Trading together online | 16 June 2021 | 9:30am

ONLINE EVENT | #TechFest4SocialGood | Part of Digital Leaders Week (14-18 June 2021)

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Digital tools have played a crucial part in helping local businesses work together to find new routes to market. Hear about the inspirational story of one Welsh valley and how their online marketplace soon became an essential service. This session will premiere a short film about Cadwyn Ogwen, and Q&A with the project leaders, and other voices from innovative trading partnerships across Wales.


This session is aimed at social enterprises, co-operatives, charities, community groups and voluntary organisations and will explore digital solutions, ideas, innovations, and technologies that could help them work more efficiently and increase their impact.


Portrait of Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Social Business Wales

Business Advisor


Jackie Mulligan

Jackie Mulligan

Founder and CEO, ShopAppy

Dr Jackie Mulligan is founder of multi award-winning High Street Taskforce expert and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Place Management, Jackie has significant experience in the UK and internationally in events, retail and tourism. A specialist in creative and future thinking, Jackie used her doctoral research into psychology to develop in 2016. She has appeared on BBC and ITV.

Meleri Davies Headshot

Meleri Davies

Chief Officer, Partneriaeth Ogwen

Partneriaeth Ogwen is a social enterprise working for the benefit of the economy, environment and communities of Dyffryn Ogwen. As a Social enterprise they provide clerking services for 3 community councils, develop community, economic and environmental regeneration projects, manage properties & develop community asset transfer projects. As well as supporting projects that create a healthy, vibrant and sustainable community. Our projects include Siop Ogwen community craft shop, setting up Ynni Ogwen community hydro scheme and the Dyffryn Gwyrdd environmental project to tackle poverty in the area. In response to Covid-19, Partneriaeth Ogwen set up Cadwyn Ogwen – an online platform to sell local produce and deliver in a community electric vehicle.

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Glenn Bowen

Wales Co-operative Centre

Director of Enterprise

Photo of Paul Sandham with his children

Paul Sandham

E-commerce developer, kodergarten

Portrait of Eifion Williams

Eifion Williams


Circular Economy Wales

 Other events taking place on our Day 3:

Using online tools to generate voluntary income, 16th June 2021 11am

What is Tech for Good?

Tech for Good describes a movement and a community of people who care about harnessing technology to effect positive social impact.

It’s about seeking technological solutions to make things better for people, society and the planet and at the heart of this lies the commitment to putting people first. The number of people and organisations thinking and operating in this space is increasing and the type of the activity they engage in is constantly evolving.

Who are we?

The Wales Co-operative Centre is a not-for-profit co-operative organisation that supports people in Wales to improve their lives and livelihoods.

For more than a decade we’ve been helping people to gain fundamental digital skills so that they can access information, services and jobs. As well as our work on digital inclusion, we are working with the charity and social business sector to help it harness digital technology for social good.

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