Over the Summer we want your photos of where you live – the Good, the Bad and the interesting!
Show off your photography skills and you could WIN:
Best Photograph (under 16yrs) - £100 Love2Shop Vouchers
Best Photograph (over 16yrs) - £100 Love2Shop Vouchers
Special Award (all ages) - £100 Love2Shop Vouchers
Competition Closing Date Friday 8th September 2017 at 5pm.
On Wednesday 27th September 2017 we will be showing all the photos in a special exhibition at Bridgend College and announcing the winners!!
To enter upload your photos to:
Office: Tremains Business Park, Tremains Road, Bridgend. CF31 1TZ (Write your name and contact number on the back)
If we like your photo we may even use it in future publications or on our website.
We have appointed a new Director of Operations and Director of Resources.
Paul Ryall-Friend has been appointed as Director of Operations and is V2C’s Deputy Chief Executive and joined the company in March.
Paul has previously worked as Director of Strategy & Planning at Curo Housing Group in Bath. Prior to joining the housing sector in 2012 Paul worked in customer relations in the banking industry.
Paul’s appointment is part of a major transformation programme which will see the company embrace innovation, customer centred design and a ‘digital first’ approach to business. He will also lead the company to achieve its strategic goals and plans.
Sarah Prescott has been appointed as Director of Resources and is V2C’s Company Secretary and joined the company in July 2017, Sarah will be replacing Alun Rawlins who will be retiring in September.
Sarah’s previous role was Director of Finance and ICT for Cardiff Community Housing Association, before that she was the Assistant Director of Finance at Gwalia (now the Pobl Group), and also Director of Finance for Tenovus, the cancer charity.
Chairman of Valleys to Coast, Neil Harries said: “We are delighted to make two such strong appointments within our Executive Team and we believe they will both be a great asset to Valleys to Coast and its customers.”
Stephen Cook, CEO, adds: “Both Paul and Sarah very much fit Valleys to Coast’s culture and values, having a strong focus on customer service and our charitable purpose, combined with a sharp commercial focus.”
On Tuesday the 18th July, Valleys to Coast (V2C) successfully retained the Green Dragon Level 2 accreditation for another year.
The Green Dragon Environmental Standard is designed to promote good environmental management within the organisation and to help manage activities in a way which impacts positively upon the environment.
The benefits of achieving the standard include: improved energy efficiency, reduction in V2C's carbon footprint and improved environmental sustainability.
This accreditation has been held for a number of years now and some of the positive benefits to V2C and their customers have included; improved waste recycling, making V2C’s offices more energy efficient, using latest technologies to help customers save money in their homes and investment in External Wall Insulation.
Rob Thomas, V2C’s Assistant Director of Property Services said “Achieving the Green Dragon Standard demonstrates V2C's commitment to environmental management and each year V2C have to go through a rigorous inspection audit to maintain this certification. We are thrilled to retain this for another year and shows how dedicated we are to making our thriving communities become greener while also being a successful organisation.”