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Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme

Monday 30 March 2020

The £100m Development Bank of Wales Fund which was announced last week is now fully subscribed for the Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme. Businesses seeking a loan should consider the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme available for SMEs through over 40 accredited UK lenders.be made available for companies that are experiencing cash flow problems. Please visit Business Wales for more information on […]

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Appeal to companies for personal protective equipment

Thursday 26 March 2020

Appeals are being made to firms across Bridgend County Borough for unwanted personal protective equipment (PPE) to help both social care and school staff providing emergency childcare during the outbreak of coronavirus. Bridgend County Borough Council is making the appeal for PPE which includes masks, nitrile blue gloves and plastic aprons. The Leader, Cllr Huw […]

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Businesses can apply for Welsh Government business support

Thursday 26 March 2020

The Welsh Government has announced a support package for certain businesses listed on the business rates register. The new package includes a year-long business rates holiday for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in Wales, with a rateable value under £500,000. We will be looking to automatically award the business rates holiday to all eligible parties […]

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Rent payment holiday for small businesses

Thursday 19 March 2020

Bridgend County Borough Council is to offer a three-month rent-free holiday for all small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which lease premises from the local authority. The measure would cover traders in the Bridgend Indoor and Maesteg Outdoor Markets as well as tenants of council-owned industrial starter units. Council leader Huw David said: “We understand the […]

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COVID-19: Advice and guidance for employers and businesses

Monday 16 March 2020

The rapidly changing nature of the Covid-19 outbreak has meant that information and advice from government is changing quickly. The UK Government and the Welsh Government websites offer the latest information as well as advice and guidance on Covid-19. Small businesses are being urged to make themselves aware of, and follow, Covid-19 guidance for employers […]

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Welsh rugby great joins businesses to celebrate St David’s Day

Tuesday 10 March 2020

One of Wales’ most celebrated rugby players, Ieuan Evans MBE, received a warm welcome at Bridgend Business Forum’s annual business breakfast in celebration of St David’s Day 2020 recently. Over one hundred business people attended the event held at the Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel, Coychurch, where Ieuan shared some of the most memorable moments of his extensive […]

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Bridgend business benefits from going digital

Tuesday 10 March 2020

A local Bridgend business, Walker Chiropractic, opened their second clinic in the area after noticing a high demand for chiropractic services. However, with more than one practice to run, Martyn and Sarah Walker had a desperate need to manage their busy diary and make life easier for their customers. The business owners weren’t sure where […]

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Exciting new vision for Welsh visitor economy launched at Rest Bay Water Sports Centre

Tuesday 10 March 2020

In January, First Minister Mark Drakeford and Deputy Minister for Tourism Lord Elis-Thomas unveiled an exciting future for the visitor economy in Wales at the recently opened Rest Bay Water Sports Centre. The Welsh Government has published a five-year plan to grow the visitor economy, focusing on Wales’ strengths, it’s landscapes, culture and places. The […]

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Employability Bridgend introduces NET Programme

Monday 10 February 2020

Employability Bridgend has recently introduced the Nurture, Equip, Thrive (NET) programme, funded by the European Social Fund, this programme will enable participants to improve their employment situation by offering support and guidance, confidence building and job searching with individualised action plans for participants. The project aims to help people increase working hours and wages earned, […]

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Retail radio for safer shopping

Monday 10 February 2020

The Storenet radio system which operates in Maesteg town centre is about to go digital. Each participating store in the town centre will soon be issued with a new digital radio system by M.R.S Communications who operate Storenet. The system, which is run in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council, South Wales Police and Maesteg […]

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