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St David’s Day business breakfast

06/11/2018 00:00:00

Join us on Friday 1 March 2019 at the Coed Y Mwstwr Hotel for our annual St David’s Day business breakfast, between 8am and 10am.

This event is an excellent opportunity to network, entertain client…

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Proposals invited for tourism investment funds

06/11/2018 00:00:00

Tourism businesses in Wales can now apply for the latest round of tourism investment funds.

Visit Wales is looking for big idea projects which can make a real difference in positioning Wales as a m…

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ROCKWOOL UK receives Living Wage accreditation

06/11/2018 00:00:00

ROCKWOOL UK has received accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation to mark its commitment to pay the Living Wage.

The voluntary commitment includes paying all directly employed staff and third …

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£20m in the pot for businesses with innovative ideas that could grow the economy

05/11/2018 00:00:00

Innovate UK has up to £20m available for businesses with cutting-edge technologies that could be turned into commercial products and services.

Projects can come from any area of technology, science…

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Bridgend Business Forum breakfast seminar: Personal resilience – you on a good day!

05/11/2018 00:00:00

Date: 14 December 2018

Time: 8:30am for 9am until 11am

Location: Waterton Centre, Bridgend

Keynote speaker: Louise Ladbrooke, entrepreneur, facilitator and coach.

Why are we tired all the …

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Employers and students to benefit from the Education Business Exchange

05/11/2018 00:00:00

Careers Wales are looking for employers and individuals who are ready and willing to work with schools to help develop exciting curriculum enhancing programmes for pupils, as part of the Education Bu…

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Free cyber security breakfast seminar

05/11/2018 00:00:00

Join us for a free cyber security breakfast seminar, aimed at helping you understandways to improve your overall cyber resilience both externally and internally.

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Last chance to Have Your Say on Shaping Bridgend’s Future!

05/11/2018 00:00:00

With the budget consultation closing 18 November, local businesses and individuals are encouraged to have their say on how the council shapes Bridgend’s future.

Over the past four years the council…

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Preparing for a ‘no deal’ EU exit

05/11/2018 00:00:00

Businesses can benefit from support in preparing for a no deal Brexit situation with a high-level guide to customs processes and procedures likely to happen, compiled by HM Revenue & Customs.

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Welsh SMEs encouraged to apply for contracts with Transport for Wales

05/11/2018 00:00:00

They will be holding ‘Meet the Buyer’ events in November where businesses can find out more about available contracts and learn how to prepare to bid. Details of the event are as follows:

Tuesday …

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Shining lights of Bridgend business community celebrated at awards ceremony

10/10/2018 00:00:00

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Bridgend Business Forum celebrated the shining lights of the local business community recently, as the winners of the Bridgend Business Forum awards 2018 were revealed at a glittering gala dinner…

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Managing absenteeism in the workplace seminar with Helen Iles Ltd

10/10/2018 00:00:00

Date: 18 October 2018    

Time: 8.30am for 9am until 11am

Venue: Waterton Centre, Waterton Industrial Estste, Bridgend

Join Bridgend Business Forum and Helen Iles Ltd for a free absenc…

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Shaping Bridgend’s Future budget consultation is now live!

10/10/2018 00:00:00

Over the past four years the council has reduced its budget by more than £30 million. Some of the ways this was achieved was by streamlining the senior management structure and reducing staff numbers…

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Crafting hubs are set to benefit rural communities

10/10/2018 00:00:00

Five craft hubs are being set up across Bridgend County Borough as part of a new, £61,000 initiative which aims to generate jobs and create opportunities for people to socialise, share their skills a…

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Welsh Government committed to improving employment opportunities for disabled people

10/10/2018 00:00:00

Welsh Government has set out key commitments in their Employability Plan to improve employment opportunities for disabled people.

With just 45 per cent of working age disabled people currently in e…

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New Apprenticeships service launched for employers

10/10/2018 00:00:00

A new service has launched for businesses looking to recruit apprentices to upskill their workforce.

The National Training Federation for Wales (NTFW) has recruited a team of specialists to make th…

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Is your business prepared for Brexit?

10/10/2018 00:00:00

An online toolkit is available for businesses to discover how prepared they are for Brexit. The toolkit covers six key business areas, providing each business with a report highlighting the areas you…

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Data breach complaints on the rise after GDPR

10/10/2018 00:00:00

Data breach complaints have more than doubled since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May.

