Blaenau Gwent Celebrating Global Enterprise Week

Launch of New Services to Support Business Entrepreneurship
Celebrating Two Years of the Effect Network

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council will be celebrating National Global Enterprise Week with the launch of new initiatives and celebrating two years of its Effect Network.

Global Enterprise Week runs between 13th – 19th November and this year will celebrate 10 years of helping millions of people unleashing their ideas to start new businesses.  Blaenau Gwent’s Effect Network started two years ago with 46 members and has now grown to approximately 180 members.

As part of celebrating this success and encouraging global entrepreneurship; on 16th November Blaenau Gwent’s Economic Development Unit will be the hosting the Effect Networking event.  The evening will consist of celebrating the Effect Network and the launch of new initiatives to support businesses in Blaenau Gwent:

• Let’s get digital; In partnership with Superfast Business Wales. Find out how you can build your online presence
• Launch of the following initiatives:
o The Business Hub – a free smart new digital platform enabling local businesses and starts up to access business support, connect with each other and discover local opportunities. The Hub will provide a full, up to date, interactive and comprehensive service to businesses and start-ups in Blaenau Gwent.
o The Blaenau Gwent Business Awards – Categories will be announced and potential sponsorship opportunities will be highlighted.  Celebrating local businesses success at the event.
o Effect Business Fund to support new business start-ups – a new scheme will be announced at the event with the aim of providing financial support to businesses.

Further information about the Business Hub, The Blaenau Gwent Business Awards and the Effect Business Fund will be available following the event.  

Event Details:

Thursday 16th November 5- 7.30pm
The General Offices, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6AA
To book you your place click on the following link:

During the evening support will also be available from BG Effect, Blaenau Gwent’s Economic Development, Business Wales and Superfast Business Wales.

Cllr Dai Davies, Executive Member for Regeneration and Economic Development from Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Said:

“The Council is proud to be supporting this national event that helps to celebrate and support entrepreneurship within Blaenau Gwent. The Effect Networking event will mark this celebration and will be an exciting evening for businesses.   We will be highlighting their success and encouraging growth of businesses within the area, as well as announcing new initiatives that will provide further support to new and existing businesses. I would encourage businesses to book their places; Blaenau Gwent’s Economic Team will also be there to provide support and advice for your business.”