Nelson Business Receives Support From Caerphilly County Borough Council
A new business venture has been given a boost thanks to Caerphilly County Borough Council.
Sweet Blu’s, based at 32 Commercial Street in Nelson, received a Business Start Up Grant thanks to Caerphilly County Borough Council and Tata Steel Subsidiary UK Steel Enterprise.
The homeware and gift shop was set up by Alana Williams and sells a range of items including craft supplies, wedding gifts and bath products.
Alana Williams, owner of Sweet Blu’s said: “It has always been my dream to set up a gift and homeware shop in the local area and I am delighted to have been given the opportunity. Thank you to Caerphilly County Borough Council for awarding Sweet Blu’s a Business Start Up Grant of £500, which has partially funded the set up costs of my new venture”.
Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development said: “I am thrilled that Caerphilly County Borough Council and UK Steel Enterprise were able to provide Sweet Blu’s with a Business Start Up Grant, which will help towards the businesses initial start-up costs. I wish Alana the very best of luck in the future”.
Martin Palmer Investment Executive with UK Steel Enterprise, commented: “This new venture will make an important contribution to the community and we are delighted to have been able to provide support, working with Caerphilly County Borough Council”.
The business start-up grant enables residents of Caerphilly county borough who are not able to access any other source of funding, to set up a full-time business for the first time. The funding is a discretionary grant and can provide up to 50% of eligible project costs to a maximum of £500.
Business start-ups from all business sectors may be considered under the grant scheme, provided that the business is being set up in Caerphilly county borough. Eligible costs could include; capital equipment, ICT equipment, development of websites, marketing and building works within the business premises.
In order to qualify for the grant, the business must not have started prior to application and approval.
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