At Town Square we make working on the future open to all. Whether you want support to launch your business, learn about future opportunities, or support your community, Town Square can help. Don’t know what that thing is yet? We create workshops and events that can help you find it - while learning more about the world we live in.
The Wrexham Enterprise Hub provides a space for entrepreneurs to develop and grow their business ideas, and for everyone to contribute to the future of the areaLearn More
Freelance musician and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 is joining us for a talk on how she has successfully crowdfunded her projects as an unsigned touring
Time: 12:00 to 14:00
Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, Assistant Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise) and holds the chair in entrepreneurship at the University of South Wales, joins Gareth and Mandy in the Town Square leadership team.
Read about the challenges we're facing
Finding secure shelter in 2018 should be a realistic expectation for all, yet homelessness is on the rise in the UK.
In the UK, homelessness has more than doubled in the last few years. The cause could be anything from losing a job, leaving a partner, or longer term impact from adverse childhood experiences. Opportunities to tackle this challenge include supporting the community with rehabilitation programmes, innovative education delivery, and new approaches to shelter.
We will consume over 50m calories in our lives, secure food sources are crucial for a thriving nation.
In the UK, there are twelve farmers aged over 65 for every one under 35. We import over 50% of our food and feed, at significant ecological cost. Opportunities to tackle this challenge include new commerce platforms, improved incentives for farmers, and technologies that increase productivity and profitability in the industry.
Around 15 per cent, or 5.1 million adults in England, can be described as “functionally illiterate”.
1 in 8 adults in Wales lack basic literacy skills. Opportunities to tackle this challenge include innovative approaches to education, community based support groups and revaluations of the way in which we approach teaching literacy.
Experienced the pain and joy of founding and leading one of the UK’s largest community of entrepreneurs. Invested time and energy into every facet of the Welsh start-up scene. Advisory member on the boards of Properr, Cardiff University Impact Accelerator, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Strategic Regional Group, and Cardiff Start.
Led mergers and acquisition integration for VC backed start-ups before taking a new career path. Part of the co-founding operational team at ICE, and Director of Wize Virtual Admin. Advisory member on the boards of WRI, Go Connect CIC, Breast Centre Wales, Big Ideas Wales Role Model and Caerphilly Education Forum. Former chair of Caerphilly Business Forum.
Founding member of the team at Town Square Wrexham, and Community Manager. Focused on creating a great environment and connectivity with the bigger picture. Formerly Community Manager for NatWest, following a career in retail management focused on customer service. Carl is a graduate of Bangor University.