Capital Law is a commercial law firm. From its base in Wales, it works nationally and internationally with businesses of all sizes – from large corporations to those just starting up – across the private, public, and third sectors.
NatWest Cymru is one of the biggest supporters of start-up businesses in Wales and offers a wide range of services to people who want to start, run and grow a business. Among the free resources available to all entrepreneurs across Wales, at any stage of their business, is Business Builder. This open access platform provides access to regularly updated digital learning, virtual workshops and a supportive online community.
ALS, previous winners of the Fast Growth 50 awards, provide innovative recruitment solutions across the UK, including a brand new Hybrid Managed Service model for National Procurement Service customers in Wales.
Bad Wolf was founded to create ambitious, imaginative and relevant drama for the UK, US and global TV markets. An independent scripted production company based in South Wales, London and Los Angeles, it was the fastest growing firm in Cardiff in 2019 and 2020
BIC Innovation's key strengths are in research and development, innovation, manufacturing processes, internationalisation, export, finance and business planning. It uses deep functional expertise and sector knowledge, coupled with strong relationships with the public sector and industry to grow sustainable businesses. BIC Innovation work sin partnership with public sector agencies, developing and implementing intervention programmes designed to support economic growth.
Bluegg is a design agency based in Cardiff. It designs big, bold brands, websites and campaigns for businesses in the UK and around the world.
Business in Focus is a social enterprise that exists to support the growth of enterprise and in turn the economy of Wales. We provide expert advice to start ups and growing businesses together with affordable property options and advice on funding.
Business News Wales is a highly targeted news and information platform working in collaboration with over 60 organisations across Wales. With no political views or editorial agenda, our goal is to create the number one source of business news in Wales creating a level playing field for every business no matter of size.
The Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies (CEMET) provides Welsh SMEs with access to funded research & development. Working alongside businesses, CEMET utilises leading edge technology to create innovative products and services that will shape the future.
The Centre for Photonics Expertise, CPE, aims to accelerate business growth by working together with industry supporting the development of processes, products or systems. CPE’s pan-Wales team from four Welsh universities draws on leading academic capabilities offering light-based technological solutions to businesses across Wales at no cash cost to the company.
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Cognis Capital is a London based private independent alternative asset management firm established in 2003 with an emphasis on investing in Europe. Its investment management team brings decades of experience and provides a full suite of investment, corporate finance, consulting, private equity, venture capital and turnaround skills that are necessary to deliver its strategies.
Creating Enterprise, part of Cartrefi Conwy, is an award-winning building and maintenance contractor based in North Wales. In 2020, they were recognised as the fastest growing Welsh company by the Wales Fast Growth 50.
DEPOT is the ultimate warehouse space for Cardiff’s most creative pop up events. Since 2015, we have been creating exciting new events from Ginstock and By Order Of to Hip Hop Karaoke, Pizza & Prosecco and our Friday night sell-out, BINGO LINGO. We’ve been hired by industry leading businesses to deliver corporate events, beer festivals, and even international film shoots. We continue to create, innovate and be a proud part of Cardiffs creative scene.
Based at Grwp Llandrillo Menai, the Food Technology Centre plays a key role in transferring knowledge to the food industry in Wales, across the UK and internationally. The Rural Economy Hub at Glynllifon will comprise a Food Enterprise Park and a Knowledge Centre to support innovation and enterprise growth in the region.
GRC World Forums provides business insight and intelligence to governance, risk and compliance professionals. Based in Cardiff, GRC World Forums produce high quality information, alongside virtual and physical events, for senior executives and professionals. Its core sectors are Data Protection, Privacy, Security and Financial Crime and its content and conferences provide opportunities for GRC professionals around the world to gain the latest insights, guidance and advice from; industry experts, thought-leaders, vendors and consultancies.
Lab by Transport for Wales supports tech start-ups that have innovative solutions that can be deployed across Transport for Wales Rail. Through a 12-week accelerator programme has accelerated 13 start-ups into the rail industry, it helps creative, ambitious start-ups pivot their existing solutions and ideas to improve customer experience and business efficiency across Transport for Wales Rail.
Lux is a private client offering created by Charlotte Leyshon. It is an exceptional family law service for the most discerning of clients. Lux is committed to providing an innovative, exclusive and personalised family law service.
