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NEXT EVENT 10th March 2016 5:00pm

DIGWYDDIAD NESAF 10 Mawrth 2016 5:00pm

IN THIS EDITION / YN Y RHIFYN HWN:

Free Business Breakfast Event 25th February

Business Start up loan for Torfaen businesses

Dividend changes by Green & Co

Members News

www.twitter.com/torfaenbiz

http://www.facebook.com/TorfaenEnterprise

FEBRUARY 2016

CHWEFROR 2016


Contents / February 2016

Cynnwys / Chwefror 2016

Torfaen Business Voice events

Page 3 - Our previous event / Book your places for our next event / Recent new members

Page 4 - Torfaen Women in Business event 2015 / Free Business Breakfast event

Information & advice for businesses

Page 5 - Dividend changes by Green & Co / Investing in business assets by Three Resolutions Coaching

Page 6 - Steps in looking for commercial property / Want to submit an article?

Page 7 - Business Start-up loan / Velothon update / Social media links

Torfaen Business Voice Members News & Articles

Page 8 - Meet the member – Get Hired HQ / A2Z Expands

Page 9 - Ways of working local (TTA) / Melin Homes supports local resident

Page 10 - Raspberry Catering celebrates 5 years / New partner for Wynne-Jones IP

Pages 11 & 12 - New Member information and application form

Notes from our Chairman

Nodiadau gan y Cadeirydd

Wishing all our members a happy and prosperous 2016!

Before moving onto the new 2016 year, I would like to reflect a little on

the year passed. 2015 - what a great year for your business club with

notable events, great speakers and to cap it all the exhibition in

Cwmbran Stadium! This was well received with a great deal of positive

feedback and many exhibitors and visitors requesting that we repeat

the event again. And the Christmas event – with special guest speakers

Nigel Meek and Rick O’Shea - who can forget that one!

On top of that, Torfaen Business Voice membership has exceeded its

expectations so this coming year we need to match numbers and also

attract new companies.

The TBV Committee is endeavouring to investigate new opportunities

and events so we keep things invigorated. The first quarterly event for

2016 will be on the 10th March and this will feature facilitated

networking.

We’re always interested to know if you’ve gained business or forged

new business relationships or partnerships as a result of attending our

TBV events, so do let us know if this is the case for you.

By the time TBV members receive this newsletter they will have been

sent their invitation to renew. Please complete the online form and

continue your support for 2016 which is vital to the growth and

sustainability of your business club.

NEWS UPDATES: You will find some great news stories from our

members in this edition. If you have a story or just wish to give your

business a little more exposure, why not write in and let us know all

about your company and your aims for 2016.

Dennis Ricketts,

Chairman, Torfaen Business Voice

Dates for your diary

Dyddiadau i’ch dyddiadur

Make sure you don’t miss the 2016 quarterly TBV members’

events:

• Thursday 10th March 2016

• Thursday 16th June 2016

• Thursday 15th September 2016

• Thursday 1st December 2016

Don’t forget to book for our next event!

- Thursday 10th March 2016 5:00pm

registration for a 5:30pm start

To book, please use the following link:

http://bit.ly/tbv-march2016

Greenmeadow Golf and Country Club,

Cwmbran

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Our Previous Event

Ein Digwyddiad Diwethaf

Torfaen Business Voice rounded off the 2015 membership year with a great evening on December 3rd 2015 . A bumper crowd attended the

business club's final event of the year at Greenmeadow Golf & Country Club, Cwmbran with guest speakers Nigel Meek and Rick O'Shea.

Informal networking over a tasty festive buffet completed this festive and enjoyable evening.

We’ve included a selection of photographs from the event below. Please visit the Image Gallery within the Business Club area of the Torfaen

Economy & Enterprise website at www.southwalesbusiness.co.uk to see the full selection!

From left to right: Gareth Manley, IG Lintels. Charlotte Chittleburgh, Maria Nordon, Peter Nordon, Smartroof Ltd; Jayne Skyrme, Torfaen EFFECT. Fiona Kind,

M King Financial Services; Dawson Evans, Torfaen Council. Rick O'Shea, Nigel Meek, speakers; Nikola Masters, Osbourne Lodge Nursery. Gareth Waters, BrandNuCreative.

