Author Archives: David Smith

About David Smith

David has extensive experience of the Co-operative movement, the Third Sector, policy development and representing service consumers and service users. Trustee: Co-operative Foundation (2014-2016). Government Food Adviser (2000-2006); UK Healthcare Regulator (2003-2008); Co-operative Group Main Board (2014); Co-operative Group Specialist Board and National Values and Principles Committee (2014); Co-operative Group food policy working group and its Ethics and Social Responsibility Committee (2015-2016); Co-operative Group Senate (2014-2015); Welsh Regional Board (2009-2014). David trained as a Dorchester chef; Directed the first EC funded Wales Anti-Poverty Programme; Pioneered Community Law Centres, Home Care and Repair, local Co-op Development Agencies in Wales, Social Co-operatives, Welsh Food Alliance and Wales Progressive Co-operators. Deacon: Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff. His qualifications include: BSc (Economics), Cardiff; MA (European Human Resource Management) Keele; Special Diploma in Social Sciences (Ruskin College); Professional Food Management and Teaching qualifications.

Co-operation and a 21st-Century Food Strategy for Wales

At a time of declining wages of cotton and woollen workers failing to improve wages and conditions, the Co-operative Movement grew out of the efforts of early Owenite socialists and chartists and the need for pure, unadulterated goods, keen pricing … Continue reading

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Building a Co-operative Institution in Wales – Banc Cambria

Co-ops and Mutuals Wales & Addysg Oedolion Cymru |Adult Learning Wales presents: Building a Co-operative Institution in Wales – Banc CambriaWednesday 23 September 7-8.10 pm Wales needs to develop institutions that work for the collective good of its citizens. Mark … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – 8 March 2019 – This year is themed around gender-balance Balance drives a better working world. Let’s all help create a #BalanceforBetter

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We need a tax funded National Care Service With older people 80+ predicted to increase by 44% in Wales by 2030 we need active space with tax funded National Care Service for self help enterprises -member owned and controlled @CartrefiCymru @Glennwalescoop @KarenLWilkie @derekwalker_ @wgmin_deputy @wgmin_health @fmwales @JulieMorganLAB When … Continue reading

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Adult Education 100 – Making its Mark February 2019

The aim of this newsletter is to give you an update of recent events and also describe how you can contribute your expertise and ideas to both the campaign and the Centenary Commission. Disappointingly (though perhaps unsurprisingly in these troubled … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Think Cooperatively, Learn Collectively

Saturday, September 8th 2018 9.30am for 10.00am – 4.00pm The Tabernacle Chapel, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AJ Bringing together co-operative and community activists for shared learning

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Archive report on the first C&MW event

dsCooperative Education draft report v1

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Transition to a Co-operative economy

                          Full details at Synergia Course

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How do we create co-operators? What is the meaning and relevance of Co-operative Education?

Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales cordially invite you to take part in a Co-operative Education roundtable discussion on Saturday 19th November 2016 (10:30 – 3:30) at Cartrefi Cymru, Cardiff The programme comprises a mix of keynote interventions from 4 speakers, and … Continue reading

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