Torfaen business club has new chair for 2018

More than 60 members of the Torfaen business community met at Greenmeadow Golf Club in Cwmbran on Thursday for the first meeting of Torfaen Business Voice for 2018.

As well as an opportunity to network, attendees heard from the Development Bank for Wales which was set up by the Welsh Government to make it easier for businesses to access finance and funding opportunities.

The event marked the first event for new chair Ashley Harkus from Everett, Tomlin, Lloyd and Pratt who takes over from out-going chair Dennis Rickets.

For the first time the meeting was also sponsored, with Bron Afon Community Housing sponsoring the evening.

Mr Harkus said: “It is a privilege to take over as the chair of Torfaen Business Voice. Dennis has done a fantastic job chairing the business club over the years and I hope that he will continue to play a valuable role in bringing Torfaen businesses together.

“Torfaen Business Voice offers a fantastic opportunity for businesses to showcase themselves to the wider Gwent business community. I would like to thank Bron Afon for supporting this event, and urge local businesses who wish to sponsor future events to get in touch. It’s testament to the success of our club that we’re able to attract this calibre of sponsor, allowing us to continue to offer great value for money for our members in these uncertain financial times.” 

Alan Brunt, Bron Afon’s Chief Executive said, “It was great to see so many local businesses coming together and sharing ideas – we’re proud to have sponsored such a productive meeting. Bron Afon’s spent in excess of £90 million with local businesses over the last ten years, and with our new corporate plan for the next five years setting out some ambitious goals for us, we want local businesses to continue to play a major part in that.”

Anyone wishing to find out more about the business club, or to sponsor future events, should contact or


Posted on: Monday 19th March 2018