Laura Griffin, Kelli Aspland, Solar Buddies; Russell Davies, Becky Price, Gareth Jones, Diamond Pack

Our Next Event

Ein Digwyddiad Nesaf

Thursday 10th March 2016

5:00pm Registration for a 5:30pm Start

The next Torfaen Business Voice members’ quarterly event will take place on Thursday 10th March 2016 at Greenmeadow Golf and Country

Club, Cwmbran. Members of Torfaen Business are entitled to 2 free places at this event, so make sure you bring along a colleague, client or

business contact to take advantage of your 2 places.

The event will feature 2 rounds of facilitated networking and plenty of opportunities to network informally over a tasty buffet!

Remember your business cards and any marketing literature!

Members of Torfaen Business Voice can also bring along a Pop Up banner – please indicate if you are bringing yours on the electronic

booking form.

Book your spaces at this event:

http://bit.ly/tbv-march2016

New TBV Members

Aelodau Newydd Llais Busnes Torfaen

Accendo Accountants

http://www.accendoaccountants.co.uk

Acorn Recruitment

http://www.acornpeople.com

Chwarae Teg

http://www.chwaraeteg.com

Debra Hughes Financial Consultancy

http://www.debrahughes.co.uk

Get Hired HQ

http://www.GetHiredHQ.com

IG Lintels

http://www.iglintels.com

Mr Tidy Window & Cleaning Services

http://www.mrtidywindows.co.uk

Santander

http://www.santander.co.uk

Therapi Tylino

http://www.therapitylino.co.uk

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Torfaen’s third Women in Business event : November 2015

Trydydd digwyddiad ‘Menywod mewn Busnes’ Torfaen: Tachwedd 2015

This event took place at the Parkway Hotel in Cwmbran on Thursday 19 November 2015. Organised by Torfaen council’s Economy & Enterprise

team, the event provided an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the contribution that women make to the business community. A number of

Torfaen Business Voice members supported the event by booking trade tables and helping with the facilitated networking activities, so many

thanks to all of the ladies who participated!

Over 100 people from a diverse range of business sectors attended the event, which this year

supported the British Heart Foundation. Speakers were journalist and presenter Sarah Dickens along with the Chief Executive of Torfaen County

Borough Council, Alison Ward who welcomed everyone to the event and gave her top tips of how to survive and thrive as a woman in a

leadership position.

A selection of pictures from the event is included below and a full Image Gallery is available on the Torfaen Economy and

Enterprise website www.southwalesbusiness.co.uk

From left to right: Alice Ribeiro, Convenient Cutz; Abigial Cook, Psychology Wales; Cheryl Williams, Torfaen Economy & Enterprise; Ceri Howells, Lollipops & Ladybirds;

Julie Gonard, Wynne-Jones IP; Katie Hancock, Santander; Sally York, Chloe Copeman, SC Sporthomes; Charlotte Chittleburgh, Michelle McDowell, Amelie Cosslett, IGLintels;

Sarah Dickens, speaker, Dawson Evans (Torfaen Economy & Enterprise), Alison Ward (Chief Executive TCBC), Cath Thomas (TCBC)

Free Business Breakfast Event

Brecwast Busnes Rhad ac am Ddim

Thursday 25th February 2016

7:15am – 9:00am

Pontnewydd Golf Club, West Pontnewydd,

Cwmbran. NP44 1AB

“Become a Dementia Friendly Business” training session, informal

networking & breakfast

This free breakfast event brought to you by Torfaen Business Voice, will enable businesses who attend to gain an

increased understanding of dementia and how they can adapt to become more dementia friendly.

PLACES STRICTLY LIMITED & BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Available to Torfaen Business Voice members and

businesses based in Torfaen

Further information and booking can be found on the Torfaen Economy & Enterprise website.

http://www.southwalesbusiness.co.uk/en/Home.aspx

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Are you one of the 700,000 tax payers to be affected by

the dividend changes?

A ydych chi’n un o’r 700,000 sy’n talu treth, sy’n teimlo effaith y

newidiadau difidend?

Last year the budget brought with it unwelcome news for directors of private limited

companies who extract most of their income via dividends. The Government is abolishing

the dividend tax credit as we know it, and introducing a new dividend taxation system.

If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to sit up and take notice. From April 2016,

the current rules on grossing up your net dividend (the amount you receive) by 9/10 will

cease. This is a simplification, at last the dividend you receive is your dividend for tax

purposes. The first £5,000 of dividend income will be taxed at 0% for all taxpayers.

Dividends received in excess of this will be taxed at 7.5% for basic rate taxpayers, 32.5%

if you are at higher rate and 38.1% for those with incomes over £150,000.

Directors will need to re-evaluate the way profit is

extracted from their company. It would be prudent to speak to your

accountant as soon as possible to discuss how this may affect you so that, if needed, you

can take the necessary steps to ensure that your are extracting money in the most tax

efficient way.

One piece of good news is that the corporation tax rate will fall over the next few years, to

19% in 2018 and 18% in 2020; however, this will not counter the effects of the new

dividend taxation rates for those extracting regular dividends from owner-managed

In addition, anyone with significant investment portfolios who are in receipt of dividends in excess of £5,000 need to consider the implications.

One such consideration is whether they need to register for self-assessment from April 2016.

This article was kindly provided by Green & Co, Accountants and Tax Advisors based at Pembroke House, Llantarnam Park

Way, Cwmbran. If you would like any further information, please contact Ed Gooderham at Green & Co on 01633 871122. For

more useful information on various business topics, please visit blog.greenandco.com.

Investing in your most valuable business assets

Buddsoddi yn eich asedau busnes mwyaf gwerthfawr

Personal development is a strange thing. We all ‘do it’ by default, because everything we do or

see is part of the ever-developing spiral of ‘see-do-get’, where what we see and do influences our

results in life and in business. There is a difference, thought, between allowing this to just

‘happen’, and in seeking training in order to ensure that process happens.

Simon Sinek, entrepreneur, TED Talks speaker and author of bestselling business book ‘Start with

Why’ promotes greater personal development, team building and business success through

development of a better understanding of why you do what you do, so that you can do it better.

Coaching and personal development facilitation are ways of discovering your ‘why’, preparing for

a brighter future, and for making things happen. A coach is a person who sees things differently

and empowers you to do the same by asking the right questions. A facilitator doesn’t dictate

actions – a facilitator draws from you and your team what is already there, but which you didn’t

realise was available. We all have great potential – sometimes we need to be reminded of that,

and so do the people we rely on – our teams.

Personal development training is a business-investment that can have a powerful effect on both

business and personal success. If you already have an iPad, iPhone and a MacBook – you’ve paid

enough for the ‘tools of productivity’.

So invest personal development training. For you and your team.

David Palmer trades as Three Resolutions Coaching and delivers the YB12 Best Year Ever Programmes, including the Total

Focus Workshop, in South Wales. Visit his website at http://threeresolutionsguy.com for details of how you can take

advantage of training and coaching to get YOUR Best Year Ever!

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Steps to take when looking for a new commercial property

Camau i’w dilyn wrth edrych am eiddo masnachol newydd

Moving premises can be a daunting task for SMEs, so here are some

tips to consider when going through this process …

Know what you want: Consider what you really want from your workspace before you look

for a property and draw up a list in priority order.

• Negotiate rent terms:

Some landlords will compromise on rent to secure a new tenant, especially if the building is empty and the landlord is liable for business rates.

Take this opportunity to negotiate a reduced rent or request a rent-free period at the start of the lease which will ease cash flow and mitigate

your fit out costs.

• Value for money:

Be clear on what costs are included in your lease and payment dates. Try to avoid committing to repair works which could cost you. Likewise, if

the property is not in good condition when you move in, record its state in a schedule of condition so you are not liable for repairs when you

leave. Consider business rates when calculating costs, as you will have to pay them and they can be very expensive.

• Get a second opinion:

It’s worth instructing professionals e.g. a surveyor and a solicitor, to give you practical advice, highlight potential pitfalls - liability for expensive

repairs, exit terms and conditions - and help speed up the process.

• Check planning permission:

Confirm the premises has the right category of planning permission for your requirements.

This article was kindly provided by Quality Solicitors Rubin Lewis O’Brien. For further information or to speak to their

Commercial Property Solicitors call 01633 867000 or email law@rlob.co.uk.

Don’t forget to check out commercial

property available in Torfaen by visiting

www.southwalesbusiness.co.uk

Want to submit an article for the next Torfaen Business

Voice Newsletter?

Am gyflwyno erthygl ar gyfer y rhifyn nesaf a gylchlythyr Llais Busnes Torfaen?

We welcome articles from TBV members, so whether you have a good news story (e.g. won an

award, new staff, exciting development in the business) or are able to write an independent

advisory piece on a business topic please let us know. We’d also be delighted to hear from

members about any work they have undertaken together, or collaborative projects/business

relationship developed, through being members of Torfaen Business Voice.

