Advice and support

Newport City Council's business services team helps business start-ups, established Newport businesses and businesses looking to relocate to the city.

Low-interest loans and start-up grants come with expert local advice.

Skilled advisors will help you locate suitable premises, guide you through council related regulations, provide assistance in accessing financial aid, and help access expert advice from partner agencies. 

Contact us| to discuss your business needs.

Read more about starting a business| and locating in Newport|.

Work Based Learning Academy (WBLA)

The WBLA is a skills development organisation launched by Newport City Council so that the public, private and third sectors can address employment issues, training needs and business development.

The WBLA co-ordinates and links training and employment organisations to help unemployed Newport people gain the skills they need to work and to help businesses meet their recruitment needs.

Download the Work Based Learning Academy brochure (pdf)| to find out more about how your business could benefit. 

Email wbla@newport.gov.uk| or telephone (01633) 414838

Partner organisations

The Welsh Government| supports through Business Wales including financial, employment and equalities and environmental management advice.

HMRC offers advice on Starting your own business|; Becoming an Employer|; Exporting Goods(UKTI)| and Trading with other EU Countries (UKTI)|

The Centre for Business| offers advice, training and premises to help new and existing businesses in south Wales.

The University of South Wales offers expertise, training, consultancy and graduate skills.

South Wales Chamber of Commerce| is a membership-based business support organisation, quality-accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce.

Groundwork in Wales - Green Dragon Environmental Standard| offers an environmental management system relevant to the needs of businesses and organisations.

GO Wales| builds relationships with local employers, students and graduates to offer high quality work placements, jobs, work experience and training academies.