COVID-19: Supporting the business community

WOMEN IN STEM - Penny Holburn

Wales Women in STEM  provides networking and support to members


During these unprecedented times, our Research and Business Engagement Team is supporting businesses and the local community by offering a range of free online services.   

A regular Innovation Bulletin promotes funding and innovation calls from the NHS, Welsh Government and UK Government. Businesses can sign up for these here and select ‘Research, Expertise and Funding’ as one of their interest areas. Follow the Twitter channel for details of business support packages offered by local authorities and keep up to date with business news, blogs and features here

An online forum for events organisers in Wales provides advice on how to turn live events in to online webinars, as well as links to UK Government guidance on grants available to the events and hospitality industry.  It also provides networking opportunities and well-being support for members, who come from a range of industries and organisations including Virgin Money, Principality Stadium, Natural Resources Wales, Shelter Cymru and Go Compare. Search for Event Organisers Wales on Linkedin  groups and request to join.

The Wales Women in STEM Collaborative Network is providing support to members through its digital channels, which includes those working in the STEM industry, education, and academia across Wales. The Network is using its platforms to drive discussion and address issues around remote working and maintaining a work-life balance during the self-isolation period.   

The Alumni Relations Team has a campaign to support graduate small businesses by promoting goods and services that can still be purchased online or over the phone. If you're a graduate business owner, you can contact the Alumni team here. They also offer direct support and signposting to resources.

White Tent Company - Graduate Business

The White Tent Company, graduate business



Other news

Wales Coaching Centre in association with the Professional Development Centre is offering free coaching sessions to frontline staff at Powys Teaching Health Board. The centre, which works in partnership with the Health Board, has run Leadership Development Programmes, Coaching qualifications, and delivered individual 1:1 coaching, for a number of years and wants to continue to use these skills to support others where possible.  Contact USW Commercial Services for information.

Lecturers Scott Parfitt and Carl Singleton, who specialise in logistics, procurement and supply chain management, have helped Cardiff Council, Caerphilly Council and Network Rail to source PPE equipment including masks and thermometers. 


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If you would like to work with us or have suggestions of how we can support you or your business, please get in touch.


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