Email:Jo John or Cheryl Williams at Torfaen Economy, Enterprise & Tourism -

joanne.john@torfaen.gov.uk - Cheryl.williams@torfaen.gov.uk

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Please note that many of the articles in the newsletter are contributed by businesses, organisations and

individuals. The views expressed are the authors own, and do not necessarily represent the views of Torfaen

Business Voice or Torfaen County Borough Council.


Business Start-up loan for Torfaen businesses

Benthyciad cychwyn busnes i fusnesau yn Nhorfaen

Have you got a new business idea and need just a few hundred pounds to get you started?

Gateway Credit Union and Torfaen Economy & Enterprise are working in partnership to offer small loans from

£250 to £1,500 to new start ups in Torfaen that have not been trading for more than 12 months.

For further information contact Gaynor Wakeling, Business Development and Markets Manager, Torfaen Economy & Enterprise.

Call: 01633 648371 Email: Gaynor.wakeling@torfaen.gov.uk

Velothon returns to south Wales

Velothon yn dychwelyd i dde Cymru

The Velothon Wales returns to south Wales on Sunday 22 May and once again Torfaen will be welcoming this event.

Up to 18,000 cyclists will take part along a 140km closed road route, making this the UK’s second biggest sportive event.

Full details of the road closures are still to be confirmed, however, in Torfaen, it is expected that the highway from Blaenavon to Pontypool,

including a number of side roads, and the main routes into Caerphilly and Monmouthshire, will be fully closed for around 10 hours.

Businesses directly affected by the road closures will be contacted in the run up to the event. However, for any queries contact email

route@velothonwales.co.uk or call 02921 660 790.

In the run up to the Velothon it is expected that many cyclists will be travelling to the area, and staying in and around Torfaen, as they train for

the event. Kate Blewitt, Team Leader Economy & Heritage Tourism, Torfaen Economy & Enterprise says:

“If any business is looking to target cyclists with discounts or special offers, then please

email info@southwalesbusiness.co.uk and we can help publicise these with Velothon

participants.”

On social media?

Ar gynfryngau cymdeithasol?

You can keep up to date with the latest news from TBV

and the Torfaen Economy and Enterprise team on the

following accounts:

Twitter: @TorfaenBiz (also use #TBVevent at our events)

Facebook: Torfaen Economy and Enterprise

Linked In: Torfaen Business Voice

YouTube: Torfaen Economy and Enterprise

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Meet The Member

Cwrdd a’r Aelod

Get Hired HQ

The Faster Route to Your Next Job

When you are made redundant, decide to change careers or accelerate your career

progress, Get Hired HQ helps you get your next job faster. Not just any job, one that

connects your skills, experience and aspirations with an employer that values them.

Based in Cwmbran, Get Hired HQ offers its services across the UK. Managing Partner Ian

Edwards helps clients through a range of services offered individually or in combination:

• Career coaching

• Confidence building

• Stand out CVs, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles

• Identifying and connecting with unadvertised jobs

• Interview & negotiation skills

Taking Control of Job Search

Ian Edwards

The full service combines all of the above in a 3-month proactive programme, where Ian prepares, promotes and coaches a client to find their

next job faster. Clients learn how to take control of their own job search via the unadvertised job market instead of endlessly applying online

and then playing the waiting game for selection. Waiting costs time, money, loss of status and confidence.

Seminars & Workshops

For companies making redundancies, Get Hired HQ seminars and workshops provide group coaching on how to write CVs and cover letters that

get interviews (not documents that look the same as everybody else), job search strategies and interview skills.

Testimonials on www.GetHiredHQ.com best convey the results clients achieve. It’s not just their new challenge with a new company they

value, it’s their renewed confidence in their ability and that they secured their new role faster than expected. Requesting one of our Free Career

Strategy Sessions will help you decide if our approach is right for you.

Torfaen Business Voice member, A2Z Computing, expands

with new offices and additional staff

A2Z Computing, aelod o Lais Busnes Torfaen, yn ehangu drwy agor swyddfeydd newydd

â staff ychwanegol

A2Z Computing is continuing to grow and following the

renovation of their current building ‘The Old Chapel’

Newport they have finally moved upstairs to their newly

refurbished offices. These have been designed to give

them the much needed extra space both in terms of offices

and workshop space all on one level. This arrangement

allows clients to come and see the work being carried out

on their machines and has also brought the team closer

together.

