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Welcome to Bridgend County Borough Council’s media centre. These pages feature latest news from the county borough, and you can also keep up to date by following us on social media.

This news list is currently being filtered by Business  

Business award deadline is fast approaching

Businesses across Bridgend County Borough have until this Friday (5 July 2019) to get their applications in for the prestigious Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2019.

Business rate applications hit half-way mark

Almost half of all eligible businesses in Bridgend County Borough have responded to a council letter advising them that they may benefit from business rate relief.

Views wanted on new Licensing Policy

Bridgend County Borough Council is updating its Licensing Policy for 2019-2024 and is inviting views on its aims, proposals and priorities.

Council announces fresh funding opportunities

Following the recent announcement that the Ford Engine Plant is planning to close in 2020, a high-level meeting of local business leaders and employers is being organised by Bridgend County Borough Council.

Support for Ford Engine Plant workers

Senior members at Bridgend County Borough Council have described the decision to close Bridgend's Ford Engine Plant as being ‘the single biggest blow to our economy since the closure of the pits’.

Kick Start grant helps Bridgend-based salon thrive

A Bridgend-based hair salon is thriving after it launched ten months ago with the help of a Kick Start grant provided by Bridgend County Borough Council and Tata Steel subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise.

Funding support is a recipe for success at new delicatessen

A Bridgend-based shortbread company which has received start-up support through the council’s Kick-start fund has been crowned winner in the ‘Welsh produce of the year’ category at the Food Awards Wales 2019.

PopUp Business School another roaring success!

Over 80 upcoming local entrepreneurs have gained the knowledge and tools needed to start their own business after attending a week-long course with the PopUp Business School last week.

For general enquiries, please contact Bridgend County Borough Council's customer contact centre:

Telephone: 01656 643643
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09:00 to 16:30 Friday.

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