Stakeholders and partners

Working together to help launch and grow businesses across Wales. 


Welsh Government

The Development Bank of Wales is wholly owned subsidiary of the Welsh Government. It is here to enable the Welsh Government to deliver its policy objectives across Wales.

On the one hand, it will serve Welsh businesses, giving them the capital they need to start up, strengthen and grow. On the other hand, it will serve Welsh Government, by directing public funds to where they can have most impact – on a larger scale, at a faster speed, and in a sustainable way.


“The Development Bank will be the first of its kind in the UK...providing focused support for micro, small start-ups and innovative businesses across Wales enabling them to become fitter, bigger and stronger."

Ken Skates MS


European Regional Development Fund 

The Development Bank of Wales is delivering the £204m Wales Business Fund which is funded by ERDF from the European Union and by the Welsh Government.

Clwyd Pension Fund 

Co-investors into the £25m Wales Management Succession Fund

Development Bank of Wales stakeholders


Business Wales

Investment into SMEs is substantially improved where finance and business support are aligned. To make this happen, the Development Bank of Wales works with Business Wales, making it simpler and easier for businesses to access support alongside finance. A referral scheme between the two helps businesses in Wales benefit from a more rounded approach to business support.

Key organisations we work with: