Business Advice and Support

Kickstart scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds. To support businesses and organisations in Pembrokeshire to access the Kickstart scheme, Pembrokeshire County Council will become a representative for the scheme. As a representative we will partner with you to create the minimum requirement of 30 job opportunities for each application to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Pembrokeshire County Council, as a representative for the Kickstart scheme, will:

  • support you to create job opportunities for young people that meet the Kickstart scheme requirements
  • check your job opportunity is eligible for the scheme and submit an application to DWP
  • work with you to help you provide the information required by DWP to successfully claim payments from the scheme
  • claim the scheme funding from DWP and pass it on to you as the employer for the Kickstart job opportunity.

Additionally, Pembrokeshire County Council can offer services to help you to meet the jobsearch and training support requirements of the scheme.

If you are creating opportunities for a young person with a disability or health condition we can signpost you to advice on how the Access to Work scheme can support you as well.

What is the Kickstart scheme?

With the Kickstart scheme, you can create six-month job placements for young people aged 16-24 years who are on Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.

The job placements you create should encourage workers to develop skills and experience that will be useful to them in the jobs they undertake after the job placement.

How does the Kickstart scheme work?

Funding will cover 100 per cent of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week along with associated National Insurance contributions and the employer’s minimum automatic enrolment contributions.  You will need to provide evidence of this expenditure to reclaim from the scheme.

A sum of £1,500 per job is also available for set-up costs, support and training (there will be 7 staged payments, £1500 upon confirmation of start of the job, reimbursement of salary/associated costs monthly in arrears.

You’ll get the funding if your application is successful

Though the scheme itself isn’t an apprenticeship, young people can move onto an apprenticeship at any time during or after their placement.

Am I eligible?

Any business or organisation can apply for the funding, no matter the size, as long as the jobs that are being created are new.

They can’t replace existing or planned vacancies, nor can they cause existing employees or contractors to lose or reduce their employment.

The roles that you create must be:

  • a minimum of 25 hours per week, for six months
  • paid at least the National Minimum Wage for their age group, since 1 April 2020 the rate is:

21-24 Year Old Rate                  




18-20 Year Old Rate




16-17 Year Old Rate




National Minimum Wage 2020

  • should not require people to undertake extensive training before they begin the job placement
  • what’s more, each application should outline just how the placement will develop the young person’s skills and experience, including:
  • support to look for long-term work, including career advice and setting goals
  • support with CV and interview preparations
  • support for the young person with basic skills, such as attendance, timekeeping and teamwork
  • once the placement has been created, it can be taken by someone else once the first applicant has completed their first six-month term.

How to apply

If you want to provide an opportunity through the Pembrokeshire County Council Kickstart representative scheme, you can register your interest online: PCC Kickstart 

If you need help with the process please let us know by contacting us through and one of our Business Liaison Officers will be in touch to provide support.

When you have submitted your interest for the scheme we will contact you to confirm the next steps.

What you need to provide for the expression of interest

You will need:

  •  Companies House reference number or Charity Commission number (if applicable)
  • your organisation address and contact details
  • details of the job placements and their location
  • supporting information to show that the job placements are new jobs and meet the Kickstart Scheme criteria
  • information about the support the organisation can give to develop employability skills of young people

If you need support to understand or meet the requirements of the scheme please contact our Business Liaison Officers by emailing





ID: 6964, revised 29/09/2021

Using the Welsh Language in Your Business

The Cynnig Cymraeg (Welsh Offer) is a new scheme by the Welsh Language Commissioner. It recognises companies and charities working bilingually. By working with the Commissioner's Hybu Team to create a Welsh Language Development Plan, your business may be eligible to apply for recognition for your Cynnig Cymraeg. The purpose of the Cynnig Cymraeg is to make it clear to the public what services you can offer in Welsh. It is an opportunity for you to show clients that they take pride in the Welsh language and are ready to use it. The Cynnig Cymraeg helps you to promote and increase the use of Welsh language services available.

How does it work?

