Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub has teamed up with Celf-Able, a diverse group of artists in Powys, to launch this new series. Celf-Able provides opportunities for people to get together, reduce isolation and celebrate disability culture. The group is open to all.
The first session, on Friday, December 18, will focus on the arts and employment, specifically looking at overcoming barriers, in life and in business, to embark on a journey of entrepreneurship.
It will also focus on how creative skills can be utilised as a potential career path. The hub will be welcoming Williams, a Paralympic swimmer, gold medallist and award-winning entrepreneur, to share his story.
Mark is a Big Ideas Wales role model and founder of LIMB-art, the manufacturing company producing cool prosthetic leg covers. He will discuss his inspirational journey from amputee to successful business owner.
“In today’s world of ever changing rules, regulations and new challenges we have to face, it’s so easy for people not to find their path forwards and just give up,” said Mark. “I hope by sharing the lessons I’ve learned in life and challenges I’ve overcome, it will help people find their way and live out their dream.”
Celf-Able, a group of disabled and non-disabled artists, will also be joining the session. Director and chair, Sue Patch, will discuss the important work they do to combat loneliness and how the power of art has helped many disabled people in Powys develop new skills and feel part of something.
“Events like these are so important for Mid Wales and everyone is welcome to join us,” said Holly Jones, hub manager for Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub. “The purpose of this event is to promote inclusivity, diversity and to empower those who are not sure of what career path they want to take.
“We will be looking to continue the series in early 2021 and we are hoping to host an art exhibition at the end of it.”
The Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub is an innovative space to incubate and accelerate new and growing businesses based at Royal Welsh Warehouse, Newtown.
The hub is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. Spaces on this session are fully funded and people can register online by searching ‘Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub’ on Business Wales Event Finder.
The Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub is a member of MWT Cymru, an independent organisation representing more than 600 tourism and hospitality businesses across Powys, Ceredigion and South Gwynedd.
Paralympic gold medallist and award-winning entrepreneur Mark Williams.
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