March 24, 2020

Can your business help with the COVID-19 effort?

The UK Government has established a new email address to help collect and prioritise offers for help from businesses aside from the Call for Action on ventilators. A reminder that any additional offers for support should be sent to: Ventilator.support@beis.gov.uk. People will be directed towards a webform to fill in with the relevant information. You can also call 0300 456 …

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June 1, 2018

PopUp Business School in Cardiff

PopUp Business School is a project which aims to give people the skills and support to start a business from the ground up, in just two weeks. A pop up business school ran in the city centre for two weeks and I went to visit on the final day to meet some of the participants and find out about their …

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August 31, 2016

Small Business Street Surgeries

During August I have had the pleasure of visiting many of the fantastic businesses in Cardiff Central during my small business street surgery sessions. I recognise the key role that small businesses play in the building of our strong communities and understand the tough challenges that many small business owners face, especially when starting out. These sessions have given small …

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April 10, 2015

Helping Small Businesses Thrive

Last week I was pleased to welcome Edwina Hart AM, Welsh Government Minister for Science, Economy and Transport, to Cardiff Central. We visited a great local business, Penylan Pantry, and chatted with owners Mel and Jo about setting up their business, and the challenges small businesses are currently facing. Mel and Jo set up Penylan Pantry just over a year …

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