It’s been a big week for the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme, as we hit the milestone of 5000 jobs created, over £200m of investment and over £110m of export sales generated.
The Welsh Government programme offering individual support to SMEs with growth potential reached this milestone as Tiago Szabo, a factory operator for Wrexham based automotive design and manufacture company Hi-Mark, began work at the company’s 25,000 sq. ft site.
The story has received widespread press attention, from media outlets including Business Matters, Business Mole and Markets Insider.
Economy Minister Ken Skates was at Hi-Mark’s factory to witness their growth and to meet Tiago. He said:
“The Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme has been a real flag bearer for Business Wales and it’s fantastic to see that it’s now been directly responsible for some of our most ambitious and high potential SMEs creating 5000 new jobs across Wales.
“I would encourage businesses in Wales with strong ambitions to grow and expand to explore whether the Accelerated Growth Programme can help them too.”
Further information on the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme.
We are delighted to welcome Tara Gillam to the team this week. Tara takes up the critical role of Operations Manager in our Accelerated Growth Programme run for Business Wales. Tara met with the many Impact personnel who already play a key role in delivering this huge programme.
Another successful CHIRP workshop on Pitching with David Walton, we’re now in full swing and workshops are coming thick and fast.
Another great month of results from the Excelerator Consortium. Amazing levels of exports being recorded - as we predicted. In high growth clients, exports are often a 'lagging indicator'.
A sterling success for our first collaboration with Alacrity UK, imparting the knowledge of how to Access Business Finance and navigating the nuances of international markets. More to come…
Delighted to be running our first two workshops for Alacrity Uk (in Newport) this week, under the BWAGP umbrella. There are some brilliant talents with great business ideas to develop. We are working with their start-ups on Pitching, Exporting, Grant Funding & Accessing Finance.
We wish a happy and prosperous New Year to all our clients, colleagues and contractors and look forward to making 2019 a successful year, full of innovation and new investment opportunities for the Welsh economy.