HOVIP - Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme

Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme

delivered by business people for business people

Testimonials

"Superb – far above expectations. Really enjoyable and informal. To have other people helping you to develop your business was excellent. It has given me direction and focus. I can't recommend it enough."

PJ Cavalli, Owner, PJ Cavalli Training

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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