the UK with over 25 years experience.
We keep companies up to date with the latest Employment, Health and Safety and Environmental legislation and ensure that the systems we put in place add significant value and benefit to your organisation.
Our practical approach to Management Systems Integration helps reduce costs from inefficient processes and helps our clients WIN Business through achieving nationally recognised standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001.
Due to ever changing legislation and the quality of our service our clients continue to stay with us year on year and we are experienced in looking after every type of business, from Sole Traders to Multi-Nationals.
Edwards coach tours has operated in South Wales since 1925.
The first coach or "charabanc" as they were commonly
known, was a 1920 Spa.
During the next 20 years or so, the company's main
source of income was the "local bus service" into the
market town of Pontypridd. Business increased as the nearby
Treforest Industrial Estate expanded, where many factory workers
were transported to work and also to the munitions factory at
Bridgend during the Second World War by Edwards Coaches.
The fifties and sixties brought new ambitions for the company and indeed its clients. Edwards Luxury coaches boasted a heater and radio, travelled from all over the South Wales Valleys to popular holiday destinations, such as London, Blackpool, Bath and Stratford. During the early sixties the company organised tours as far afield as Paris, Belgium and Austria.
Since those early days, Edwards has expanded progressively. We now operate a fleet of over 100 buses and coaches from our operating centre at Pontypridd, employing 150 personnel. Last year we carried over 5,000 students to school each day and provided over 50,000 clients with our own customised package holidays. We also undertake day excursions and transfers for numerous organisations.
Egan Waste Services has forged a reputation based on trust,
service and innovation. We are an independent Welsh based company
dedicated to excellence in full service. Our professionals keep
abreast of changing legislation and constantly changing forms of
waste including waste disposal, tank cleaning and drain
This expertise gives Egan's clients the best solutions to their problems at the fairest prices possible.
Egan Waste can handle your wastes as one-offs or as part of a whole site waste disposal.
We cover most of Wales including St David’s, Swansea, Pontypridd, Aberystwyth, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.
Small but perfectly formed!
That's how we like to describe our practice...
Here at Full Stop Law we are experts in our field. We practice in matters concerning family, matrimonial, co-habitation, wills, trusts and probate law together with matters concerning the elderly. We also offer advice in relation to inheritance tax issues, care home fees and family disputes in connection with Estates.
We appreciate that you may only need us in difficult times and therefore not only will we give you advice to protect you, your family and your assets, but we will also provide you with the support that you need throughout the life of your case.
In matters concerning divorce, civil partnership, co-habitation and finances, we have extensive experience.
We have dealt with a spectrum of cases, each with different circumstances. Some of our cases have involved high net worth assets and also agricultural matters, to include family farms and inheritance. In comparison, we have also helped those starting out in life to set up a "living together agreement" when purchasing their first home.
Our expertise does not stop there, we are also experts in the law concerning children. Recently, we have seen an increase in grandparents requesting to see children following the breakdown of their children's marriage. Unfortunately, it's quite often the case that a grandparent will lose contact with the children as well as the non-resident parent. It does not have to be this way and we can offer advice and solutions in this area.
We can also help couples plan for the future just in case things go wrong. Very often, we hear clients say, "If only I knew that I could do something beforehand". Hindsight is of course a wonderful thing.
However, we can put provisions in place that will help parties to feel confident about their finances and their futures and provide a framework if relationships do break down.
In addition to the above, we also have a well renowned Wills, Probate and Trust law department headed up by Hayley Davies.
So why choose us?
Well we think the answer is simple...
Above all, we really do care…
Don't take our word for it phone us for a complimentary interview to find out for yourself…
Full Stop Law... The People's Solicitors
(Formerly Cannon & Smith Law Practice LLP)
Griffin Mill is an award winning, Pontypridd based garage
offering New and Used car sales and vehicle maintenance to the
South Wales area.
We are a family run business that has been established for almost fifty years, dedicated to providing you with an exceptional service. We proudly represent the following manufacturers:
The newest addition to our company, our purpose built Fiat showrooms, the stylish Italian cars such as the Fiat 500 and the Fiat Grande Punto and our friedly team are what make Griffin Mill Fiat the cream of the crop of the Fiat deals in South Wales.
