Our events

Take a breath and think about healthy lungs for healthy lives {Cymerwch anadl a meddwl am ysgyfaint iach ar gyfer bywydau iach}
Date: 23.01.2019
Time: 9am until 12noon or 1pm until 4pm (two sessions available to book){9am tan hanner dydd neu 1pm tan 4pm {dau sesiwn ar gael i'w harchebu}
Venue: Waterton Centre, Waterton Industrial Estate Bridgend, CF35 6AF{Canolfan Waterton, Stad Ddiwydiannol Waterton}
Bridgend business owners, managers and employees are invited to attend a FREE health, safety and wellbeing workshop.

Who should attend?
Business owners, managers and employees at risk within the woodworking,
metal fabrication and vehicle body repair industries.

Any business looking for answers on how to improve worker respiratory health and wellbeing.

The workshop programme will include three sessions:
Occupational health and wellbeing
Extraction systems
Respiratory protective equipment

How to book:
Download a booking form from www.bridgendbusinessforum.co.uk
and email to: business@bridgend.gov.uk
(pre-booking is essential and is on a first come first-served basis).


Speed networking business breakfast
Date: 13.02.2019
Time: 07:30am for 8 until 10am {lang} 7.30am ar gyfer 8 tan 10am
Venue: Heronston Hotel & Spa, CF35 5AW
Cost: Free to attend (breakfast included)

Breakfast seminar: A two hour update on how you can build a more financially secure future!
Date: 19.02.2019
Time: 08.30 for 9am until11am
Venue: Waterton Centre, Waterton Industrial Estate Bridgend, CF35 6AF Waterton Centre, Wa

Speakers: Gretchen Betts and Julie Lord, Magenta Financial Planning Ltd

Successful succession planning - making the most of your business

Magenta Financial Planning is a multi- award winning firm of female Chartered and Certified Financial Planners based in Court Road Bridgend.
This session will provide valuable tips and guidance for realising business capital to ensure a future life of security and happiness. We will NOT be talking about financial products and we are not here to sell you anything. That?s not what we do! We are passionate about financial education and will be sharing our knowledge and experience to help you make smart decisions.

By the end of the seminar you will have a better understanding of:
When and how to sell your business
How to plan your exit strategy
Planning for your financial future after work!
Other available options

Julie and Gretchen are looking forward to seeing you on the 19th February and we are very happy to answer any questions submitted in advance.


Breakfast seminar: Making tax digital
Date: 27.02.2019
Time: 08.30am for 9am until 11am
Venue: Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa, Bridgend, CF35 5AW
The Bridgend Business Forum would like to extend an invitation to you to join Richard Goddard, partner and Head of Tax Wales and South West, Baldwins Accountants, for this topical and timely Making Tax Digital (MTD) breakfast seminar

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an HMRC government initiative which starts on the 1st April 2019. With just a few weeks to go before the deadline, all businesses above the ?85k VAT threshold will have to submit their records digitally as manual record will no longer be accepted.

Richard will be sharing essential information with forum members and what you need to do now in order to prepare for the MTD. He will also be discussing cloud computing, new software and how MTD will affect you and your business.


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