A new group aims to help trade thrive in one of Swansea’s most historic communities. Regeneration Morriston is due to host an event – Morriston Business Hub – this week and organisers are urging the enterprise community to attend.
The activity is being driven by Regeneration Swansea, a high-level partnership launched this year by Swansea Council.
Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “Morriston was pivotal to the growth of Swansea as a global industrial powerhouse – and we want the community to prosper now and in the future.
“I encourage members of Morriston’s business community to attend this Business Hub event and to consider playing a key role in the hub as it develops.
“We’re eager for them to tell us what they want to see in Morriston and how the hub can help them grow.”
The Morriston Business Hub is being created in response to a review of the area’s needs by the council and its regeneration partners.
The Business Hub event will take place at Woodfield Street’s historic Tabernacle on Thursday, December 6, from 3-7pm.
The free informal drop-in will give businesses and property owners the chance to get advice from specialist Welsh Government body Business Wales that that will attend. Business Wales is a free service that provides impartial, independent support and advice to people starting, running and growing a business in Wales.
Coastal Housing officers will be on hand to outline work being undertaken by them with Morriston’s community.
Council officers will offer advice on funding opportunities available to local business and will explain plans to breathe exciting new life into the Tabernacle.
Regeneration Swansea is driving forward the regeneration agenda in Swansea including addressing the economic challenges facing local districts, starting with Morriston.
A cross-sector partnership of high-profile organisations, its members include Coastal Housing, Pobl, Family Housing, Swansea BID, Gower College Swansea, Welsh Government, the Swansea Council for Voluntary Service, Natural Resources Wales, local business organisations and Business Wales.
Regeneration Swansea is managed by Swansea Council.
Cllr Robert Francis-Davies said: “Swansea is undergoing its biggest transformation in 70 years and this will significantly improve the city for residents, open up thousands of new jobs and generate far more opportunities than ever before.
“Through the regeneration and the £1.3bn City Deal we will boost our economy and increase the number of people working and living in Swansea and bring high-quality well paid jobs to the area.
“Morriston and our other local communities will be among those to benefit.”