Between 25 May – 3 July 2018, there were 6,281 complaints compared to just…

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Bridgend named as one of Wales’ most vibrant local economies

10/10/2018 00:00:00

Bridgend has been named as one of Wales’ most vibrant local economies according to new research carried out as part of the Grant Thornton Vibrant Economy Index.

The index found that Bridgend is lea…

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Businesses invited to share their views on tourism industry in Bridgend County Borough

10/10/2018 00:00:00

Bridgend County Borough Council is inviting businesses to complete a short survey to review opportunities for the tourism industry representation and communication within the county borough.

Follow…

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Pitch for £50,000 at unique business event

04/09/2018 00:00:00

Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to secure an equity investment of £10,000 - £50,000 at a one-of-a-kind event for Wales.

The unique ‘Pitch It’ event, being held by Inspire Wales and BeTheSpark, w…

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Win a £5,000 grant to invest in your business

04/09/2018 00:00:00

Small businesses could benefit from a £5,000 grant to invest in their company’s growth by entering the Small Business Grants initiative free monthly competition.

If you run a UK small business that…

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Nominations for the St David Awards now open

04/09/2018 00:00:00

The national awards of Wales are now open for nominations, and with categories for ‘Enterprise’ and ‘Innovation, science and technology’ up for grabs, there are opportunities for Welsh business figur…

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Discounted training could upskill your workforce

04/09/2018 00:00:00

Bridgend County Borough businesses can access accredited training courses at a discounted rate of up to 70 per cent through Welsh Government’s Upskilling@Work programme.

Supported through the Europ…

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Share your views on the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

04/09/2018 00:00:00

Welsh Government’s Children, Young People and Education Committee are asking for employers’ views on the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.

The committee wants to gauge employers’ understanding of …

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Turn your big idea into big business

03/09/2018 00:00:00

A free ‘researching your market’ event is taking place at Bridgend College to help prospective entrepreneurs turn their big ideas into big business.

Business Wales is offering the event as part o…

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Bridgend College wins mental health award!

03/09/2018 00:00:00

Congratulations to Bridgend College on becoming the first educational establishment in Wales to receive an award as part of Mind’s Annual Workplace Wellbeing Index.

The mental health charity has re…

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EU funds boost for new Bridgend business development

03/09/2018 00:00:00

The funding will support the redevelopment of the Innovation Centre in Bridgend Science Park and the construction of a new enterprise centre at the Village Farm Industrial Estate.

The premises are …

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Discover your FREE digital maturity score

03/09/2018 00:00:00

SMEs can discover their digital maturity score by taking part in a short survey.

The Digital Maturity Survey, which is in its third year, measures the use of technology in Welsh SMEs and seeks to u…

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Could your tourism business access £500k funding?

03/09/2018 00:00:00

Micro to small size businesses in Wales could access between £25,000 and £500,000 to create or develop high quality tourism products.

From innovative activity experiences and heritage projects to l…

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Digital Maturity Wales survey 2017 findings are out

01/08/2018 00:00:00

The Digital Maturity Survey for Wales 2017shows evidence of how Welsh SMEs adopt and use digital technologies enabled by broadband. The Survey shows not just how SMEs use the broadband resource, bu…

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Free HMRC webinars aim to help businesses

27/07/2018 00:00:00


by HMRC throughout August. Subjects featured include VAT and motoring…

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£4m fund available to assist businesses that develop ways of reducing plastic waste.

27/07/2018 00:00:00


. The fund is available through UK Research and Innovation and delivered by…

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Artificial intelligence and data technologies funding available

27/07/2018 00:00:00


to improve the service indust…

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Bridgend start up grant opens for applications

26/07/2018 00:00:00


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Bridgend at forefront of World Cup technology

26/07/2018 00:00:00


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Bridgend Business Forum forthcoming events

26/07/2018 00:00:00

 The forum offers a full and vibrant programme of exciting and innovative business events.

Check out the latest business workshops, events and seminars at the Bridgend Business Forum. Speed netwo…

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Equalities and human rights for businesses

26/07/2018 00:00:00


. The guides include men…

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EU support package for food and agricultural sector launched

26/07/2018 00:00:00


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‘Green Growth Pledge’ to reduce impact on the environment

26/07/2018 00:00:00


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Bridgend businesses could benefit from new £20m technology fund

06/07/2018 00:00:00

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A new £20m investment fund has been launched to support the expanding Welsh technology sector.

