“Insurers must pay small firms for Covid lockdown losses”

The BBC has just reported that “tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national lockdown, following a court ruling.” SWOAPG Members who had previously been denied insurance claims might like to contact their insurers to check whether this has any relevance to them. For the full report … Read more

Welsh Government Support for Skills & Training

Personal Learning Accounts The Personal Learning Account programme, launched by the Welsh Government, is designed to help businesses to recruit new talent and overcome current and future skill shortages by supporting employers’ upskilling requirements. Your skills requirements may have changed as a result of COVID-19, for example: it could be that you now need to … Read more

Mountain Training Cymru Director Recruitment

Mountain Training Cymru (MTC) is recruiting for 3 Directors to replace Directors who have come to the end of their terms of office. Specifically MTC is  seeking a finance director, an independent director and a director with expertise in the adventure activity sector. This is an opportunity for people with suitable skills and experience to join … Read more

Airbnb Experiences Workshop

Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group hosted an Airbnb Experiences Workshop on 11 Jan, sharing information regarding the Airbnb Experiences platform and how outdoor providers may be able to use it to aid their businesses in reaching a wider audience. There was some really beneficial information discussed during the evening. For those that were unable to attend … Read more

Communications with British Caving Association award holders / Radon Underground training package (on-line)

British Caving Association award holders should have received an email recently regarding online Radon training. If you haven’t, it may be because you have not yet engaged with the BCA’s Qualification Management System (Go Membership)! All BCA award holders / trainees should have received an email from the BCA training admin email asking them to … Read more

Outdoor sector accreditation update for outdoor activity providers in Wales

Wales Adventure Tourism Organisation (WATO) and its core members (Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group [POCG], Snowdonia-Active [S-A] & South Wales Outdoor Activity Provider Group [SWOAPG]) hosted a virtual meeting on Tuesday 12th January 2021, to explain the current status of the AALA scheme. Key points: AALA applications during lockdown: as of 6 Jan, and at the … Read more

ERF Restrictions Business Fund Update

We have received the following clarification from Brecon Beacons Tourism on the grant funding available for the hospitality sector, for which some SWOAPG Members might be eligible: “We have received a number of questions relating to the grant funding available for the hospitality and non-essential retail sector – details of the grants available along with … Read more