They have also employed several new members of staff -

Alyson Hunt as Office Manager, Joel Thomas as Head of

Technical, Sal Baqi & Nathan Gittings as IT Support

Technicians.

Alyson Hunt

Joel Thomas

As part of the on-going expansion plans, A2Z have just opened an office in Swindon which is going very well. They have also agreed a location to

have a permanent base in Cardiff which will be ready within the next weeks.

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Let’s explore ways of “working local” – with Torfaen

Tourism Association

Dewch i ni archwilio ffyrdd o ‘weithio’n lleol’ – gyda Chymdeithas Twristiaeth Torfaen

You might not think that tourism is very important to this part of Wales – but it is and

in 2014 around £65.4 million of expenditure was generated in the area from visitors,

over 80% of whom were day visitors.

Torfaen is a really great area for things to do – everything from

internationally acclaimed Big Pit National Coal Museum and Blaenavon

Ironworks, to sporting facilities like Go Vertical at Cwmbran Stadium, our

golf courses, G Force Karting and water sports at Llandegfedd Reservoir.

Then there are great heritage attractions like Pontypool Museum and

Llanyrafon Manor, as well as Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre and Greenmeadow

Community Farm. More than enough for a weekend away (if you

don’t live in the area) and we’ve got some great accommodation from the

Parkway Hotel & Spa to The Lion Hotel in Blaenavon, to mention just a few.

The Torfaen Tourism Association is always looking for opportunities for our members to work together or with other local businesses.

So – do you need a meeting venue with a difference? Do you want to do some team building? How about putting a leaflet rack in your foyer

showing the great things to do locally – it will show your visitors how proud you are of where you are based?

The TTA is a voluntary group and a member of Torfaen Business Voice. We’d love to work with you. We attend the TBV meetings so come

over and have a chat (Kim Colebrook attends regularly on behalf of all the members) or get in touch via Facebook. You can also follow us

on twitter.com/DaysOutTorfaen for loads of fun ideas for 2016.

TBV Member Melin Homes supports local resident with

training and work placement programme

Cartrefi Melin, aelod o LBT, yn darparu rhaglen hyfforddi a lleoliad gwaith i drigolyn lleol

Maxine Gilmore, 34 from Cwmbran, Torfaen referred herself to the Melin Works team after seeing that they can provide training and work

placements.

“I felt I needed training and actual office experience to improve my

chances of getting a job”

said Maxine. Being a single mum with two young boys, Maxine has not worked for over 3 years since the birth of her youngest son.

Through the Melin Works Team Maxine got an 8 week work experience placement, which included

payroll services, administration and invoicing, with Glanmor developments in Cwmbran, one of

Melin’s contractors. “This was vital for me as I gained real world experience which I can put on my

CV. I can’t thank Paula and the team enough.”

Davina Bedford, Office Manager at Glanmor said; “Maxine was a pleasure to have on placement and

was eager to learn. Our office is a busy place so we have no time to carry anyone but Maxine got

stuck in and did all we asked of her and more.”

Melin Works paid for Maxine to attend courses, get access to a tablet through their digital inclusion

work and helped her with CV writing and job applications . Melin’s education bursary helped

towards her studies and childcare costs “Melin removed many of the barriers to getting more

training and getting back to work” said Maxine.

If your business would like to get involved with the Melin Works Programme then call 01495 745910

for further information.

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TBV member Raspberry Catering celebrates nearly 5 years

of trading & expansion

Raspberry Catering, aelod o LBT, yn dathlu bron i 5 mlynedd o fasnachu ac ehangu

TBV member Raspberry Catering established in 2011 is coming

up to its 5th birthday. Julie Nelson set up the outside catering

business, initially from her home, after being made redundant,

wanting to focus on a different career and is passionate about

seasonal and non-processed food.

Initially unsure if the corporate market and private customers

would pay a little more for quality homemade food, Julie has

seen the business grow steadily with catering services for the

corporate sector still the bread and butter. The business moved

premises two years ago to a new five star hygiene rating

catering unit.

Raspberry Catering, from a team of two people, now employs 9

staff and has expanded into two other areas: operating The

Raspberry Tea Room, popular with locals and tourists at the lovely

grounds of Llanyrafon Manor Rural Heritage Centre; and more

recently managing Llanyrafon Manor - the perfect setting for

events and functions including marriage ceremonies and family

celebrations such as christenings in the Tudor hall.

