A project has been launched in Carmarthenshire which aims to inspire and support aspiring entrepreneurs living in rural areas.

The Springboard project is a rural enterprise initiative funded by Welsh Government to help people access tailored skills, knowledge and experience to start their own business.

As part of the project’s travelling roadshows, an event is being held at Cwmaman Community Centre on Thursday, February 13 from 10.30am to 3pm.

This free event is open to anyone who is thinking of developing a business idea and is looking for support.

The roadshows are supported by a number of successful entrepreneurs including Simon Wright of Wright’s Food Emporium, Scott James from Coaltown Coffee who will be speaking at the event along with Mark McKenna from Down to Earth and Brigid Loizou from Art at the Hall.

Contact 01554 748370 or stuart.mathias@colegsirgar.ac.uk for further information.

This initiative by Coleg Sir Gar compliments the existing Cwmaman Town Council project, Amman Valley MakerSpace, which provides community access to new technologies, laser cutting and 3D printing equipment along with more traditional equipment such as a ceramics kiln, woodworking tools and printmaking equipment.

Robert Venus, Community Development Officer for Cwmaman Town Council, said: “We’re really happy to see this initiative being delivered by Coleg Sir Gar. So many in our community of the Amman Valley have great ideas and a wealth of ability. Actions like this will hopefully provide the inspiration and support needed to allow them to reach their potential.

“We welcome enquiries from anyone seeking to establish a new business who can benefit from access to the equipment in the MakerSpace. The cost of this equipment can often be a barrier to a start-up and we hope the provision of it, at low cost, can help them get established”

Cwmaman Town Council are also launching a new project called “Green Infrastructure Amman Valley” which will have support for “Green Job” creation alongside a wider celebration of the natural beauty of the Amman Valley.

Information on all Cwmaman Town Council project can be obtained by emailing Rob at robvenus@cwmamantc.org