Making the cut

Friday 15 January 2021

After attending an Employability Bridgend event, one of the raffle winners received support and started her own business. Read more here: Making the cut pdf

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EU Transition

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Now that the UK has left the EU, there will be new rules from 1 January 2021. Read about how these new rules will affect citizens, businesses and travel to the EU. The UK left the EU on 31 January and has been in a transition period which will end on 31 December 2020. The […]

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November Ask the Expert: Your Digital Questions Answered

Monday 23 November 2020

Join us throughout November as Superfast Business Wales trainer Austin Walters answers the questions you asked us about digital. You asked: How do I sell online? Today there are multiple solutions to selling online. You could create an e-commerce store with WordPress and WooCommerce, or you could use a ready built “online shop” such as Shopify. There […]

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Regional Covid-19 Business Survey results

Monday 9 November 2020

As part of Bridgend County Borough Council’s ongoing support for businesses in the current Covid-19 pandemic, we recently undertook a survey asking whether businesses had all the information and support they needed to run their business safely. With the survey having ended on October 19, we are now able to share the results. The survey […]

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Wellbeing through Work’s ‘In-Work Support’ Service

Friday 6 November 2020

The ‘In-Work Support’ Service is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government and provides free and confidential support for employed and self-employed people with health issues that are affecting them in work. The Service also provides free Workplace Health Programmes for local small to medium sized businesses who want to take […]

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Prepare your business for the Brexit Transition

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Business Wales are running an Accelerated Growth Programme delivered by the Excelerator Consortium. A series of webinars are available which can help prepare your business for the Brexit Transition. Brexit Transition – The Clock is Ticking, Are You Ready? This webinar will look at the overall implications for your business; what it will mean for […]

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Financial support for businesses during national lockdown

Tuesday 20 October 2020

To support businesses during the lockdown fortnight, Welsh Government has announced a £300m financial support package. The Welsh Government said the funding will complement wage-support schemes available from the UK government and more information would be available shortly. Key elements of the support package will include: an extra £150 million into phase three of the […]

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Bridgend Business Forum annual awards ceremony

Monday 5 October 2020

It has been a difficult year for businesses and sadly due to the ongoing pandemic, the Bridgend Business Forum annual awards ceremony will not take place this year. Instead, we have heard from businesses across Bridgend County Borough about what being a forum member has meant to them and how they are coping with and […]

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New outdoor adaptations grant for businesses to facilitate social distancing

Thursday 27 August 2020

Property or business owners located in one of Bridgend county borough’s urban centres are being invited to apply now for grants of up to £10,000 for outdoor adaptations that facilitate social distancing in external areas. The funding can be used towards a variety of adaptations ranging from outdoor canopies and igloo bubbles to outdoor furniture […]

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Employers asked to follow five key steps to help keep people safe at work

Friday 21 August 2020

As an increasing number of businesses reopen, employers are being asked to follow five key steps to help keep people safe at work. The steps, set out by the Welsh Government, are as follows: Carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment Help staff to work from home whenever possible Take action to ensure that 2m physical […]

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