Mazuma are the UK's leading subscription-based service for small and micro businesses. No matter where you are in the UK, you can benefit from Mazuma's affordable, hassle-free accountancy services that take all the stress out of accounts and tax for you.
M-SParc is Wales’s first dedicated science park. Placing ourselves and its tenant companies at the heart of new developments, it is a hub of low carbon energy in the region where sectors cross-fertilise and innovate together.
Niche IFA is an award-winning firm of Chartered Financial Planners who provide independent, fixed fee financial advice across all areas of finance. Based in Newport overlooking the M4 motorway next to the Brynglas Tunnels, the company is also known for having a 32sqm digital billboard attached to the side of their head office, which they use to help promote local businesses and charities in Wales (including the Wales Start Up Awards).
The North Wales Economic Ambition Board (NWEAB) comprises the six North Wales Councils, Bangor and
Wrexham-Glyndwr Universities, Grwp Llandrillo Menai, Coleg Cambria, the North Wales
Business Council, the Mersey Dee Alliance and the Snowdonia, Anglesey and Deeside
Enterprise Zone Chairs.
Penderyn is a Welsh whisky distillery and brand, producing the first commercially available whisky made in Wales since the 19th century. Produced at the Penderyn Distillery in the foothills of the magnificent Brecon Beacons in South Wales, Penderyn is a single malt whisky produced in several expressions such as Madeira Finish, Peated, Sherrywood and Portwood
The Prince’s Trust Cymru helps young people across Wales to build their confidence and skills, and supports them into jobs, education and training. Founded by The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity supports 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed, struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Committed to supporting start-ups, its Enterprise programme helps 18-30 year olds take their first steps in self-employment and provides practical and financial support for the first two years of trading.
The Principality Building Society is the sixth largest building society in the UK and is owned by and run for the benefit of its 500,000 members. With over 160 years of experience, it currently takes care of over £11 billion of its customers' assets
Startup Stiwdio hosts dedicated incubation space and entrepreneurship programmes at the University of South Wales and is designed to help develop and grow new business ideas. It provides a bespoke startup business support programme, a great space to work, and the opportunity to grow business contacts through various networks and events.
With a combined population of approximately 698,000 people, the Swansea Bay City Region spans across the four local authority areas of Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire and Swansea. The Swansea Bay City Deal is a key part of the Swansea Bay City Region’s economic regeneration strategy. It is a partnership of eight regional organisations made up of local authorities, universities and health boards that aims to accelerate economic growth, providing the environment for businesses to start and grow across key themes.
Since their humble beginnings, Tiny Rebel have concocted hundreds of mouthwatering recipes, moved to an incredible new brewhouse, opened three bars and show no sign of slowing down. Now the leading craft brewery in Wales, their original approach to brewing that has been inspired by their own staff’s whimsical suggestions, has resulted in some of the most popular craft beers in the UK.
Town Square’s mission is to connect new start-ups to learn and grow together. This is achieved through the creation of
co-working and shared workspace, and content from authentic entrepreneurs shared online.
Universities Wales represents the interests of universities in Wales. Its membership encompasses the vice-chancellors of all the universities in Wales and the Open University in Wales. Its mission is to support a university education system which transforms lives through the work Welsh universities do with the people and places of Wales and the wider world.
The University of South Wales Startup Stiwdio is the new dedicated co-working space and incubator based at USW Cardiff Campus. Graduates with a business idea are supported through specialist startup business programmes, mentoring and professional advice to turn their creative idea into a successful business.
Visit Wales is the team within Welsh Government responsible for the development and promotion of the visitor economy in Wales. Its ambition is to grow tourism for the good of Wales: generating economic, environmental, cultural and health benefits that enrich the lives of visitors and local communities. Its role is to support and enable its partners to grow the tourism sector for the future.
Wales Week London is the annual showcase of activities and events that celebrate and promote everything that is great about Wales. This is the opportunity for Welsh organisations to promote their products and services, and develop new London-based audiences, partnerships and connections.
Young Enterprise in Wales is dedicated to providing the best business education in schools, colleges and universities in the region. It delivers a variety of Young Enterprise programmes from one day employability workshops to year-long immersive programmes