HOVIP - Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme

Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme

delivered by business people for business people

Testimonials

"Extremely useful and practical advice which is very relevant and can be applied in many ways".

Wendy Locke, Virtual Assistance

Customers

  1. 2010 Project Implementation Assistance

    • Carocare
    • Engine House
    • Johnsonís Coffee Shop
    • Merthyr Engineering Society
    • Mitchell Meredith
    • Shabby Chic Antiques
    • Soft Play (EVAD)
    • Swans Street
    • TABS 2
    • Visible Music
    • YDD Chartered Accountants
  2. 2010 HOVIP / Cardiff University Workshops

    • Bevan Foundation
    • Cynon Valley Crime Reduction Services
    • Design & Manufacture Ltd
    • Jeff Harris Business Recruitment Consultants
    • MT Credit Union
    • Precious Metal Art
    • Sarah Anne Davies
    • The HR Partnership
    • Valleys Education Services Ltd
    • YDD Chartered Accountants
  3. 2009 HOVIP / Cardiff University Workshops

    • Design & Manufacture Ltd
    • MB Training
    • Palladium Training Ltd
    • Regan Construction Services
    • Rhondda Housing Association
    • Sarah Anne Davies
    • Simply Efficient
    • YDD Chartered Accountants
  4. 2009 Awards entrants

    • Arts Factory
    • Bevan Foundation
    • B Harris & Sons
    • Carpe Diem Business Solutions
    • Dylanís Den
    • Gurnos Ceramics
    • New Pathways
    • A Plus Training & Business Services Ltd
    • Aberfanturning
    • EAM Consulting
    • Form Contemporary Craft Gallery
    • The HR Partnership
    • School of Life
    • Shabby Chic Antiques
    • Timto Ltd
    • Valley Education Services Ltd
    • Asbri Golf Ltd
    • Blue Stag Studio
    • Btp Associates
    • Cig Mynydd Cymru
    • Complete Background Screening Ltd
    • Easy Group AP Ltd
    • Heavenly Day Nursery
    • ITConnectsU Ltd
    • Regan Construction Services
    • Rhymney Brewery
    • Solus Design
    • SteruTouch Ltd
    • Supply Only Bedrooms
    • Swan EMS Ltd
    • Tilon Composites Ltd
    • Amgen Cymru
    • DecTek Ltd
    • Graft Ltd
    • Melloy Ltd
    • Royvon Dog Training Schools
  5. 2009 Exhibitors

    • Algebra Office Technology
    • Blaenau Gwent CBC
    • Business in the Community
    • Caerphilly CBC
    • Capital Law LLP
    • Cig Mynydd Cymru
    • Design & Manufacture
    • Design & Supply Ltd
    • EAM Consulting
    • F1 Experience UK
    • Form Contemporary Craft Gallery
    • Global Academy
    • Groundwork Merthyr & Rhondda Cynon Taff
    • Gurnos Ceramics
    • HSBC Business Banking
    • ISO in a Box
    • ITConnectsU
    • JobMatch
    • Merthyr Hafal
    • Merthyr Tydfil CBC
    • Micaul Solar Ltd
    • Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC
    • Rhymney Brewery
    • Royvon Dog Training School
    • Shabby Chic Antiques
    • Solus Design Studio
    • South Wales Chamber of Commerce
    • St Davidís Foundation Hospice Care
    • Taste of Enterprise
    • Torfaen CBC
    • UWIC Ė CPPD
    • Wales Millennium Centre
  6. 2009 Innovation Workshops

    • Business Industrial Solutions Ltd. (38 employees)
    • Capita Symonds Ltd. (300 employees)
    • JobMatch
    • Palladium Training & Consultancy (5 employees)
    • SportDC
    • St Davidís Foundation Hospice
  7. 2009 Design Wales Workshop

    • Palladium Training & Consultancy (5 employees)
    • St Davidís Foundation Hospice
    • Business Industrial Solutions Ltd. (38 employees)
    • SportDC
    • Easy Group AP Ltd.
  8. 2009 Project Implementation Assistance