Such fantastic models as the ever popular Peugeot 206 and the gorgeous new Peugeot 308CC, combined with our second-to-none aftersales service, makes this well established brand at Griffin Mill the first choice of the Peugeot dealers in South Wales.
Since Skoda’s takeover by Volkswagen in 2001, the brand has increased hugely in popularity and the great deals that Griffin Mill Skoda offer on such modern classics as the Octavia and the trendy Fabia, have made us the top of the list for Skoda dealers in South Wales.
The sporty design of models such as the Cee’d and the incredible 7-year warranty offered on many new cars like the versatile Sportage, combined with the great finance deals on offer with our Ticket2Drive scheme, makes Griffin Mill Kia your first choice for Kia Dealers in South Wales.
At Griffin Mill it is our mission to provide you with a friendly, professional, value-for-money service. Please browse this website to see our latest deals on new and used cars. Stock is updated daily, guaranteeing great choice and service. Alternatively, we would be happy to see you at our Pontypridd showrooms.
Infonia is a dynamic, young and professional web-design
company that has been active on the Czech market since the early
1990s. Creating web designs is more than a job for us; it is also a
hobby and a passion, and our enthusiasm for the subject clearly
appeals to our clients, judging by their ever-increasing
Infonia can assist you not only in creating the structure and graphic design of your web site, but also in its function and operation as we also have extensive experience in programming. Just tell us your ideas and we will create a comprehensive tailor-made solution just for you.
And, in case you are worried about language, rest assured; we speak Czech, English, Russian and French.
British beer lovers brewing beer for British beer
Englishman William Worthington began brewing in Burton on Trent in 1744 and his fellow countryman William Bass started brewing in the town in 1777.
Devoted to bringing the world great beer.
Burton brewers saw the potential for beer brewing as a global business, dispatching British ales to St. Petersburg, Russia, the Baltics, and North America. In 1877, four years after the Adolph Coors Company had set up shop across the Atlantic, the Bass brewery was turning out more than a million barrels a year.
Turning the science of brewing into an art.
In 1926, the Bass and Worthington breweries merged to create Bass Brewers. In 1954, Bass Brewers launched Carling Black Label, the beer that would eventually become the U.K.'s best selling beer brand. In 1998, Carling Black Label was reintroduced as simply Carling.
A global brewer with a global commitment to quality.
The company is the U.K.’s second largest brewer and its portfolio of brands includes the best selling Carling, Coors Light and Worthington’s. Molson Coors UK owns three brewing facilities and employs 2,300 in the U.K.
With extensive experience in industry, More Training benefits from a highly qualified and commercially astute team of accredited advisors who really do understand the difference that effective training can make.
Our pragmatic and hands-on approach ensures that we understand front-line requirements yet can plan, design and deliver training to meet strategic business objectives. From heavy industry to customer service organisations, our focus is on developing key skills and knowledge to improve individual, team and business performance with lean, green work-based learning solutions.
As an approved training centre accredited by the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM), City and Guilds (C&G), EMTA Awards Ltd (EAL) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), we specialise in Management Development, Work Based Learning and a comprehensive range of Environmental/Health & Safety qualifications.
Please call 01443 841500 or visit our website for further information:
The Italian Group, Sofidel, is one of the leading European manufacturers of paper for hygienic and domestic use.
Over 40 years of history, 25 production sites and 27 subsidiary companies in 12 countries – Italy, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Romania , Greece and Turkey: more than 4400 employees.
With an aggregate turnover of 1,456 million Euros (2011), Sofidel is the second largest manufacturer of tissue paper in Europe.
Its flagship brand, “Regina”, is present in all major markets.
Investment in the people and communities that we operate in; commitment to innovation and the quality of our production processes; transparency and the adoption of responsible social and environmental actions – these are what the Group’s values are based on.
Sofidel was the first Italian company and the first company worldwide in the tissue paper sector to become a member of WWF’s international Climate Savers programme, which is based on the voluntary reduction in CO2 emissions through the adoption of innovative strategies and technologies.
