Come and Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week.
This year’s BG Effect is celebrating its fourth anniversary in providing business support and networking opportunities.
The networking business event also ties in with celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week which sets out to connect, support and grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the UK and celebrate supporting UK start-ups.
With over 150 attendees at the last event, the Effect Network is the perfect way to informally engage with other local businesses and entrepreneurs for free. Members of the e Economic Development & wider Regeneration teams from Blaenau Gwent Council and from various partnerships organisations will be on hand to provide advice and support.
Visit the Business Support Zone
At the event you will find valuable information and advice on the business support initiatives available to you at our ‘Business Zone’:
• Business Start-up
• Business Growth and Innovation
• Sites and Premises
• Employment and Skills
• Brexit Toolkit and more!
The following organisations will be on hand to provide advice and answer your queries:
• Blaenau Gwent Council's Economic Development Unit, Aspire - Blaenau Gwent & Procurement
• Business Wales
• Superfast Business Wales
• Development Bank Wales
• South Wales Chamber of Commerce
• Communities for Work (CfW/CfW+)
• Smart Money Cymru
• Big Ideas Wales
• Business In Focus
• Business Sense Associates
• Cardiff City Region
• Careers Wales
• Food Skills Cymru
• Industry Wales
• Job Centre Plus
• The Prince’s Trust
• Thales – NDEC
• UK Steel Enterprise Ltd
• Wales A Food Destination
• Welsh for Business
• Welsh Government (Brexit team/Flexible Skills / Visit Wales)
At the event, the Council’s Regeneration and Economic Development teams will be launching a number of new initiatives including:
Blaenau Gwent Business Awards 2020
Blaenau Gwent Enterprise Framework
New industrial and Office Property Developments for 2020
Blaenau Gwent Business Hub – ‘Sign up’ Station
Refreshments will be available at the event. Register for the event by clicking on the following link:
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Spokesperson Said:
“The BG Effect Networking events have proved to be a valuable networking resource for businesses. Not only is this a chance for businesses in the area to meet with others and potentially develop opportunities, but it is one of a few ways to find out about the support and advice available to them. These events cater to new and existing businesses; whether you are looking for advice to grow or set up a business; we along with our partner organisations can provide this. We also welcome those from outside the area who would like to do business in Blaenau Gwent.
“We will be launching a number of exciting initiatives on the day. A number of teams from our Regeneration and Economic Development teams will be on hand to discuss business opportunities. I would encourage businesses and entrepreneurs to sign up via the link and come along.”