    • Aberfanturing
    • Aorta Medical Ltd
    • A Plus Training and Business Services
    • B Harris & Sons
    • Business Industrial Solutions Ltd. (38 employees)
    • Candy Stripes Day Nursery (25 employees)
    • Chaplins
    • Carpe Diem Business Solutions
    • Creative Innovations (2 employees)
    • Crownford
    • Cynon Valley Crime Reduction Services (21 employees)
    • EAM Consulting
    • Esprit Engineering
    • Experia Training
    • The Flower Stork (5 employees)
    • Glenside Printing
    • Golden Dragon Ltd. (27 employees)
    • Home Energy Concepts
    • JanRo Ltd
    • Jensen Blinds and Interiors Ltd. (2 employees)
    • Littlewoods Fencing
    • Main Stage Music (2 employees)
    • Maxiom Construction Ltd. (3 employees)
    • Melloy Ltd
    • Micaul Solar
    • MMB
    • Mrs Puddleducks Day Nursery
    • Out & Out Living (2 Employees)
    • Peter Hughes Media Relations
    • Premier Plant Ltd
    • Replay
    • Rhymney Brewery Ltd. (10 employees)
    • RidingHood Music (2 employees)
    • Rockfield Safety Ltd. (7 employees)
    • Romac Medical Supplies Ltd. (1 employee)
    • Royvon Dog Training School (25 employees)
    • Scan & Collate
    • Spectrum Positive Identify & Training Ltd. (1 employee)
    • STP Architects
    • Supply Only Bedrooms
    • Taff Bargoed Dev Trust
    • Techsol Ltd. (2 employees)
    • Telecentre & Business School Ltd. (5 employees)
    • The Flower Stork (5 employees)
    • The HR Partnership
    • The HR Partnership (1 employee)
    • Thomas Morgan and Assocaites
    • Thurston Plastering
    • Tilon
    • Treehouse Mulitimedia Ltd
    • Tregenna Hotel (27 employees)
    • Ty Lily Mia Guesthouse
    • U-Hire
    • Valley Education Services Ltd
    • Wilson Kinghts UK Ltd
  9. 2008 Awards Entrants

    • Aberfan & Merthyr Vale Youth & Community Project
    • Bandog Media Ltd
    • Blaenafon Cheddar Company & Mountain Tours Ltd
    • Blaengawney Farm Cider
    • BRfm Community Radio
    • Cancer Aid Merthyr Tydfil
    • Candy Stripes Day Nursery
    • Curves
    • Cwmaman Community Woodland Trust Ltd
    • Cynon Valley Crime Reduction Services Ltd
    • Design & Supply Ltd
    • Football Media Ltd
    • Funtazia Day Nursery Ltd
    • Gurnos Community Ceramics Workshop
    • ITDA (UK) Ltd
    • Joyner Group PA (Cymru) Ltd
    • Kidz R Us
    • Merthyr Tydfil Borough Credit Union Ltd
    • Merthyr Tydfil Crossroads
    • My Little Angel
    • Nocardsthanks.com
    • Out & Out Living Magazine
    • Perfect Day Cars
    • Playworks Childcare Ltd
    • Real Valleys Media
    • Regan Construction Services
    • Rhymney Brewery Ltd
    • Rose-Innes Designs
    • Royvon Dog Training Schools
    • Spirit of the Valleys Tours
    • St Davidís Foundation Hospice Care
    • Stay Safe Child Products Ltd
    • The Really Useful Directory
    • Wiltan Ltd
  10. 2008 Design Wales Workshops

    • Amanda Owen Ė Fine Artist
    • Art Aspects
    • Business Industrial Solutions Ltd. (38 employees)
    • Design & manufacture Ltd. (22 employees)
    • Easy Group AP Ltd. (7 employees)
    • Hapus Ice Cream
    • Marie Davies Ė Fine Artist & Ceramicist
    • Maxiom Construction Ltd. (3 employees)
    • Palladium Training (5 employees)
    • Spectrum Positive Identity and Training Ltd. (sole trader)
    • Sport DC (2 employees)
    • St. Davids Foundation Hospice Care (200+ employees)
    • Steve Cranston Associates (sole trader)
    • Taste of Enterprise
    • Unique Moments
  11. 2008 Exhibitors

    • Aid Training Wales
    • Bevan Foundation
    • The Blaenafon Cheddar Co & Mountain Tours Ltd
    • Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
    • BRFm
    • BT
    • Business Network International (BNI)
    • Caerphilly County Borough Council
    • Community Enterprise Wales
    • Design & Supply Ltd
    • H M Marketing Ltd
    • HOVIP
    • HSBC
    • ITDA UK Ltd
    • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
    • Micaul Solar Ltd
    • My Little Angel
    • NESTA
    • ngb2b - Newport & Gwent Chamber of Commerce
    • Nutrimetics International (UK) Ltd
    • Real Valleys Media
    • Regan Construction
    • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
    • Rhymney Brewery
    • Royvon Dog Training Schools Ltd
    • St Davidís Foundation & Lottery
    • Taste of Enterprise
    • Theresa Campbell Aromatherapy
    • Virtual Assistance
    • Virtually Assist Ltd
    • Wales Quality Centre
  12. 2008 Innovation Workshops

