Innovation Centre for Startups in South Wales | Welsh ICE

So, what is ICE?

Since 2012 we have helped businesses in Wales to start, grow and prosper. Based in sunny Caerphilly, our Campus of Enterprise is based over three modern buildings and is currently home to over 200 innovative businesses.

We offer a collaborative space, a likeminded community and stacks of events to help you achieve your goals.

The best thing, if you are a new business you can have a desk for free. No joke.

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Member benefits include:

Your own professional space and address to work from

Expert workshops, advice surgeries and mentoring

200mbps broadband and super-fast wifi

Unlimited free tea and coffee

Reception, post handling and admin support

Lots of fun stuff including parties, quizzes and games nights

Incredible community of businesses to help you

An amazing coffee shop, restaurant and bar

Your own dedicated landline and call handling

Cycle racks, showers and a running club

Pet friendly, why wouldn't you want to bring your dog to work?

Access to meeting rooms

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Membership types

Looking for a more professional environment to run your part time business?

Occasional space to get away from the home?

A posh HQ for your business to plot world domination?

We’ve got you covered. We can offer packages to suit teams of 1 to 100 people, from private office suites to a sofa in our lounge.

The best way to find out how we can help is to pop up for a coffee and a tour.

Virtual

£42/mo

One day per week of access

Calls answered

Registered address

Superfast Broadband

Mail handling

Events, support and fun stuff

Easy in/easy out contract

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Free desk*

£0/mo

Full time, dedicated desk space

Calls answered and landline

Superfast Broadband

Free tea and coffee

Mail handling

Events, support and fun stuff

*Free desk available for pre-start or businesses who have been trading for less than 18 months. Desk awarded on application. Paid packages available if these criteria are not hit.

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Office space

from£300/mo

Your own private office

From 2 – 40 people

Calls answered and landlines

Superfast Broadband

Free tea and coffee

Mail handling

Events, support and fun stuff

 fair energy usage

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Welsh ICE in numbers

334

Businesses Supported

619

Jobs Created

£2071500

Investment raised in our businesses

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Just some of our awesome members

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Hello My PA offers virtual assistant services including administrative support and marketing assistance to SME’s and freelancers in the UK.
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Richard Hillsdon - Tekeez

"ICE is a very supportive environment, from the staff to the other business owners, there’s always someone willing to chat and bounce ideas around. Before joining ICE we based ourselves at home, which was not ideal. Since joining, we have seen our business grow, and the success and natural referrals we have made at ICE means that should only continue."

This week at ICE...

What our members think

6/10 of our members do not believe they would have grown as much without the support of ICE

We help inspire, motivate and educate businesses in Wales

78% of our members believe ICE has had a positive impact on their attitude toward innovation

Our members develop cutting-edge ideas and products every day.

9 out of 10 of our members have networked with other members in the last 12 months

We offer stacks of events, socials and inspiration. Our members develop genuine relationships.

74% of our members have formal agreements with another member

Businesses often find their first customer, supplier or partner at ICE. A genuine, working, ecosystem.

77% of our business survive the first 3 years of business

Compared to 61% 3-year survival rate across the UK and Wales

ICE has generated an additional £53,000,000 GVA uplift for the local economy

Our members and businesses create wealth, jobs and opportunities for Wales

Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport 2018

"Welsh ICE really is an inspirational place to visit. I would like to congratulate the work of Welsh ICE and especially their remarkable success to date and I look forward to delivering on the Welsh Labour Manifesto pledge to create similar hubs right across Wales to drive innovate creativity and enterprise."

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