Technology businesses across Wales will be able to access £250,000 per round from The Wales Techno…

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Bridgend’s Brickability builds its portfolio with £40m investment

06/07/2018 00:00:00

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The Brickabilty Group, which has its headquarters in Bridgend County Borough, has acquired five companies as a part of its ambitious growth plans.

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Business Wales – have your say

06/07/2018 00:00:00

Could your feedback help Business Wales to improve?

The Welsh Government funded service that provides free impartial, independent support and advice to people starting, running and growing business…

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Bridgend businesses urged to support ‘Autism Works’

06/07/2018 00:00:00

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A Bridgend County Borough charity is urging local businesses to help prove that ‘Autism Works’ by taking part in an exciting new project.

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Giant sea creatures to invade Porthcawl!

06/07/2018 00:00:00

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If you go down to Porthcawl this summer you may be in for a big surprise, in the shape of giant sea creatures!

Keep your eyes peeled for the gargantuan guests, who will be helping to bring the …

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Could Bridgend County Borough land Heathrow opportunity?

06/07/2018 00:00:00

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The House of Commons has voted in favour of building the proposed third runway at Heathrow, paving the way for Bridgend County Borough to push forward its bid to become one of Heathrow’s Logistic…

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Jennings Building recognised with another award

06/07/2018 00:00:00

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Porthcawl’s iconic Jennings Buildings has been recognised with another award.

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has applauded the way in which the Grade-II listed structure has been br…

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PopUp Business School breeds bright business prospects

06/07/2018 00:00:00

Eighty budding entrepreneurs have benefitted from an innovative two-week programme to help them turn their dream business into a reality.

The FREE PopUp Business School, which was run in partnershi…

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Only a few days left to shine a light on your business

06/07/2018 00:00:00

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The deadline to get your applications in for the 2018 Bridgend Business Forum Awards is 5pm on the 13th July so get those applications in!

The annual Bridgend Business Forum Awards is the jew…

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Bridgend employers helping to develop learning methods at Festival of Learning week 25-29 June 2018

07/06/2018 00:00:00

Employers throughout Bridgend County Borough are set to support the area’s first-ever Festival of Learning.

Designed to facilitate the sharing and development of innovative new learning methods, th…

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The Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2018 are open and nominations are flowing in!

05/06/2018 00:00:00

The Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2018 are now open, offering a fantastic opportunity for local businesses of all sizes to celebrate excellence and shine a light on their success.

Entries are invi…

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Managing Workplace banter – a guide to what is acceptable in the workplace

05/06/2018 00:00:00

Date: 28.06.2018

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Pop-up business school

05/06/2018 00:00:00

A free, life-changing training course is coming to Bridgend this month to help budding entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground.

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RAF careers opportunities in Bridgend

05/06/2018 00:00:00

The RAF Presentation Team will be speaking at a special event in the Sony Centre, Bridgend College on Friday 22 June at 11am. The event is hosted by Madeline Moon MP and its aim is to promote the lar…

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Bridgend County Borough Holiday park survey

05/06/2018 00:00:00

If you own or manage a camping, caravanning or holiday park in Bridgend County Borough then your views are wanted for a survey being carried out to establish the impact of the holiday-park sector on …

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New Welsh language guidance can help Bridgend County Borough businesses grow.

05/06/2018 00:00:00

The Welsh Language Commissioner has published a guide to help businesses and charities use the Welsh language on social media to attract and keep customers.

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Calling all engineering companies in Bridgend County Borough

05/06/2018 00:00:00

Engineering companies in Bridgend County Borough are being urged to take part in the ‘International Women in Engineering Day’ on 23 June.

The international awareness day aims to to raise the profil…

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25 May - biggest ever change to data protection

10/05/2018 00:00:00

On 25 May 2018 the UK will see the biggest ever change to its Data Protection laws with the implementation of the EU which will replace the current Data Protectio…

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Discover how your business could land Heathrow contracts

10/05/2018 00:00:00

Heathrow’s expansion will create opportunities in construction, facilities management, ICT, logistics, manufacturing and fabrication, finance, consulting engineers and all office activities.

And wi…

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Business Alert - have you implemented the change?

10/05/2018 00:00:00

On the 1 April 2018 the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increased:

  • those aged 25 and over will receive £7.83 per hour at an increase of 33p
  • those aged 21 to 24 will receive £7.38…

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Free PopUp business school comes to Bridgend

10/05/2018 00:00:00

Bridgend PopUp Business School: Monday 18 to Friday 29 June, Bridgend Life Centre

A unique PopUp Business School that gives participants the tools to start their own business without funding is v…

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Learn how digital marketing can help your business win

10/05/2018 00:00:00

Targeting customers online is increasingly important for success in business, but are you making the most of digital marketing?

