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Covid-19: Business Support

Latest update:

- Starting a business? Growing your business? Get all the information, advice and guidance you need from Business Wales.

- Business Support Bulletin 30 September: - a regular bulletin with the latest business support information.
  For previous copies see Business Support Bulletins heading below. 
  Register to receive our business support bulletins.

Contact us:  busnes@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

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Here is a basic bilingual site signage package that you can download and print to help your customers and staff to keep safe. Contact your local printer/designer if you’d like some quality/bespoke signs for your business.



Reopening Your Business - 6 Things to Remember 

Create a coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue 

Smoke-free Premises Signs

Complaints and enquiries relating to Covid-19

We are working with businesses across the county to ensure that they follow the latest regulations issued to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19. If you are concerned about a business that does not comply with Covid-19 regulations please let us know:

Report a concern: Compliance with Covid-19 

We also seek to prevent any scams or fraud involving Covid-19.  Please report any concerns to the Trading Standards team: 

Report a concern: Trading Standards


Services provided

In addition to providing advice to businesses and the public, the services will deal with :

- Product safety issues
- Complaints about animal health and welfare/animal feed
- Food Safety Notifications
- Notices of hazardous accidents and incidents in workplaces
- Notifications of infectious illnesses
- Complaints about businesses that remain open
- Renewals to renew taxi licences only
- Applications from licensed premises for temporary event permit to sell alcohol for off-site transportation
- Requests to bury the deceased in public health funerals
- Allegations of oil pollution from domestic tanks
- Enquiries about the safety of private waters
- Air pollution complaints
- Complaints about litter that may be hazardous to health   

Businesses that pay statutory sick pay to their staff

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Apprenticeship Recruitment Support

The apprenticeship incentives, which will run from August 2020 to 30 September 2021, will help businesses to recruit apprentices, supporting the development of a workforce that is able to meet changing business needs.

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Human resources advice from Menter a Busnes

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30 September: FOOD & DRINK: Well done to the Black Boy Inn and Antur Waunfawr; FUNDING: Eligibility of Start Up Loans scheme widened; EVENTS: Enterprise Hub; RECRUITMENT: Careers and Employability Fair – Bangor University 26 October 2022; EVENT: Gŵyl Cymru Festival; OPPORTUNITY: TechX Clean Energy Accelerator.

28 September: EVENT: Visit Wales marketing update 13 October 2022; AWARDS: Go North Wales Tourism Awards 2022; EVENTS: Business Wales Tendering Webinars; REGULATION: Bill to ban single-use plastics in Wales; TRANSPORT: Industrial action to impact Transport for Wales (TfW) services on 1 and 8 October 2022; MANUFACTURING: SMART Digital Accelerator.

23 September: SUPPORT: UK Government Growth Plan and details of energy cost support for businesses; AWARDS: FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2023; FUNDING: Launch of Creative Skills Action Plan and Creative Skills Fund; FUNDING: SME Innovation Funding Call – AgorIP; CONSULTATION: Discretionary visitor levy for local authorities; TRAINING: Gwynedd Ambassador Scheme; CAMPAIGN: #BuyLocal #SupportLocal.

20 September: SURVEY: Understanding the Circular Economy; AWARDS: St David Awards 2023; LEARNING: Free courses MeTAL – Materials and Manufacturing Education Training and Learning; LEARNING: MADE Cymru – courses starting 7 October 2022; BREXIT: Webinars for using UKCA marking; FUNDING: Skills for Employers and Employees (SEE) Funding; WELLBEING: RCS Webinars; EVENT: Creative North Wales – Brand-New(ydd) 22 September 2022.

16 September: RESOURCES: ‘Proud to support the World Heritage Site’ stickers; HEALTH & SAFETY: HSE updates; EVENT: Creative North Wales – Brand-New(ydd) 22 September 2022; EMPLOYMENT: New plan helping people with learning disabilities into work; COVID-19: Autumn COVID-19 booster roll-out; OPPORTUNITY: AberInnovation Solutions Catalyst; DIGITAL: Superfast Business Wales – Free webinars. 

13 September: NEWS: Bank Holiday to take place on 19 September 2022; SUPPORT: Energy bills support; OPPORTUNITY: Improve your Digital Platform Scheme; EVENT POSTPONED: Creative Wales – Galeri 14 September 2022; SUPPORT: Farm Liaison Service; LEARNING: Personal Learning Account; EVENT: Blue Solutions – Towards a framework for healthy, sustainable and resilient Irish and Celtic Seas 16 September 2022; EVENT: Business Continuity – Consultation and Workshop 16 September 2022.

8 September: AGRICULTURE: Avian Influenza confirmed in the Arthog area; EVENT: Innovation Support Surgery 21 September 2022; EVENT: Control Of Agricultural Pollution Regulations – January 2023 Measures; EVENT: FSB – ‘BIG networking for small businesses’ 16 September 2022; REGULATION: What are the new rules on calculating holiday pay for seasonal workers?; NEWS: Economy Minister visits the new look Cei Llechi; OPPORTUNITY: Join the Creative Wales Board; RESEARCH: Tourism market demand reports – June 2022; EVENT: Creative Wales – Have your say! 14 September 2022. 

5 September: CONSULTATION: Innovation Strategy for Wales: Consultation Events; HEALTH & SAFETY: Improving general ventilation in the workplace; FUNDING: Net zero carbon start-up grant; FOOD & DRINK: Food Skills Cymru – Workshops and masterclasses for September 2022; SUPPORT: Helo Blod | Using Cymraeg in your business; OPPORTUNITY: Sell2Wales Request for Quotation (RFQ): Evaluation Consultants; AGRICULTURE: Addressing high production costs in the farming sector; OPPORTUNITY: Business units and office space to let.

1 September: HEALTH & SAFETY: HSE – Protect those working alone; TAX: HMRC can help with childcare costs; FUNDING: Small Grants – Environment (Landscape and Pollinators); FUNDING: The Woodland Investment Grant; FUNDING: Woodland Creation Planning Scheme; EMPLOYMENT: WORKPLACED – Menter Môn; ADVICE: Companies House – File accounts early and online to avoid delays; DIGITAL: Smart Gwynedd a Môn digital workshops. 

25 August: OFFER: Free 5 litre bottles of hand sanitising gel; EVENT: Big Ideas Wales On Tour!; EMPLOYMENT: Construction apprenticeships in Wales are changing; TAX: HMRC Employer Bulletin August 2022; FUNDING: Innovation loans future economy competition: round five; AWARDS: The Great British Businesswoman Awards 2022. 

18 August: OPPORTUNITY: Improve your Digital Platform Scheme; FUNDING: World Cup 2022 Partner Support Fund; WELLBEING: RCS Webinars; EVENTS: Business Wales Webinars; EVENT: Larder Cymru Social Value Workshop 14 September 2022; HEALTH: The Circuit – The National Defibrillator Network.

11 August: REGULATION: Al fresco dining boost for businesses; RESOURCES: Wales Coast Explorer App; SUPPORT: Supporting employees through the cost-of-living crisis; CONSULTATION: Innovation Strategy for Wales Consultation; HEALTH & SAFETY: Keeping visitors and Wales safe this summer; BREXIT: Businesses risk losing ability to import goods.

4 August: AWARDS: Go North Wales Tourism Awards 2022; AWARDS: Women in Innovation Awards 2022/23: Briefing Event 18 August 2022; EVENT: The Circular Revolution in Wales 2022 20 September 2022; OPPORTUNITY: Business units and office space to let; OPPORTUNITY: Working with Visit Wales.


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