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Coronavirus Business support

More than £18m Covid-19 business funding awarded to local firms

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Local businesses have benefitted from more than £18m of business grant funding issued by Bridgend County Borough Council as part of Welsh Government’s Covid-19 business support package. Since the £1.4bn financial rescue package was announced, the council has processed 1,440 applications on behalf of the Welsh Government. Applications are still being received and are currently being […]

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Personal Protective Equipment donations

Excellent response from local businesses to council’s PPE appeal

Monday 6 April 2020

Businesses across Bridgend County Borough have donated thousands of masks, gloves and overalls after an appeal for unwanted personal protective equipment (PPE) was made by the local authority. Over the last few days the Ford plant in Bridgend, Nolan Recycling, Dragon Laser, Prodem Fire and Safety and Shelly’s Foods have come forward to donate supplies. […]

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Coronavirus Business support

Council assures businesses that Covid-19 grant support is on the way

Friday 3 April 2020

Bridgend County Borough Council is assuring local businesses that Welsh Government Covid-19 business grants are on the way to eligible applicants. The non-repayable business grants of £10,000 and £25,000 are being administered by the council and registrations are currently being processed, subject to eligibility checks. Council leader, Councillor Huw David said: “We have received 775 […]

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Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme

Monday 30 March 2020

The £100m Development Bank of Wales Fund which was announced last week is now fully subscribed for the Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme. Businesses seeking a loan should consider the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme available for SMEs through over 40 accredited UK lenders.be made available for companies that are experiencing cash flow problems. Please visit Business Wales for more information on […]

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Appeal to companies for personal protective equipment

Thursday 26 March 2020

Appeals are being made to firms across Bridgend County Borough for unwanted personal protective equipment (PPE) to help both social care and school staff providing emergency childcare during the outbreak of coronavirus. Bridgend County Borough Council is making the appeal for PPE which includes masks, nitrile blue gloves and plastic aprons. The Leader, Cllr Huw […]

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Coronavirus Business support

Businesses can apply for Welsh Government business support

Thursday 26 March 2020

The Welsh Government has announced a support package for certain businesses listed on the business rates register. The new package includes a year-long business rates holiday for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in Wales, with a rateable value under £500,000. We will be looking to automatically award the business rates holiday to all eligible parties […]

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Rent payment holiday for small businesses

Thursday 19 March 2020

Bridgend County Borough Council is to offer a three-month rent-free holiday for all small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which lease premises from the local authority. The measure would cover traders in the Bridgend Indoor and Maesteg Outdoor Markets as well as tenants of council-owned industrial starter units. Council leader Huw David said: “We understand the […]

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COVID-19: Advice and guidance for employers and businesses

Monday 16 March 2020

The rapidly changing nature of the Covid-19 outbreak has meant that information and advice from government is changing quickly. The UK Government and the Welsh Government websites offer the latest information as well as advice and guidance on Covid-19. Small businesses are being urged to make themselves aware of, and follow, Covid-19 guidance for employers […]

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St Davids Day breakfast

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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