Regional Economic Frameworks – Publication

How each region of Wales is working towards a common set of economic priorities. The Framework for North Wales has been informed by extensive engagement with stakeholders and has been fully endorsed for publication by the Economic Ambition Board. Further and final consideration, by the individual Local Authorities and other partners, will continue into January. https://gov.wales/written-statement-regional-economic-frameworks-publication

Retail, leisure and hospitality ratepayers in Wales will receive 50% non-domestic rates relief for the duration of 2022-23

Like the scheme announced by the UK Government, the Welsh Government’s Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief scheme will be capped at £110,000 per business across Wales. WG approach means that businesses in Wales will receive comparable support to that provided in other parts of the UK. https://gov.wales/written-statement-non-domestic-rates-relief-businesses-2022-23

Creation of a Sustainability Group

Following a recent board meeting and correspondence with a number of members we are looking to establish a private sector advisory group on Sustainability within the Tourism & Hospitality Sector.If this is something of interest to you and you would like to be part of the group, please let us know by emailing eirlys.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk in order that we can include you on our database.  We will be hosting an exploratory meeting on the 20th of January with venue and further details to be confirmed in the New Year. 

Applications for The Small Awards UK 2022 are now open!

Do you or someone you know run an inspirational small business that fits the bill for #TheSmallAwards then don’t miss out and apply for 2022! The judges will be looking for evidences of strong community engagement from small businesses whilst also looking for strong performance as an on-going business. The categories are: High Street Hero – best high street businessBricks and Clicks Award – best multi-channel small businessLegacy Award – best family businessSupply Chain Champion – best B2B businessNew Kid On The Block – best business start up (less than 18 months)Digital Star – best digital only businessHeart Of Gold – the business that contributes most to their communityAt Your […]

Go North Wales Tourism December Trade News

We appreciate that it remains to be an extremely difficult, worrying and complex time for many businesses and individuals across North Wales with the COVID-19 pandemic but please remember that we are here to support you. If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact us, by email (contacts below), social media channels, online chat on the Trade website or phone. Please email jim.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk; eirlys.jones@gonorthwales.org.uk or deborah.nettleton@gonorthwales.org.uk with any issues etc you may have.Please also make sure that you are kept up to date with all the information as they happen by visiting our  Trade site www.northwalestourism.com and following us on our NWTBiz social media platforms (facebook and […]

Tourism Training & Business Overhead Pressure

The Senedd Cymru Finance Committee is currently reviewing the ‘Welsh Government Budget Considerations’. The Wales Tourism Alliance will be presenting evidence to the committee and are therefore keen to hear your views particularly with regard to tourism industry training needs. Please see below link to their survey in order that they can provide an accurate representation of views: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WBZR5ZM

£45 million package to train staff and help Welsh SMEs grow

A £45 million package of funding that will help small businesses across Wales to grow and support thousands of people to train to work in key sectors is being made available by the Welsh Government. Applications will need to be made direct to local authorities once their individual grant schemes open.  Provisional timetable – open for applications in December 2021 with a closing date being 31st January 2022All projects will be subject to 50% match funding. Minimum grant award is £5k and maximum grant is £50kProjects must be completed and the grant funding claimed retrospectively no later than 20th August 2022, once the project is completed.The funding will be open to all […]

Workshops and Masterclasses for November 2021 

Welsh Afternoon Tea Workshop  Date: 2 Nov  Time: 11am  Want your afternoon tea to be as Welsh as Tom Jones? We can help you provide a menu that maybe IS and little unusual…!  Food Styling & Photography Workshop  Date: 4 Nov  Time: 11am  Run by professional photographer Phil Boorman and food stylist Nerys Howell, this workshop will show you how to style and photograph better images of your signature dishes for you to share on your website.  Welsh Breakfast Workshop  Date: 10 Nov  Time: 11am  If you’re looking for Breakfast Menu inspiration, join us for a practical demonstration of exciting new recipes utilising local food and drink  Making Service Easier […]