Press Releases

​Salford stroke survivors tell their story through sculpture

Mar 11, 2015 16:06 GMT Stroke Association Stroke survivors from Salford have created a unique piece of art to convey their individual experiences of stroke, after attending workshops organised by the Stroke Association and Nelly Globe.

Minister visits Valleys social firm to explore digital learning and skills opportunities

Mar 10, 2015 16:26 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre Julie James, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology visited award-winning social business Monwel Limited to find out more about social enterprises and how they can benefit from Welsh Government support in skills, training and technology. The Deputy Minister had the chance to visit Ebbw Vale based Monwel Signs Ltd where she spoke to Leslie Barr, Managing Director of the company.

Finnish consumers trust companies more than their Nordic Neighbours do

Mar 09, 2015 14:00 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight When consumers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland were asked to rate their trust in companies on a scale from 1-7 Finnish consumers rated their trust the highest. This is the third trend from Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015. The full index will be released on the 23rd of March at an award ceremony at Nalen in Stockholm.

​Manchester fundraisers take to Heaton Park for the Stroke Association

Mar 09, 2015 10:06 GMT Stroke Association Over 340 people from across Manchester ran, jogged or walked to raise more than £11,200 for the Stroke Association, at the charity’s Resolution Run this weekend.

"Family Life" to colour up Art Quake Kyoto. The Japan Creativity Biennale.

Mar 08, 2015 22:11 GMT Marcel Schreur Marcel Schreur has been invited to show three of his works at Art Quake Kyoto.It is the first time that the original Dutch artist will exhibiting in Japan.From the 16th to the 22nd of March the Kyoto museum is the perfect platform for the Japan Creativity Biennale.Kyoto is the cultural and artistic heart of Japan.Artists from all over the globe are expressing their desire for peace.Inspiring many.

35 people from across Bristol walk over hot coals for stroke

Mar 06, 2015 14:34 GMT Stroke Association 35 people from Bristol took part in a Firewalk in the City centre on the 27th February 2015.Together they walked around 1,400 feet over hot coals to raise around £3,500 for the Stroke Association.

Wales Co-operative Centre sets the standard for quality

Mar 06, 2015 12:15 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre The Wales Co-operative Centre, Wales’ leading development organisation for social businesses has achieved the PQASSO Level 2 standard. The Centre, which has offices in Caerphilly, Swansea, Bangor and Carmarthen, gained the award after undertaking a wide reaching internal review process and improving its in-house quality processes and standards.

​Olympian Sharron Davies champions Step out for Stroke

Mar 05, 2015 17:15 GMT Stroke Association Sharron Davies MBE, Olympic swimmer and well-known TV presenter, is championing the Stroke Association’s 2015 Step out for Stroke series.

Welsh speaking volunteer helps Merthyr residents to get online

Mar 04, 2015 10:58 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre Seventeen year old Welsh speaking volunteer Ciaran Packham-Dawe has been supporting people from Merthyr to get online at drop-in sessions held in the town and supported by the Welsh Government’s digital inclusion project, Communities 2.0.

Trailblazing joint bidding scheme nets construction companies lucrative deal

Mar 03, 2015 12:01 GMT Wales Co-operative Centre A pilot project, developed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB Cymru) and supported by the Wales Co-Operative Centre and Caerphilly County Borough Council Council’s Supplier Relationship Officer, has seen a group of four businesses celebrating their addition to a potentially lucrative framework agreement.