South East Wales

Ex-Remploy man creates new jobs for disabled people

A man who started his own business when the Remploy factory in Trefforest closed four years ago is aiming to create new jobs for disabled people.

Steven Watts, who set up GreenCap to refurbish and re-upholster furnishings, has received a share of a £358,000 publicly funded grant.

The Remploy factory in Trefforest closed in 2008 and it has been announced seven more may shut in Wales.

Four other south Wales valley's social enterprises will also share the money.

The money is aimed at creating 14 jobs along with work placements and training.

The other enterprises are Rhymney cycle repair and training company Rainbow Community Enterprise, Ann's Kitchen, a cafe and sandwich delivery service based in Graig y Rhacca, Samye Foundation Wales and Playworks, a childcare provision provider based in Caerphilly.

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