Local businesses have the opportunity to attend a FREE ‘winning with …

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Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2018 now open!

10/05/2018 00:00:00

Shine a light on your business

You can now nominate your business from a wide range of categories created to acknowledge the cream of Bridgend County Borough’s vibrant business sector.

Featuring …

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Amazon supports Bridgend based ‘Bang on Brewery’

09/04/2018 00:00:00

Bang on Brewery has boosted its sales in England and Northern Ireland with help from online sales giant Amazon.

The Bridgend based micro-brewing company was shortlisted for the Start-up Business of…

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Exciting new category added to Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2018

09/04/2018 00:00:00

With the launch of the Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2018 just around the corner, a brand new category has been unveiled.

The ‘Professional Service Business of the year award’ is being added to th…

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Stalls available at Bridgend town centre street market

09/04/2018 00:00:00

Applications are now being taken for a limited number of stalls at the popular CF31 Street Market.

Located on Caroline Street in Bridgend town centre, the market offers a superb opportunity for tra…

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Free training workshops for food businesses

09/04/2018 00:00:00

Local businesses can learn how they can tempt foodies to flock to their fare at FREE food tourism workshops being rustled up in south Wales.

A duo of ‘How to promote food tourism’ workshops are on …

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Boost your ability to win funds and influence people

22/02/2018 00:00:00

Grant funding can play a vital role in the growth and prosperity of SMEs, but many businesses find that the funding is often challenging to obtain.

Local SMEs can gain an insight into making succes…

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Employment law update

22/02/2018 00:00:00

Bridgend Business Forum is inviting managers within local businesses to an employment law update event to understand the impact of the latest legislative reforms.

The FREE event, which is taking pl…

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Discover collaboration opportunities that could be on the horizon

22/02/2018 00:00:00

SMEs in Wales are invited to discover how they can broaden their horizons through making the most of European networks.

The FREE annual Horizon 2020 in Wales event, which is taking place on Thurs…

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Innovation and change - join the leadership conversation

22/02/2018 00:00:00

Local business leaders and managers are being invited to discover the positive impacts that change and innovation can have on business growth.

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Trecco Bay WINS regional award

22/02/2018 00:00:00

A huge congratulations to Park Dean Resorts Trecco Bay for scooping a prize at the Regional Tourism Awards 2018.

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Scott Quinnell the guest speaker for business breakfast event

06/02/2018 00:00:00

Welsh rugby legend Scott Quinnell will be the guest speaker at the Bridgend Business Forum’s annual St David’s Day business breakfast on Thursday 1 March. Held at the Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel in Coychurch…

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Supply Chain event- Supporting CAF S.A

21/12/2017 00:00:00

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Following the exciting announcement that CAF S.A. will be building a new manufacturing facility at the Celtic Business Park, Llanwern, the Welsh Government are pleased to support a dedicated Meet…

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Welsh sporting great shares experiences with forum businesses

19/12/2017 00:00:00

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Members of Bridgend Business Forum are in for a real treat in the New Year, as rugby legend, passionate Welshman and true ‘Scarlet’, Scott Quinnell is confirmed as its guest speaker for St David’…

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Bridgend’s in the running for Heathrow expansion project

19/12/2017 00:00:00

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Bridgend (Brocastle) is in the running to becoming one of four of Heathrow’s expansion Logistics Hubs, directly benefiting jobs and growth in Wales.

Along with 64 other potential sites, Bridge…

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and small businesses

19/12/2017 00:00:00

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to be implemented in May 2018 and with replace the current Data Protection Act.

All organisations will need to take steps in order to comply…

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Transforming the Welsh economy with Welsh Governments Action Plan

19/12/2017 00:00:00

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The Welsh Government has revealed an economic action plan with the intent to build an economy on strong foundations whilst developing and supporting future businesses.

The economic plan is aime…

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Creative industries supplier makes the cut as forum’s 800th member!

06/11/2017 00:00:00

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Photo: (L to r): Jay Ball, Vice-chair, Allan Kelly, Dan Hunt and Fran Kelly, Frankly Materials Ltd with Councillor Charles Smith.

Only a few weeks after celebrating the 5th annual Bridgend bus…

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Winners of local business awards revealed!

