A budding entrepreneur has secured grant funding to help her flourishing catering business grow.
Kimberley Griffiths, from Aberbargoed, set up Nibbles Catering in 2006for commercial customers and the general public.
She has recently secured cash from thr South East Wales Local Investment Fund.
Kimberley initially ran the business from her home although the operation quickly outgrew the building and she soon needed bigger premises.
She took on a unit at the Bowen Industrial Estate in Aberbargoed and will use the grant towards the cost of setting up and purchasing essential equipment.
Councillor Ron Davies, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet member for regeneration said: “I am delighted that Kimberley has been successful in her bid for funding from the Local Investment Fund and it’s great to see this grant stream benefiting another fledgling firm.
“It’s also pleasing that we have such entrepreneurial people living within our county borough and I wish Nibbles Catering every success for the future.”
The Local Investment Fund is a scheme that has been made available to six local authority areas in South East Wales.
The councils have been awarded EU funding under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the Welsh Assembly Government, to provide funding for businesses.
Local Investment Fund grants can be used to purchase capital equipment, for marketing, e-commerce and ICT development and for external and internal building works and alterations.
To be eligible to apply for a Local Investment Fund grant, businesses must have less than 250 employees and be in the manufacturing, service to manufacturing, business to business or tourism sector.
The scheme can fund up to 40% of eligible expenditure, normally to a maximum of £5000.