1.       The first step is to contact the Hybu Team for a conversation and to complete a self-assessment about your current use of the Welsh language.

2.       We will then work with you to put together a Welsh Language Development Plan; set targets if your provision needs to be increased, and ensure that everyone in the company is aware of what you offer.

3.       Once your Plan is ready, we will work with you to identify your Cynnig Cymraeg: what are the headlines of your Welsh language services?

4.       Submit to the Commissioner for official approval

5.       Celebrate and promote your Cynnig Cymraeg

One company that has received the Cynnig Cymraeg is Planed. Abi Marriott said, "The Cynnig Cymraeg has already had a positive impact on our work and on the professional development of team members. It is very beneficial to have a structured plan and achievable targets to aim for.”

Contact the Hybu Team for to discuss further:




ID: 6930, revised 17/06/2022

Trading Concession Opportunities


Pembrokeshire is an area of outstanding beauty that includes award winning beaches, castles, ancient sites and coastal national park. This stunning backdrop offers exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs and local businesses to develop trading opportunities.

We offer a number of trading concession opportunities located across the County and welcome applications for these. We also welcome expressions of interest in developing new concession opportunities.

Concessions offered

Trading concessions are a type of contract between contracting authorities/entities and suppliers.

Examples of current trading concessions are:

  • an ice-cream concession at a beach site: selling ice-creams from a van/unit
  • a cafe concession: a café being run from a Council building such as a library or leisure centre

Where are concession opportunities advertised?

Concession opportunities are advertised on Sell2Wales.

This website was set up by the Welsh Government and aims to help businesses find contracts that are offered by the public sector across Wales.

A 'search for contracts' page provides a simple way for your business to find opportunities to provide goods, works or services to the public sector.  You can search using key words, by location, or by notices (current opportunities, future opportunities or contract results).  You could search, for example, using just the key word 'Concession'.  Alternatively, you could search by the key word 'Concession' and select the location you wish to search in such as 'South West Wales' to see what types of concession opportunities there are in that location.

If you are interested in a particular concession contract that is advertised, you will then need to submit the information requested by the deadline.

When are concession opportunities advertised?

This will depend on the type of concession opportunity. Some concession contracts are seasonal and run during the busier periods of the year, some annual and some may be awarded for a number of years. Typically, contracts are advertised at least a month before they are due to commence. There is a facility on Sell2Wales to be notified of new tendering opportunities that match the business categories that you are interested in.

Do you have a trading concession idea?

If you would like to express your interest in pursuing a new trading concession at a particular site within Pembrokeshire you will need to complete the Expression of Interest Form

Key contacts

For further information or for an informal chat with one of our officers please call 01437 764551 and ask to speak to an officer about trading concession opportunities or email providing details of what you would like to discuss along with your contact details.


 Privacy Notice - Concessions Contract

ID: 5098, revised 18/05/2021

Food Business Advice

The following links provide basic advice on food safety and standards compliance and should be used as a starting point for your business.


Leaflet Link
Food Hygiene and Your Business Food Hygiene - A Guide for Businesses
Starting up: your first steps to running a catering business Starting Up
Food Hygiene Trainers


Food Hygiene Rating : Good hygiene is good for your business


Food business registration Registration-of-Food-Premises
Food safety management systems, including Safer Food Better Business Food-Safety-Management-Systems 
Provision of allergen information Provision of allergen information
Lets Stop The Block Poster

Additional Advice for Specific Types of Business


ID: 481, revised 19/03/2021

Social Enterprise and Third Sector

Help for Social Businesses, Charities and Community Groups

Community Ownership Fund

The community ownership fund has now opened. A link to this site is here
The Fund will provide financial support to communities across the UK to take ownership of assets, amenities and facilities at risk of being lost but have value for the local people and place.
Communities will be able to bid for up to £250k matched-fundingto help them buy, take over or renovate physical community assets at risk, to be run as community-owned businesses.

 Some information session webinars for interested parties will be running that will also give people the opportunity to ask questions. Links to those can be found below.

•            COF webinar session 1: Tuesday 20th July, 3pm – 4pm, sign up

•            COF webinar session 2: Friday 23rd July, 10am – 11am, sign up


Coronavirus Community Resilience Fund

Administered by Community Foundation Wales, this fund has been established to assist groups and organisations providing services and support to individuals and families, whether singly or collectively, affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.


Development Bank of Wales

The Welsh Government and the Development Bank of Wales have announced the £100m Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme to support businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.


Sport Resilience Fund

This fund will be used to support sports clubs and partner networks which play a role in ensuring the nation is able to remain active and enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits that sport brings.
The fund will be led by Sport Wales.


WCVA Fast Track Loans

Loans will be tailored to each applicant’s individual needs in terms of amount, term and repayment profile. They start with a blank piece of paper – what do you need? What best suits you in terms or repayments? The application process is minimal and the majority of organisations being approved will see money in their bank accounts within 7 days of submitting a completed application (subject to prompt signature of documentation).  


Young Entrepreneurs

The Prince's Trust and NatWest have launched a £5 million grant fund for young entrepreneurs whose businesses have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The Enterprise Relief Fund aims to help 18-30-year olds keep their businesses afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. To be eligible, businesses must have started up in the last four years and be run by someone aged 18 to 30. Young people who are in the process of starting a business and do not have any other source of income during the crisis are also eligible to apply for a grant. 


Third Sector Resilience Fund

This fund is designed to support those voluntary sector organisations that need financial support to survive the current crisis primarily because of an unprecedented fall in their fundraising and donation income.  This is a Wales-wide support fund for those affected by COVID19 and specifically tailored for the voluntary sector, to complement the various other schemes already announced here and UK-wide.


Voluntary Services Emergency Funding

The purpose of this fund is to enable those providing vital support to groups such as: people in isolation, the elderly, carers, people struggling to access food etc so that they can be supported during this time.  Grants will support not for profit organisations working at a community scale up to a national level in Wales and can be between £10,000 – £100,000.


The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales – Covid-19 Resilience Grants

The Federation have secured £325,000 in funding to create a COVID-19 Resilience grant scheme for Welsh museums and heritage attractions.
Find out more 


COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

The Morrisons Foundation Trustees have pledged £500,000 towards the Homeless Support Fund. The fund is designed to support charities caring for the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak and ensure help gets to those who need it most.
Find out more 


The Barclays Foundation – COVID-19 Community Aid Package

Barclays have announced a new £100m package of funding, initially to provide a COVID-19 Community Aid Package to charities working to support vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19, and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis.


In This Together – Community Matters Fund

This £500k fund intends to support communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak within Western Power Distribution’s operating region, by helping local organisations to deliver vital support and services directly people in vulnerable situations. Local authorities, parish councils, charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for extra financial support. Funding applications for local authorities, parish/town councils and charities are up to a maximum of £10,000. Community groups can apply for up to £1,000.
Further guidance.


Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

The fund will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups. Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities. Due to the need to respond quickly to the emergency they have created a streamlined application process and payment process to make it easier to get funds distributed quickly. Applications will be welcomed from a wide range of organisations.


The Prince’s Countryside Fund – Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is inviting applications for emergency funding from farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance to counter the effects of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. Groups can apply for grant funding of up to £2,500, £100,000 total is available in this first round of funding. The fund will assist projects that support farm businesses or other rural businesses and rural communities.
Find out more 


Moondance Covid-19 Relief Fund

Moondance Foundation have made additional funds available specifically to support organisations to continue their operations during the Covid-19 crisis.
Find out more 


Funding support for clubs during COVID-19

Emergency funding of £400,000 for community sport in Wales has been announced by Welsh Government and Sport Wales.
More information on who can apply, how to apply 


The Yapp Charitable Trust Grants

Grants are available for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work. Small charities tackling the impact of Covid-19 can apply for our funding towards their ongoing core costs.
Find out more


Wooden Spoon Emergency Support

Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, has pledged £200,000 to support small charities helping vulnerable children during the COVID-19 crisis.

The national charity with a strong local footprint will provide funds to children’s charities in communities across the UK and Ireland that are struggling to run essential services due a reduction in funding caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each of the Wooden Spoon regional volunteer groups will receive £5,000 in funds generated through The Telegraph Christmas Appeal 2019 and funds raised by Wooden Spoon’s long-standing corporate supporter Rugbytots.

Charities eligible for the funding will provide essential services to vulnerable children and young people in local communities across the UK & Ireland and will not be supported by Government funding.
Find out more


Public sector support for charities

The Welsh Government have announced that small charities within the retail, leisure and hospitality sector will receive a £10,000 business support grant. This will apply to properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or below, and includes charity-run shops, sports premises and community centres.
Further information


The Swimathon Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund

As the UK deals with coronavirus, the Swimathon Foundation are aware that the swimming and aquatics community faces a very difficult time with the closure of swimming facilities across the UK. The Swimathon Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund (the “Fund”) has been established to offer grant funding for small organisations working in the swimming and aquatic community in the UK. Through grants made from the Fund, it wishes to support existing small swimming and aquatics organisations so that they may continue to operate in these especially difficult times.


Independent Age Grants Fund

Reaching older people most likely to be missing out – now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus has changed the lives of everyone in the UK, but this is particularly true for our older generation who remain amongst the most affected. Before coronavirus struck the nation, Independent Age was exploring how to strengthen collaboration with older people and local organisations with the aim of shaping a more active role in supporting communities. The trustees have released £2 million from Independent Age’s funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus.

The Grants Fund will comprise of four separate funding rounds. In each round we will make £500,000 available where organisations can apply to receive up to £15,000 each.


Tampon Tax

The £15 million fund is intended for charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations across the UK with projects directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing.


Funding for Domestic Abuse national services

The Home Office has now published the guidance for a £2 million fund for domestic abuse services. The fund will be aimed at:

•         Organisations which provide a national service (i.e. covering all of England and/or Wales).
•         Organisations where the supported victims are very geographically dispersed over multiple Police and Crime Commissioner areas, and/or no one Police and Crime Commissioner area is the clear base for the majority of victims.
•         Umbrella or second tier organisations.
•         Organisations which do capacity building, or which support other organisations to support victims and survivors. This includes those supporting the police in their response to domestic abuse. It also includes those supporting local authorities or other statutory bodies.


Domestic Abuse local services

The Ministry of Justice have also launched a further part of the domestic abuse funding, involving:

•         £10 million for domestic abuse services which are already commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners; and
•         £5 million for domestic abuse services which are not currently commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners


Sexual Abuse local services

The Ministry of Justice has also now launched:

•         £5 million of funding for sexual violence services, covering organisations already commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners and those which are not currently commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners; and
•         A separate £5 million fund for organisations which are already funded through the national Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Fund (RSF).


National Lottery Fund

Are prioritising funding projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Wales fund for project between £300 - £10,000   
The Wales fund for projects over £10,000  


World Environment Day

To mark World Environment Day, the Welsh Government have opened applications to two new funds which will help people across Wales create places for nature in their own communities, once the nation looks to move beyond the current pandemic. These are:
•            The National Forest Community Woodland Grant Fund    
•            Local Places for Nature Capital Fund, to help communities and organisations fulfil their role in responding to the climate emergency


Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants)

Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants) is now open and will provide grants of up to £10,000 for specialist women’s organisations across the UK. Rosa particularly welcomes proposals from women’s organisations that address the critical needs of women and girls that miss out the most, and operate in less economically resilient towns, cities and rural areas within the UK.


Art Fund

The Art Fund is providing Respond and Reimagine grants to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the longer-term future.
Grants from £10,000 to £50,000 are available


NLCF’s Emerging Futures Fund – Short Application Window

This new fund from the National Lottery Community Fund aims to give communities and civil society organisations across the UK ‘the space, resource and additional expertise to step back [from COVID-19] and ask questions, imagine alternatives and gather to shape the emerging future’.
There is a total of £1 million for this fund over three to six months. Grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 are available to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations that are based and working within the UK. The funding is for three different types of work:
•        Exploring new narratives, perspectives and community storytelling
•        Community foresight and public imagination
•        Investing in strong signals of transformation


Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme – Application window now open

The Home Office Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme is now open to places of worship and associated faith community centres across England and Wales. 


Social & Community Capital

In response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Social & Community Capital has launched a £1 million Coronavirus Response Fund to provide some support for social enterprises, charities and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK that employ people from vulnerable or disadvantaged groups.

The funding aims to bridge the income gap so that organisations survive the crisis and continue to have a positive impact in their communities. Grants can be used to fund usual business activities or help to adapt their delivery model to coronavirus constraints. These grants are unrestricted and can be used for any purpose, including core costs. A total of £1 million is being made available with one-off unrestricted grants of between £5,000 and £50,000. The grant must not exceed 25% of the organisation's annual turnover or £50,000. Applications will be considered from organisations with the following legal structures: Community Interest Company (CIC), Company Limited by Guarantee, Community Benefit Society, Co-operative Society, Unincorporated association, Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), Charitable Trusts, Registered Charity.


Screwfix Foundation

The Screwfix Foundation is now open for applications from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK. To be eligible, applicants must:
•        Be helping those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, distress or other disadvantages in the UK.
•        Be looking for funding to support projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings in deprived areas or for those in need. This can include repairing run-down buildings and decorating the homes of people living with illness and disability. Projects should be environmentally friendly.


Football Foundation

Football clubs and organisations that manage their own building and have a minimum 12 months security of tenure can apply for grants from a new £2.19 million funding pot, allowing them to make necessary changes and modifications to their premises before reopening. Two types of funding will be available:
•        Protect - Grants of between £300 and £5,000 are available to protect clubs and community organisations that are at immediate financial risk and need support to cover such costs.
•        Prepare - Grants of between £300 and £50,000 are available to help prepare clubs and community organisations or groups to restart, respond to, or grow participation, in direct response to COVID-19.


Julia and Hans Rausing Trust

The one-off £10 million Charity Survival Fund has been set up by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust in response to their ongoing concern about the economic impact of coronavirus/COVID-19 on the nation’s charities. The grant funding aims to help small and medium-sized UK registered charities who are struggling with a loss of income in the current financial year due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be accepted from UK registered charities with a beneficial area within the UK and an income of less than £5 million. Priority will be given to charities that deliver frontline services and activities in the areas prioritised by the Trust: health and wellbeing, welfare and education, arts and culture.

The funding is intended to support core costs of the charity in its usual work (though this may include revised ways of working due to coronavirus/COVID-19 and learnings during lockdown), it should not be for expansionary work or new projects. This may include salary costs of core staff being brought back from furlough (not project-related posts).

Grants of between £1,000 and £250,000 are available.


Sustainable Management Scheme - Supporting Natura 2000 Restoration

The Sustainable Management Scheme - Supporting Natura 2000 Restoration aims to support landscape-scale capital investment, delivering action to improve the condition of Natura 2000 sites around Wales by March 2021. Natura 2000 is a network of core breeding and resting sites for rare and threatened species, and some rare natural habitat types which are protected in their own right. The scheme has been set up in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which the Welsh Government says has brought a spotlight on the value of nature and the importance of access to the natural environment to health and wellbeing.

The minimum grant will be £10,000 and the maximum will be £4 million. The Welsh Government expects the majority of bids to be in the range of £50,000 - £500,000, however, this does not preclude applications for smaller projects with a minimum value of £10,000 or large collaborative multiple projects in excess of £500,000.




ID: 493, revised 11/08/2021

Advice and support for your business

Pembrokeshire is  home to many  small and medium sized enterprises.  As a county we have a diverse range of businesses ranging from our traditional sectors of tourism and agriculture to energy and engineering businesses plus creative, media and manufacturing businesses.

