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October 9, 2019

On the 30th October I will be talking about my latest Deep Place study at the Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University.

The report will be available on this website later this month.

To book a place and for further details of this free event please c...

August 21, 2019

I will be speaking at the CPG on FE and Future Skills, which will see the launch of ColegauCymru's most recent report Building A Better Wales: lessons from Europe.

For further details about the event please click here

February 21, 2019

Over the last five years there has been a growing interest in what has been termed the ‘Foundation Economy’, which was defined by the Centre for Research on Social and Cultural Change (CRESC) as:

 ‘…very large, mostly unglamorous, rather heterogeneous, and… distributed...

October 4, 2018

I am pleased to be working with support from the Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University, to deliver the first rural Deep Place Study. The study is due to be completed in Spring 2019, and the results will be published shortly after.

January 2, 2018

Across the UK self-employment has been rising for some time and particularly since the onset of the global financial crisis. In fact, between 2007 and 2016 self-employment in the UK has risen from 3.6 million to 4.3 million, rising from around 12.5% of the workforce (a...

December 12, 2017

This summary report for ColegauCymru CollegesWales is an important contribution to understanding the issues facing skills providers when seeking to meet the needs of SMEs, particularly in Retail, Tourism and Hospitality Businesses.

You can download the report by clickin...

October 24, 2017

My presentation with Professor Andrew Henley launching our Going Solo: Understanding Self-Employment in Wales report for the FSB.

October 23, 2017

Going Solo: Understanding Self-Employment in Wales calls for a major policy review into self-employment by Welsh Government.

August 24, 2017

An Evening seminar with Professor Terry Marsden and Dr Mark Lang considering the impact of growth on economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainability.

April 12, 2017

The Lansbury Park Deep Place Plan was commissioned by Caerphilly County Borough Council and has been supported by Caerphilly Public Services Board.

It has been produced jointly with Dr Mark Lang and Professor Dave Adamson, and was developed over the past few...

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