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Supporting your business every step of the way | South Wales

business support and training south wales

A solid 30 year track record in business support

"Centre for Business" is Wales' premier Business Support Agency. We deliver the Welsh Government Start up Service and that helped create over 10,000 new businesses in South Wales and support over 8,000 existing businesses. If you're based in Swansea, Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire or the South Wales Valleys get in touch today.

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Startup and Grow - Funded Support and Advice for business

Considering a business idea? Need to grow your business? Centre for Business has free and subsidised services designed specifically for small businesses. Welsh Government funding allows us to deliver professional advice and consultancy at a fraction of the cost. Find out how your business can benefit?

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The South Wales Chamber of Commerce

Centre for Business is in partnership with the South Wales Chamber of Commerce. A modern, innovative, membership-based business support organisation run by local businesses, for local businesses.

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Our Services

Start up and Small Business Support

Startup and Small Business Support  We are set up to help people answer some very important questions. Questions such as

  • How do I start my own business?
  • Are there any funding or grants available for my business idea?
  • Where can I find quality training and develop my business skills and those of my staff?

A government accredited provider – Our preferred supplier status means that we can offer high quality training and support for businesses at a cheaper cost due to funding from the Welsh Government. South Wales Suppliers – Centre For Business has offices and staff working throughout South Wales including Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Swansea and South Wales Valleys. Contact us today to see how we can help your business.

Training Providers

Training Courses and HR Consultancy Our business skills training and HR consultancy are aimed at small companies either looking to get started in business those looking to grow or develop into new areas.

Prices & Costs– Our business skills training incorporates HR workshops and specialist international training and is aimed at small to large companies to grow and develop into new areas. Costs are stipulated on each course overview.

IIP and QCF’s (formerly NVQ) As well as offering individual training courses we can also help businesses with Investors In People, Modern Apprenticeships and NVQ’s.

IT Support, Training & Consultancy

IT Support for small business has never been more important. We offer IT advice and consultancy in a number of key areas.

  • Consultancy – Choosing the right IT hardware, business applications and suppliers. Developing an online marketing strategy.
  • IT Training – We offer courses in some key skills of internet marketing like social media, SEO and Search Marketing and email marketing to name but a few.
  • Web design / Marketing – A number of web design packages that fit all budgets. They can also be bought with supporting services like marketing or training. For bricks and mortar startups we bundle signage together at an incredibly cheap price.


Business Premises to Rent

Flexible terms on units and offices Small companies need flexibility and support. We have commercial premises suitable for a wide variety of businesses.

  • Serviced office space
  • Meeting and conference facilities
  • Car parking
  • City centre location

Check out our Commercial premises section or contact us direct to learn more about availability.

Latest Success Stories next prev

  • Although we have been in operation for 18 years, we wanted to make the best use of the services the Centre for Business could offer us as an established business. Since becoming residents within one of their properties, we have received a vast amount of help and information to assist us in running a successful business including: information on funding and grants, ICT website designing and training and development courses...read more

    James Williamson, RainbowBrite Cleaning Services

  • “From the beginning I knew I wanted to work for myself and have my own business, but I didn’t really know where to start. I got in touch with the Welsh Governments Business Start up contractor Centre for Business and, as well as teaching me essential skills, my business adviser helped me to set a deadline to get the business up and running. This really helped me to focus my time and energy, and I haven’t looked back since.”

    Emma Coslett, mobile beautician

  • “I had plenty of ideas but needed help channelling them into a focussed business plan which is why I approached the Welsh Government’s Business Start Up Service, which had already helped a friend of mine. I was paired with an advisor who listened to my ideas and offered some frank and honest advice on what I should do to turn my hobby into a business.”

    Menna Lloyd

  • When starting our business ReLIKE we knew that we were onto a new and novel idea but that it needed objective scrutiny. We had got ourselves so far but then we needed help. The Centre for Business was quick to answer our call and provided us with a seasoned business consultant who was experienced in setting up and running many successful businesses... read more

    Abbe and Eyal Opher, ReLIKE

  • Programme Title: Finance For Non-Financial Managers " It was a great training programme. I've got what I expected. Gwyn is an excellent trainer with good habit to focus on the student interest. Thank You !"

    Adrienn Unachukwu Hamori

  • Programme Title: Finance For Non-Financial Managers "The Course was/is extremely useful and excellently presented. I appreciate the CDS, handouts and examples for post course revision /look up."

    Steven Havy

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