Despite the uncertainties of Brexit, there are big plans for the future of Swansea. A major redevelopment of the city centre is in the pipeline, business entrepreneurs are continually seeking out opportunities, and its arts scene continues to thrive. But who are the people driving that change, and helping to build the Swansea of the future. We have taken a look at some of the most influential movers and shakers in the city in the fields of politics, business, public service, sport, and culture. Please let us know if you think we've missed someone important... BUSINESS Chief executive of Swansea Business Improvement District - Russell Greenslade BID aims to make Swansea city centre a better place to visit and shop. With almost twenty years of experience in senior management positions within commercial, marketing, property development, pharmaceuticals, retail, FMCG and wholesale, Mr Greenslade took to the helm of Swansea BID in 2009. He has helped the organisation engage with local, … [Read more...] about The most influential people in Swansea right now
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Wales 15 November 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-46208254 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel More needs to be done to protect shop workers from violence and abuse following an increase in crimes, retailers and a union have … [Read more...] about Better protection call for shop workers
Britain could run out of food by this time next year if it cannot maintain the flow of goods after Brexit, the National Farmers’ Union has said. After it emerged that the government was drawing up plans to stockpile food in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the British Retail Consortium and drug manufacturers issued more warnings about possible supply shortages, we asked for your views. About 300 readers got in touch, with more than half saying they had already started stockpiling or were seriously considering doing so, and the rest sharing their concerns about shortages after a no-deal Brexit. The most popular food items people wanted to store were staples such as flour, olive oil, dried pasta, rice, powdered milk, coffee and tinned items such as tomatoes and sardines. Many readers also highlighted “luxuries” such as chocolate, and there was mention of stocking up on over-the-counter medicines such as painkillers and antihistamines. Many respondents acknowledged that … [Read more...] about ‘I’m already stockpiling’: readers preparing for a messy Brexit
Employers across the country are to be given an EU citizen “toolkit” to help staff from the bloc to register for a new immigration status that will be legally required after Brexit. The Home Office unveiled a package of briefing packs, posters and leaflets at an event involving representatives of some of the biggest employers and groups campaigning to preserve the rights of the estimated 3.5 million to 3.8 million EU citizens living and working in the UK. The campaign group the3million said the government was putting “the cart before the horse” with the launch, given that EU citizens and Britons on the continent still had no legal guarantee of their status post-Brexit. “Eight in 10 EU citizens [in the UK] are of working age so I understand why the government is focusing on employers with this toolkit but it’s all very premature when the withdrawal agreement is still being negotiated,” co-founder Nicolas Hatton said. He pointed out that a live … [Read more...] about UK employers to get ‘toolkit’ to help them register EU workers
The structural shift of shopping away from the High Street and towards digital is not just making town centres increasingly grim. It is also creating a looming economic crisis which nobody seems to be addressing: the problem that we’re providing fewer and fewer places for low-skilled people to work. Since the great post-war consumer boom, retail has been the go-to place for school leavers to get their first taste of employment. It’s also been a big recruiter of people — often mothers — looking for part-time employment to juggle around childcare. This week we learned that 50,000 retail jobs will be lost through store chains going bust or shutting parts of their estate this year. At this rate, the British Retail Consortium has said, two-thirds of jobs in shops could be gone by 2025. Today’s weak figures from Sainsbury only highlight the pressure retailers are under. Now, even company bosses relying on mass market consumer sales are beginning to … [Read more...] about Jim Armitage: What about the workers if we let the High Street die?