NotJones is the graphic design of Aled Williams.
Thoughtful and Informed Brand Identity, Art-Direction and Animation.
Open and Collaborative, Honest and Good.
Proline has been established and based in Cardiff, Wales,
since 1989; supplying to the UK and worldwide markets. We
specialize in the evolution and design of many different supports,
braces, guards, protectors, thermal garments and extreme sport
manufacturing processes. We are industry leaders in the use and
manipulation of high quality Neoprene and breathable Floprene
fabrics, and work with, and on behalf of leading names in the
sporting and medical world.
Our products are used by professional athlete, footballers, rugby players, jockeys and health authorities to name but a few.
Proline's overriding ethos is based upon 'a total commitment to customer satisfaction, underpinned by a determination to manufacture high quality products, at competitive prices'.
Protocol4Business specialises in the areas of employment and
corporate law. With offices located in Cardiff and Pontypridd,
Protocol4Business was formed in early 2004 by Roger Davies, LLB
(Hons), Barrister and a member of the Honourable Society of the
Protocol4Business is a legal practice, consisting of qualified lawyers and HR professionals.
Our ability to provide advice which is both practical and commercially aware sets us apart from our competitors and the traditional role of legal professionals. We are acutely aware that our client’s objective is not to win disputes ... it is to avoid being in that position in the first place!
Our barristers, solicitors and HR professionals whilst being experts in their field, talk your language. We believe that approachability and quality of service are equally as important as the quality of the advice that we provide.
Our clients range in size from ‘blue chip’ companies to sole traders. We cover all business sectors from manufacturing to professional services; from haulage to the not for profit sector. We are equally at home in the public sector as the private sector.
Our flexible solutions range from fixed-fee legal services to on-going monthly advice.
Contact us today to find out more – without obligation.
Rhino is one of the leading rugby brands in the world and has become part of the very fabric of the game itself. Rhino is currently Official Supplier of scrummaging machines, contact and training equipment to England Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union, Bath, London Wasps, Cardiff Blues and St Helens Rugby League Club. We fulfilled the same role for the British & Irish Lions to South Africa in 2009 in addition to supplying the official tour ball. We are also Official Suppliers to the Womens Rugby World Cup 2010.
The Rhino teamwear brand has recently been worn in the Heineken Cup by Northampton Saints, Edinburgh and the Llanelli Scarlets in addition to many clubs and schools. Having been based for over 25 years in Devon, Rhino was subject to a Management Buy In led by current England Manager Martin Johnson, and CEO Reg Clark in late 2006 and is now located in Chiswick, West London. Our values – toughness, reliability, integrity, heritage and team spirit - are those of the game of rugby itself.
Together with our partners Easigrass Sports, we recently launched the Rhino-Turf range of artificial surface offerings and products for a wide range of sports.
Rhino has also recently launched its RhinoGB fashion brand, British crafted clothing including tee shirts, polo shirts, rugby shirts and hooded sweat shirts. All garments will carry the easily recognisable Rhino logo branding on fashion fits. The range is aimed at the young, athletic university sports fan through to the more mature, stylish, sporty dresser.
Pontypridd is set to benefit from its largest cash injection
thanks to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.
By securing a financial package of £10.5million from the Welsh Assembly Government through the European Regional Development Fund and Targeted Match Funding, plus the Council’s own financial resources and private sector, the regeneration of the town centre is about to begin.
The funding will support a major remodelling of the street scene in and around Taff Street, High Street, Market Street, Church Street and Mill Street. It will also support grants to private sector property owners to carry our high quality improvements to the internal and external parts of their business premises.
The news comes following a succession of positive changes to Pontypridd. A new traffic scheme for the town centre that removes vehicles from Taff Street during its busiest periods attracts even more ardent shoppers to the town who continually enjoy the hustle and bustle atmosphere of the main thoroughfare.
The introduction of a multi-million pound car park development at St Catherine’s Corner included in the landmark building Ty Pennant, further emphasises the confidence businesses have to invest in the town’s future. The Council has also approved a planning application for a major Sainsburys store to open on the site of the former Brown Lenox chainworks.