06/11/2017 00:00:00

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The winners of the fifth annual Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2017 have been revealed at a glittering gala dinner and awards celebration held at the Coed-y-Mwster Hotel, Bridgend.

Over 240 bu…

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Shaping Bridgend’s future – businesses invited to have their say!

26/10/2017 00:00:00

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

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News for tourism businesses in Bridgend County Borough

26/10/2017 00:00:00

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Bridgend County Bedstock Survey 2017

Bridgend County Borough Council is looking for accommodation providers to take part in a bedstock survey during October and November.

The survey devel…

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Inspiring the workforce of the future

26/10/2017 00:00:00

 

Inspire 2 Work is a funded project which has been designed to provide support for young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Covering Bridgend County B…

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Access to Work

26/10/2017 00:00:00

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Introduction to ISO by Business in Focus

26/10/2017 00:00:00

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Are you compliant to the new ISO standards?

Date: Friday 17 November 2017

Time: 8am – 12noon

Venue: Business in Focus, Unit 14/15 Bocam Park, Pencoed, Bridgend CF35 5LJ

Cost…

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You are invited to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership ( KTP) Event

25/09/2017 00:00:00

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11 October 2017 - Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff – 10:00-15:00

This is an ideal opportunity to learn about what KTP can do for you and hear from companies who have benefited from the program…

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Social media in business workshops

25/09/2017 00:00:00

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Bridgend Business Forum is inviting you to join them in the latest series of social media half-day workshops with presenter, Austin Walters, Managing Director, AP Digital.

These interactive wor…

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Bridgend chiropractic clinic has healthy start with help from funding

22/09/2017 00:00:00

Photo: (l to r) Katie Belcher, Dr Michael Belcher, Glyn Thomas, UK Steel Enterprise (seated) and Jeff Peters, Bridgend County Borough Council.


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Stage is set to welcome Bridgend business awards finalists 2017

19/09/2017 00:00:00

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The stage is set to welcome the finalists for this year’s Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2017!

19 businesses have been shortlisted across eight categories, to vie for a place amongst the winner…

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Cardiff Capital Region: The City Deal and Beyond 2017

19/09/2017 00:00:00

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Friday 6 October 2017

Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw Campus, Heol y Coleg, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff CF15 7QY


Timings

7:30am - Registration

8:00am - Debate

9:00am - Approximate close

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Bridgend micro-brewery drives growth through social media

19/09/2017 00:00:00

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Nine months on from opening its doors Bang-On Brewery has increased production by more than a third to meet demand. The company has effectively used social media to increase brand awareness and …

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n-ergy celebrates 10 years of success (2007 – 2017)

19/09/2017 00:00:00

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2017 is a very special year for Bridgend Business Forum member, n-ergy.

The company celebrated its milestone 10th birthday recently. To mark this fantastic achievement, n-ergy, whose Head Offi…

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Year of the Sea 2018 roadshow

19/09/2017 00:00:00

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HR breakfast seminar with guest speaker Debra Barber

19/09/2017 00:00:00

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Bridgend Business Forum and Hugh James are delighted to invite you to a complimentary breakfast seminar with keynote speaker Debra Barber, Chief Executive, Cardiff Airport.

Date: Tuesday 2…

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Royal Porthcawl is the business for special golf day

10/08/2017 00:00:00

 

Team 1: (l to r) Stuart Meikle, Ian Holdham, Ioan Emanuel and Jon Powell
Less than twenty-four hours after the final putt was sunk at the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, …

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We want your views on ‘Selling Wales to the World!’

07/08/2017 00:00:00

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The National Assembly for Wales’ Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee‘Selling Wales to the world’.

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Support available for businesses to start-up and grow

07/08/2017 00:00:00

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Helping businesses to start up and grow for over 27 years, Business in Focus provide owners and managers with business advice, planning, skills training, and help with access to finance, as wel…

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Free health and safety training and advice for businesses in Bridgend County

07/08/2017 00:00:00

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Managing the health and wellbeing of workers improves organisational performance and reduces the cost of ill health and absence, which last year cost the Welsh economy £500 million.

‘Bridgend…

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Trojan-Mek and Wetherby collaboration delivers strong investment in Bridgend

07/08/2017 00:00:00

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(L-R) Jason Bull and Bill Singer, Wetherby Bridgend Depot, with Leighton Price, Trojan-Mek.

