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Two EU backed property development funds set to create £40m infrastructure boost for West Wales and the Valleys

22/03/2017 00:00:00

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Two new property development funds launched with £14m of EU funds are projected to result in an overall investment of £40m in new and refurbished high quality commercial premises to support busin…

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Bridgend County Borough Council tenders

09/03/2017 00:00:00

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If you are interested in gaining public sector contracts, you can find up-to-date Bridgend County Borough Council tender contracts and award notices by visiting the , or the

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Employment law update 2017

09/03/2017 00:00:00

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Date: Thursday 23 March 2017
Venue: The Waterton Centre, Bridgend, CF31 3WT
Times: 08.30am for 9 until 11am
Cost: Free to attend and includes refreshments
Guest presenter: Fabio G…

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Businesses invited to another round of top quality golf this summer

09/03/2017 00:00:00

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The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex will return to Royal Porthcawl Golf Club this July after the course successfully hosted the event in 2014.

Three years ago, players praised the …

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Forum celebrates St David's Day at sell-out business breakfast

09/03/2017 00:00:00

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More than 140 business people attended a breakfast in celebration of St David’s Day 2017 organised by Bridgend Business Forum and supported by Bridgend County Borough Council at the Coed-y-Mwstwr…

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New owners for Laleston’s historic Great House Hotel

08/03/2017 00:00:00

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The much-loved, 470-year-old Great House Hotel in Laleston is set to welcome new owners Sanjeev Bhagotra and partner Elinor Roberts to the historic Tudor venue, as current long-time owners and B…

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Welsh Government open innovation funding call

08/03/2017 00:00:00

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Following a successful two-year pilot initiative with eight Welsh anchor companies, the Welsh Government has extended its funding for new open innovation projects across Wales.

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New forum member benefits from speed networking event

08/03/2017 00:00:00

 

Bridgend Business Forum was delighted to meet one of its newest members, Andrew Reed, at the most recent ‘Speed Networking’ business breakfast event in February at the Heronston Hotel & S…

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Public Services Board - better Bridgend survey

08/03/2017 00:00:00

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Bridgend County Borough’s Public Services Board (PSB) has been working to improve well-being across the county borough.

Together with the public the PSB want to create a place that everyone wan…

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New £1.2bn regional deal to unlock significant economic growth for Bridgend

07/03/2017 00:00:00

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The £1.2bn Cardiff City Regional (CCR) Deal involving the 10 local authorities of Bridgend, Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Blaenau …

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Afternoon tea in conversation with Becky James

27/02/2017 00:00:00

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Bridgend Business Forum in partnership with Grwp invite you to join them for afternoon tea in conversation with Becky James at the Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel, Coychurch.

Date: Thursday 16 March 2017…

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Funding supports new business to net plenty of trade in Porthcawl

16/02/2017 00:00:00

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(l to r) Tracy Mortimer, Bridgend County Borough Council with business owner, Emma Hancock and Glyn Thomas UK Steel Enterprise.

A new fishmonger is netting plenty of trade …

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€680,000 of European funding heading to Bridgend

23/01/2017 00:00:00

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Bridgend-based business Control 2K Ltd has successfully secured €680,000 funding as part of DIGICOR, a ground-breaking digital technology project.

The project will create online technolo…

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Bridges into Work 2

23/01/2017 00:00:00

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Bridges into Work 2 (BIW2)is an exciting project for economically inactive and unemployed people in Bridgend County Borough, providing opportunities for skills development, training, gaining …

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Bushcraft Bash your team’s January blues!

23/01/2017 00:00:00

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We run unique team building days in a private woodland setting in Bridgend County Borough. Activities include fire lighting through the ages, shelter building, archery, bushtucker trials and more…

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The Business Online Support Service (BOSS)

23/01/2017 00:00:00

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The Business Online Support Service (BOSS) provides a wide range of online courses and support for businesses, with content suitable for those taking their first steps into business through to t…

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Grow your food and drink business with digital technology

23/01/2017 00:00:00

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Superfast Business Wales is hosting masterclasses exploring how to grow your food and drink business with digital technology.

