North Wales Business Academy (NWBA)

North Wales Business Academy offers short, practical, business related courses aimed at  Employees and Employers in north west Wales.  The project is led by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and delivered in partnership with Bangor University and Wrexham Glyndŵr University.  Our courses, webinars and mentoring are now mainly delivered online.

North Wales Business Academy courses:

Social Media Marketing - Participants will analyse the impact of social media marketing and the implications of this for customer service.  Understand what your customer wants and how to deliver that through content.  Develop strategies to utilise social media as a tool to support your business, brand and marketing objectives.  A quality social media and digital sales platform has become an essential part of many businesses in 2020/2021. 

Strategic Business Analysis Module (SBA) - aimed at business owner leader or general manager, a course designed to help to review the direction and strategy of your business against 7 business themes. The course is delivered by 2 experienced business mentors who will also provide you with 2 mentoring sessions to support you going forward.

Train the Trainer - support participants in understanding the principles and actions involved in developing effective training programmes. It will provide the participant with key competencies of delivering effective and memorable training programmes and evaluating the training programme to ensure that it is useful, motivating and educational, leading to organisational improvement.

New course:  Innovate and Reshape your Business

Responding to the changing external business environment this course is aimed at business owners, managers and leaders to help you reshape your business to adapt to the changeable environment we now operate in.  The course encourages you to innovate and think of solutions outside the box to move your business forward.  A team of experienced business mentors with a wealth of experience working across key sectors for businesses of all sizes will deliver the course with follow up mentoring.

The business will benefit from:

  • Up to 100% full funding subject to meeting eligibility criteria
  • Minimal time away from the office
  • New practical business related skills to take back to your workplace
  • Delivery from experienced tutors with real business experience
  • Opportunity to network with like minded individuals

In fact, an impressive 92% of business owners and managers who attended the Strategic Business Analysis Module would recommend it to fellow business owners.

Your commitment

All of our online courses are delivered through an online platform over 4 - 6 sessions of up to 2.5 hours. There is no pre-decided programme of courses for you to undertake at the North Wales Business Academy, as a business owner or employee you make the decision on which courses suit you and your business.

Are you and your business eligible?

NWBA  and its courses is open to business owners based in North West Wales (Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy and Denbighshire) and their employees with a minimum of level 2 certificate.

You can find further information on the programme by visiting the NWBA Website or emailing

NWBA  is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Project end date currently September 2021

Programme Checklist EU funds in Wales
Delivery Area North West Wales
European Social Fund
Status  Live
Supported by the European Social Fund? Yes
Programme Lead

Welsh Government