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What a week for Skills & Talent in Southeast Wales, with Career Wales partnering Age at Work to shape an age-inclusive workplace …. eight CCR employers being honoured with the Gold status MoD Recognition Award … Persimmon Homes’ groundbreaking training academy securing the Bridgend College Employer Partnership Award … three inspirational trailblazers emerging from the Tramshed Tech Summer Startup Academy … and a revolution in training for medical professionals being perfected by CEMET and Goggleminds
Did you know there’s a CCR-based business ranked globally in the top 5% for making social impact? Their name is as extraordinary as their commitment to creating an inclusively better world through Tech for Good - as we found out in our latest #InclusivityInAction ….
Mid-year has witnessed a hive of activity across the four CCR strategic goal areas of Innovation, Sustainability, Inclusivity and Connectivity. Amongst the many headlines, Fintech innovator Sonovate has introduced a major platform innovation to enhance its embedded finance offering and take its total funding service to £3 billion and beyond …
Cardiff Capital Region (CCR), the team dedicated to re-energising and reshaping South East Wales, is moving into Cardiff University’s sbarc|spark innovation hub. CCR’s mission to connect people, opportunities and investment dovetails with sbarc|spark’s quest to create partnerships that bring lasting benefits to Wales.
This record-breaking summer continues to create the warmest of stories in skills and talent, with USW renewing its hugely successful strategic partnership with the five foremost FE colleges of Southeast Wales … Cardiff University graduates being celebrated as amongst the most employable in the UK, with 84% in highly-skilled employment … the Wales STEM Awards 2022 opening for entries … a Dulux Academy that’s skilling-up the next generation of painters and decorators … and no fewer than seven teachers in our region being honoured at the prestigious Professional Teaching Awards Cymru …
PwC has been appointed by Cardiff Capital Region (CCR), a conglomerate of ten local authorities across South East Wales, to run its Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) in a programme encompassing end-to-end fund management services spanning deal origination, transaction execution, portfolio management and subsequent exits over an initial five-year period.
It may be July, but there’s little sign of any vacation being taken by the organisations and individuals who are bringing alive the four CCR strategic goals of Innovation, Sustainability, Inclusivity and Connectivity. The past few weeks have seen some remarkable headlines in all four areas, including Cardiff University’s Translational Research Hub opening its doors to solve some of the most pressing commercial challenges being faced in the race to zero …
Summer is showing no sign of slowing down on the skills and talent front, with the launch of Coleg Gwent Cyber Hub in Ebbw Vale bringing digital futures to local students … the groundbreaking FinTech Coding Academy training 30 Developers to be work-ready in just 10 weeks … ClwstwrVerse celebrating the world-class talent shaping the future of our creative industries … Gwaelod y Garth Primary School and Redrow launching a pioneering STEM Partnership … and CIPD Wales inviting entries for its 2023 awards …
When Smart Money Cymru Community Bank started life in Caerphilly in 1989, it was the brainchild of local volunteers keen to encourage savings within their community - and help people who typically struggle to get loans and finance from mainstream sources such as banks, building societies and other commercial-based lenders. 

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