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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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Businesses needed to sponsor Snoopy statues

Tuesday 19 October 2021

Businesses across Bridgend County Borough are being invited to sponsor a statue of the dog Snoopy as part of a walking trail planned for Porthcawl next year. Snoopy, Charlie Brown’s popular sidekick from the cartoon strip Peanuts, will be the star attraction of a Dogs Trust trail, which will feature six Snoopy sculptures Dogs Trust, […]

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Bridgend Council’s budget consultation has launched

Tuesday 28 September 2021

The council has launched its annual budget consultation for 2021, called ‘Shaping Bridgend’s Future’. The consultation aims to engage with residents on a long term vision for Bridgend County Borough. By completing the online survey, you can have your say on how you think we have performed as a local authority over the past year […]

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Businesses urged to stay alert to a fraud scam

Friday 20 August 2021

Businesses are being urged to stay alert as a fraud scam is targeting existing and potential suppliers of equipment to organisations such as the council. A local business has recently been defrauded out of almost £40,000 worth of goods. Businesses are reminded that all authentic emails from the council will originate from a ‘@bridgend.gov.uk’ email […]

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Property Index updated for businesses seeking town centre premises

Thursday 1 July 2021

The Town Centre Property Index has been reviewed and updated allowing businesses to make informed decisions about town centre properties without the need for a site visit. Prospective buyers looking for properties in Bridgend, Porthcawl and Maesteg’s town centres will be able to refer to the Index to evaluate properties for their business as well […]

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