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Monmouth and Abergavenny Host Free start-up workshops


Free start-up workshops, hosted by Business Wales, the Welsh Government’s flagship business support service, are taking place to help and support people in Monmouthshire who are considering starting or running their own business.

The start-up workshops cover a variety of topics, including developing a business idea, sourcing finance, business planning, pricing and marketing, and will take place between 9.15am and 4pm on Wednesday, 27th February in Abergavenny’s Youth Centre (Old Hereford Road) and in the Bridges Centre in Monmouth on Thursday, 21st March.

The courses aim to aid budding entrepreneurs to take the plunge and decide whether self-employment is for them. All workshops are designed and delivered by experienced Business Wales advisers and provide an opportunity to ask questions and network with like-minded people.

Councillor Bob Greenland, Cabinet Member for Enterprise at Monmouthshire County Council said:

“The council is keen to support and encourage business growth and job creation.  We’re delighted to recommend these helpful workshops to anyone aiming to start their own business in the county.”

Melanie Phipps, Business Adviser at Business Wales, said:

“Our role as business advisers is to share experience, provide practical advice, support and knowledge to instil confidence among people at the start of their business journey.

“Our fully-funded workshops provide a great starting point for all attendees who want to gain an understanding of the key principles and practical skills required to start and run their own business, so I would encourage everyone in Monmouthshire who is considering self-employment, to come along.”

For more information on venues and to book places, visit, email [email protected] or call 01656 868500.