The Council's business support team works to provide a high standard of advice and support to businesses, individuals and other organisations. 

It aims to foster a successful enterprising and entrepreneurial culture within the Pembrokeshire economy. 

Targeted support is provided for specific business sectors to assist the development of viable projects and the creation of employment.   

Email for more information.


General advice



Start Up advice


HMRC Starting your own business - e-learning package (advice on tax and National Insurance Issues)



Food Development

The Food Development Team provides support for the agri-food sector and can provide advice on marketing opportunities and the supply chain for retail, direct sale and hospitality businesses.

Working with industry partners, the team is a resource for both the public and the trade on local food and drink.  Activities include:

  • Organising Pembrokeshire Fish Week
  • Organising business to business and consumer events
  • Organising the annual Grow It, Cook It, Eat It event with local schools
  • Supporting local food festivals
  • Producing a biennial food and drink trade directory
  • Producing an annual tourism food guide (online and hard copy)
  • Managing the Pembrokeshire Produce Mark identity scheme
  • Managing the Haverfordwest Farmers' Market

Food and Drink



Bridge Innovation Centre


Business Support Finder Tool

UK Government ‘support finder’ tool will help businesses and self-employed people to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Use the Business Support Finder Tool 

Contact us via email via


ID: 472, revised 10/06/2022

Pembrokeshire in Business

Pembrokeshire is home to many small and medium sized enterprises. As a county we have a diverse range of businesses ranging from our traditional sectors of tourism and agriculture to energy and engineering plus creative, media and manufacturing businesses.

The Council's business support team works to provide a high standard of advice and support to businesses, individuals and other organisations.

It aims to foster a successful enterprising and entrepreneurial culture within the Pembrokeshire economy.

Marine Energy Pembrokeshire

Marine Energy Pembrokeshire has been set up to provide information and promote Pembrokeshire as a Hub for Marine Renewables. This website will become a "one stop shop" for developers, investors and the public wanting to know more about the projects, the resource, consenting, funding, research and infrastructure. 

Swansea Bay City Region

The Swansea Bay City Region encompasses the four local authority areas of Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. 

Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme 

Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone

Enterprise Zones are geographical areas that support new and expanding businesses by providing a first class business infrastructure and compelling incentives.

Contact the business support team on for further information, help and advice.

ID: 471, revised 04/12/2020

Financial support for your business

Finding financial support to start and grow your business is always a challenge.  There are many different types of finance to suit your business and your project.  It may well be that a combinations of options are better than any single source.

There are few questions you will need to consider before you are able to consider which is the right source of finance for your business.  How much you need, for what purpose and over what period, as well as the security you have to offer and the experience of the business and management will play a part in who is willing to invest in you.

Before you consider approaching funders it is a good idea to review and update your business plan.

In Pembrokeshire, we have worked together with a number of organisations to provide financial assistance options.

General Advice


Pembrokeshire Lottery


Flexible business finance from £1,000 up to £5,000,000 is available  from the Development Bank of Wales,

Development Bank of Wales

ID: 473, revised 17/11/2021

Recruitment and employment

People are the key element of every business.  Finding the right people to work in your business, training them and then retaining them to develop their potential will drive success for your organisation.

Pembrokeshire County Council can help you write the job specification, advertise the role and then shortlist candidates.  Once you have a successful candidate we can help gather references and do background checks to ensure they meet your standards.  We can support your new employee with pre-employment training and get you off on the right foot with employment contracts and inductions for new employees.

A number of special initiatives are available to support those who have been made redundant and those who are under 25 years old.

Contact the business support team at for further information.

Advice on recruitment and retention of staff

Workways plus

01437 776609

Business Wales

General advice on recruitment

Recruitment Advice


01437 776437


Redundancy - ReAct: support for employing someone who has been made redundant

Jobs Growth Wales - support for employing someone 16-24 years old

Employability Pembrokeshire - Pembrokeshire County Council

ID: 474, revised 25/07/2022

Training and development for Business

The success of your businesses relies on the development of your team.  Whether it be customers service skills or welding, you will always have an eye for the future of your business and the skills you need to deliver.

By investing in training and development your workforce will become more flexible.  They will become more productive and by offering people the chance to gain new skills, your staff retention will improve too.

Pembrokeshire County Council is committed to support skills development and works with other partners to deliver a number of projects to support for specific sectors and skills.

Contact the business support team at for further information.


General Advice

Business Wales

Learning Pembrokeshire

WorkWays  01437 776609

Social Care Workforce Development

Food Hygiene Training


Energy Sector Workforce Development

Employability Pembrokeshire

ID: 475, revised 26/07/2021

Licensing Advice

The Licensing Team issues licences, registrations and permits for a wide range of activities with the aim of ensuring the safety of the public.

Once a licence has been issued, we carry out inspection visits to licensed premises and checks on licensed vehicles. We work closely with dyfed-powys and the mawwfire to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of licences as well as any other relevant legislation. We also have monitoring systems in place to detect and prevent unlicensed activities.

As well as this enforcement regime, we also take part in education and information initiatives for licensees and their staff aimed at improving their awareness of public safety issues.

For information and application forms with respect to specific licences and permits, please select the appropriate link.

For further information/advice on any of the above please contact:

  • Licensing 01437 764551

All application forms/ Correspondence should be addressed to:

Public Protection Division
Pembrokeshire County Council
County Hall
SA61 1TP


ID: 477, revised 23/08/2017

Planning Advice

The environment around us requires careful management to ensure that development is sustainable. The Council has responsibilities for preparing the development plan, development control, building control, enforcement, public rights of way, common land and biodiversity.

In this section you'll find further details of these planning services, together with frequently asked questions, downloadable planning guidance, and regularly updated lists of applications received and decisions made.

You can search and track the progress of a planning application (opens new window)

Comment or object to a planning application

Please note that the Council is the local planning authority for all areas of Pembrokeshire outside of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Planning enquiries relating to land within the National Park should be directed to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

Pembrokeshire County Council works in partnership with the Planning Portal to provide services and information about the planning service.

Click on the link for more information about the Planning Portal and Pembrokeshire-specific direct links to named services 

ID: 478, revised 29/09/2017

Tourism Advice

Our Tourism Services department can provide information on a wide range of topics including Advice for Tourism Businesses; Who’s Who in tourism; Pembrokeshire Tourism Strategy; research papers; statistics; occupancy surveys and tourism business surveys.

Current advice to the Visitor Economy

The purpose of this guidance is to inform businesses working in the visitor economy in Wales of ongoing legal restrictions and requirements related to the coronavirus, and to help them re-open when this is allowed. It is available to download in full from the Business Wales website.

The following guidance is current as at 29 June 2020 and will be reviewed in the event of any changes. 

The current proposals at the last review on 19 June, which are subject to change, envisage re-opening the visitor economy as follows:

6 July 2020


Outdoor visitor attractions

Ministers will lift the requirement on 6 July if the conditions continue to be favourable.

Lifting of current requirement to stay local will mean people are able to travel around Wales and will allow outdoor visitor attractions to open again, subject to strict social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.

13 July 

Reopening self-contained holiday accommodation

Options for reopening and a final decision will be made at the next review of the regulations on 9 July.

Bookings can be made for stays after 13 July, but this is at people’s own risk and they should check with the accommodation provider before they book.

This includes any accommodation that is entirely self-contained, e.g. holiday cottages, holiday caravans including modern touring caravans and motorhomes and some glamping accommodation with their own kitchens and bathrooms that no other guests use.

To be confirmed

Camping and caravanning; Indoor visitor attractions; *Pubs, bars and restaurants; and other businesses in the visitor economy

 (*Pubs, bars and restaurants – a fast track review is being undertaken)

ID: 480, revised 16/07/2020