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Where to start with social media marketing – FREE Content Schedule Template

Friday 21 August 2020

Thank you for joining our free online webinar – how to get  started  with social media with Bethan Wright, Director, Red Digital – Events. Please see attached a copy of the presentation and the content schedule/planner template which you can use. To keep up to date and for further information on all of our upcoming webinars […]

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Vectis Card

Businesses invited to become a Vectis Card partner

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Are you interested in providing an offer to Vectis Card holders in Bridgend County Borough? What is needed from you? An offer or discount that you are comfortable with! Popular offers include a certain % off, spend x amount and get x amount off, even a free coffee when you buy a sandwich. Plus, if […]

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New Visit Bridgend website launches as tourism and hospitality sector start to reopen

Wednesday 15 July 2020

As parts of the tourism and hospitality sector start to reopen across Wales, Bridgend County Borough Council has launched a new destination brand and website, promoting places to visit in the area and providing information on activities and available accommodation. The new platform, visitbridgend.co.uk, was originally planned to launch ahead of the Easter holidays, but […]

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Risk Assessment

New tool helps businesses protect staff and customers

Wednesday 15 July 2020

A Covid-19 risk assessment tool has been produced by the Health and Safety Executive to help businesses manage risk and protect people. The online tool works by highlighting issues which need to be included in a risk assessment of the workplace – such as identifying certain hazards, looking at who might be harmed and how, […]

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Recording of employment law update webinar

Friday 10 July 2020

 Thank you for attending the employment law update webinar with Hugh James on the 8 July 2020. Please find below a link to the recording of Wednesday’s webinar and a copy of the slides here. https://vimeo.com/437088479 The password is: BridgendHJ Upcoming employment law update webinar with Hugh James – 16 September 2020 at 10am.

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Need for fresh investment in Bridgend County Borough ‘greater than ever’ following announcement by Ineos

Wednesday 8 July 2020

The Leader and Cabinet of Bridgend County Borough Council have expressed their disappointment and concern following news that Ineos is suspending its plans for establishing a new production facility at the former Ford Engine Plant site. Despite significant efforts and investment from a taskforce which includes Welsh Government and Bridgend County Borough Council, Ineos has […]

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Extra month of free rent to support traders’ Covid-19 comeback

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Traders who have not had to pay to use premises owned by Bridgend County Borough Council for the last three months are set to benefit from an extra month of free rent. While the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has been in effect, the local authority has not charged small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for renting council […]

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Support for start-ups in Wales

New Welsh Government start-up grant to support new businesses

Monday 6 July 2020

Welsh Government has announced a start-up grant to support new businesses dealing with the severe impact of coronavirus. The fund which is initially worth £5m will support start-up firms which fall outside the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme as they only began trading in 2019. Applications for the grant will open on Monday, […]

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Virtual Networking

Employability Bridgend holding weekly virtual cafe

Monday 6 July 2020

Although we have all been staying home to help keep Coronavirus at bay, it is still important to socialise and chat about issues we are having to a sympathetic ear. The NET team at Employability Bridgend have been running a virtual cafe on Google Meet for people to drop in and have a chat. They […]

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Anturio Gifts in Maesteg Shop Safe stickers

Businesses encourage people to shop safe – shop local!

Monday 6 July 2020

With shops reopening across Bridgend County Borough, residents can look out for window stickers and certificates indicating that businesses have completed free online training on how to keep customers safe from exposure to the coronavirus. Many businesses have completed the start-back training and it is anticipated that over 300 will have been trained over the […]

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