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Swansea & West Wales Introbiz Expo CONFIRMED for May 13th 2021
Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, the Swansea & West Wales Introbiz had to postpone this years Expo the new date has now been confirmed as May 13th 2021 we look forward to seeing you there.
The event will take place on Thursday, 13th May 2021 and will welcome a range of businesses from across West Wales and beyond. There’ll be a range of keynote speakers, seminars and a networking breakfast where you can meet entrepreneurs, aspiring business owners, coaches, authors, consultants and many more.
Member & PARTNER news
Congratulations InSynch on being recognised as a Business Hero by the South Wales Chamber of Commerce as part
of the British Chambers of Commerce UK Business Heroes Campaign – 24th October 2020
InSynch has been recognised as a Business Hero by the South Wales Chamber of Commerce as part of the British Chambers of Commerce UK Business Heroes Campaign. The British Chambers of Commerce campaign recognises the incredible work that UK businesses are doing, in the most challenging of years.
Commenting on InSynch’s Business Hero status, the South Wales Chamber of Commerce stated: “InSynch are experts in digital marketing, websites, business consultancy, training and graphic design. Despite a third of their digital marketing retainers being wiped out within two weeks due to Covid-19, they did not furlough any staff and instead pivoted what they could offer to support other businesses in the shift to digital working. Over 900 remote meetings were held from April to September, over 200 one to one sessions delivered to businesses, 62 online training courses delivered from April to September and over 1100 businesses supported through April to September.”
This prestigious award was only given to 8 businesses by the South Wales Chamber and the company’s CEO, Eddy Webb, is thrilled with the recognition. “I am so pleased that the hard work of the team at InSynch has been recognised in this way. They should feel proud of the role that they played. These are challenging times and I like to think we have played a small part in helping many businesses battle through” he said. The initiative is also supported by HRH The Countess of Wessex who, in a letter to the recognised Business Heroes wrote “It has been a particular pleasure to hear stories of how you have supported your local communities throughout the outbreak and to see you nominated as UK Business Heroes by your local Chamber of Commerce.”
For more information, contact InSynch on 01970 630077, visit insynch.co.uk or email email@example.com
Insynch also have a full list of courses available, all free, available on our website.
We are delighted to welcome Emma Jay Lifeshaper – our latest member here in Swansea & West Wales. – 22nd October 2020
Emma Jay, is a Lifestyle Coach, specialising in stress. She helps businesses maintain a healthy workforce with her Lifeshaper workshops, health MOT days and 121 coaching for those needing extra support. She also work’s privately in small groups and 121 helping stressed out professionals identify, manage and reduce the stress in their lives through hormone balance, mindset, exercise and nutrition coaching.
We are delighted to welcome Nicola Perkins FCIPD – our latest member here in Swansea & West Wales. – 22nd October 2020
Founding Director of NSP HR Solutions. Nicola is an award winning HR professional and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, with over 25 years’ experience working in people management in both private and public sector organisations. She believes in providing a personal, high quality service delivering all HR Support packages and Coaching & Mentoring services herself. Nicola was a senior HR leader in Further Education, where she played a pivotal part in the successful merger of 2 FE colleges, leading on all HR aspects of post-merger integration and transformation. She has an open and consultative style, and strong relationship building skills and has developed high performing teams with well-honed coaching and mentoring skills. Her mantra ‘N=Nurture S= Strengthen, P=Protect” encapsulates the experience Nicola’s Clients enjoy.
We have an excellent member benefit to offer you all courtesy of new member Ryan Caisley from FS Wales – 19th October 2020
Ryan is offering all members a free 1-hour complimentary meeting where he will undertake a Pension health Check with you.
The review will include:
- Review of current investment strategy and level of investment risk
- Projections to intended retirement age – What might your pension be worth, will it be enough?
- Obtain State Pension Forecast – Are you on track to receiving the full State Pension?
- Review of all charges applicable – Are you paying over the odds for your pension?
- Review of Retirement options – When you retire, what options are available to begin taking your pension benefits?
- Review of Death benefit nominations – Have you made any nominations?
- Presentation meeting to discuss my findings and answer all of your questions.
There will be no ‘advice’ given through this process, but this health check will provide you with facts about your current pension. If you decide that you would benefit from receiving financial advice, we could discuss this after the Health Check has been completed. Please note, there is no obligation to proceed and receive paid financial advice. This is a non-obligatory free benefit that is exclusive for Introbiz members.
Ryan’s intention is to help Introbiz members by enhancing their knowledge of their pension plans and to kickstart members thinking about what they want their retirement to look like. The thought of retirement triggers many challenging questions and emotions causing retirement planning to often be overlooked until the very last moment, which doesn’t allow for much time to make up any potential shortfalls or benefit from any restructuring.
Ryan is hoping that no Introbiz members will fall into this trap!
Get in touch with Ryan now to book your Pension Health Check in.
We are delighted to welcome Amy Sinha our latest member here in Swansea & West Wales. – 1st October 2020
Amy Sinha creating life from your words.
