Blaenau Gwent Prospectus

Distinctively Welsh, Blaenau Gwent has a heritage of manufacturing, which connects business opportunities and education, to provide a skilled and adaptable workforce. We support our citizens to reach their full potential by creating successful places to visit, invest, live, work and study.

Our Vision…

Our vision is to create and establish a positive image for Blaenau Gwent, reflecting the dynamism of the county and the South East Wales region, crafting a genuinely business friendly place to ensure Blaenau Gwent remains competitive, captures opportunity, and becomes a business friendly location where it’s ‘easy to do business’. 

Acting as advocates and ambassadors for the county, we will identify and champion those programmes and projects which support the achievement of our vision and will work with all investment partners to stimulate, enable and support active participation in the actions necessary for delivery.

A Warm Welcome

Blaenau Gwent provides a welcoming and lively destination for all visitors and those exploring the rich heritage, dramatic landscape, captivating towns and the wide range of events and activities available in the area.

We have a rich, but relatively new tourism offer; mostly based on the areas heritage, with sites from the Industrial Revolution, and as far back as prehistory.  Whilst the heritage story is very clear, there are many other new offerings as yet undiscovered.

Our Journey of Success

Our journey over the last 50 years has seen huge transformation to our economy and landscape.  We believe that success is a journey not a destination. 

A bias towards business

All things flow from a thriving local economy, so a top priority for us is crafting a genuinely business friendly place to ensure Blaenau Gwent remains competitive, captures opportunity, and becomes a business friendly location where it’s ‘easy to do business’. 

We recognize our role in achieving this and we have a ‘can do’ mentality that provides support for local businesses, investors and developers quickly and professionally. We offer our people, capital assets, contacts, experience and access to external funding to complement prospective private sector resources in order to deliver our vision.

Our regeneration projects include bespoke training and recruitment support for the manufacturing and engineering sectors as well as the construction industry.

Grow With Us…

Playing a major role in the development of major strategic projects within Wales, Blaenau Gwent has a proven track record in attracting and supporting international manufacturing businesses and has a strong pedigree of successful indigenous manufacturing companies. Our growing reputation at the cutting edge of sustainable economic development means that Blaenau Gwent offers the attitude and infrastructure to turn ground breaking ideas into global services and products.

Benefiting from its Enterprise Zone status, strong economic base, links to world-class universities, superb accessible location and competitive operational and employment costs, Blaenau Gwent is seizing the opportunity to move on to a new and more successful level.

Come and talk to us about your growth ideas.  We look forward to helping you deliver your plans.

Contact Us On 01495 355700 or business.services@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

Contact Information

Name: Sue John

Telephone Number: 01495 354669

Email: sue.john@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk