It was really good to read in the local press today (Llanelli Herald and the Carmarthenshire Herald) how a Managing Director Hywel Ifans of BCC IT gives his time to inspire the next generation of young entrepreneurs in Carmarthenshire – Wales.
The director of an IT company based in Newcastle Emyln has become a Big Ideas Wales Role model, a campaign part of the Business Wales service. The initiative provides the opportunity for young people to learn about businesses, develop ideas and help budding entrepreneurs take the first step towards being their own boss.
In the past few months, Hywel has spent time giving talks about his journey and his experience, hoping to inspire and open up opportunities for young people, helping them think about the option of running their own business. He has visited several local schools including Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin and Ysgol y Preseli.
Hywel said, “I’m extremely proud to be part of the Big Ideas Wales Campaign. The opportunity to inspire and instil confidence in young people by sharing my personal experience is both rewarding and energising. The enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit expressed by the next generation is itself motivational so sessions are often very interactive and positive.
From a personal viewpoint, demonstrating to young people that you can succeed in business without having to follow the traditional University route is something I hope motivates some who may otherwise lack the necessary self-belief and confidence”.
BCC IT is one of Wales longest established IT companies, supporting hundreds of businesses through complete IT support, hosted services, telephone systems, wireless network, CCTV systems and off site backup.
Through supporting many different types of businesses and organisations, of all sizes, in the past 28 years, BCC IT have built up a diverse client portfolio – from Estate Agents to Local Authorities, Solicitors to Travel Agents, Garages to Dentists and Charities to Manufacturing Plants. The company supports hundreds of businesses and organisations across Wales, England and even Ireland.
An absolute pleasure to read such an inspirational tech support business at my doorstep in Carmarthenshire, Wales.