Effect Blaenau Gwent provides free and confidential business support to local people, start-up ventures, existing businesses and social enterprises.
Do you have a big idea? Energy? Passion? Maybe it’s about taking that first step – talking to someone. Blaenau Gwent Effect can help.
- We provide a FREE and confidential business coaching/management service
- 1-2-1 support from a local and helpful Enterprise Facilitator
- Easy accessible service (no time restrictions)
- Practical help and support from a local volunteer resource team
- Links to a wide range of programmes and resources offered by BGCBC, Welsh Government/business support organisations and professionals, as well as the local business community.
- Help with building a management team to support you and your business
- Local network of contacts, knowledge and resources
Blaenau Gwent Effect was established on March 14th 2011 to provide Enterprise Facilitation® services which follow the Sirolli Institute principles created by Dr. Ernesto Sirolli. BG EFFECT was the first Enterprise Facilitation project in Wales.
Moe Forouzan is your Enterprise Facilitator. If you are starting up in business, he is your point of contact for help, support and coaching. Moe also works with existing local businesses and with social enterprises. He provides a high quality, personal service that is confidential and free.
How will your Enterprise Facilitator help you with your business or enterprise idea?
- Firstly, Moe will listen – and listen carefully
- he will keep an open mind about your ideas and
- he will focus on building up the support team you need.
Moe is your Enterprise Facilitator. He is there for all communities in Blaenau Gwent – and for local people of all ages and backgrounds. He will meet anyone who is passionate about creating their own enterprise or business around what they love to do best.
The Volunteer resource team is a key component of the Sirolli method’s success. The Panel is comprised of a group of volunteers drawn from the local community, who come together to establish a credible, reliable and trusted community resource. The resource team usually meets every 6 weeks or when the Enterprise Facilitator identifies a need, and is made up of individuals from a range of different backgrounds and interests.
One of the main roles of the panel is to generate introductions for the facilitator, to boost network contacts and to increase the profile of Blaenau Gwent Effect. The theory is that by increasing the profile of BG Effect and its services, more people in the community will be motivated to seek the support of the facilitator. Once the facilitator has met with a client and established what support they require, the panel can then be approached to collectively discuss the case and generate the particular ideas, leads and contacts needed to assist the situation and help the businesses grow and develop.
We welcome new volunteers of all ages backgrounds. If you would like to find out more about being a volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Effect Network was created to support new start-ups and existing businesses in Blaenau Gwent.
Benefits to you and your business
- Learning from others
- Shared experiences
- Advice and Support
- New contacts
- Informal networking
- Local trading opportunities
- Business generation
- Business updates from key partners
Convinced that the future of every community lies in capturing the passion, intelligence, imagination and resources of its own people, the Sirolli Institute™ has developed “Enterprise Facilitation™” as a person-centered approach to catalysing both community and economic development.
Enterprise Facilitators work closely with a community based resource network (called the ‘Volunteer Panel’) to provide free, confidential business management and advice to both aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses. Since 1985, the Sirolli model of Enterprise Facilitation has provided an effective mechanism for mobilising community leadership and has repeatedly demonstrated the programme’s capacity for inspiring community revitalisation in many different countries, around the world.
Severn Valley Effect, if you live or work near Llanbrynmair, Llanidloes, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, or Newtown – you can call on your Enterprise Facilitator for business support.
The service to entrepreneurs and existing businesses is free, confidential and competent. The focus is always centred on the convenience of the client in mind.