The free events are being held at venues across Wales, including a …

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Nigel Owens MBE selected for St David’s Day breakfast line-up

23/01/2017 00:00:00

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Bridgend Business Forum is inviting local businesses to join them in celebration of St David’s Day 2017, with a morning of top-notch entertainment, including special guest, world-renowned rugby u…

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Tourism businesses set to benefit from information, support and funding!

23/01/2017 00:00:00

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Bridgend Bites destination workshop

Date: Thursday 9 February 2017

Time: 10am to 1pm

Venue: Kenfig National Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Ton Kenfig, North Cornelly, CF33 4P…

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Wales Export Forum

20/01/2017 00:00:00

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As Wales prepares for transition from the EU, the Welsh Government is hosting two Export Forums.

The Forums will bring together companies of all sizes from across W…

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New project aims to help small businesses move up the food chain

11/01/2017 00:00:00

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Small food businesses in rural parts of Wales are set to be given help to reach new markets thanks to an exciting project being  led by Bridgend County Borough Council.

The council has been…

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Meet Alice Brown, Bridgend’s new Destination Management Coordinator

21/12/2016 00:00:00

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Alice Brown has been appointed as Bridgend County Borough Council’s new Destination Management Coordinator. Her role is to lead the delivery of the Bridgend County Borough Destination Management …

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Struggling to access finance?

21/12/2016 00:00:00

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If you are a small business, who has been rejected for finance by traditional lenders, you can now be matched to alternative finance options. This is a new government scheme, supported by the Bri…

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Local businesses get together for some festive networking

20/12/2016 00:00:00

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Photo: (l-r) Richard Boydell from United Graphic Design, who were joint event sponsors with KK Solutions, comedian Sean Collins, Ian Jessopp - Chair of the Forum and managing director of KK Solu…

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Could you support your local school?

20/12/2016 00:00:00

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Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC) has an exciting opportunity for businesses to help out at local schools.

The council is seeking businesses to support a local school by sponsoring their s…

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‘Tis the season to be jolly for new North Cornelly café

20/12/2016 00:00:00

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A new café in North Cornelly has opened just in time for the festive season with the help of a ‘Kick-start’ grant from Bridgend County Borough Council and UK Steel Enterprise.

‘Seasons’ is a ne…

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Porthcawl Surf School riding high on the crest of a wave!

20/12/2016 00:00:00

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Bridgend Business Forum member, Porthcawl Surf School is riding high, on the crest of a wave after scooping the prestigious accolade of ‘Best Surf School in Britain’ at the UK Surf Awards 2016.

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Notification of Network Rail – Christmas engineering work

20/12/2016 00:00:00

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Network Rail will be undertaking a huge programme of work in the Cardiff area over the festive period – all part of our Railway Upgrade Plan. The work is part of the £300m Cardiff area signalling…

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Renueron positive about results of trial with stem cell therapy for stroke survivors

20/12/2016 00:00:00

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Bridgend life sciences firm ReNeuron has reported “highly encouraging” latest stage clinical trial results in regained limb movements in stroke sufferers treated with its pioneering stem cell ba…

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How to build customer loyalty over Christmas

13/12/2016 00:00:00

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How to build customer loyalty over Christmas

Christmas brings about many new challenges and demands for businesses. The busy buying period means businesses will need to manage an influx of…

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Business rates are changing

24/11/2016 00:00:00

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The Valuation Office Agency has completed the revaluation of rateable values and published the draft rateable values online. From this you can check whether the details on which the rateable val…

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Social Business Growth Fund

24/11/2016 00:00:00

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The Social business growth fund will support social businesses in Wales financially to enable them to grow and create job opportunities. SBGF is part funded by the European Regional Development F…

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Free room hire at Bridgend College for voluntary and charitable groups

24/11/2016 00:00:00

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Bridgend College is offering voluntary and charitable groups in Bridgend County Borough free hire of its restaurant and coffee house facilities for meetings, coffee mornings, charitable events or…

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Mayor takes a tour of award-winning businesses!

