Celebrating Blaenau Gwent Businesses

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 (GEW19)

18th – 24th November 2019

People across the UK will join millions around the world in the largest celebration of entrepreneurship and start up culture for Global Entrepreneurship Week. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the UK entrepreneurs and the companies they create.
Over 170 countries will be celebrating, with 35,000 events being organised during the week – connecting more that million participants to potential collaborators, mentors and investors.   Blaenau Gwent will join in with the celebrations.  A series of events are being held this week in the Borough for new and existing businesses and entrepreneurs:

BG Effect Network – celebrating fourth anniversary of this networking event
• Free informal business networking opportunity.  Advice and support for new and existing businesses from Blaenau Gwent and partnership organisations at the Business Support Zone. Meet and network with other businesses.
• Tuesday 19th November 2019, 5.30pm – 8.00pm, The General Offices, Ebbw Vale
• To book your place click on the following link: https://eventpilot.evolutive.co.uk/eventDetails.aspx?siteId=323&eventNo=149372

Big Ideas Wales – Innovation In The Digital World
• Free seminar called for young people (between ages 16-25) who want to start a business and encourage entrepreneurial skills in whatever careers they chose. Topics will include importance of digital innovation and seizing the opportunity in the digital revolution.
• Tuesday 19th November 2019, 12.30pm -2.00pm, The General Offices, Ebbw Vale
• To book your place, click on the following link:                                            https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/innovation-in-the-digital-world/

Women’s Business Network
• Free Q&A session, discussion and networking including a presentation from a High Street Award 2018 winner.
• Thursday 21st November  2019, 9.30am – 12.30pm, The General Offices, Ebbw Vale
To book your place, click on the following link: https://eventpilot.evolutive.co.uk/eventDetails.aspx?siteId=323&eventNo=150556

Business Start Up drop in Session
• Free drop in session for business start-up.  Visit the Blaenau Gwent Economic Team for advice and support on setting up a business in the area.  Information about start up grants will be available. 
• Friday 22nd November, 10am – 12am, Blaina Library, High Street, Blaina
• No appointment required, just pop in between 10am-12pm
Business Drop in Session – Existing Businesses
• Free drop in session for exiting businesses in Blaenau Gwent. Advice and support for existing businesses in the area.
• Friday 22nd November 2019, 10am-12pm, The General Offices, Ebbw Vale
• No appointment required, just pop in between 10am-12pm

A Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Spokesperson Said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate entrepreneurs and businesses in Blaenau Gwent.  We need to acknowledge businesses and individuals who work all year around to make it a success and therefore vital to not only the local economy but also the UK. 
During Global Entrepreneurship Week, Blaenau Gwent Council’s Economic Development Team is organising and facilitating a number of events for those who may have an idea for a business start-up or whether you are an existing business and therefore potentially looking to grow.  There will be events to cater for the different target audiences such as women in business, helping young people to become entrepreneurs in the digital era and networking opportunities.
Business advice and support is available all year round through a number of events and an online free business platform called Blaenau Gwent Business Hub.”

Blaenau Gwent Business Hub https://www.blaenaugwentbusinesshub.co.uk/
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