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How to Start a Business in Pembrokeshire

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.


How to Start a Business in Pembrokeshire

Starting a business in Pembrokeshire

If you are thinking about starting a business in Pembrokeshire or would like to grow your existing business, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Pembrokeshire contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Pembrokeshire since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in Pembrokeshire

There is plenty of help locally but where can it be found? We would love to point you in the right direction.

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Free Startup Guide

Start Your Own Business in Pembrokeshire
Download the 2022 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes all of the most important subjects covered in an easy to read way.

The idea of starting your own business can be incredibly exciting and who can blame you for being tempted?

However, the sad truth is that far too many new enterprises fail in the early stages. Our aim is to make sure that you don’t become one of them.

This guide explains the key start-up subjects in simple English.

There is also plenty of help available in the area and much of it is free - please do make the most of it.

Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.
Starting a business in Pembrokeshire

Key Contacts in Pembrokeshire

'You don't know what you don't know' is a phrase that is so applicable to starting a new business.

Pembrokeshire is a great place for start-ups but your chances of success are dramatically improved if you make the most of the support that is available locally. Click on logos to visit their websites.


Pembrokeshire County Council Business Advice and Support
Pembrokeshire is home to many small and medium sized enterprises. As a county we have a diverse range of businesses ranging from our traditional sectors of tourism and agriculture to energy and engineering businesses plus creative, media and manufacturing businesses.The Council's business support team works to provide a high standard of advice and support to businesses, individuals and other organisations. It aims to foster a successful enterprising and entrepreneurial culture within the Pembrokeshire economy. Targeted support is provided for specific business sectors to assist the development of viable projects and the creation of employment. Email for more information.


Robertson IP
Experts in Intellectual Property. Helping you protect your ideas with patents, trademarks or design rights for affordable, transparent fees. Patent searching Is your invention new? Put our proven worldwide patent search expertise to the test to find out! Patent drafting Writing a patent application requires legal and technical expertise, and we have both! Patent fixing Have you had a report from the Patent Office and don't know how to respond? We do! Register a trademark Do you have a brand or slogan you want to protect? We can help you keep your identity unique! Register a design Have you designed something beautiful? We can help you protect your creativity! Contact us for a free 30 minute consultation.


Greenaway Scott Law
Greenaway Scott is a new style law firm designed for businesses. We provide clients with legal advice and support in the areas of Corporate Law, Commercial Contracts, Intellectual Property, Employment and Commercial Property. The delivery of our service is innovative and designed to suit the needs of our clients working in fast paced business environments. We aim to become a valued part of your team for the life of your business and can work with you according to your needs. Please contact any member of our team directly for a no obligation conversation about your business. We look forward to speaking to you. Milford Haven office: The Guardhouse, The Royal Dockyard, Pembroke Port, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6JD


Pembrokeshire College
Pembrokeshire College runs a new accredited short course called Starting Your Own Business. This 10 week evening course is designed to equip budding and existing business owners with the knowledge and skills to develop their ideas. Rachael Hughes from St Florence, had already developed a tried and tested business idea, however, to grow her business she needed to attract a more corporate customer. The gap in her knowledge of how to target this group has now been fulfilled by the content of this new course.


Bridge Innovation Centre
The Bridge Innovation Centre is Pembrokeshires premier location for stimulating innovation in businesses. We provide an impressive environment for innovation and business growth, affording opportunities for knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking, supported by onsite business advice services and access to high quality academic technical support. The Bridge Innovation Centre represents all that is positive for business, innovation and enterprise in Pembrokeshire. Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembrokeshire Science and Technology Park, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire SA72 6UN


Business Wales - Start Up and Business Planning
Whether you've always wanted to start your own business or your circumstances require you to consider self-employment, we are here to help. The information on practical support available from these pages will help you on your journey. Take the first steps into self-employment. We help aspiring business owners overcome the challenges they face on their journey to starting a business.
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How to Start a Business

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