23/11/2016 00:00:00

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The Mayor of Bridgend County Borough, Councillor Reg Jenkins and Mayoress Teresa Jenkins have been undertaking visits to the winners of the Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2016. The Mayor wanted t…

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Advance tickets for the 2017 Senior Open Championship go on sale

23/11/2016 00:00:00

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Wales will enjoy its strongest representation in the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex next summer when the event returns to Royal Porthcawl from July 27—30.

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UGD are spreading a little festive cheer this Christmas

17/11/2016 00:00:00

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UGD are spreading a little festive cheer this Christmas with a FREE prize draw for all members of Bridgend Business Forum.

From Thursday 1 December 2016, count down the 12 days of Christmas wit…

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Cars park for FREE as first phase of £9m development is unveiled with all-new Rhiw multi-storey

17/11/2016 00:00:00

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Bridgend town centre’s all-new Rhiw multi-storey car park is now open – and Bridgend County Borough Council is marking the occasion by providing free weekend car parking for all visitors in the r…

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Childcare sufficiency assessment

21/10/2016 00:00:00

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Bridgend County Borough Council would like you to share your views on the childcare currently available within the county borough and the influence this has on your employees. All completed respo…

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Business excellence winners revealed at awards!

14/10/2016 00:00:00

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The leading lights of the Bridgend business community were celebrated at the 2016 Bridgend Business Forum Awards ceremony and gala dinner recently.

Almost 180 business people gathered at the …

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National Digital Maturity Survey for Wales

13/10/2016 00:00:00

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The Welsh Economy Research Unit (WERU) of Cardiff Business School would like to invite you to take part in the research project on the benefits associated with business adoption of broadband en…

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New micro-brewery set to open in Bridgend

13/10/2016 00:00:00

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A new micro-brewery offering a range of modern ales made with natural ingredients is to open on Bridgend Industrial Estate under the name ‘Bang on Brewery’.

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Could you be saving money on your energy bills?

13/10/2016 00:00:00

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Staying competitive in an increasingly challenging market is going to become a bigger priority for businesses in Wales, and there are costs you can reduce without impacting your producti…

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SafeContractor status awarded to South Wales machine mover Trojan-Mek

13/10/2016 00:00:00

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Specialist machine moving and Hiab haulage provider, Trojan-Mek Limited, has been awarded accreditation from SafeContractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

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Local businesses make Speed networking a success once again

13/10/2016 00:00:00

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Bridgend Business Forum would like to thank local businesses who took part in September’s Speed Networking event, making it a success once again.

Attendees had plenty of opportunities to networ…

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Tourism Investment Support Scheme (TISS)

13/10/2016 00:00:00

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TISS is a dedicated funding scheme targeting tourism sector businesses in Wales. The fund comprises a mix of repayable and non-repayable finance, targeting eligible capital investment projects su…

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Growth and Prosperity Fund

11/10/2016 00:00:00

The Welsh Government has formally launched £5 million Growth and Prosperity Funding to support SMEs in Wales to create and safeguard jobs.

The fund is a non-repayable grant fund and will support …

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Shaping Bridgend’s future

11/10/2016 00:00:00

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Following continued reductions in funding from central government all councils across the country are having to change the way they work and the services they provide so that they can manage with…

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Online system helps town centre traders crack down on crime

11/10/2016 00:00:00

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A ‘rogues gallery’ of shoplifters, vandals and other offenders is being shared by shops and businesses to help crack down on crime and an…

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Mulligan to announce new centre at Bridgend event

28/09/2016 00:00:00

Mulligan Community, a non-profit organisation aiming to prevent homelessness, is holding a special event to announce the location, plans and opening times of its new MC Centre to local service provid…

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Using Video Marketing to Drive Customer Engagement

28/09/2016 00:00:00

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Video marketing may not be top priority for many small and medium enterprises (SME) but with the growing flexibility and popularity of this creative marketing tool amongst businesses and cons…

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Businesses of Bridgend County Borough – have your say!

