Enterprise Zone

An important part of developing our local Torfaen economy and people is supporting enterprise and new business start ups. Whether it's facilitating your ideas, providing support for young budding entrepreneurs or our commitment to helping you develop your existing business, we are here to help you.

Here you can find out about our Enterprise Facilitation service. This provides free, confidential advice to anyone looking to set up a business or enterprise in the borough or any business in the area that needs help in overcoming any hurdles they may have.

Torfaen Economy & Enterprise and Gateway Credit Union are working together to offer sole traders in Torfaen a Business Start-up Loan. Discover more about how we can help you with this.

You can also read more about the Young Enterprise programme, the UK's leading enterprise education charity which aims to empower the next generation with the confidence to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy.

For anyone looking to trial, establish or expand their retail business, then take a look at the great opportunities at Pontypool Markets, including the  Victorian Market Hall that has received over £2m of invetsment in the last few years and is now home to the thriving Indoor Market.

You can also find out more about the Rural Development Plan and our local CreaTe Local Action Group which supports businesses, community groups and enterprises to develop innovative projects to help create social and economic benefits to Torfaen's rural wards

Take a look at the Business Advice and Marketing Advice we can offer you. And why not find out about the local Business Networking opportunities available and discover the benefits of being a member of the borough's thriving Business Club

TED is the owner of the following TED talk video. TED.com is a non profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas.

Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people's, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him.