Press Releases

Communities 2.0 Joint Winners of Class Award for Best Communications at WCVA Awards

Feb 18, 2015 11:02 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre The winners of Wales Council for Voluntary Action’s (WCVA) prestigious Third Sector Awards Cymru 2014 were announced last night at a gala dinner hosted by BBC Wales presenter Jason Mohammad at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff. Run by WCVA and supported by voluntary sector services specialist Class Telecommunications, the awards had a shortlist of 19 groups from across the country.

Feb 18, 2015 07:00 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight Today the list of brands in Sustainable Brand Index 2015 is released. This year the list includes more than 700 brands in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. New brands include Starbucks, Colgate-Palmolive and Orkla Foods.

Cyber-attack seen as top business threat

Feb 17, 2015 10:57 GMT The Business Continuity Institute Report shows shock fall in business preparedness Failure to analyse trends creates dangerous blindspot for organizations

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Feb 09, 2015 11:50 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre

Vision Express reveals new Nottingham HQ

Feb 09, 2015 11:03 GMT Vision Express A desire to improve the service Vision Express delivers to its stores and customers has led it to relocate its store support centre to Ruddington Fields Business Park in Nottingham.

Eurofound launches the sixth edition of its survey assessing working conditions across Europe

Jan 29, 2015 11:00 GMT Eurofound Eurofound launches the fieldwork for the 6th European Working Conditions Survey (6th EWCS). With over 43,000 interviews with workers in 35 countries, the survey offers a comparative snapshot of the state of working conditions and its changing trends in Europe. The first findings of the 6th EWCS will be presented at the end of 2015.

Drop in to stay safe online

Jan 28, 2015 14:34 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre Drop-in sessions in libraries and community venues across Wales will be offering advice on using the internet safely next week (commencing 9th February). Welsh Government digital inclusion programme, Communities 2.0 is offering sessions which will concentrate on issues such as password security, using personal information online and social media as part of Safer Internet Day 2015.

​A Hollywood actor will launch a new cinema experience in North Wales.

Jan 28, 2015 10:22 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre Two Wales Co-operative Centre clients are working together to bring a new cinema experience to Old Colwyn. Charity TAPE, has teamed up with social enterprise, Crest Co-operative, to launch a Sofa Cinema. The Sofa Cinema experience will open on Saturday 31st January from 7pm in Old Colwyn, with a special screening of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' hosted by Hollywood actor, Spencer Wilding.

National businesses throw their weight behind SE Wales awards

Jan 27, 2015 14:01 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre Two national businesses responsible for giving a helping hand to Welsh social enterprises are also backing a new awards scheme recognising some of the most successful ones. Charity Bank and the Wales Co-operative Centre are sponsoring the EPIC (Enterprising People in Communities) awards, designed to reward the achievements of South East Wales’s most innovative social enterprises.

Local charity helps nearly 100 low income households in the run up to Christmas

Jan 27, 2015 10:25 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre ​Rhondda Cynon Taf based re-use and recycle charity toogoodtowaste helped over 90 low income households during the run up to Christmas after holding its annual Christmas event in the Aberdare branch to help people in need at one of the most financially difficult times of the year.