Business Finance & Support
In these financially testing times it is good to know that there is support available to new and established businesses alike in the form of government grants, publicly-backed finance and loans in addition to business support via mentoring and consultancy.
The government have made available via the new Gov.uk website a tool that will enable you to discover what type of support is available to you or your business. The link to the website is highlighted below:
The tool is very straight forward to use asking you a series of questions about your business, what type of support you are looking for, be it equity, finance, grant, loan, expertise & advice or a recognition award. Once these questions are answered the tool will provide you with a list of all available sources of the support you require.
Financial assistance and mentoring is also available via the Welsh Government.
As stated on the welsh government’s own website if you are thinking of starting a new business in Wales, or are interested in growing your existing business, they can provide you with information and access to support from private, public and other providers on the following areas:
- General business advice
- Access to information & expertise
- Information on how to tender for government contracts
- Access to equality and HR information
- Access to environmental management and waste information
- Access to international trade support
- Workshops on a wide range of subjects including setting up a new business, accessing finance, trading abroad and recruiting staff.
To assist you in these areas the Welsh Government have their own website known as Business Wales and referenced below:
On this website you will find a resource that should prove to be very helpful in obtaining the support you require irrespective of the stage that your business is currently at. If you would prefer a face to face meeting with an adviser who can assist you then there are business advice centres throughout Wales the two offices in South East Wales are located at the following addresses:
Trefforest – Centre Court, Main Avenue, Trefforest Industrial Estate, Pontypridd, CF37 5YR
Newport – Orion Suite, Enterprise Way, Newport, NP20 2AQ
Business Wales Helpline: 03000 603000 is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, other than on bank and public holidays.