The Beacon will inspire enterprise & entrepreneurship
Provide leading business Ambassadors to support & mentor
The Beacon Bursary
The Beacon Bursary offers new and start up businesses the opportunity to rent shared business desk-space at The Beacon at reduced rates to help with businesses early developments in Carmarthenshire. Already many young businesses have taken this opportunity and developed from the Bursary into either an office at The Beacon or have grown into new accommodation elsewhere as their business has developed. In addition to this offer, direct support is available for each business in the work space through the form of either mentoring, account management or whatever it is felt is needed to help that business grow.
The Beacon Bursary ethos will look to inspire enterprise and entrepreneurship by:
Providing leading business Ambassadors to support and mentor fledgling businesses
Capitalising on The Beacon Bursary Award Scheme
Streamlining general access to funding and support initiatives
Creating a vibrant , busy and dynamic business environment at The Beacon
In addition to the Work Space offering at The Beacon, Carmarthenshire County Council in conjunction with Coleg Sir Gâr and Trinity Saint David has launched an exciting new initiative which will provide a unique opportunity for Carmarthenshire students to develop their ideas, from initial concept through to running their own business. Applicants will be invited to participate in an annual competition to win a prestigious Beacon Bursary. The aim of the competition is to support applicants towards developing their business idea into a viable business plan, through to a potential start-up supported and nurtured in an incubation unit at the Beacon.
The approach will focus on providing support to students in year 3 of their education course and provide an insight into entrepreneurship.
The competition is predominantly targeted towards year 3 students within Coleg Sir Gâr and Trinity Saint David, although it is open to any student within Carmarthenshire.
To discuss both the Work-Space and the Award elements of the Beacon Bursary, contact Angharad Harding on 01554 748807