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Thinking of going self-employed? Our team can offer a bespoke package of support that works with you and your business idea, at your own timescale.

Through designated and specific 1:1 meetings to discuss ideas and business planning, to access to the mandatory Taking the Plunge course in order to be prepared for operating as a trader; support also includes advice to complete business plans, access to funding for marketing and promotional materials and relevant equipment.

Funding for:

  • Bookkeeping Courses
  • Social Media for Business Training
  • Equipment
  • Design support and funding for marketing materials
  • Registrations and licences
  • Access to free sessions with The Business Doctor worth £165

Our expertise and support could make the difference to your business.

One local success is Front Row Foods, a catering business that received support from our Employer Engagement Officer:

A café situated on Pontnewynydd Industrial Estate, opened by local Torfaen resident, Jonathan Gibbs who fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning his own business. Jonathan had years of experience in the catering trade, but worked tirelessly to secure a premises and fulfil everything needed to get his venture off the group. With bespoke support from Communities for Work Plus’ Employer Engagement Officer, the business launched in July 2018 and is now a thriving and much utilised local business.

Useful Links


Business Wales: All the information you need for starting and growing your own business:

Business Wales: Everything needed for starting up and business planning:

Gateway Credit Union: Useful information on business start-up loans:

Working for Yourself: Everything you need to do to set yourself up as a sole trader:

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We would love to hear from you if you would like support towards employment.