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‘Best of Wales’ Aber grad set to help Welsh food businesses

‘Best of Wales’ Aber grad set to help Welsh food businesses

Un o raddedigion 'Y Gorau o Gymru' Aber yn mynd ati i helpu busnesau bwyd Cymru

An award-winning Aberystwyth University graduate has joined a major initiative to support Welsh food businesses.

Megi Williams, who graduated in Business and Management in 2015 and was awarded the Best of Wales prize for her work as a Welsh medium student, has joined Cywain as its Executive Officer.

A service delivered by independent economic development company Menter a Busnes, Cywain supports Welsh food businesses to grow by providing direct support, helping to improve business knowledge and skills and offering opportunities to collaborate with other businesses. 

Speaking of her new role, Megi said: “I’m delighted to have joined Cywain at such an important time, when so many businesses are looking to rebuild after COVID, and I’m really looking forward to building relationships and helping Welsh food and drinks businesses."

Originally from Aberdaron on the Llŷn Peninsula, Megi was inspired to pursue a career in business while studying Business at A-Level in Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, Pwllheli.

At Aberystwyth University, Megi chose to study a large proportion of her undergraduate degree through the medium of Welsh.

At her graduation she was presented with the ‘Best of Wales’ prize, sponsored by holiday cottage agency Best of Wales, for displaying excellence through business studies in the Welsh language.

Megi added: “Studying Business and Management has given me an excellent foundation and understanding of business, and ideal for my role with Cywain. The support from staff and the Business School was excellent and the campus and study environment was great. I particularly liked the marketing elements of the course as it is a subject that is of great interest to me, and being able to continue my studies through the medium of Welsh and English was great as so much of what I do on a daily basis involves both languages.

“I also really enjoyed the social aspect of studying and living in Aberystwyth. I was part of the Welsh community around UMCA, the Welsh Students’ Union at Aberystwyth, where we did all sorts of activities including ‘following’ the six nations games to Scotland and France which were always a lot of fun."

Dr Wyn Morris, Senior Lecturer in Management at Aberystwyth Business School has congratulated Megi on her recent appointment.  

Dr Morris said: “We are delighted that Megi has been appointed to Menter a Busnes. Megi was an excellent student and studied the majority of her course through the medium of Welsh. It is rewarding to see our students’ progress to such prominent roles, and I wish Megi all the best in her new post and look forward to working with her and supporting Cywain."

Further details about undergraduate business courses at the Aberystwyth Business School are available online, and details of the Welsh language provision is also provided here.

Further information:

Megi Williams
Email: megi.williams@menterabusnes.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)7983 885385

Cywain

Menter a Busnes
Phone: +44 (0)1970 636 565
Email: aberystwyth@Menterabusnes.co.uk

Aberystwyth Business School
Admissions: +44 (0)1970 622021
Email: abs-enquiries@aber.ac.uk

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ABS becomes ISBE Founding Organisational Member

Kiran Trehan

President, ISBE:

On behalf of the ISBE board of trustees, I would like to convey our thanks to you for becoming a Founding Organisational Member and we are particularly excited that this now means that all staff at your institution are ISBE members.

During these challenging times, it is gratifying to know that there is such support for the research, policy, practice and teaching of small business and entrepreneurship. Our group of Founding Organisational Members will now become our first point-of-contact for entrepreneurship policy consultations, requests for expert input, and guidance on the future direction of the Institute. It will also be our pleasure to showcase the work of your institution in the entrepreneurial space and share this with our networks.

We look forward to beginning this new chapter in the development of ISBE with you.

ISBE Home Page

CLaRE Symposium 23rd June 2021

The Centre for Local and Regional Enterprise (CLaRE) annual research symposium will take place on the 23rd if June 2021. This year's symposium is entitled 'Regenerating Rural Communities'. The symposium seeks to promote research relating to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on rural communities (defined in this instance as communities, organisations and individuals operating/living outside of cities). It aims to showcase the research of academics, practitioners, and research students across Aberystwyth University and its stakeholder networks. The symposium is been held in conjunction with the Regional Centres of Expertise (Cymru) network (in particular, the Resilient communities' hub).

 

Staff and Students of Aberystwyth University are invited to submit an abstract for this conference. More details can be found here, CLaRE Symposium call paper