What we do - business support

We provide business support to people starting, running and growing a business. Our support for business includes information, advice and guidance delivered online, over the phone through the Business Wales Helpline, and face to face through our Business Wales centres.

Expanding into Wales?

We strive to create the right environment for business, and we are actively helping companies locate and prosper in Wales. 

overseas investment into Wales

Here are some reasons to bring your business to Wales:

  • excellent skills
  • industry-led academic research
  • pro-business government
  • proximity to UK hubs and european marketplace 
  • communications infrastructure
  • world class property
  • access to finance
  • industry networks and a high quality supply chain
  • ongoing business support
  • exceptional quality of life - stunning landscapes and beautiful, beaches, cultural and sports facilities

Read how to set up a business in the UK

Startup Factsheets

Business Startup Factsheets Tab

Once you have decided what sort of business you’d like to start, you'll need the right information to help turn Business Wales Startup Factsheets

your dreams into a reality.

Our free Business Startup Factsheets give you the essential information you need to get your business up

and running  - such as:

  • the potential market for your product or service
  • costs
  • the equipment you might need
  • the laws and regulations you must follow
  • ideas on where to promote your business


Your stories

The Kitchen

Welcome to The Kitchen.  We're a pop-up food company.  We have developed the UK's first sponsored popup restaurant series.  We are Based in North Wales.

Tanya Whitebits

Shoned Owen, married mother to twins working full time for Sports Wales via Gwynedd Council and finding myself wanting an additional ‘sideline’.

Jessica Draws

I am a graphic designer and illustrator by trade and my small team (myself, my husband who is an animator and developer as well as a 3 freelancers) offer bespoke design and marketing solutions to a

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