PRIME Cymru Making it Work for the Over 50’s

If you are over 50 and returning to work after a period of inactivity or are under threat of redundancy then PRIME Cymru can help. You will be given help and advice from one of our experienced Mentors. Find out more about employment... If you are an employer interested in recruiting people aged 50 or over please call us free on 0800 587 4085 or e-mail us at with details of your vacancy and we can help you find the perfect candidate.
At PRIME Cymru we think this is a great route for any over 50 year old to explore. But why?

In Wales, we currently have over 250,000 people between 50 and state pension age who are economically inactive – this is equivalent to more than one in three of all people aged 50 to statutory retirement age in Wales that are currently not working.
Find out more about self-employment...
We believe that mentoring is a key way for our clients to be helped and guided into business creation and employment. Mentoring activities are undertaken mainly through one-to-one meetings, but also through telephone discussions and email exchanges. Do you have what we are looking for in a mentor?
Find out more about mentoring...
There’s no better place to meet likeminded individuals than through volunteering for a campaign or cause you believe in. Working together to bring about a change is a great way to bond with others and become part of a community that can stay in touch long after your work is done. Plus, you could meet people from a diverse range of backgrounds – people you may never come across in your daily life.
Find out more about volunteering...

Latest News and PRIME Cymru Business Award Winners

January 13, 2017
Flintshire and Wrexham.

New PRIME Cymru Project for over 54s in Flintshire and Wrexham launched.

An exciting new project has been launched by PRIME Cymru for people who are aged over 54 in Flintshire and Wrexham: PRIME Initiative Flintshire and Wrexham. […]
August 30, 2016
Prime Cymru:  The Prime Cymru Awards 2015.

HRH The Prince of Wales was present at Nanteos Mansion, Nr. Aberystwyth in Ceredigion to present four awards to the winners of the Prime Cymru Awards 2015.  Prince Charles is pictured addressing the gathered audience at the awards. Winners of the four categories were: Jacqueline Cooling - Growth Business, Teg Bevan - Mentor of the Year, Janet Sinagola - New Business and Sid Smallman - Green Business.      Pic by: RICHARD STANTON. Tel: (01584) 878990 / Mob: (07774) 286733. Email:    All rights retained © 10/07/15.  Please call for full image details / caption.     For full details / press release please call Jules Weston at Prime Cymru on (07500) 056696.

HRH the Prince of Wales presents PRIME Cymru Awards to Welsh business winners

PRIME Cymru, the Prince’s charity which supports people over the age of 50 to start their own business or find employment, today revealed the winners of […]
August 30, 2016

Mentor of the year – PRIME Cymru awards 2016

The winner of the PRIME Cymru Business Mentor of the Year is Clive Barnard, a volunteer Mentor for PRIME Cymru who covers North Wales. Clive Barnard […]
August 30, 2016

Green business – PRIME Cymru awards 2016

The winner of the Green Business Award is Dave Marchant with his business Coedcae Services from Near Pencoed. Coedcae Services covers all aspects of woodland management, […]

HRH The Prince of Wales
speaks about the importance of
Responsible Business and Enterprise

HRH The Prince of Wales has released a series of videos to showcase the broad range of work conducted by The Prince’s Charities. For more than 35 years The Prince of Wales has been the leader in identifying charitable need across a range of focus areas including; Responsible Business and Enterprise, The Built Environment and Young people and Education. This new video highlights The Prince’s charities that are active in Responsible Business and Enterprise including PRIME Cymru who have been working for the past 12 years helping economically inactive over 50s in Wales to set up their own business or find employment.

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