    • Artaspects (social enterprise)
    • Business Industrial Solutions Ltd. (38 employees)
    • Candy Stripes Day Nursery (social enterprise)
    • CODA Business Management Ltd.
    • Golden Dragon Ltd. (12 employees)
    • Jeff Harris Business Recruitment Consultants (sole trader)
    • Jensen Blinds and Interiors (sole trader)
    • Marie Davies (Fine Artist & Ceramicist)
    • Merthyr Tydfil Social Economy Network Co-ordinator
    • Palladium Training (5 employees)
    • Penn Pharmaceutical Services Ltd. (250 employees)
    • Safer Merthyr Tydfil (social enterprise)
    • Spectrum Positive Identity & Training Ltd. (sole trader)
    • Sport DC (2 employees)
    • St. Davids Foundation Hospice Care (200+ employees)
    • Steve Cranston Associates (sole trader)
    • Taste of Enterprise
    • Telecentre and Business School Ltd. (social enterprise)
    • The HR Partnership Ltd. (sole trader)
    • Unique Moments
    • Virtual Assistance (sole trader)
  13. 2007 Awards Entrants

    • AJ Print / Harlan Properties
    • Alexandra Smith Therapies
    • Celtic Collectives
    • Design and Manufacture Ltd.
    • Dragon Truck and Van
    • Engine Training and Consultancy
    • Garnsychan Partnership
    • Integrated Children's Centre
    • International Technical Diving Agency
    • Kidz R Us
    • Less Talk Ltd.
    • Nocardsthanks.com
    • Penderyn Community Centre
    • Penn Pharmaceutical Services Ltd.
    • Purple Prose
    • Regan Construction Services
    • Royvon Dog Training Schools
  14. 2007 Exhibitors

    • Absolute Photography Wales
    • Alexandra Smith Therapies
    • BT
    • Business in Focus
    • Call Catchers
    • Core Multimedia
    • Design & Manufacture
    • Entrepreneur Action
    • GTi
    • Gwent Business Women's Network (GBWN)
    • Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme (HOVIP)
    • H M Marketing Ltd
    • Ignite
    • International Business Wales
    • The Jane Oliver Collection
    • JJ Maintenance Ltd
    • Juicy Design
    • Heads of the Valleys Strategy
    • HSBC
    • KTS Owens Thomas
    • Regan Construction Services
    • My Little Angel
    • NESTA
    • ngb2b Ė Newport & Gwent Chamber of Commerce
    • Presto Solutions Ltd
    • Purple Prose
    • Rhymney Brewery
    • Royvon Dog Training School
    • Saurus Limited
    • Swansea Institute of Higher Education Ė The Achievable Access Project
    • University of Glamorgan Commercial Services Ltd (Merthyr Tydfil College)
    • Virtual Assistance
    • Wales Quality Centre
    • Workplace Health Connect
    • Xenos Wales Business Angel Network
  15. 2007 Innovation Workshops

    • Alexandra Smith Therapies (sole trader)
    • Brian Jarrett Photographic (sole trader)
    • Business in Focus, Merthyr (80 employees)
    • Community Enterprise Wales (3 employees)
    • Creative Innovations (2 employees)
    • Design & Manufacture Ltd. (22 employees)
    • Jensen Blinds and Interiors (2 employees)
    • Kidz-R-Us Ltd.
    • My Little Angel, Merthyr (sole trader)
    • Nocardsthanks.com
    • Out and Out Living (2 employees)
    • Penn Pharmaceutical Services (200 employees)
    • PJ Cavalli Personal Trainer (sole trader)
    • Regan Construction Services (1 employee)
    • Royvon Dog Training Schools (25 employees)
    • Saurus Ltd. (11 employees)
    • Virtual Assistance (sole trader)
    • Williams Medical Supplies plc (160 employees)
  16. 2007 Innovation Strategy

    • Royvon Dog Training Schools, Merthyr (25 employees)
    • Williams Medical Supplies plc, Rhymney (160 employees)
Global Academy
  • SWCC
  • BT
  • Equinox
  • HSBC Bank plc
  • Capital Law
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Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme (HOVIP) aims to increase the capacity for innovation in businesses in the region. Phase 1 was KEF ESF Funded and hosted by Merthyr Tydfil College. HOVIP2 and HOVIP3 is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government HoV Regeneration initiative with the 5 HoV local authorities and is hosted by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

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