Welsh Government

For further support or business advice

CALL 03000 6 03000

Prepare to launch

If you’ve made the decision to start a business we can direct you to the help and support available to you.

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Get support to start

Are you 16-24 and serious about starting a business?

This is how Big Ideas Wales and our partners can help:

  • 1-2-1 sessions with a Big Ideas Wales adviser can help you with those final steps; costs and pricing, HMRC registration, and how and where to apply for finance.
  • Sign up for free workshops to learn key business skills such as marketing, planning, and social media.
  • Apply for the Big Ideas Challenge for a chance to attend our Bootcamp to Business experience.
  • Network with young entrepreneurs and business Role Models to learn about what it means to run a business.

If you’re ready to start your business and want more information on how we can help, get in touch.

Email: enquiries@bigideaswales.com

Call: 03000 6 03000 and mention Big Ideas Wales Support

Meet our business advisors




 Katherine Lewis  

 North Wales Business Advisor 







  Mark Adams                         

  South Wales Business Advisor 






 Samantha Allen

 South West and Mid Business Advisor                                                                  








 Christopher Howlett 

 South Wales Business Advisor 





The Business Wales Helpline acts as both an access point and an information service.  The Helpline team is able to provide tailored information and support while using a structured diagnostic to identify and provide access to more in-depth focused services.

The team of 9 Enquiry Officers based in North Wales will work with you through taking some basic information about you and your business idea to help them understand your needs.  They can then tell you about the most suitable support for you and signpost you to the next stage of your journey.

The team can be reached between 8:30am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday and offer a bilingual telephone diagnostic, information and signposting service.


Call the Business Wales Helpline team on 03000 6 03000 

We also work very closely with the following organisations that can also help you with information and support when setting up





  • Shell LiveWIRE is an online community for young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) who are starting or running their own business
  • Careers Wales provides free, bilingual, impartial careers information, advice and guidance for all ages – bringing education and business together
  • The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme supports unemployed young people ages 18-30 to work out if their business ideas viable and whether self employment is right for them
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