14/09/2016 00:00:00

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Bridgend County Borough Council is committed to listening and responding to the views of local residents and businesses to contribute to decision making. Please see below details of open consulta…

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New jobs in Bridgend due to Zimmer Biomet expansion

14/09/2016 00:00:00

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American medical manufacturing firm, Zimmer Biomet, is to expand its plant in Bridgend, creating nearly 40 new posts and safeguarding 50 other jobs. The firm already employs more than 800 peopl…

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The Wales Business Fund

14/09/2016 00:00:00

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A new £136 million Wales Business Fund, backed by the EU and Welsh Government, supports Welsh SMEs in:

  • Providing business loans and equity packages from £50,000 up to £2 million.
  • Backin…

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Opportunities with Kier Construction

14/09/2016 00:00:00

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Kier construction is encouraging work placements to allow individuals to gain on site experience and support them in deciding on a future career.

Kier recruits for graduates in Construction M…

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Social Business Wales research project

14/09/2016 00:00:00

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In 2014, Wales Co-operative Centre commissioned a directory of social businesses in Wales and the production of a report ‘. The report high…

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SME Growth Fund

12/09/2016 00:00:00

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The Welsh Government has announced £5 million of funding to support SMEs in Wales to create and safeguard jobs.

The fund will support Welsh businesses looking to grow and increase employment, a…

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Do you rent out a property in Wales?

24/08/2016 00:00:00

The law now requires all landlords to register and agents and self-managing landlords to obtain a licence.


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Traders vote in favour of town centre Business Improvement District

11/08/2016 00:00:00

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Traders in Bridgend town centre have voted in favour of establishing a Business Improvement District (BID).

BIDs are defined areas within which shops and traders can raise funds to spend on pr…

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UnLtd Wales Rural Award

10/08/2016 00:00:00

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UnLtd support brilliant, enterprising people across the UK who want to make the world a better place to live. We call these people “social entrepreneurs”.

We offer cash awards and business su…

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Cardiff Capital Region Business Organisation

27/07/2016 00:00:00

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The Cardiff Capital Region City Deal is proposed to be a £1.2bn investment programme, levering in a further £4bn private sector investment, to increase jobs and Gross Value Added (GVA) in the reg…

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Bridges into Work 2 - Bridgend

27/07/2016 00:00:00

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Bridges into Work 2 is an exciting project for economically inactive and unemployed people in Bridgend, providing opportunities for skills development, training, gaining qualifications, voluntee…

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Are you a business looking to upskill your staff?

27/07/2016 00:00:00

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Up to 70 per cent funding* is now available for training

It is part of a pan-Wales operation designed to enhance skills and increase productivity in the workplace, providing opportunities for …

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Business Wales Mentoring

23/06/2016 00:00:00

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The Business Wales Mentoring Programme is for business owners who want help to market or grow their business, implement a change in their business, or need inspiration to help deal…

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Superfast Business Wales Inspiring Action Workshop - Technology for Business Growth

23/06/2016 00:00:00

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Superfast Business Wales Inspiring Action Workshop - Technology for Business Growth

Cost: Free

These workshops are designed for trading businesses and a maximum of 2 delegates can attend.…

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Farming Connect…helping you drive your business forward

24/05/2016 00:00:00

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Have you re-registered for the new Farming Connect programme?

Application window open for subsidised training

Application window is open for up to 80% funding on courses including pesticides,…

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Jobcentreplus

23/05/2016 00:00:00

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Are you recruiting now or in the future?

Have you thought about using Jobcentreplus?

We can offer you:

  • Free premises to interview/Meet and greet facilities
  • Free Wifi and Telep…

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Are you recruiting now or in the future?

23/05/2016 00:00:00

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Are you recruiting now or in the future?

Have you thought about using Jobcentreplus?

We can offer you:

  • Free premises to interview/Meet and greet facilities
  • Free Wifi and Telep…

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Is your business looking for public sector contracts?

30/07/2015 00:00:00

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Sell2Wales is an information source and procurement portal set up by the Welsh Government which aims to help businesses win contracts with the public sector across Wales.

Each year, billions of…

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