Wales delivers new solutions

The Deputy Leader of the Welsh Assembly, Leighton Andrews, said Wales had been at the forefront of “delivering co-operative and social enterprise solutions.” 

He said: “Social enterprise is a model fit for purpose for the 21st century. We’ve all seen enough anti-social enterprise to last us a lifetime.”


Citing examples of successful social enterprises throughout Wales, Mr Andrews highlighted the Robert Owen Credit Union which, when it was established in the 1990s, was the first rural credit union, and the award-winning Pack-It, a Cardiff-based social firm (albeit with a newly opened Melbourne branch), where two days earlier Mr Andrews had launched the Social Enterprise Action Plan for Wales.

The plan outlines how social enterprise will be supported throughout Wales and can be downloaded at

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