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Businesses have their say on Digital Christmas Festival

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Businesses have taken part in a survey, providing feedback on Bridgend County Borough Council’s inaugural Digital Christmas Festival. Designed to support local businesses by providing opportunities for showcasing products while enabling shoppers to browse at their leisure, the festival aimed to offer residents safe, alternative ways of celebrating Christmas in town centres during the coronavirus […]

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One of Wales’ leading export firms coming to Bridgend

Tuesday 9 February 2021

One of Wales’ leading export firms, Markes International, has signed a 15-year lease at Central Park on Bridgend Industrial Estate. The company manufactures equipment that can detect traces of chemicals in the atmosphere for clients globally. Markes International are relocating from Llantrisant to Bridgend, where the building is being renovated by its owner Wendon with […]

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New rent discount for market traders and small business units

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Bridgend County Borough Council has extended its concessionary rent scheme for market traders and occupiers of small industrial units. The 50 per cent discount, which will be in place until 31 March 2021, forms part of a phased series of concessionary rent rates originally introduced to support small and medium-sized businesses as they reopened following […]

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Bridgend Indoor Market to reopen for essential traders

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Bridgend Indoor Market will reopen on Wednesday 10 February with essential retailers being able to resume trading. The market will be open from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday, and five food traders are preparing to reopen. They include a bakery, butcher and delicatessen, as well as fruit and veg, and health food stalls. A […]

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Funding accepted for Bryngarw Country Park improvements

Tuesday 9 February 2021

A sculpture heritage trail and other improvements are on the way to Bryngarw Country Park after additional Welsh Government funding was accepted by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday 19 January. In 2019, a £500,000 Valleys Regional Park Discovery Sites Capital Grant was awarded by Welsh Government develop a new education […]

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New business funds available for innovation, start-ups and property adaptations

Tuesday 9 February 2021

New funding through the Bridgend County Economic Taskforce will be available to Bridgend businesses in the coming months. The funds, from Bridgend County Borough Council’s Economic Futures Fund, will support start-ups, adaptations to business properties and innovative proposals which help support the economy both during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. They include: Business Start Up […]

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New business funds available for innovation, start-ups and property adaptations

Thursday 28 January 2021

New funding through the Bridgend County Economic Taskforce will be available to Bridgend businesses in the coming months. The funds, from Bridgend County Borough Council’s Economic Futures Fund, will support start-ups, adaptations to business properties and innovative proposals which help support the economy both during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. They include: Business Start Up […]

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Six key actions

Tuesday 26 January 2021

The six key actions many firms may need to take are: Goods – if you import or export goods to the EU, you must get an EORI number, make customs declarations or employ an agent to do them for you, check if your goods require extra papers (like plant or animal products) and speak to […]

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Making the cut

Friday 15 January 2021

After attending an Employability Bridgend event, one of the raffle winners received support and started her own business. Read more here: Making the cut pdf

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EU Transition

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Now that the UK has left the EU, there will be new rules from 1 January 2021. Read about how these new rules will affect citizens, businesses and travel to the EU. The UK left the EU on 31 January and has been in a transition period which will end on 31 December 2020. The […]

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