The fastest growing 100 companies in Wales are listed in the latest Insider. Also interviews with Kathryn Roberts of CBI Wales and Eversheds Sutherland, Benno Wasserstein of Box UK, and Bill Mayne of MSS Group. Plus the Rich List, law firms, architecture, freeports, housing, workplaces, and identifying a buyer for your business.

Kathryn Roberts, incoming CBI Wales chair, proposes a positive future in which business plays a vital part in putting the Welsh economy and society back together. One unresolved issue which tempers her optimism, however, is Brexit. Its hard to believe that, as I write, the UK and EU have not signed a deal. If only there was a vaccine against international trade disruption.

Kathryn Roberts, senior partner at law firm Eversheds Sutherland, is about to become chair of CBI Wales. She tells Douglas Friedli about the part companies can play in improving the world, and the conditions business will need to thrive after the pandemic.

A vaccine also means there is a future for most of our cafs pubs, hotels, restaurants, gyms and tourist attractions.

Selling your business: How to identify a buyer

There are plenty of rays of hope in this edition. Our Growth 100 list highlights Welsh companies that have been expanding fast, recruiting staff and generating local income.

Our ranking of the 100 wealthiest working people in Wales features ten new entrants

Technology, post-Covid requirements and new working patterns are likely to change our workplaces for good. Douglas Friedli asks fit-out experts about the changes they expect to see.

The 100 fastest growing companies in Wales, with closer looks at Castle Green, WRW, LSN Diffusion, GTS Flexible Materials, Harlech Foodservice and Abergavenny Fine Foods

Three bright rays of hope shone through in November, in the form of likely vaccines for the virus which has ruined so many lives in 2020. While some businesses have found new ways of working, we could not collaborate and socialise on Zoom or Teams forever. People are sociable creatures for the most part, and often do best with some real world interaction and stimulation.

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