Born in South Wales, UK, Amy, the youngest of three sisters, was submerged in music from an early age. She entered her first talent contest aged six, singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, terrifying moments as she could barely reach the microphone. However, this also marked the beginning of her love of music and performance. Inspired by such a musical upbringing, Amy studied classical piano and singing, but also developed an intimate love affair with Jazz in her teens. A difficult and mature genre that touched Amy very deeply. Possibly because the complexity of this style reflected the events that were occurring in her life during the initial stages of her newfound developing passion.
Amy experienced some rare medical conditions in her early years, being declared as being one out of only 5 children like her in the U.K at the time. She had developed cataracts in both her eyes leaving her almost blind, and then diagnosed with a rare nerve condition which meant she was unable to feel hot, cold or superficial pain. Due to this nerve condition, she also developed Osteoarthritis leaving her almost wheelchair bound and caused her growth to stop completely.
The ongoing traumas of her early childhood inevitably played a major role in suppressing Amy’s confidence throughout her life, especially being so short during an age when all a child wants to do is “fit in”, and certainly not stand out because they looked so different.
In what Amy describes as a ‘lightbulb’ moment surrounding her emotions, Amy attended Gorseinon College where she studied Music and Music Technology A-levels. Amy became coined with the description as “The Jazz Singer” and encouraged to pursue her love of Jazz more seriously, and where she also attended with fellow Classical singer, Katherine Jenkins. With the continuous support of her family and new found ‘tree’ friends (A story she will most happily explain whenever asked 😊), Amy went on to graduate from Leeds College of Music with a BA (Hons) Degree in music specialising in Jazz, an achievement that she never dreamed was possible.
You can learn more about Amy’s story next Wednesday October 7th from 8am get your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/123325055561
Welcome Dragon Business Finance our latest members here in Swansea & West Wales. – 10th September 2020
Dragon Business Finance Ltd (DBF) is a business finance consultancy based in Llanelli.
Formed in 2008 by husband and wife team Iain & Debbie Dangerfield, DBF helps businesses to find the finance they need for their business purchases and cashflow requirements.
DBF is totally independent and has a panel of approximately 40 lenders which they use to provide facilities for their clients. Typically clients require funding for vehicles, machinery, IT Equipment and to ease their cashflow, however DBF prides itself on finding the funding solution which best suits the client’s requirements and saves them time and often money too.
DBF has built a reputation for their professional yet friendly service and has clients from the length and breadth of the UK but with a particular focus on South Wales.
The type of finance facilities which DBF helps clients access include Leasing, Hire Purchase, Business Loans, Commercial Mortgages and Invoice Finance (Factoring).
MEMBER OFFER FROM INSYNCH – 10th April 2020
InSynch are opening up their virtual doors to help businesses cope with Covid-19
‘We want to help you – Book a free 121 Digital Marketing Session
Although we are aware many businesses may suffer during this difficult time, there are opportunities to explore different target markets and push through COVID-19 strong. Planning ahead for when the country resumes normality is essential, but we can also help you make the most of current gaps in the market and utilise online advertising.
For this reason, we are offering FREE webcam and video consultations with one of our Digital Marketing Specialists to any businesses in order to help develop a strong marketing strategy. This is particularly essential at the moment when people are spending more of their free time online, browsing through social media, using search engines and forward planning for when social distancing is less pertinent.
MEMBER OFFER FROM HELEN PHILLIPS AT MUSTARD ADVISERS – 10th April 2020
If you are a business owner, you may be feeling overwhelmed, or lonely right now, trying to work out how to make sense of the current situation and what to do for the best over the next three months. At Mustard Advisers, we have a combined experience of more than 100 years in business (take a look at our bios here). We’ve been through crises before, and we’ve helped businesses to come out of the other side.
Whether you are still struggling to deal with the fall-out from the announcements over the last couple of weeks, or want to prepare your business for recovery and growth, we are here to help.
If you need a sounding board right now, we are offering you a free 90-minute video conferencing call to help you find your way through this maze. No charge. No sales pitch. Just help. Call 02921 111 262, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a call back from an adviser.
SMART WALES BUSINESS TV
A WEBTV channel about businesses for businesses in Wales. Powered by the Media Suite, School of Management, Swansea University In partnership with Introbiz Swansea and West Wales. This Channel provides a platform for all types of Welsh Businesses with a story. The business can be a start-up, SME or a global organisation. The channel hopefully will empower and inspire entrepreneurs of all ages with inspiration confidence and education to assist them in starting and growing their business. The episodes are shown weekly but all episodes are available to view in the back catalogue. So if you have or know of a business that fits this criteria please get in touch as you or they can inspire others. We here at Introbiz Swansea and West Wales want to support and help businesses promote and connect each other in whatever ways we can.
Here is where you will find the gallery highlights from Introbiz’s latest networking events. We host a variety of business networking events throughout South Wales, ranging from power groups to socials, ladies’ lunches, networking breakfast events to business clubs and golf events, and our annual event, Wales’ National Business Expo. There’s something for everyone.
Don’t miss out on fantastic opportunities to network. If you’d like to book on to a future event click on the events above