Business Week 2018

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This year, Gwynedd Business Week will be held between 21 and 25 of May.

During the week...

  • we will celebrate and promote local business success and will offer a great opportunity for all kinds of local businesses to come together to network and exchange ideas.
  • a variety of events will to be held across Gwynedd.
  • the highlight will be the Gwynedd Business Gala Dinner, (held on 24 of May at The Management Centre, Bangor.) Gwynedd Business Network will present an award to the person nominated as the 'Gwynedd Business Person of the Year'.
  • Gwynedd branch of the Federation of Small Businesses will present an award to the 'Young Entrepreneur' that has successfully established in the current year and has positively contributed to the economy of Gwynedd.

 Further details with respect to the business events will follow shortly.



Monday 21 May 2018

1. Gwynedd Business Week Launch Event – Business Breakfast

8:00 – 10:00, The Management Centre, Bangor

Join us for the launch of the Gwynedd Business Week 2017.

This FREE breakfast launch event will be an opportunity to network with representatives from the private and public sector. The topic will be the “North Wales Growth Deal”,  with a keynote speech by Iwan Trefor Jones, Corporate Director, Gwynedd Council and member of the North Wales Economic Ambition Board followed by a Q & A session.

Further information

On-line Registration or email:

2. Branding and Marketing Workshop

9:00 - 16:00, Reichel Hall, Bangor University

This workshop is a must for any business of any size that needs to get more from their brand and marketing.

Places are limited so make sure you book your place.

Further information

On-line Register

3. Building a Resilient Business Event

15:00 - 18:30, Blondin Restaurant, ZipWorld, Bethesda , LL57 4YG

Why not sample the training offered by the North Wales Business Academy for free during Gwynedd Business Week?

The North Wales Business Academy offers strategic business training, followed by specialist courses concentrating on core business themes.

Further information

On-line Register 

Tuesday 22 May 2018

1. Superfast Business Wales - Winning with Social Media

9:00 – 13:00, Royal Ship, Dolgellau

90% of businesses increase brand awareness with social media. It is a really easy way to raise your profile, attract new customers, and to win new business.

We’ll show you how to make the most of social media in our fully funded workshop.

Further information

On-line Register 


2. Information and Networking Event

9:30 – 12:30, Congl Meinciau Enterprise Centre, Botwnnog

As part of Gwynedd Business Week we are holding an information and networking event here at Congl Meinciau.

On the day you will be getting the opportunity to hear from Busnes Cymru, Wales Development Bank, Be Nesa Llŷn?, and Cymraeg Byd Busnes: Welsh for Business. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to network and create professional relationships with other businesses.

This event is free to attend and breakfast will also be supplied.

The event is likely to be popular so contact us now to secure your place:

Phone Number: 01758 770 000



3. Horizon’s Approach to Safety, Security, Health, Environment and Quality (SSHEQ)

10:00 – 13:00, Tŷ Menai, Parc Menai, Bangor

Come and hear from Daron Hodges, Wylfa Newydd Site Manager and his team, including Toby Hopkins, Head of Health Safety & Environmental and Emergency Preparedness, Safety and Licensing, about what is expected from the supply chain who want to work on the Wylfa Newydd project during construction and operation.

The session is approximately 3 hours and will cover:

  • Health & Safety at Wylfa Newydd
  • Security at Wylfa Newydd
  • Environmental consideration at Wylfa Newydd
  • Quality at Wylfa Newydd
  • Commercial and how to register with the new Horizon Nuclear Power portal

Come and find out what support is available to businesses who want to raise their capacity and capability to engage in the nuclear sector.

On-line Register 

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

1. Gwynedd Meet the Buyer Event

9:00 – 11:00, Tŷ Menai, Parc Menai, Bangor

 This event will be held specifically for the construction and highways sector and will provide an opportunity for you to meet relevant buyers from the public and private sector, discuss work opportunities and the associated requirements, as well as to meet with business support organisations.

To book your place at this event you will need to email the details of your company as well as number of individuals that will be attending to  before 12:00 on the deadline date of 18 May 2018.

This event is free of charge.

Further Information


2. Welsh Digital Technology Workshop

10:00 – 13:00, Glaslyn Room, Y Ganolfan, Porthmadog

Welsh Digital technology workshops to grow your business!

Come along to the new session by Welsh in Business & Digital Gwynedd 
You will learn:

  • How to write more engaging posts
  • How to create a winning social media strategy to win business
  • Tips to measure what works and what doesn’t

This event is free of charge. Due to the limited spaces, registration is required:

On-line register 


3. Gwynedd Business Support Fair

10:00 – 14:00, Ty Menai, Parc Menai, Bangor

On Wednesday, 23 May, a Business Support Fair will be held at Ty Menai, Parc Menai, Bangor (LL57 4HJ) with major support agencies hosting:

  • exhibition stands
  • presenations
  • and 1:1 sessions with advisors. 

A wide variety of organisations will be present between 10am and 2pm, who will be ready to speak to you about your business and answer any questions.  They include high street banks, lawyers, Gwynedd Council, Prince’s Trust Cymru, HR providers, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, Business Wales, Menter Môn, Menter a Busnes, BIC Innovation, ION Leadership Project and Superfast Business Wales.

30 minute ‘Hot Shot’ sessions on specific topics will be held throughout the day: skills and training, raising business finance, human resources, intellectual property rights, innovation, exporting and growing your business, ION Leadership programmes and programmes to develop your business.

Thursday 24 May 2018

1. Welsh Slate Business Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00, Zip World, Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda

The Ogwen Valley is one of seven distinct areas that will be included in the Wales Slate nomination for World Heritage Site status for the Slate Landscape of North Wales and we invite businesses and residents to come and learn about the bid  and how it could be of benefit to the local economy.

Further information

Register on-line

2. Advanced Bid Writing – A winner’s guide to producing top tenders

9:00 - 16:00, Reichel Hall, Bangor University, Bangor

Join bid writing specialist Jamie Edwards from Tender Write for a fact filled training session on how to take your bid writing skills to the next level.

Are you tendering to the public and private sector? This course is for you!

Further information

On-line Register 


3. Raising Awareness Session of the North Wales Growth Deal (for Gwynedd Council Members only)

9.30, Hywel Dda Chamber, Council Offices, Caernarfon

1.30, Canolfan Prysor, Trawsfynydd

In this session, Iwan Trefor Jones (as Lead Director on the North Wales Economic Ambition Board) and the Council Leader (as Vice-chairman of the North Wales Growth Board) will give you a presentation on developments to date, the projects and what they mean for the people of Gwynedd, together with the timescale.  The session will be quite informal and there will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.


4.  ‘Women Working Together’ Conference and Exhibition

10:00 – 16:00, Padarn Hotel, Llanberis

A conference & exhibition showcasing the success of business women for Gwynedd Business Week.

Further information


5. Gwynedd Business Week Gala Dinner

18:30 – , The Management Centre, Bangor

The highlight of the Week will be the Gwynedd Business Week Gala Dinner.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Helen Walbey, UK Diversity Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Further information

Places are limited. You can register your place now by emailing us on  or call 01248 369512.

Friday 25 May 2018

Superfast Business Wales - Digital Marketing for Business Success

9:00 – 11:00, Bro Dysynni Leisure Centre, Tywyn

Join us at our free-to-attend Buzz Session on Digital Marketing, in partnership with InSynch and NatWest.

Learn some essential tips and techniques to help your business win with digital marketing.

Further information

On-line Register 

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