Category: Afallen

  • If we tolerate this; Wales in the world economy

    If we tolerate this; Wales in the world economy

    This guest post by Professor Calvin Jones, published on St David’s Day 2024, is part of Afallen’s ongoing work to stimulate debate about the opportunities to create prosperity in Wales by thinking and doing differently. Header photo: the Amazon Warehouse (‘fulfillment centre’) in Swansea, obtained from Coflein.gov.uk. “The original marginality, of course, was that of…

  • Board training

    Board training

    Afallen is delighted to be working in partnership with Deep Insight to deliver a programme of training, fully funded by Welsh Government, to improve representation of Wales’ diverse communities on public Boards in Wales. The three training programmes, to be delivered in February and March 2024, are: Each of the training programmes is being offered…

  • 5 years of Afallen

    5 years of Afallen

    As we have reached the milestone of 5 years at Afallen we wanted to reflect on our journey so far and what you can continue to expect from us in the future. We are so grateful for the past five years—a meaningful chapter where we’ve woven sustainability and the Well-being of Future Generations Act into…

  • Supporting Mastodon in Wales

    Supporting Mastodon in Wales

    One of Afallen’s values is championing the use of Creative Commons and open source solutions. This is because we believe – and the evidence supports our view – that a cooperative and co-production approach provides bigger overall benefits to society than a purely commercial economy. Our first White Paper outlined the potential for Wales that…

  • Afallen annual report 2022

    Afallen annual report 2022

    2022 brought us plenty of interesting work, and allowed us to contribute to our mission of bringing meaningful work to our amazing Partners and Associates across Wales. It also saw us taking on our first Apprentice, Louise! We’ve continued to grow in the range and size of the projects we deliver. This enables us to…

  • We want you to have our transport impact spreadsheet!

    We want you to have our transport impact spreadsheet!

    We’ve been monitoring our transport impact in Afallen for just over a year now, as part of our assessment against the Seren EMS. Our data is imperfect; it relies on individuals filling out their individual trips made, and we all have pressing priorities. But – it’s a start, and it gives us an idea of…

  • Afallen welcomes new Partner to accelerate growth in energy sector

    Afallen welcomes new Partner to accelerate growth in energy sector

    Afallen has expanded its partnership to include renewable energy and offshore development consultancy Venn Associates.   The appointment is part of Afallen’s continuing growth strategy. Venn Associates is the first new Partner since the company was founded in 2018. Commenting on the appointment, Joseph Kidd, founder of Venn Associates said: “I am delighted Venn Associates has…

  • Introducing Nikira

    Introducing Nikira

    This guest post is by Nikira Bowen, Graduate Intern. We gratefully acknowledge the support provided by Welsh Government and Swansea University in enabling this placement. Hello, my name is Nikira and I’m the newest member of the team at Afallen. I’m originally from Mumbles on the Gower Peninsula. Growing up, I spent most of my…

  • Open source social media will save our democracy

    Open source social media will save our democracy

    This guest blog post was written by our Partner, David Clubb. Afallen is proud to support, champion and use open source social media networks including Pixelfed and Mastodon. We’re happy to work with organisations to help you understand, and incorporate, open source social media into your digital strategy and workflow. In an opinion piece in…

  • Accelerating sustainability

    Accelerating sustainability

    We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been successful in securing a place in the next cohort of companies for the Natwest Entrepreneur Accelerator. This competitive process rewards companies with a range of support services which can help accelerate their development. The application process comprised an application form, an interview, and the delivery of a 60-second…