Acorn Executive Search is working in partnership with Business in Focus to recruit for a key position within their organisation.

About the role

The role of National Contract Manager is critical to the successful delivery of Business Wales, a business support service delivered across the whole of Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government to entrepreneurs and Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). The service is jointly funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).The Business Wales Service offers a bi-lingual, tailored business support offer based on a segmented model according to the growth potential of the business idea or the established SME.






About Business in Focus 

Business in Focus is a social enterprise established with the sole purpose of supporting the growth of enterprise. Helping businesses to start up and grow for over 27 years, we provide owners and managers with business advice, planning, skills training, and help with access to finance, as well as providing business accommodation through our portfolio of properties across South Wales.

We have an excellent track record of managing and delivering business support contracts on behalf of a range of clients including the UK and Welsh Governments, other public sector bodies and not for profit organisations.

Business in Focus is delighted to be delivering the Welsh Government starting flagship Business Wales service, providing small businesses with 1-2-1 business advice, business skills training, and support.

We have a wide network of professional services contacts which enables us to generate significant volumes and high quality referrals from banks, accountants, solicitors, public and third sector organisations; it also helps us to find the right partners for each opportunity.

Our business advisers work with clients on a 1-2-1 basis and cover vital business subjects including business and financial planning, human resources, sales & marketing, and social media.



Great Experience

When our major contracting clients entrust their business support service to us, they know that we will quickly develop an in-depth understanding of how they work, what they need and when they need it. This client focus acquired over 27 years enables Business in Focus to deliver robust, compliant results to the benefit of all our clients – large and small.

We are proud to have created a first-class team with experts in several areas, such as finance, human resources, business development and marketing. We work with people to achieve their business’s objectives, whether they are starting, growing or selling their business.











Our Mission Statement

We will be the leading provider of business support in Wales, helping businesses to start, prosper and grow, making Wales attractive to other businesses locally and worldwide and using our knowledge to be an influential voice.



Business Wales

The Welsh Government’s Business Wales service supports new and established businesses in Wales.

The service helps people who are thinking about starting a new business, or have already taken the first few steps or are growing their current business.

Business Wales supports the sustainable growth of small and medium-size enterprises across the country by offering access to information, guidance and business support including:

  • Starting Up
  • Employment Advice
  • General Business Management Support
  • Environmental Management Advice
  • eBusiness Support
  • Tendering Support
  • International Trade
  • Mentoring Service


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How to apply 

To apply for this vacancy please contact:

Jan Hughes

Director, Executive Search

01633 287132 | Jan.Hughes@acornpeople.com |

To view the full Job Description and Person Specification please click here >

To learn more about Business in Focus, visit the website here >