Start your own Business



​​We are able to offer one on one advice to anyone thinking of starting a business, just drop our Business Start Up Manager Dewi Gray an email to arrange this.

This page has also got loads of links to other organisations that we feel will provide you with more advice and guidance. 

Business Wales

Business Wales is the Welsh Assembly Government support service which aims to assist graduates in starting up new businesses in Wales that demonstrate growth potential. 

If you have an idea that you want to develop into a business, Business Wales can help you get started and improve your chance of success.

You can get a range of free services to help you start and grow your business, including:

  • locally run taster sessions to get you thinking about running your own business
  • a range of business skills workshops to help you build and plan your business
  • face to face advice surgery sessions with professional business advisers
  • ongoing one to one business advice to develop your business idea and support you once you have started trading
  • help to find business finance
  • start up bursary for recent graduates (NVQ4 or above)
  • Young Entrepreneur's Bursary for young people aged 16 to 24
  • enhanced support to help if you have a business with the potential to grow and employ staff.

You may also be eligible for further support to help you overcome practical barriers to starting a business. This could include:

  • care requirements
  • disability
  • language

See this website for more information.

You may also want to explore the links below which give some great information about starting a business.:


Young Enterprise Wales

Young Enterprise is the UK's leading business and enterprise education charity a great place to look for developing skills and experience.​​


Shell live WIRE

Shell live WIRE is the UK's largest online community for young entrepreneurs aged 16-30. The site offers free business start-up advice and start-up awards from £1000 to £10000 to help young graduates get their businesses of the ground.


Princes Trust

The Princes Trust offers a variety of advice, help and guidance including the enterprise programme which supports 18- 30 year olds work through their business ideas.


Business Link

Business Link offers a wide selection of advice on business start-ups.



All the advice and guidance you could need on financial aspects of running a business.