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Search begins to find Wales’ most enterprising place
A nationwide search has begun to find the most enterprising place in Wales. The ‘Enterprising Wales’ competition is looking for a location where enterprise is creating jobs and transforming communities.
The award celebrates local success. Whether through social cohesion, start-up business support, enterprise skills or championing enterprise in the community, the Enterprising Wales competition recognises and rewards local organisations that have worked together to drive the social and economic transformation of a place.
The winner of the ‘Enterprising Wales’ competition will be entered into the UK wide competition – ‘Enterprising Britain’.
Launching the search, Deputy First Minister and Minister for the Economy, Ieuan Wyn Jones said:
“To create a more prosperous Wales we need enterprise. Those companies, individuals and organisations working to build and improve the economic performance and potential of their area are the key to the development of the economy in Wales.
This competition recognises those who are striving to make a difference and I urge people to enter so we can show what Wales has to offer.”
‘Enterprising Wales’ is free to enter and is open to all organisations in Wales that are working in partnership to create an enterprising place.
The place can be a town, a city, a parish or a neighbourhood but organisations must demonstrate that enterprise is central to the economic and social transformation of the place.
In 2009 Merthyr Tydfil Enterprise Group won the Wales regional competition. Sharon Phillips, a member of the Merthyr Tydfil Enterprise Group said:
“Winning the regional heat of the Enterprising Britain competition is a fantastic achievement and the Group is delighted to have been recognised for all its hard work.
The Merthyr Tydfil Enterprise Group is an ongoing enterprise initiative and we will continue to work towards improving the economic fortunes of our area.”
Groups and individuals who want to enter the competition can find out more by visiting the Flexible Support for Business website
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