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

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2015 16:26 GMT

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.

Wales Co-operative Centre sets the standard for quality

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2015 12:15 GMT

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.

Welsh speaking volunteer helps Merthyr residents to get online

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2015 10:58 GMT

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

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2015 12:01 GMT

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.

Inspiration, Leadership and Achievement recognised in Digital Awards _ _ Cydnabod Ysbrydoliaeth, Arweinyddiaeth a Chyflawniad yn y Gwobrau Digidol

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2015 13:00 GMT

Inspiration, Leadership and Achievement recognised in Digital Awards. Community groups, volunteers, social enterprises and individuals have been recognised in the Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Awards which were held this Thursday (Thursday 26th February). The awards were hosted by Maggie Philbin, and Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, presented.

Second chance to catch the Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Conference and Awards

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2015 15:51 GMT

Conference will be streamed on the web on The Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Conference and Awards takes place on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th February at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. The event will be live streamed on the web.

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

Press Releases   •   Feb 18, 2015 11:02 GMT

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.

Ask us about your online safety

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2015 11:50 GMT

Drop in to stay safe online

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2015 14:34 GMT

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.

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2015 10:22 GMT

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.

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About Wales Co-operative Centre

The Wales Co-operative Centre is here to help businesses, co-operatives, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations

The Wales Co-operative Centre is Wales’ national body for co-operatives, mutuals, social enterprises and employee owned businesses. It applies its co-operative values to strengthening communities and services as well as supporting these social businesses.
The Centre is mainly funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Welsh Government.
The Wales Co-operative Development and Training Centre Limited (trading as the Wales Co-operative Centre) is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, number 24287 R.


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