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New Support Workshops for Businesses in Monmouth and Abergavenny


Free start – up workshops, hosted by Business Wales the Welsh Government’s flagship business support service are taking place to help and support people from and Monmouth and Abergavenny 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 4.00pm on Wednesday, 31st October in Abergavenny’s Youth Centre (Old Hereford Road) and 9.15am and 4.00pm in the Bridges Centre in Monmouth on Tuesday, 13th November.

The courses aim to aid budding entrepreneurs to take the plunge and turn their business ideas into reality. All of the workshops are designed and delivered by experienced Business Wales advisers and provide knowledge, useful facts and practical advice to people who want to develop their business skills and get ready for self-employment.

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

“One of the priorities for Monmouthshire County Council is 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 and knowledge and 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 encourage everyone in Monmouthshire who wants to find out more, to come along.”

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

Business Wales, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, supports the sustainable growth of small and medium size enterprises across the country by offering access to information, guidance and business support.

To find out how Business Wales can help start or develop your business, call 03000 6 03000, follow @_businesswales or @_busnescymru or visit or for further information.