Torfaen and Newport businesses join forces for successful 'Meet your business neighbour' networking event


On Tuesday 4th February 2020 businesses from Torfaen and Newport along with members of Torfaen Business Voice  enjoyed an evening of networking with the aim of forging closer trading partnerships between these neighbouring counties.

The event, created and hosted by Torfaen Economy & Enterprise and Newport Economic Development, was held at Rodney Parade, Newport.

Over 100 business people  from across a wide range of sectors took advantage of the free opportunity to introduce their businesses to each other over both informal and facilitated networking, and a buffet.

This was the second Meet Your Business Neighbour event hosted by Torfaen Economy & Enterprise, Torfaen council and follows on from their successful initiative with Blaenau Gwent in 2019.

Councillor Richard Clark, Deputy Leader & Executive Member for Economy, Skills and Regeneration at Torfaen Council, said: “Providing opportunities to help forge business relationships across county boundaries is a truly positive step towards strengthening our local economy.  I am sure that successful joint initiatives like these will help build and capitalise on the energy and commitment businesses in this part of south east Wales have.”

Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “This was an excellent event with an amazing turn-out and it was lovely to meet so many people representing our brilliant businesses in Newport and Torfaen. Working in collaboration with our neighbours, and introducing businesses to each other, makes perfect sense as we all share the same ambition to help employers flourish, boost the local economy and improve job prospects for our residents.”

For further information about business support services within Torfaen or Newport, please use the contact details below:


Torfaen Economy & Enterprise

Torfaen Economy & Enterprise provides direct and specialist support for businesses in the borough of Torfaen, including business and marketing advice, Torfaen Business Voice networking club, signposting to business agencies, supporting start ups  and help with finding business premises. We  can also provide bespoke support for businesses looking to move into the borough. We also manage the Cwmbran based Springboard Business Innovation Centre ~ Wales, a dedicated facility for early high growth tech businesses.


Call: 01633 648644

Twitter: @TorfaenBiz/@TorfaenBizCymru

Facebook: @TorfaenEnterprise


@NCCBusSupport                Newport City Council Business Support

Newport City Council’s Economic Development Team can offer free and confidential support to help locate suitable premises, advise on council related regulations, and assist in accessing financial aid and expert partner agency advice. 

We put businesses in touch with each other and advise on business networking opportunities.

Email or telephone (01633) 656656 to discuss your business needs further.

Posted on: Wednesday 19th February 2020