HOVIP - Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme

Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme

delivered by business people for business people


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

Wendy Locke, Virtual Assistance

Turning Heads Club


This is HOVIPís regional business networking club exclusively for HOVIP Innovation Award entrants and winners, sponsors and Steering Group.

The quarterly events, which also include invited guests, are different because they are mainly held in community venues across the Valleys although a recent one was held in the John Lewis Cardiff store.

Unusual networking opportunities are provided which range from everyone having a 30 second elevator pitch to inviting regional businesses, in the arts and crafts and food and drink sectors, to exhibit their wares and provide taster sessions!

Click here for the Taste of Enterprise novel 30 second pitch!


  • Provide informal opportunities to network
  • Bring relevant guest speakers and services to the attention of members
  • Update members with HOVIP services
  • Inform and engage members with the HoV Regeneration agenda

For more information:

Contact Wendy Locke 07859 077494.

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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