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Regional Covid-19 Business Survey results

Monday 9 November 2020

As part of Bridgend County Borough Council’s ongoing support for businesses in the current Covid-19 pandemic, we recently undertook a survey asking whether businesses had all the information and support they needed to run their business safely. With the survey having ended on October 19, we are now able to share the results. The survey […]

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Wellbeing through Work’s ‘In-Work Support’ Service

Friday 6 November 2020

The ‘In-Work Support’ Service is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government and provides free and confidential support for employed and self-employed people with health issues that are affecting them in work. The Service also provides free Workplace Health Programmes for local small to medium sized businesses who want to take […]

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Prepare your business for the Brexit Transition

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Business Wales are running an Accelerated Growth Programme delivered by the Excelerator Consortium. A series of webinars are available which can help prepare your business for the Brexit Transition. Brexit Transition – The Clock is Ticking, Are You Ready? This webinar will look at the overall implications for your business; what it will mean for […]

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Financial support for businesses during national lockdown

Tuesday 20 October 2020

To support businesses during the lockdown fortnight, Welsh Government has announced a £300m financial support package. The Welsh Government said the funding will complement wage-support schemes available from the UK government and more information would be available shortly. Key elements of the support package will include: an extra £150 million into phase three of the […]

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Bridgend Business Forum annual awards ceremony

Monday 5 October 2020

It has been a difficult year for businesses and sadly due to the ongoing pandemic, the Bridgend Business Forum annual awards ceremony will not take place this year. Instead, we have heard from businesses across Bridgend County Borough about what being a forum member has meant to them and how they are coping with and […]

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New outdoor adaptations grant for businesses to facilitate social distancing

Thursday 27 August 2020

Property or business owners located in one of Bridgend county borough’s urban centres are being invited to apply now for grants of up to £10,000 for outdoor adaptations that facilitate social distancing in external areas. The funding can be used towards a variety of adaptations ranging from outdoor canopies and igloo bubbles to outdoor furniture […]

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Employers asked to follow five key steps to help keep people safe at work

Friday 21 August 2020

As an increasing number of businesses reopen, employers are being asked to follow five key steps to help keep people safe at work. The steps, set out by the Welsh Government, are as follows: Carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment Help staff to work from home whenever possible Take action to ensure that 2m physical […]

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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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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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