Llanyrafon Manor also holds regular Local Food & Craft Markets

and offers rooms for private and corporate events such as training,

meetings and away days.

Please contact Julie or Sarah

on 01495 616330 / 01633 648562

www.raspberycatering.co.uk

www.llanyrafonmanor.org.uk

New partner for TBV Member Wynne-Jones IP

Partner newydd i aelod o LBT, Wynne-Jones IP

Torfaen Business Voice Member Wynne-Jones IP has appointed patent attorney James

Robertson to head up the firm’s life science team as it looks to grow its market share in this

sector over the next five years.

Joining from the London office of international IP firm Marks & Clerk, Mr Robertson is a

qualified UK and European patent attorney with over 20 years’ experience.

With an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, Mr Robertson specialises in the life

sciences sector working with companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and

medical devices fields.

James Robertson said: "I am incredibly excited about joining Wynne-Jones IP - I get a real

sense of everybody within the business thinking innovatively and working together to achieve

and deliver the best possible results for clients.”

James Robertson

Dr Ian Lambert, Partner at Wynne-Jones IP, said: “We are delighted to welcome James to the

team. James has a wealth of experience and knowledge and having someone of his calibre will

certainly aid our company in achieving our ambitious growth plans.

With James’ expertise and international contacts, we’re confident that he is the ideal person to help innovative Welsh life science companies by

securing strong IP rights for them which have real value.”

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Torfaen Business Voice

Llais Busnes Torfaen

in

www.twitter.com/torfaenbiz

http://linkd.in/1eHoanB

local business club/new member opportunities

CLWB BUSNES LLEOL/CYFLEOEDD I AELODAU NEWYDD

Torfaen Business Voice is the area’s thriving business networking club and is supported by a Committee comprising local

Torfaen businesses keen to make a difference and steering the club in a direction decided by them, along with staff

from the Torfaen Economy & Enterprise team at Torfaen County Borough Council. Joining this popular and growing

business club is simple and provides excellent value for money.

2016 TBV membership from just £30.00!

(No additional fees for the quarterly events)

Torfaen Business Voice membership provides you with....

2 places at our bustling and friendly quarterly events which feature inspiring speakers, formal

and informal networking opportunities and buffet at a quality local location

Quarterly electronic newsletters with articles, news, tips and information tailored for local

Torfaen businesses. Members can contribute articles and good news stories

The opportunity to earn up to £50.00 off your 2017 membership fee through our Introduce a

Member scheme

Email bulletins with relevant, vetted information

Your company details maintained on the TBV Members’ profile area of the Torfaen Economy &

Enterprise website

Advance notice of other Torfaen Economy & Enterprise business events and opportunities

including business breakfasts, networking events and showcase opportunities

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities via TBV for member companies to reach the local

market

We look forward to welcoming you and your business

or organisation as a member of Torfaen Business Voice

in 2016.

DATES FOR Your diary 2016 quarterly events

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TORFAEN

BUSINESS VOICE PLEASE VISIT

WWW.SOUTHWALESBUSINESS.CO.UK

March 10th

June 16th

September 15th

December 1st

Registration for

TBV events

takes place from

5:00pm onwards

for a 5:30pm

start

TBV Jan16 – Dec16 appform


Torfaen Business Voice

Llais Busnes Torfaen

new member Application

CAIS I YMAELODI

Introduce A Member scheme*

If an existing TBV member has introduced you, please

enter their name and company name below:

Name :. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Company Name :. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MEMBERSHIP JANUARY 2016 – DECEMBER 2016/AELODAETH MIS IONAWR 2016 – RHAGFYR 2016

Membership includes 2 places at the following 2016 events: March 10th, June 16th, September 15th & December 1st. Please note that

it is important that you book your places online by the date indicated on the Torfaen Economy & Enterprise website. Renewal

documentation will be sent to you during the first quarter of 2017. You will need to renew your membership during this period in order to

attend the March 2017 event which will be the first event of the 2017 membership year.

Membership Fee (*Please reduce the following fees by £5.00 if joining via our Introduce a Member scheme)

Please Tick as Appropriate

£50.00 (Companies with 1-4 employees)

£65.00 (Companies with 5+ employees)

£30.00 (Companies under 1 year of trading)

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