May Newsletter


Are you in need of an office or workshop? We offer a space for all types of businesses here at Congl Meinciau enterprise centre in Botwnnog. We currently have two office spaces left to rent! The two offices are very different with relation to size. If you are interested and in need of more information about this office space, then do not hesitate to contact us.

One of the offices is quite small and would be perfect for somebody looking to start up a new business or looking to relocate from working at home. The second office space is the perfect opportunity for a growing company to set roots. The large windows in this office space allows you the perfect opportunity to marvel at the beautiful nature that surrounds the village.


Courses + Training

Congl Business Wales: One to One Tendering Surgeries 05/06/2018
We are working with Business Wales to offer one to one tendering surgeries to help companies develop their skills and knowledge in tendering successfully.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Training – 05/06/2018
Due to the success of the first course in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training, as well as the high demand, we organised more GDPR training sessions with Cwmni CELyn. These training sessions ensure that you have the information needed to comply with the new law. We organised another training session at the enterprise centre on Tuesday 05/06/2018 (full) and Monday 18/06/2018. If you need to ensure you are complying with the new law then contact us to secure your place on one of these training sessions.

First Aid in The Workplace 12/06/2018
We have a First Aid training session at the centre that will give you the information needed in an emergency. This one-day course includes both theory and practical sessions and will cover basic lifesaving first aid. The course will cover:
• Role of First Aider
• Resuscitation
• Airway management
• Learn how to use a defibrillator
• Choking
• Learn how to perform CPR in an emergency
• Recovery position
• External Bleeding
• Treatment of minor injuries

One to One Business Advice Surgeries 28/06/2018
We are working with Business Wales to offer free one to one business support for those who are interested in starting their own business or looking for support to grow their business. If you would like to book your place for any of the upcoming courses or have any questions and queries about an event or a course at our Centre, then please contact us.

To be informed about any other events and courses that we will be organising over the upcoming months then keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and posters around the local area.


Information and Networking Event

As a part of Gwynedd Business Week, we held an information and networking event here at Congl Meinciau. During the event Busnes Cymru, Banc Datblygu Cymru, Be Nesa Llŷn?, Welsh for business, and Daffodil Foods all had the opportunity to give a presentation to the attendees.
We are looking forward to organising another event like this next year.

New Team Member:

In March the Centre got a new member of staff to join the office in Botwnnog. Cari Taylor now works at Congl Meinciau as an Administration Officer alongside the Centre manager, Darren Morley. Cari, who has previously worked in customer Service and the food industry is excited about starting a new adventure as well as the chance to develop her skills and gain new experiences. This employment was done through the Jobs Growth Wales program which is funded by Welsh Government. More information about Jobs Growth Wales, employment vacancies, and your eligibility available on their website –

Imbyll Design:

We have had a new business join the centre! A big welcome to Imbyll Design – we are very happy that they have joined us here at Congl Meinciau. The business moved into their new office space in May. Imbyll Design is a creative agency that offers their services to businesses who need new websites, businesses who are looking to rebrand their current online appearance or need support with digital marketing among other services. For more information about Imbyll Design –
We are looking forward to see how the business will grow during their time here at the centre.


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law comes into force on the 25th of May, 2018. This General Data Protection Regulation law affects any business and organisation that deals with personal information and data. This means that you will need to secure that you are aware how and why this law affects you and what exactly it is that you need to be doing to comply with the law.

In our centre in Congl Meinciau on the 30th of April, we held a course ran by Cwmni CELyn.  This course ensured that those who attended were aware of what it is that they need to do to ensure complying with the General Data Protection Regulation law and that they gather and share information in a legal and safe way for everyone involved. Due to the high demand and the success of the first training session, we proceeded to organise another training session with Cwmni CELyn here on 05.06.2018 (which is also full) and another session for Monday the 18th of June.  If you would like to attend the training session, please get in contact with us.

Here are some resources regarding complying with the new GDPR law:


Rise in National Living and Minimum Wage

The rates of the National minimum and the Living wage has now risen since April 2018. All businesses and employers now need to ensure that they are following the new guidelines.

More information regarding the current rates are available here:


Co-Working with Ysgol Botwnnog:

Darren and Cari had the opportunity to be judges during a Dragon’s Den event at Ysgol Botwnnog. The students were all in their groups and had to come up with a business idea which they then had had to do a presentation of. This presentation was done in front of the judges – their teacher, Mr. Bee, and the enterprise centre staff members Darren and Cari. With tastings of fudge and cupcakes as well as fun and innovative presentations both Darren and Cari left feeling inspired by the students’ ideas and skills.

The centre is very excited about working with the school yet again in the upcoming months where students will be coming down to the centre to have a fun business day where they will be given presentations by role models, will be meeting businesses already here at the centre, and will have the chance to create and market their own business ideas as a part of a competition.



We are very proud to say that we now have a defibrillator outside the centre. Funds were raised by the Calonnau Cymunedol Botwnnog group and a big thank you goes to Noel and Gwyneth for their hard work in raising the money. We held a very successful evening where over 50 people from the village of all ages turned up to see how the defibrillator is used. Thanks to Sue for leading the event and showing us how it is done and thank you to Cegin Grug for providing the refreshments.