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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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UK Government launches digital tools for traders

Monday 10 February 2020

The Department for International Trade has launched two digital tools to provide information to businesses exporting goods in and out of the UK market. The free-to-use tools available on the Government website detail product-specific and country-specific information on tariffs, regulations and other topics in one place, saving businesses time and making it easier for them […]

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Hundreds of job seekers attend Porthcawl jobs fair

Monday 10 February 2020

Porthcawl Jobs Fair, which was held recently in the High Tide was a resounding success! There were over fifty stalls including Park Dean, Dunraven Windows, Domino’s Pizza, Bridgend County Borough Council and South Wales Police. The event was attended by hundreds of potential job seekers and almost one hundred people expressed an interest in receiving […]

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National Minimum Wage set to rise in April 2020

Wednesday 15 January 2020

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage are set to increase on 1 April 2020. The current National Living Wage for those aged 25 and over is £8.21 and is set to increase by 51p to £8.72. Elsewhere, from 1 April 2020, the National Minimum Wage rates for other age groups are: Those aged […]

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Inspire, hire, grow: capitalising on military talent

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Business in the Community Cymru has developed a toolkit to help employers recognise the valuable skills and experiences that veterans can bring to their business and the practical steps they can take to create a more veteran-friendly working environment. Businesses can follow a straightforward process to develop a strategic, forces-friendly recruitment and retention programme. This […]

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Workplace Wellbeing

FREE workplace well-being programme

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Are you an SME in Bridgend County Borough who would like to improve the health and well-being of your employees? You may be eligible for a FREE six week workplace well-being programme. Our programme, part-funded by The European Social Fund, aims to improve workplace well-being through delivering bespoke workplace health programmes, low level physical activity […]

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