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Checklist and action plan for sexual harassment in the hospitality industry available

Friday 20 May 2022

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have launched a checklist and action plan to help employers in the hospitality industry tackle sexual harassment against their staff. A recent study found that more than half of women and two-thirds of LGBT+ people reporting experiencing workplace sexual harassment in the hospitality sector. The resources contain safety […]

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Community grant available for rural pubs

Monday 16 May 2022

A Community Services Fund to enable rural pub owners, licensees and local communities to work together to sustain local services in Wales is now available. Pub is the Hub will help to assist project that supports the needs of local communities, by using pubs to offer a new service or replace one that has already […]

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New business network in Bridgend launches

Thursday 12 May 2022

A new business network based within Bridgend County Borough has officially launched. The Bridgend Business Network will be launching this month and will run on a monthly basis to help businesses network within Bridgend. The network currently operates with a Facebook & LinkedIn group, that businesses are invited to join. The first meeting will be […]

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Stepping Stone Spa nominated for ‘Spa of the Year award

Monday 9 May 2022

A local spa based in Bridgend have been nominated for ‘Spa of the Year’ award at the Welsh Hair & Beauty Awards. The awards show aims to highlight businesses within the hair & beauty industries that have given exceptional customer service towards residents. Stepping Stone Spa, who are based in the Heronston Hotel in Bridgend […]

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Support for migrants available through ReStart program

Monday 9 May 2022

Support is now available for migrants who arrive in Wales fleeing war or persecution to gain employment through the ReStart program. Migrants have a diverse range of skills and experience that can suit any business and employers are being encourages to invest in them and help then start a new life in Wales. As part […]

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Green Top Events come to Bridgend County Borough

Tuesday 3 May 2022

A new street market has launched in Bridgend County Borough. Green Top Events, who are based in Newport, have brought their artisan food, craft and gift markets to Bridgend and Porthcawl, after successfully seeking permission from Bridgend Council. Many local businesses will be hosting stalls on the street market and will allow residents to support […]

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Maesteg Business Association launches Instagram account

Monday 25 April 2022

Maesteg Business Association have created a new Instagram account to support local town centre business and help promote the towns shopping offer. Any businesses that are trading within Maesteg town centre are invited to contribute to the account by sending in photos along with a caption and relevant hashtags. If you would like to be […]

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UK Government offers support for businesses to install charge points

Monday 18 April 2022

The UK Government is now offering support for businesses to help install charging points for vehicles. The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints. The scheme is available to the following businesses: B&B’s Campsites […]

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Businesses invited to have their say on the Future Skills Agenda

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Businesses in Bridgend County Borough have been invited to have their say on the Future Skills Agenda in the Cardiff Capital Region. The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Employment and Skills Plan was launched in 2019 and has seen massive changes in the way businesses work since its inception. The changes that have been brought on […]

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Bridgend Elevate and Prosper Project launches pop-up initiative

Monday 17 January 2022

The Bridgend Elevate and Propser Project has officially launched a pop-up initiative, designed to invite businesses to trial an idea in the style of a pop-up format. The project will work by developing a series of pop-up initiatives to create opportunities for start-up and micro business growth, encourage greater footfall and dwell time, and enable […]

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