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Partnership Working
<< Back Posted on 13th December 2021

By Carolyn Brownell

Partnership Working

Project Lead: Adrian Field  

Cardiff is at a pivotal moment that will define its future fortunes. Numbers of empty commercial units have increased, the challenges from Brexit continue to evolve, and competition from neighbouring cities is mounting. We need to build a more sustainable, diverse, and successful city that attracts growth of new companies and investment.

FOR Cardiff will maintain close partnerships with Cardiff Council and Welsh Government, to collaborate on sharing communications with our members.  We will critically analyse opportunities for financial investment in projects which will ensure Cardiff’s success for example the Transforming Towns fund.

In addition, we will continue to create our own reactive working groups, to bring together key stakeholders. An example is our commercial property group, who will address the challenges emerging from the increasing empty office space and the collapse of major chains, such as Debenhams.


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