The gift of experience

A former head of retail operations at Marks and Spencer’s has been sharing her wealth of knowledge with some ‘gifted’ social entrepreneurs, thanks to a Business Supporting Communities’ mentoring initiative. Judith Barnsdale who has retired from her role with the retailer, has been working with Rhyl-based Community Interest Company Gifted. The aptly named shop, based in the High Street, was set ... [More]

North Wales food producers cut waste and benefit community

Businesses in the food and produce sector in North Wales are being called upon to help reduce landfill and support those in need through an innovative community food network. FareShare North Wales, based in Llandudno Junction, works with food manufacturers, local suppliers and supermarkets taking surplus food and using it to help support 44 community groups across North Wales. In 2012 ... [More]

Community groups to get the ‘risk factor’


An expert led workshop in June could teach community groups valuable lessons on managing risk in this ever-more litigious society. The workshop, entitled ‘Understanding Insurance’ is the second such workshop led by Brian Gelling of Daulby Read Insurance brokers as part of the Business Supporting Communities (B2C) Project’s B2C Professionals initiative. Taking place at DVSC in Rhyl on June ... [More]

Community conscience – and no monkeying around

Inhabitants at the Welsh Mountain Zoo have found themselves the object of donations thanks to a national supermarket chain. And It seems everyone is getting ‘in on the act’ and helping out their communities of late. Proving there are many different, inventive and inspiring ways in which you can support your local community. The Business Supporting Communities (B2C) Project, funded by ... [More]