Business

Business links and

support 

 

Make the most of the free help, support, and expertise available to help your business grow in Powys. 

Free help with business planning, marketing, business finance, technology, exporting and much more. Please click on the arrowed links  to find the help and support your business needs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Growing Business

 

> Business Wales

Starting a business? Growing your business? All the information, advice and guidance you need.

> Superfast Business Wales

Superfast Business Wales is a fully-funded business support service that can help your business exploit the array of digital technologies available through access to practical advice, information and support.

> Mid Wales Manufacturing Group (MWMG)

MWMG works on behalf of more than 140 Manufacturing and Engineering Companies across Mid Wales and the Borders, to drive economic growth and create new opportunities for its members and the Sector as a whole.

> Antur Teifi

We work with many hundreds of businesses to help them launch or grow and develop new markets.  We provide support services to them directly through our brands or on behalf of Government funded support programmes.

> Powys Workways Plus

The project will run for three years and will help over 670 people looking to start their own business; return to work or those hoping to take part in volunteering opportunities to improve their skills and confidence. It will be open to people across Powys who are aged 54 and older who are not currently registered unemployed or working.

> Development Bank of Wales

It's our business to help finance yours. Flexible business finance for companies based in Wales from £1,000 up to £5 million. Loans and equity. Secured and unsecured.

Research and Development

> Business Wales Innovation and Ideas Zone

Innovation can help your business become more competitive, increase sales and enter new markets. The Innovation zone is designed so that you can find out what support and funding is available to help you innovate.

> Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest European Union (EU) research and innovation programme, aimed at securing the global competitiveness of Europe.

> Innovate UK - Knowledge Transfer Network

Linking new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors.

 
Exporting and Overseas Trade

> Business Wales Export Zone

Whether you're offering services, licenses or products, exporting has the potential to transform almost every aspect of your business.

> Open to Export

Open to Export is the online community helping UK businesses get ready to sell overseas. Backed by Government and business, we are a not for profit social enterprise dedicated to helping UK companies grow through export.

> Mid Wales Manufacturing Group (MWMG)

MWMG works on behalf of more than 140 Manufacturing and Engineering Companies across Mid Wales and the Borders, to drive economic growth and create new opportunities for its members and the Sector as a whole.

 

Business Premises

> Powys County Council Property

View details of Powys County Council properties for sale or rent

> Wales Property Database

The Welsh Government's Wales Property Database is a free service where you can search for commercial land and property, available for sale and rent throughout Wales.

> Map of Powys Business Park Locations

Growing Business - Agriculture

> Farming Connect

Farming Connect helping you drive your business forward. Our enhanced programme is providing support which is transforming the business prospects of thousands of farmers and foresters.

> Natural Resources Wales

Find out about the work we do to make sure that the environment and natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, sustainably enhanced and sustainably used, now and in the future.

> Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has played a leading role in the development of agriculture and a vibrant rural economy in Wales for over a century since its formation in 1904. Today our work includes providing support for business, social welfare and education in rural communities, and the organisation and staging of our ever-popular Society events; the Spring Festival, the Summer Show and the Winter Fair.

 

Work Force Skills

 

> Skills Gateway for Business

Research has proved time and again the difference between success and failure is the quality of your people. Raising their skills is an investment in the future of your business. The Skills Gateway can make this a reality. Find out where you are today and how you can improve your skills to succeed.

 

> NPTC Group

NPTC Group, formerly Neath Port Talbot College and Coleg Powys merged on 1 August 2013. The College offers an exciting and varied programme of full- and part-time courses across its 12 campuses to more than 270,000 residents stretching across south to north Wales.

> University of Wales Trinity Saint David

The Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services team works with business and community organisations to provide access to a wide range of academic expertise and resources.

> Working with Aberystwyth University

The Research, Business & Innovation team provide a gateway for external organisations to discover more about the wealth of knowledge exchange opportunities offered by Aberystwyth University.

> CITB – Upskilling Construction Businesses in Mid Wales

CITB works with the industry and its clients to ensure the construction sector has the right skills, in the right place, at the right time.

 

Recruitment

 

> Careers Wales

We can provide you with recruitment support. Advertise your vacancy through our careers centres, and online through our free database (age criteria apply).  Contact us on 0800 028 4844.

> Jobs Growth Wales

If you’ve been considering a new business opportunity, an expansion plan or diversification, then Jobs Growth Wales provides fresh energy for your ideas. Take on an unemployed young person and the Welsh Government will help meet 50% of the cost for the first 6 months at the National Minimum Wage for their age. 

> Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way for your business to develop employees with the skills and experience you need.

> Business Wales - Recruitment Support

Through our collaborative working approaches with our partners we are continually developing innovative ways to match the skills of individuals with employment opportunities.

 

Powys County Council Services

 

A useful list of those council services most commonly used by businesses in Powys:

> Services for Business

> Business Premises and Commercial Property

> Trading Standards

> Environment and nuisance

> Planning & Building Control

> Trade Waste and Recycling

> Licensing and Permits

> Business Rates Discounts

> Heart Of Wales Business Solutions

 

Other Regulatory Services

> Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Apply for planning permission.

> HMRC

The UK’s tax, payments and customs authority responsible for safeguarding the flow of money to the Exchequer. Also facilitate legitimate international trade, collect UK trade statistics and administer Statutory Payments such as statutory sick pay and statutory maternity pay.

> Companies House

Companies House incorporates and dissolves limited companies, registers the information companies are legally required to supply, and makes that information available to the public.

> Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Looking after your business - whatever the size of your business, we have guidance to help you manage your health and safety.

 

 

 

Growing Business - Social Enterprise

 

> Social Business Wales

This site is suitable for those considering starting up or operating a social business. Social businesses include social enterprises, co-operatives, mutuals and employee owned businesses.

> Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) is an interdependent intermediary body whose purpose is to empower and equip the third sector in Powys, enabling it to deliver its aims and objectives effectively, and to represent and facilitate the engagement of the third sector at all levels of the strategic planning process.

> Wales Co-operative Centre

If you're a social business looking to grow, you're entitled to FREE specialist business support

 

Local Business Networks

 

> Brecon Beacons Tourism

> Brecon Business Club

> Builth Wells and District Chamber of Trade

 

> Federation of Small Business

 

> Hay and District Chamber of Commerce

 

> Llandrindod Wells Chamber of Trade and Tourism

 

> Llanfyllin & District Chamber of Trade, Industry and Commerce

 

> Mid Wales Chamber

> Mid Wales Manufacturing Group

> Mid Wales Tourism Cymru

 

> Newtown District Business Chamber

 

> Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO)

 

> Powys Business Networking

 

> Presteigne & Norton Chamber of Trade

 

> Royal Welsh Society

 

> Welshpool Business Forum

Resource Efficiency - Save Money

 

> Business Wales - Efficency Wales

Save your business money on Energy, Water and Waste Disposal.

> WRAP Cymru

Our work helps businesses, councils and householders prevent waste, recycle more and save money.

> Carbon Trust Wales

We support businesses across Wales, from large companies to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as they tackle their energy costs, their carbon footprint and make moves towards a sustainable, low carbon economy. 

 
 
 

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