Boost for Bargoed businesses of the future
10:00am Tuesday 26th February 2013 in News
WANNABE Alan Sugars in Bargoed have received a boost with the opening of the Taste of Enterprise shop in the town.
The shop opened its doors for a free activity day recently, aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship in the area.
The project , promoted by Caerphilly council, supports members of the community, who are in the early stages of considering setting up a business. The shop offers a free space for people to test their ideas in a low risk environment, to find out if they have what it takes to be able to work for themselves.
Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development at Caerphilly County Borough Council, attended the event and said, “This new shop offers a great resource to the people of Bargoed and the surrounding areas, who are thinking of taking their first steps towards setting up a new business. It is a flexible scheme offering ample support to clients from experts in their field, helping to make new business ideas a reality.”
The recent event gave attendees the opportunity to try their hand at a number of activities, promoting the type of local work currently on sale, including arts and crafts, and cake decorating.
Pontlottyn artist Lee Price, with jewellery maker and artist Stephen Adams of Shiny by Design, are just two of many local entrepreneurs that have taken advantage of the free selling space. The shop supports a diverse range of businesses including many from the creative sector such as arts and crafts, music, design and textiles incorporating both formally trained and self taught clients.
For further information please contact the Taste of Enterprise team on 01685 377 141 or visit www.tasteofenterprise.co.uk