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

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

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

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

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.

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Tackling Poverty Fortnight   /    Pythefnos Taclo Tlodi

Tackling Poverty Fortnight / Pythefnos Taclo Tlodi

News   •   Jan 13, 2015 00:05 GMT

Campaign aims to unearth new approaches to tackling poverty in Wales. The 13th to 26th January is the Wales Co-operative Centre’s Tackling Poverty Fortnight. Ymgyrch sy’n bwriadu dod o hyd i ddulliau newydd o daclo tlodi yng Nghymru. Bydd Pythefnos Taclo Tlodi Canolfan Cydweithredol Cymru yn cael ei gynnal rhwng 13 a 26 Ionawr.

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The Myners’ Report on the Co-operative Group

The Myners’ Report on the Co-operative Group

Blog posts   •   May 08, 2014 09:53 BST

The keenly anticipated Myners’ Report into issues at the troubled Co-operative Group was published yesterday. Wales Co-operative Centre Chief Executive Derek Walker discusses its implications.

Continued support for Credit Union co-operatives is vital

Continued support for Credit Union co-operatives is vital

Blog posts   •   May 07, 2014 14:50 BST

Derek Walker, Chief Executive of the Wales Co-operative Centre welcomes recent Welsh Government support for Credit Unions in Wales.

Happy birthday to you John Lewis

Blog posts   •   May 02, 2014 08:58 BST

This year the John Lewis Partnership celebrates a milestone anniversary that very few businesses can claim. 2014 marks 150 years since John Lewis opened his drapery shop in Oxford Street in London.

Capital Gains Tax? What a Relief!

Capital Gains Tax? What a Relief!

Blog posts   •   Mar 31, 2014 08:45 BST

This April, the UK Government will launch tax incentives to help grow the employee ownership sector. There will be an exemption from income tax of £3,600 for certain payments made to employees of qualifying employee-owned companies, and the introduction of a relief from capital gains tax (CGT) for owners selling a controlling interest to a trust which operates for the benefit of all employees.

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Planned Succession for Business Success - Newport

Events   •   Mar 22, 2013 11:10 GMT

Business success through planned business succession will be the topic at a series of breakfast events hosted by Wales Co-operative Centre. The events will explore business exits, succession and utilising employee ownership as a tool for long term succession planning. Places for these events can be booked online or by calling 0300 111 5050

May 01, 07:30 - 10:00 BST

Lysaght Institute Orb Drive Off Corporation Road NP19 0RA Newport

Planned Succession for Business Success - Swansea

Events   •   Mar 22, 2013 11:08 GMT

Business success through planned business succession will be the topic at a series of breakfast events hosted by Wales Co-operative Centre. The events will explore business exits, succession and utilising employee ownership as a tool for long term succession planning. Places for these events can be booked online or by calling 0300 111 5050

Apr 30, 07:30 - 09:30 BST

Swansea, Marriott Hotel

Planned Succession for Business Success - Cardiff

Events   •   Mar 22, 2013 11:05 GMT

Business success through planned business succession will be the topic at a series of breakfast events hosted by Wales Co-operative Centre. The events will explore business exits, succession and utilising employee ownership as a tool for long term succession planning. Places for these events can be booked online or by calling 0300 111 5050

Apr 23, 07:30 - 10:00 BST

Village Hotel, Cardiff

Planned Succession for Business Success - Wrexham

Events   •   Mar 22, 2013 11:01 GMT

Business success through planned business succession will be the topic at a series of breakfast events hosted by Wales Co-operative Centre. The events will explore business exits, succession and utilising employee ownership as a tool for long term succession planning. Places for these events can be booked online or by calling 0300 111 5050

Apr 12 - Mar 22

Ramada Hotel, Wrexham

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Deputy Minister Julie James AM visits Monwel Limited in Ebbw Vale

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Pictured left to right: Angela Jones, Communities 2.0; Leslie Barr, Monwel Limited; Julie James AM, Deputy Minister for Skills and Techno...

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Delegates at the @communities2_0 Celebration of Achievement Conference

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The Communities 2.0 Conference runs from Wednesday 25th to Thursday 26th February at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.

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James Reichelt of Communities 2.0 leads a breakout session at the Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Conference

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The Communities 2.0 Conference runs from Wednesday 25th to Thursday 26th February at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.

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Communities 2.0 Project Director Cathryn Marcus opens the Celebration of Achievement Awards

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The Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Awards are the culmination of a unique conference which celebrates the impact of the Welsh...

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The Employee Ownership Process - Barry Wise Aber Instruments

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A short interview discussing the benefits and approach to a planned business succession strategy that incorporates employee ownership.

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Wales Co-operative Centre Western Mail / Top 300 DPS (2)
Wales Co-operative Centre Western Mail / Top 300 DPS
Investment in Welsh co-operative project to create more affordable housing

Wales Co-operative Centre is extending a project intended to significantly increase the number of housing co-operatives able to provide affordable homes in Wales. New funding has been provided by the Nationwide Foundation which will be used to enhance support already provided by the Welsh Government. The project will support 26 co-operative groups to become established over the next two years.

Defusing the Business Succession Timebomb

Defusing the Business Succession Timebomb

Documents   •   Feb 11, 2014 15:29 GMT

A report on the dangers of poor business succession preparation in small businesses and the potential of employee ownership

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