PRIME Cymru Success Stories

July 12, 2022

Mentoring gives Dawn her motivation back

Dawn Parker, from South Wales, fell out of love with her office job and started to re-evaluate what made her happy in life. Keen to get […]
May 23, 2022

Want a job that suits your lifestyle? Be your own boss! 

The great thing about running your own business is that you have the freedom the manage your time to suit your lifestyle.  This is especially true […]
November 24, 2021

How do mentors help new businesses?

Nick Bradley gives an insight into mentoring a new business Nick Bradley is a seasoned businessman with experience running an electronics company, robotics business, contract research […]
November 16, 2021

Mentoring Stories: Resilient Foster Care

The hope of profit is often a driving force for entrepreneurs. However, financial gain is not always a motivation for starting a business.   Nigel Fenlon and Hannah […]
September 7, 2021

How volunteering can reveal new career options

Christopher Harry’s career so far has taken him across the world as a computer engineer and he ran his own business, a local pub, for many […]
August 12, 2021

Could running a business work for you?

For single mum Anna Morgan, balancing work with home life was a major factor in her decision to become self-employed.   Anna has had a passion for […]
May 17, 2021

Turn your hobby into a business

Have you ever wanted to make a living doing something you really enjoy?  Stephan Parry, aged 59 from Bridgend, has done just that. What started out as a […]
April 29, 2021

“Encouragement was key” for published author Nicola Clifford 

“It’s all very well getting encouragement from your mother, but it makes a difference when someone from the outside recognises that maybe you’ve got something”, said murder […]
December 10, 2020

Lisa “got back on the horse” following redundancy – and you can too

Lisa was made redundant due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but with support from PRIME Cymru mentor Brian Birtles, she has now secured a new role as […]
November 19, 2020

Walk back through time in Caerphilly

You can learn more about Caerphilly Audio Tours here: If you are interested in receiving mentoring to set up your own business, or would like […]
November 3, 2020

“I was at my lowest point – but then I found PRIME Cymru.”

“In January I was at my lowest point.” Earlier this year, Marcia Beynon took an early retirement from her career as a nurse, after being diagnosed […]
October 29, 2020

Retired firefighter finds new career path with help from PRIME Cymru

Paul Harvey from Bridgend was looking for a change in direction after retiring from a long career in the Fire Service. Following a conversation with the […]
October 15, 2020

Alex Holland, Mental Rentals

When Alex was made redundant from a local marquee company, he turned to PRIME Cymru for support to set up his own unique holiday rental business.
October 12, 2020

Ian feels so much better after setting up his own business

PRIME Cymru client, Ian  Davey from Neath Port Talbot, launched Victoria Cycles in August with support from Development Officer Debbie Price. As a result of setting […]
September 17, 2020

Jack uses volunteering to build his portfolio

Jack Walters recently moved to Wales from London, where he worked as an actor. He wanted to become a drama teacher, but that was all put […]
April 30, 2018

Lloyd approached PRIME Cymru Workways+ Powys Project

With the support of PRIME Cymru Workways +Powys Project Lloyd investigated setting up in business as a Handyman doing jobs such as painting and decorating, grass […]
April 30, 2018

Kevin has now successfully achieved his Health and Safety Training Certification

Kevin was a carpenter in the construction industry all his working career until Rheumatoid Arthritis in his hands prevented him from continuing to work. He was […]
April 30, 2018

Barbara secured paid employment at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

PRIME Cymru helped Barbara write her first CV – at the age of 74 – which led to her securing paid employment at the National Botanic […]
November 23, 2017

Danny Deering, Bio Energy Healing

Danny suffered debilitating injuries and retired from South Wales Police. A chance encounter led to him completely recovering and training as a Bio Energy Healer. With […]
November 23, 2017

Nic Williams: Home and Lifestyle Help

Nic had worked in a variety of hospitality jobs and suffered mental health issues. With the help of PRIME Cymru, she set up her own business […]
November 17, 2017

Debbie Price, PRIME Cymru Mentor

When Debbie was made redundant from Tata Steel she felt like her world had been turned upside down. But after talking to PRIME Cymru and finding […]
November 17, 2017

Alan Morgan, Gardening business

Alan was made redundant in his early 50s, having spending most of his working life in the Parks Department of the Local Authority. With support from […]
November 17, 2017

Sue McGuire, Family Tree Business

After a long career in healthcare management Sue was facing retirement but not sure where to turn. After speaking to PRIME Cymru she followed her lifelong […]
November 17, 2017

Dave Marchant, Woodland Management Business

Dave Marchant left his career in I.T. to start his tree management and kiln dried firewood business. Business has grown dramatically and his Bridgend business, Coedcae […]
November 17, 2017

Judy now has a placement to help her gain recent experience

Judy had been economically inactive for several years after her own retail business was forced to close down. This set-back knocked her confidence and Judy was […]
November 18, 2016

Simon finds employment in Powys

Simon had a highly pressurised job in the city for many years until family responsibilities collided with the demands of his job and he resigned. As […]