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ICE are recruiting for a new training facilitator!

04/05/2021

As we cautiously move out of lockdown, more and more people across the UK are starting their own businesses. As a result, our 8-week accelerator, the 5-9 Club as seen record growth and attendance. We are now working with several strategic Welsh and UK partners to allow more entrepreneurs to join our 5-9 Club family […]

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ICE are recruiting for a Business Development Manager!

26/11/2020

ICE is an organisation based in Caerphilly dedicated to helping people across the UK start and grow their own businesses. One of our biggest objectives is to grow the reach of our digital programmes to communities all across the UK. We run accelerators, hacks and workshops to help communities realise their true potential through enterprise. […]

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Press Start: Learn the Essentials to Start your Business

25/11/2020

Press Start Blog – Amazing News! We’re relaunching our Press Start initiative.   With all that is going on in the world, more people than ever are seeking their entrepreneurial calling. We’ve seen the buzz here at ICE, we’ve heard you’re calls for additional support and so we bring to you, Press Start.     […]

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ICE are recruiting a new Receptionist!

17/11/2020

Welsh ICE is looking for someone to join their growing team from 8.30am – 17.30pm Monday to Friday and occasional half day Saturdays. This is a Jobs Growth Wales role, please check that you are eligible to apply for Jobs Growth Wales before applying. – Check your eligibility here As Front of House, you will […]

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ICE are recruiting for a new training facilitator!

12/11/2020

Here at ICE we have ambitious plans for 2021. One of our biggest objectives is to grow the reach of our 5-9 club programme to communities all across the UK. We’ve seen the genuine changes the 5-9 club can make on peoples lives and with our new online platform, we can now reach far beyond […]

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A Double Appointment!

03/11/2020

Meet our new Community Manager and Digital Marketing Assistant! We’ve appointed Llinos Neale as our new Community Manager as we continue to grow our team.   Llinos, who worked as an Operations Manager at Cardiff charity, Pedal Power, before joining ICE in 2017 as a receptionist, will now manage the 700-strong community across our Campus […]

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We’ve launched a space for our Online Community!

06/10/2020

Exciting news! We’ve launched a new platform for our online community, as we pivot during lockdown. With businesses having to operate in a limited capacity during the COVID-19 Pandemic and a further local lockdown, there was a strong demand from the community to maintain business support and the collaborative ethos of ICE, despite restrictions.   […]

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Lockdown – What our member businesses have changed, learnt or refocused on during a pandemic.

26/08/2020

Lockdown and Covid has been the biggest, most unprecedented challenge I have seen since working with small businesses and startups. Members of our community of small businesses have had to deal with orders grinding to a halt, closure of premises and huge amounts of market uncertainty. But amongst this pain and difficulty, I have seen […]

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ICE is looking for a new Community Manager.

24/07/2020

The exciting opportunity has come up to join the ICE team. We are currently recruiting for, not one, but two new positions in the organisation. We are on the hunt for awesome people to fill the following two posts – Community Manager Digital Marketing Assistant Both roles require a person who gets a thrill from […]

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ICE is looking for a new Digital Marketing Assistant

24/07/2020

The exciting opportunity has come up to join the ICE team. We are currently recruiting for, not one, but two new positions in the organisation. We are on the hunt for awesome people to fill the following two posts – Community Manager Digital Marketing Assistant Both roles require a person who gets a thrill from […]

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10 steps to hosting a successful online workshop

30/06/2020

Hosting an online workshop/webinar doesn’t have to be scary. Now more than ever, many businesses (including us) are adapting their offering to cater to an online audience. If part of your business does (or can do) some form of training, then this guide is for you. Online workshops are a great way to reach more […]

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Jamie McGowan appointed CEO and board strengthened ahead of ‘new way of working’

23/06/2020

It’s with a lot of happiness and excitement that we announce the appointment of Jamie McGowan as our new CEO.   Jamie, formerly our Campus Director, will now expand on his current responsibilities to lead on the future strategy of the company and the ICE Campus as a whole, including our future navigating the uncertainties […]

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A way forward – How Welsh ICE and the Enterprise Hubs can help fulfil Minister’s pledge.

19/06/2020

‘The way we work and live today is changing’ – that’s pretty much been the opening gambit of the majority of blogs, comment pieces and insights over the last three months. In fairness, it’s not wrong. I too alluded to it in a piece for The Argus, where I wrote that prior to the lockdown, […]

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5 to 9 Club goes ONLINE

19/06/2020

Between March 2019 – March 2020; Welsh ICE took the 5 to 9 Club on tour to Ebbw Vale, Merthyr, Church Village, Caerphilly, Treorchy, and Aberdare; where it supported 98 people through the early stages of self employment, with almost half of those going on to found a business and start trading – SO FAR! […]

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5-9 Club support programme sees huge rise in female founders 

05/06/2020

5-9 Club, our after-work programme designed to support people in valleys communities into starting a business has seen a large uptake from women keen to found their own enterprises. In its first twelve months, The 5 to 9 Club™ supported 98 people, with 85% of those being women, a stark contrast to recent Welsh Government […]

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Covid-19 update

24/03/2020

At Welsh ICE, the safety and wellbeing of our community are of utmost importance to us and we have a duty to act responsibly.  In response to the ongoing issue of Covid-19 and following the instruction of the Welsh and UK Governments, we have now closed our coworking spaces.  Many of our member businesses can […]

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Starting a Business: Seven reasons these business owners decided to press start on their own thing

14/02/2020

To some people, the thought of starting a business seems a scary, almost alien concept. We asked seven business owners what it was that spurred them on to start doing their own thing.    1. Passion “To do something I love, and share my passion for music with others!”     The average job takes […]

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Happy New Year, here’s to an Organised one.

31/01/2020

In this Guest Blog, Steffan Cook, founder of Bia Energy Consulting shares his thoughts on how to get organised for 2020 and what practices you can put into place to help! About a 10 minute read Being organised is the key to productivity. You can always be busy, but are you getting things done? Start […]

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