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Think tank to boost entrepreneurship in Carmarthenshire

Four Cymru are working on an exciting new project bringing leading rural economic experts together to help foster an entrepreneurial culture within Carmarthenshire.

Chaired by the former head of Antur Teifi and the Welsh Development Agency’s Agri-food Division, Wynfford James, the rest of the working group is comprised of Sian Lloyd Jones, Hywel Evans and Gerallt Llywelyn Jones. Jon Parker from CamNesa consultancy will also be working closely with the project.

In its first phase, the focus of the ‘Arsyllfa: Observatory’ think tank will be to test new ideas on creating a framework that increases entrepreneurial opportunities. Following this, any new ideas developed could then be implemented by existing business support networks.

The project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

Four Cymru associate director and ‘Arsyllfa: Observatory’ project manager, Rhys Flowers, said “As someone local to Carmarthenshire I can see the great potential that currently exists and would urge private sector businesses and individuals wanting to get involved in the project to contact us and help develop our ideas further.”

For further information please contact arsyllfa@four.cymru.