SBCSG proud to attend the ‘Meet the Swansea Bay City Deal’ event

On Wednesday 13th March, we were thrilled to attend the ‘Meet the City Deal’ event, hosted at Swansea Arena. Organised by Swansea Bay City Deal in collaboration with Swansea City Council, the event was a fantastic opportunity for businesses to learn more about the major City Deal investment, which is helping transform Swansea.

The Swansea City Deal is an investment project, valued up to £1.3 billion in a portfolio of major programmes and projects across the Swansea Bay City Region – which is made up of Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire and Swansea.

The Deal is being funded by the UK Government, the Welsh Government, the public sector and the private sector, with the goal of boosting the regional economy by at least £1.8 billion, while generating more than 9,000 jobs. The programmes and projects within the deal are based on key themes including economic acceleration, life science and well-being, energy, smart manufacturing and digital, all set to improve the Swansea Bay region in the next 15 years.

Important updates were shared with us and fellow businesses, including important regeneration schemes like 71/72 Kingsway and the Innovation Matrix, which is progressing at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s SA1 waterfront campus. Information about council business grants funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity fund, was also highlighted.

Swansea Bay Construction support group attends Swansea Bay City Deal event.

Alongside networking with fellow businesses within the local regions and visiting various trade stalls, we had the opportunity to hear from speakers Cllr Rob Stewart, Swansea Council leader, Professor Ian Walsh, Provost of UWTSD’s Swansea campus, and Jonathan Burnes, the Swansea Bay City Deal’s Programme Director.

Euros Griffiths, our Training Manager, said:

“This is an immensely exciting time for the Swansea Bay region, the Swansea City Bay Deal will not only benefit the region’s infrastructure and opportunity for economic growth – but it will have a huge impact on the people who live here, making for a greater lifestyle with new employment possibilities, technological advancements and property renovations.

“Today has been a fantastic opportunity for the company – getting to hear updates on the Swansea City Bay Deal, first hand, whilst meeting with an array of professionals and businesses within Swansea and surrounding areas – as well will all reap the benefits of this project.”