South Wales Argus: Torfaen's Business Support and Development team look forward to 2019

With 2019 now well underway and with all the challenges and opportunities that the business world, economy and employers currently face, the business support team at Torfaen Economy & Enterprise at Torfaen council are looking forward to providing  dedicated support to  the business communities within Cwmbran, Pontypool and Blaenavon.

Recently relocated and now based at Springboard Business Innovation Centre, Llantarnam Park, Cwmbran the team are gearing themselves up for a busy year ahead.

Gaynor Wakeling, Business Development Manager who heads up the team says “We aim to support businesses across the whole of Torfaen in delivering long term, sustainable economic growth. Whether it’s an established manufacturer looking to create additional jobs or a high tech start up needing that unique environment in which they can thrive, the team are here to help entrepreneurs and business leaders realise their ambitions.”

Free, confidential help with, for example, business planning and marketing and publicity advice is available whilst networking opportunities abound through the local business club and programme of business events.

There is no shortage of opportunities for budding entrepreneurs to access guidance and help.  February 2019 saw the very first ‘Torfaen PopUp Business School’ take place. Sponsored by Torfaen Economy & Enterprise this motivating experience inspired a number of individuals to take those first steps in setting up their business.

Finding the right business property can be a challenge for the most experienced business leaders. Whether it’s a new venture needing simply a desk and phone, a retailer looking for test trading space in the popular Pontypool Indoor Market or a larger firm requiring specialist facilities, the team can help. The Torfaen online Commercial Property Directory is available to view for free. High growth science and tech start-ups can find a home at Torfaen’s iconic Springboard Business Innovation Centre ~ Wales.

If your business is currently located outside Torfaen and you are looking to move your business to a well-connected and accessible location in south wales then look no further than Torfaen!

To contact the team, discover more about Torfaen Economy and Enterprise, business events and news or to just sign up to receive  valuable business information for free:


Call: 01633 648644

Posted on: Wednesday 6th March 2019