New Consortium to Promote Neath
A forum which aims to promote Neath Town
Centre as a great place to visit and shop has been launched this
Neath Port Talbot Council is spearheading a
campaign to bring together businesses and organisations in Neath in
a bid to raise awareness of what the town centre has to offer.
The Chamber of Trade, Neath Town Council and
Neath Port Talbot Council have teamed up with businesses in Neath
to create a newly formed 'Neath Business Consortium' which will
look at ways to promote Neath as a vibrant and successful town
Council Leader, Ali Thomas (pictured above)
said “The first meeting was extremely positive and I look forward
to working with all the partners in the Consortium for the benefit
of businesses and shoppers. I understand traders' concerns in this
time of recession and we are listening and doing something about
"The Consortium will provide a forum to
discuss and put forward ideas and suggestions to bring better
prosperity for businesses, whilst recognising and building on all
the positive investments being made in Neath.
"Victoria Gardens has reopened and the Gwyn
Hall will soon be at the heart of the community once again. The
Neath Food Festival is now a two day event and the Great September
Fair has recently attracted thousands of visitors. There is much
investment being made by the Council in the future of Neath.
"Together we can be much stronger and can
better promote what's best about this popular market town."
Keith Harding, President of the Neath Chamber
of Trade said: "I have spoken to members of the Chamber and
everyone is very excited about the prospect of being part of the
new Neath Business Consortium.
"We look forward to working with the Council
and other members of the forum to achieve our goal. We feel that
working together as a team with a common interest will be much more
productive because we all want Neath to succeed and the businesses
within it prosper."
Deenna Barton of Deenna's Ladies Boutique
said: "Neath businesses see the Consortium as an ideal vehicle to
promote our historic market town.
"As a working partnership we are all committed to promoting Neath
as a great place to shop and socialise."
The next meeting of the Neath Business
Consortium will take place on Wednesday 14th September at 5.30pm at
The Castle Hotel Neath.
If you run a business in Neath and would like
to attend, please contact Gemma Nesbitt, Neath Town Centre Manager
on 01639 686413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org