Following the growth of its south Wales operation, Trojan-Mek Limited has teamed up with materials su…

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Upskill your workforce through the ‘Metal’ programme

07/08/2017 00:00:00

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Materials and Manufacturing Education Training and Learning (metal) is an industry demand led project aiming to up skill over 360 people in the field of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing t…

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Speed networking business breakfast – the smarter way to network

04/08/2017 00:00:00

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Date: 13 September 2017Time: 7:30am for 8 until 10amVenue: Heronston & Spa, Ewenny Road, Bridgend, CF35 5AWCost: Free to attend (breakfast included)Imagine making…




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Kickstart fund helps nurture new gardening business

04/08/2017 00:00:00

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A new gardening service in Bridgend County is blossoming, thanks to the support from Bridgend County Borough Council and UK S…

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Work out or wind down for free at Halo Leisure!

04/08/2017 00:00:00

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Halo Leisure is offering Bridgend Business Forum members a complimentary 7 day membership where you can try all this for free!

  • Group exercise classes (an extensive list which can be found

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Finalists unveiled for Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2017

25/05/2017 00:00:00

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Photo: Simon Pirotte, Principal of Bridgend College; and Ian Jessopp, Chair of Bridgend Business Forum

The finalists for the fifth Bridgend Business Forum Awards have been revealed.

Lead…

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Protect your business from cyber-attacks – the latest advice

17/05/2017 00:00:00

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In summary, large businesses can undertake three simple …

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Bridgend Business Forum - Speed Networking Business Breakfast

15/05/2017 00:00:00

Speed networking business breakfast – the smarter way to network

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14.06.2017

Time: 07:30am for 8 until 10am
Venue: Heronston & Spa, Ewenny Road, Bridgend, CF35 5AW
Cost:…

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Support packages available for Welsh social enterprises

12/05/2017 00:00:00

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Following a successful investment round in Wales last year, SE-Assist is launching…

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EU Structural Funds: Funding calls for renewable energy and sustainable employment projects

12/05/2017 00:00:00

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Small scale renewable energy proposals
Around £14m of E…

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Forum members Ddraig Valley Farm Park open award-winning animal attraction in Pencoed

11/05/2017 00:00:00

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Bridgend County Borough’s first ever, award-winning farm park, based in the grounds of Bridgend College, Pencoed, has now opened its farm gates to visitors. 

A member of the Bridgend Business …

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Forum member Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa celebrates triple award success

11/05/2017 00:00:00

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Congratulations to long-time Bridgend Business Forum member, the Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa on their recent award successes.

The popular Bridgend venue is celebrating a triple awar…

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Overseas trade show grants available to promote your Bridgend business

11/05/2017 00:00:00

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) is offering grants to eligible businesses to attend overseas trade shows to help expand promotional opportunities to a global audience.

The grants …

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Superfast Business Wales: Free ICT and Data Protection business events

11/05/2017 00:00:00

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Date: 24 May 2017

10:00am - 12:30pm

The Heronston Hotel Best Western, Bridgend, CF35 5AW

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Grow your Bridgend business with a free Business Wales Sales course

11/05/2017 00:00:00

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Successful Selling
Date/s: 1) 23 May and 2) 25 May 2017
Time: 09:00am - 13:00pm
Venue/s: 1) Entrepreneurial-Spark, Cardiff, CF10 1AU and 2) USW Exchange, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
Co…

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Aston Martin contracts worth £60m to be advertised on Sell2Wales

13/04/2017 00:00:00

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Exclusive new offers for forum members!

13/04/2017 00:00:00

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Bridgend Business Forum is offering an exclusive new benefit to its members - an opportunity to advertise your products or services to all our members.

The new ‘Me…

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Is your business ready for the new £1 coin?

13/04/2017 00:00:00

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The Royal Mint officially launched the new 12-sided £1 coin into circulation on 28 March 2017.

The latest edition…

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Spotlight on Pencoed as next-generation camera production and an advanced research centre come to Sony

13/04/2017 00:00:00

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Superfast Cymru broadband scheme extended until June 2017

13/04/2017 00:00:00

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Promote your business as the Urdd National Eisteddfod comes to Pencoed

13/04/2017 00:00:00

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The Urdd National Eisteddfod is a touring festival that attracts around 90,000 visitors per event, a vast TV and radio audience, as well as hosting hundreds …

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HR breakfast seminar - breaking the rules to create a high performance culture

13/04/2017 00:00:00

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Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
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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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Wales Export Forum

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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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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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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