Welsh ICE partner with Chwarae Teg, Harding Evans and the Fairwood Trust to offer intensive business programme.

Welsh ICE, Wales’ leading innovation centre for start-up businesses has partnered with the Fairwood Trust, Harding Evans and Chwarae Teg to provide entrepreneurs with a new, structured course called the 5-9 club.

Joy Kent, CEO of Chwarae Teg:

“Chwarae Teg are dedicated to supporting women in business and are therefore delighted to be involved in a scheme such as the Welsh ICE 5-9 club.”

This initiative will not only give the selected women the motivation and confidence to grow their own business, but will also offer them the support and resources needed as well.”

Gareth Jones, CEO at Welsh ICE:

“It’s excellent to be working in partnership with the Fairwood Trust and Chwarae Teg to deliver this initiative. The Cardiff Capital Region is now emerging as a hub for start-up business in the UK, and it’s essential that we can support aspiring entrepreneurs.

Our vision for ICE was to create a space which allows its members the opportunity to create the businesses that they want to create – with incredible role models, advisors and advocates sat next to them to help offer insight that isn’t available when they’re working from the back-bedroom or dining table.”


The closing date for the first round of applications, which is only open to female entrepreneurs, is 30 September 2015, and interested parties are invited to submit their ideas to ICE through welshice.org.


For more information please contact Simon Collins on 07894 151 206 or Owen Derbyshire on 07807 210 852.

Get started, visit Welsh ICE website: Applications now OPEN for 5-9 club!