Support available to help you plan recovery towards a more resilient future...

Support available to help you plan recovery towards a more resilient future...

Firstly and most importantly, we hope you are all keeping safe and well in these uncertain and unprecedented times.

During this challenging period for businesses across the globe, we want to reassure our customers, old and new, that we continue to be available to provide support to businesses through a range of funded programmes. 

We run a number of funded programmes that could support your business to mitigate the negative impact created by the restrictions and have adapted delivery to focus on those needs most important to you.

Now is the time to plan recovery towards a more resilient future…

An overview of the support available is outlined below.


R&D and Innovation

Whether you are looking to quickly adapt your production lines in support of the fight against coronavirus or looking to use this time to implement new innovative ideas, we are able to offer expert advice on topics such as process innovation, productivity improvements and overcoming barriers to innovation. Support includes packages of between 3-7 days of expert advice.


Internationalisation and Export

Navigating the changes to export restrictions caused by the global pandemic can be tricky, but perhaps now is also the perfect time to consider expanding your markets or to re-evaluate your export strategy. We have a team of advisors on hand who specialise in internationalisation and export and are able to support you to overcome the challenges that come with working internationally.


Access to Finance

The main concern of many businesses at the moment is surrounding cash flow and access to finance. Whilst we don’t offer funding or grants ourselves, we are able to support businesses to understand the financial packages available to them, discuss which financing options may be best suited to your needs, and provide advice and support with financial forecasting and managing cash flow.


Recovery and Growth Post Covid-19

Whilst we don’t yet know when life will start to return to normal, there are some considerations that businesses need to start thinking about.  The way businesses operate changed almost overnight, but businesses need to start planning now for a more resilient future. 


The funded support programmes available through BIC Innovation include SMART Innovation, Enterprise Europe Network, Innovate to Succeed, Scale-up and multiple food and drink sector specific programmes. 

Whilst the BIC team are adapting to social distancing by working remotely, we remain available to discuss how the programmes we offer could support businesses through this crisis and beyond.

If you would like to discuss the programmes available through BIC, please contact us on, or if you are an existing customer please get in touch with your usual BIC contact.

Please also keep an eye out on Business Wales’ Covid-19 hub, which provides the most up to date and comprehensive information on the financial and business support available to businesses in Wales.