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We are delighted to announce Amity Web Solutions of Caerphilly has become one of the sponsors of the Go Wild Event in Caerphilly, June 2013.

Amity Web Solutions are a local web design and development company that design and develop content managed websites, eCommerce shopping carts and search engine optimisation.

Capita Symonds provided £500 financial and £800 in-kind support for Big Pitch 2011 (Patron: Nick Hewer of the BBC’s The Apprentice fame). This initiative was aimed at challenging students, from four Further Education Colleges in the Valleys, to generate ideas for Rock UK’s outdoor activity centre, as well as enhancing their enterprise and employability skills.
Equinox Communications provided £1000 in-kind support for Big Pitch 2011 (Patron: Nick Hewer of the BBC’s The Apprentice fame). This initiative was aimed at challenging students, from four Further Education Colleges in the Valleys, to generate ideas for Rock UK’s outdoor activity centre, as well as enhancing their enterprise and employability skills. Equinox provided PR training

Eversheds is providing pro bono support for WECAN and partners to use their Cardiff offices. The first example is the stakeholder workshop, on 30/09/13, for a pan Wales ‘Green Giving Service’ proposal that combines business and public giving linked to green spaces.

At Eversheds success means more than financial performance. The company’s social and environmental impact also matters a great deal (see http://bit.ly/1aEnz9L).

"Corporate responsibility supports our vision and values. Being a great place to work is dependent on a positive, innovative culture as well as a supportive workplace. Being the most client centred international law firm includes understanding the importance clients place on shared values and, increasingly, to respond to social and environmental concerns. These are key components of a wider commercial relationship that has to be underpinned by trust."
(Bryan Hughes, Chief Executive)

Lafarge Tarmac is a joint venture company formed following the merger of Lafarge UK and Anglo American’s Tarmac business, to create the UK’s leading construction materials and services company.

The Cornelly Quarry, Bridgend has donated 200 tonnes of materials for the Amman Valley Trotting Club track and access paths. The Trotting Club is Wales’ premier track and holds a Community Green Flag Award for managing its greenspace.

Marks and Spencer has provided £100,000 to enable Groundwork Wales to deliver the Community Green Flag initiative. This recognises and rewards well managed community run green spaces (www.groundworkwales.org.uk). WECAN has agreed to match fund this contribution to enable the initiative to be delivered for another year until December 2013.

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Power Media Management Ltd. is a publishing house with offices in Swansea and London. A new publication, SME Wales, targeted at SMEs in the Principality, has just been launched. The company has agreed a highly discounted 12 month PR deal, as part of its commitment to being a ‘responsible business’, to enable Groundwork Wales (via WECAN) to promote this agenda and the related benefits to businesses, the environment and communities.

An example of the first issue, including articles from Shane Williams to the South Wales Chamber of Commerce can be found at: http://bit.ly/14hDcg3. Digital copies can be purchased at http://bit.ly/13uTxza.

Rhymney Brewery (http://bit.ly/YMp0d7) has just been announced as the headline sponsor for the Community Tourism Conference at Margam Park on 23-24 April, 2013 (http://bit.ly/Wz9Ms6).

The Brewery is also providing £2200 to jointly sponsor, with WECAN, two Dark Sky Wales (http://bit.ly/15Wbhn9) events, prior to Christmas 2103, and a series of amazing outdoor lecturers in the Valleys – details to follow soon.

Rock UK who recently opened their first outdoor activity centre in Wales, provided £500 for Big Pitch 2011 (Patron: Nick Hewer of the BBC’s The Apprentice fame). This initiative was aimed at challenging students, from four Further Education Colleges in the Valleys, to generate ideas for Rock UK’s outdoor activity centre, as well as enhancing their enterprise and employability skills.

The Joyner Group (http://bit.ly/WzdkKN) is one of the oldest and most experienced specialist External Wall Insulated Applicators in the UK. They have been completing this type of work since 1994 for Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Main Contractors throughout England and Wales. Joyner Group also provides services to private individuals allowing them to save money and reduce their own carbon footprint.

The Welsh arm of the business, Joyner PA Cymru, is providing £150 and a prize to support the annual Go Wild event which this year is in Caerphilly, on the 8 June, at the start of Wales Biodiversity Week.

The Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute is all about improving skills and qualifications by making learning accessible locally. UHOVI provided £1000 for Big Pitch 2011 (Patron: Nick Hewer of the the BBC’s The Apprentice fame). This initiative was aimed at challenging students, from four Further Education Colleges in the Valleys, to generate ideas for Rock UK’s outdoor activity centre, as well as enhancing their enterprise and employability skills.

Port-Talbot based Western Log Group provided £3000 and in-kind support to build an outdoor learning area for the Maesteg Community Produce Project.

Businesses in Wales gaining WECAN contracts

71 Businesses £278,277

Business support for green projects

12 Businesses £86,381

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