While retailers offer a wide variety of goods for the potential customer, shoppers also have the opportunity to relax in one of the town’s many high-class restaurants, bars and cafes.
Traditionally Pontypridd has enjoyed a rich cultural history. As the birthplace of the Welsh National Anthem, this tradition has continued to prosper with live music venues such as the Muni Arts Centre attracting audiences far and wide.
One of the major “jewels” in the Ponty crown is Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, set on the banks of the famous River Taff. The Park has become one of the country’s top concert venues, attracting a whole host of international performers including the Sugababes, Rhydian and the town’s own home grown superstars The Lost Prophets and Sir Tom Jones.
At Glamorgan, we are proud of our growing reputation as a provider of quality higher education, best illustrated by an excellent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Institutional Review in November 2008 and impressive outcomes from the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
As part of our commitment to excellence, we are undergoing a £130 million capital programme, including ATRiuM – our landmark campus at the heart of Cardiff city centre, new state-of-the-art science laboratories at Glyntaff and a new iconic Students' Union building at Treforest. Renowned for its friendly community and supportive atmosphere, Glamorgan continues to grow and attracts more than 21,000 students to its campuses in South Wales and delivery points across the globe.
Established in 1965, the World of Groggs had a somewhat
humble beginning. In what was first a desperate attempt to escape
the rat race, founder John Hughes entered the world of ceramics via
a back garden shed, and the first of the Groggs were born. From
this makeshift studio came an army of weird and wonderful creations
– mythical creatures from Welsh legend, small animal caricatures
and ashtrays, along with the now unmistakable sporting ‘Uglies’,
clay rugby figures which would become the template for the
With the increasing success of Welsh rugby, a shed was no longer enough to sustain this developing ceramic community. The World of Groggs was growing fast and needed a suitable home. The derelict Dan-y-Graig pub on the Broadway in Pontypridd provided the space and location for the Groggs to flourish and became a permanent base in 1971. The building was converted, painted in Welsh colours and given a name. The Groggshop gallery and studio had begun.
The following years saw the tradition of the Groggs develop into a family legacy. After choosing a career in ceramics over further education, Richard and Cathy followed their father into the business. Combining talent and years of paternal encouragement, Richard joined forces with John to keep the Grogg Hall of Fame growing ever faster. As Welsh rugby entered the Golden Era, the World of Groggs followed, celebrating the Welsh team with figures of Wales’ sporting heroes, including Gareth, Barry, Gerald, Phil, JPR, Mervyn and the legendary Pontypool Front Row. This won the Groggs global recognition, not to mention a few famous fans! The list of supporters has become even bigger since, with a legion of avid collectors and an array of household names who love being a part of the World of Groggs’ heritage
Over time, the range at the Groggshop has grown to encompass many different subjects. These include sporting heroes, stars of the film and music world, humorous animals and professional characters. Also, a nod towards Welsh history; representations of the famous dragon and a reminder of our industrial past in the Land of My Fathers Collection. These figures, depicting traditional colliers from a bygone era, are true to life and were modelled on the coal-mining ancestors of the Hughes family. The Grogg family is steadily increasing every year to include more old favourites and the stars of tomorrow, but the World of Groggs keeps its focus firmly on creating highly collectible pieces of outstanding quality and workmanship. Customers can be assured that every figure has been individually designed, created and made in Wales and the low production increases the product’s desirability and value.
Despite boasting an excellent worldwide mail order service, the Hughes family love collectors, new customers and tourists to visit the Grogg Shop itself. Here one can view the full collection of figures along with the museum, a monument to Grogg history spanning the shop’s 40-year establishment. A vast range of treasured memorabilia can be found here, including shirts, socks and boots of rugby and soccer stars alongside the famous autograph wall where many famous visitors have left their mark. Photographs of personalities with their prized figures can be seen at every turn, making the World of Groggs a must-see for any Grogg fan. There is always a warm welcome waiting for visitors, along with the opportunity to chat about your favourite Groggs!