Creative businesses are the fastest growing sector in the UK economy, now accounting for one in eight of all businesses, the Creative Industries Federation says.
“We have huge ambitions for the company and the support from the Development Bank of Wales is crucial to achieving these. We are securing relationships and working with several manufacturers with strong brands to sell into the UK. We want to become the largest independent distributor of these types of products with our own branded […]
By Amanda Walters The decision to become a freelancer is one that many people in the US come too. The idea of working for yourself and not being tied down to just one organisation is a liberating thought and can make for an exciting and varied career. Unfortunately, it does mean that you have to […]
“We’re proud to be based in Wales, and firmly believe that Ayoa can help people improve their work processes around the globe,” Chris Griffiths, owner and founder.
“Smokey Pete and Sam Van Tân are out on the road cooking up a storm and now with the help of the Development Bank, we can also offer the good people of Cardiff an amazing taste of Italy right here in Cardiff Indoor Market. It’s a recipe for success,” Jeremy Phillips, co-founder.
“This is a show of faith from the syndicate of angel investors, Angels Invest Wales and the Development Bank of Wales that this is a business that’s going places with a growing UK and worldwide market opportunity,” Andrew Diplock, Drone Evolution’s lead investor and Chair.
The government’s scheme to support the self-employed has today opened for claims, weeks ahead of schedule. From this morning (13/05), an 80% grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be available for self-employed individuals or members of partnerships whose business has been affected by coronavirus. The scheme is expected to benefit millions, with payments expected to […]
By Ercan Demiralay, Partner at Wellers. The health, financial and business implications of coronavirus on the UK are still an unknown, but likely to be enormous. With societies across the globe on lockdown, many aspects of business life have ground to a halt. Whether an enterprise has been impacted by a reduction in footfall, reduced […]
Originally featured on the Starling Bank blog. For more information on the support Starling are offering their customers, click here. By Anne Boden, Starling Bank As an entrepreneur myself, I’m acutely aware that behind every small company that’s suffering because of the coronavirus emergency is a business owner, or team, feeling the stress very personally. Some […]
“The support and guidance from the team at the Development Bank of Wales has been instrumental over the last 18 months. Their experience of providing funding for MBOs coupled with their understanding of our business goals means that we have found an investor that genuinely shares our excitement and passion. That’s worth so much more […]
By Jess Coles, Director, Emerson Nash. This past month since the pandemic has hit our shores our world as we know it has been turned upside down. As with all ‘black swan’ events the impact on our economy has taken a huge hit – people are staying home, not spending and ultimately many small businesses […]
“There is a clear local need for quality new homes in Caernarfon and we are pleased to be able to help to meet that demand with our development,” Matthew Gilmartin, Managing Director.