WRAP’s support for business and the economy

Beth Winkley

The best part of my job is getting to meet some of the many businesses which have benefitted from WRAP Cymru support. That’s why – despite all the hard work that goes into organising it - the WRAP Cymru Conference is the highlight of my year.


This year’s event – on 8 November – was no exception. More delegates from more business sectors than ever before took part, and we’ve had some great feedback. We’re really keen, however, to hear from as many people as possible about how we can make it even better next year, so please feel free to get in touch with your suggestions. If you didn’t get chance to attend you can read more here and to make sure you’re among the first to hear about the WRAP Cymru Conference 2013 email wendy.cleveland@wrap.org.uk You can also use this address for your comments and suggestions for next year.


I’ve received a huge amount of positive feedback about one session in particular, which came as no surprise because it featured businesses from across Wales which have benefitted from preventing waste, using recycled materials or managing their waste more sustainably. Businesses such as these are the best adverts for WRAP Cymru’s work; if you have a good story about how your business has benefitted from WRAP Cymru support do get in touch with Luisa Pastore luisa.pastore@wrap.org.uk


As those of you who attended the conference will know, WRAP’s work has a wider economic impact both here in Wales and across the UK. There’s a fantastic outline of some of the ways in which we’re contributing to economic growth here and you can follow WRAP on Twitter for all the latest news on the help we’re giving to businesses across the UK.


A couple more pieces of events news before I go – registration is now open for the CIWM Cymru Annual Conference on 6 March and I’m honoured to have been invited to give a keynote speech at the Policy Forum for Wales’ Moving Towards Zero Waste for Wales event in May. Before both of those there’s the CIWM Christmas event on 7 December.