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South Wales Businesses Invited to Development Bank of Wales’ Drop-in Surgeries


The newly formed Development Bank of Wales is holding a series of free events for local business owners and managers.

The ‘Grow your business’ drop-in surgeries will help those looking to start or grow a business. Thirty-minute appointment slots are available on a one-to-one basis between 10:00 and 16:00.

Venue: Wales National Velodrome, Velodrome Way, Newport NP19 4RA

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Venue: Springboard Business Innovation Centre, Llantarnam Industrial Park, Cwmbran NP44 3AW

Date: Thursday 1 February 2018

Venue: General Offices, Steel Works Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 8UW

Date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Venue: Basepoint Chepstow, Beaufort Park, Chepstow NP16 5UH

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Micro loan Investment Executive Tara Lee-Fox will be on hand to discuss your business plans. She will be able to talk you through the range of funding that is available to help fulfil your business ambitions.

She says:

“We help businesses to grow by providing flexible loans that are quick and simple to access. This funding can then be used to finance the purchasing of much needed stock, plant, equipment or premises. It could also be used to support cash flow for the purchase of another business.

“These events are being rolled out across Wales. By working with all 22 local authorities and Business in Focus, we are able to provide loans from £1,000 to £100,000 for local businesses. In fact, if you’re an established business looking for a loan up to £10,000 we can give you a decision in just two working days.

“We’re keen to talk to as many local business owners and managers as possible so please do come along to our drop in surgeries.”

If you are interested, please email [email protected] to book a 30 minute slot. Alternatively call her on 029 2033 8110.


The Development Bank of Wales exists to help businesses in Wales start up, strengthen and grow, by getting them the capital they need across a range of routes.

As a unique resource in Wales, we offer flexible finance to all businesses at all stages, with funds available from £1,000 to £10million.

Our teams of friendly and dedicated staff all across Wales are on hand to provide guidance on the right investment and support for your business, and can provide the local insight which we know business owners value.

We’re one of the top five institutional venture capital investors in the UK by volume, with more than £100m invested in tech businesses.

We also work alongside partner organisations like Business Wales, and offers co-investment alongside banks, crowd funders, grants, private and corporate investors and other lenders.

And we’re committed to helping Welsh businesses improve their sustainability and achieving net-zero goals, helping them to transition to Wales’ green business future.

For more information, visit the Development Bank website at to find out more.


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