HOVIP - Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme

Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme

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"Joining the Innovation Programme is a massive eye opener, very creative and the content is outstanding. I don't think that there is an organisation that wouldn't benefit. A massive thumbs up!"

D. Davies, Abergavenny Fine Foods Ltd.

Latest News

  1. January 2011: Mitchell Meredith / HOVIP video for Daily Telegraph Business Club

    Mitchell Meredith has long recognised that a spirit of enterprise and innovation is crucial in lifting the fortunes of the Heads of the Welsh Valleys region. To find out more watch the video at www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/business-club-video/business-services-sector-videos

  2. December 2010: Living Wales Heads of the Valleys and Nick Hewer fired up for innovation

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  3. 25 November 2010: Students fired up by Nick Hewer!

    Nick Hewer of BBC 1’s The Apprentice fame, took a break from judging aspiring apprentices in London to judge the next generation of business talent cultivated in the South Wales Valleys, in a novel HOVIP-inspired initiative to develop students’ enterprise skills and promote business in the Valleys, based on a real business project. Download press release..

  4. 19 October 2010: HOVIP and Taff Bargoed Development Trust attract Rock UK to Wales

    HOVIP is delighted to have helped to attract Rock UK to Wales. HOVIP with the support of Bob Shepherd Associates, Parrys Commercial and Gary Baker (Wales and West Media Ltd.) worked with the Trustees of Taff Bargoed Development Trust, to attract this major inward investor to the Centre. Click here for Rock UK Press release..

  5. September 2010: ModernGov - Innovation is alive in the Valleys

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  6. Summer 2010: Living Wales Partnership: 1+1=2+++

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  7. 18 August 2010: Dischromatics Announces Addition of Variable Data Printing

    Dischromatics the CD, DVD & Blu-ray Producer presents new product launch to compliment its Digital Printing facility with the addition of full Variable Data Printing. Download Press Release.

  8. 18 August 2010: Some Suppliers are Cheating their customers for CD and DVD Printing

    Dischromatics Limited who are accredited to Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008, Reveals some Printing malpractices that are taking place in the UK. Download Press Release.

  9. July 2010: ModernGov Flying high in the Valleys

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  10. May 2010: Living Wales Flying High in the Valleys, in the UK and beyond!

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  11. April 2010: Living Wales Celebrate success! Raise your profile! Recognise your employees

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  12. 30 April 2010: HOVIP wins prestigious UK Enterprise Support Award

    The Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme (HOVIP) has won a prestigious UK Enterprise Support Award. The Award recognises the ground-breaking and innovative business support provided by HOVIP and the exceptional results the programme has achieved for businesses in the South Wales Valleys. Download Press Release.

  13. March 2010: Heads of the Valleys Regeneration newsletter

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  14. March 2010: :Living Wales The spirit of innovation driving success

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  15. February 2010: :Living Wales 1,000,000 reasons to become more innovative

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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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