Understanding the Digital Business Landscape of:
Blaenau Gwent

Fig 1: Blenau Gwent’s rankings based on the average performance of its SMEs against three key metrics: Digital Maturity, Innovation and ESG posture

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Digital Maturity21
Overall Rank22

An overview of the Unitary Authority:

Human population: 69,862
Business population: 1,422
Sample size: 82
Percentage SMEs in Unitary Authority (UA): 1.140%
Percentage SMEs in UA Sample: 1.411%

See, “how we built our sample” for more detail

Innovation and ESG

(Compared to the National Average)

SMEs’ Innovation scores in Blenau Gwent have slightly increased since 2016, and are generally lower than the national average; likewise, ESG scores have increased and are currently a little above the national average. 

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Digital Maturity

(Compared to the National Average)

The Digital Maturity of businesses in Blenau Gwent increases sharply during the Covid-19 pandemic, but remains below the national average at the beginning of 2023.

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Welsh Language

(Compared to other Unitary Authorities)

Welsh language is not detected on any SME websites in Blenau Gwent, similarly to neighbouring Torfaen.

Understanding Digital Growth across South East Wales

(Comparing its Unitary Authorities and Regional Average)

The Digital Growth of businesses in Blenau Gwent increases gradually during the Covid-19 pandemic, and like others in the Region sees a notable uptick at the end of 2022, but remains a little below the regional average.

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