March 2019 – NEWSLETTER

National Apprenticeship Week
4 – 11 March

National Apprenticeship Week was an opportunity for us to shout from the rafters about our own two young apprentices. Stacie Hopley and Rhys Jones joined us in June of last year as part of the Carmarthenshire Towns Wi-Fi project taking part in a digital apprenticeship advertised through Antur Teifi’s IT support arm Telemat.

Working in conjunction with Coleg Sir Gâr means alongside their workplace experience, both apprentices will gain an NVQ Level 3 Diploma qualification in IT.

Read why they chose this career route here

Stacie Hopley a Rhys Jones

International Women’s Day
8th March 2019

On International Women’s Day, Antur Teifi’s Start Up Loan service was proud to announce that during the last year it had helped 47 women secure a start-up loan to initiate or grow their business. They have now set themselves the challenge of breaking that record by next year’s International Women’s Day. Visit https://www.anturcymru.org.uk/entrepreneurship/start-up-loans/

womens day/ diwrnod ferched

Bootcamp to business 2019

29 young entrepreneurs from across north Wales spent the weekend (15–17 April) at an intensive three-day residential Bootcamp event designed to equip them with essential skills to bring their business ideas to life. This is the third Bootcamp organised by the Antur Teifi team as part of the Big Ideas Wales Welsh Government’s Youth Entrepreneurship Service.

The ‘Bootcamp to Business’ event at Glan-llyn, Bala, was open to business-minded young people aged between 18-25. The young people spent the weekend meeting established business people and entrepreneurial talent from all walks of life. The variety of workshops included a speed-dating session with Big Ideas Wales Role Models!

For more information on the help available to young entrepreneurs from Big Ideas Wales, visit www.bigideaswales.com

Brechfa toilets open for business!

Brechfa Village Trust has secured a £1,500 grant paid annually over the next 10 years which will ensure that the public toilets remain open for locals and the area’s numerous visitors. Awarded by Innogy from the Antur Teifi administered Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm Community fund the money will go towards the maintenance of the village toilets and all related costs.
The toilets are particularly important to the community life of the village as the ever-busy Church Hall does not have toilet facilities.

Moishe Merry is the Fund Manager “The commitment of the Trust and the volunteers in continuing to provide this service in the locality made them very deserving of the funding they received.” Find out more about how the fund works here https://www.anturcymru.org.uk/about-antur-cymru/brechfa-wind-farm-project/

Brechfa Toilets

Building on success

The team at Perspectif will be working with Coleg Ceredigion over the next few months to help them identify the needs of the local construction sector. The information gathered will be used to create a curriculum which will better prepare the students in their chosen career to support the development of local businesses and the needs of the sector.

Another project which promises to keep the team busy is a follow-up survey on behalf of the Rural Learning Skills Partnership. The aim is to help the work of informing and supporting the Welsh Government’s strategic approach to the delivery of employment and skills provision.

Perspectif

Business Wales Case Study Events. Cheers!

The impressive still was built by the Coles family themselves to their own bespoke design. The company is very proud of its range of distilled products which now include whisky, gin, vodka, rum and a variety of fruit brandies. One of Business Wales’ Advisers also gave a presentation outlining the range of support services available to businesses.

coles distillery

A very successful event was held at the Coles Distillery, Llanddarog, recently. The 25 business owners and stakeholders present were given a very interesting talk and tour of the distillery by co-owner Marcus Cole.

Dai Nicholas – Business Adviser

coles distillery

Join us at The Meadow cafe St.David's

Here are the details for the next event.

Lunchtime knitting!

If you ever telephone us here at Antur Teifi you will more than likely be greeted by Alice, our Admin Officer. Alice has been fundraising for Bobath, the Cerebral Palsy Charity for many years and this year, she has been knitting blankets to donate to wheelchair users. Her enthusiasm has inspired quite a few of her colleagues to knit as well as natter during their lunch break. We’ll keep you in the (knitting) loop as to how they get on!

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