Busisness Wales is Welsh Government’s business support service. The comprehensive bilingual website offers a wide range of resources to help businesses of all sizes to grow. The organisation also offers workshops and 1 to 1 support in Congl Meinciau occassionally.
Big Ideas Wales is part of Business Wales and they provide support to entrepreneurs to develop an awareness of the business sector and to help to develop their enterprise ideas. Big Ideas Wales provides information on the skills required to create a business and how to develop skills, learn about the relationship between the business and its customers, how to market the business and employ staff. In addition you can also receive support on starting a business on a part-time basis from home, and how to produce your ideas.
Telephone: 03000 603 000
The Development Bank of Wales was established by Welsh Government to support Wales’ economy by making it easier for businesses to get the funding required to start, strengthen and grow. It offers flexible finance for businesses in Wales ranging from £1,000 to £5million. Loans and equity. Secured and unsecured.
The Fund operates within the boundaries of Gwynedd Council and every business should have it’s operational centre or have a substantial number of full time permanent staff within Gwynedd’s boundaries. Eligibility is limited to businesses (including social enterprises) that are classed as Small and Medium Entreprises (SME).
The purpose of the loan is to create or develop a business and not to repay debts or other borrowings.
Small loans from the fund will be between £25k and £100k, with the opportunity to borrow larger amounts (Asset loan of up to £750k) as long as it is supported by warranty based on a good value asset (typically land and buildings).
Available to support businesses to make more use of Welsh in business. They can provide a tailored service to meet your requirements, offer practical advice and ideas and refer you to further relevant support.
The type of support available includes:
- demonstrating how to offer more services to customers in Welsh
- translation of signs, menus, social media messages and marketing materials – free
- improving the use of Welsh between staff and customers
- refer to learning providers who will improve Welsh skills at all levels
- demonstrate how to recruite Welsh speakers and Welsh learners
- assisting you to understand who the customers are and how Welsh can be important to them
- offer support on how to promote and market the business amongst Welsh speakers
- provision of bilingual goods such open and closed signs and badges showing that staff can, or are learning to speak Welsh.
ReAct helps people affected by redundancy to learn new skills and it encourages employers who are recruiting to recruit unemployed workers.
Two packages are available to you if you offer a job to someone who has been made redundant:
- Employer Recruitment Support pays employers who appoint individuals who lost their job in the past three months. This package offers up to £3,000 which is paid in four instalments as a contribution towards salary costs
- Employer Training Support is a separate optional fund which offers up to £1,000 for an employer to use to pay training costs that are relevant to the post of the individual appointed.
The employer may choose to apply for Recruitment Support only or for Recruitment and Training Support. It is not possible to receive Training Support unless you have Recruitment Support also.