Following a profitable government search and choice course of, the Cardiff Capital Area Regional Cupboard is delighted to endorse the appointment of Nigel Griffiths to the position of Chairperson of the Regional Enterprise Council.
The CCR Enterprise Council performs a key position in working with the CCR Cupboard, the CCR Financial Development Partnership, and different organisations to make sure there’s widespread and consultant regional enterprise engagement to each generate concepts and insightful contributions towards shaping the longer term route of the Cardiff Capital Region.
Nigel brings with him a wealth of expertise, experience and a need to place his experiences to good use in offering management and a powerful enterprise voice to information each the design and supply of serious financial growth and regeneration actions.
Initially from Ynysmeudwy within the Swansea Valley, Nigel has a legislation diploma from the College of South Wales and is a Chartered Accountant of 30 years standing, having certified with EY. His first position publish qualification was in manufacturing at Catnic Group, from which he went on to undertake a industrial position with the BBC. In 1999 he turned the co-founder of Fifth Dimension Techniques, a enterprise methods consultancy. The enterprise was one of many quickest rising in Wales, increasing from begin as much as 160 employees in lower than 10 years. The enterprise was subsequently offered to K3 PLC in 2010. Extra just lately he was the COO of Certus Expertise Group, a enterprise that was reworked from a small IT Assist enterprise to a number one cloud providers enterprise, having fun with 400% progress over 6 years. The enterprise was offered to SysGroup PLC in 2019.
Nigel at the moment works with a portfolio of companies the place he’s serving to the founding entrepreneurs speed up progress and profitability. He’s Industrial Director of Lexington Company Finance, a boutique company finance observe, plus he’s an investor and Director of Vargo Group, a know-how and fintech recruitment and enterprise consultancy. He’s additionally a NED at Doopoll, a survey know-how enterprise and an investor Director of Oyster Retail Consultants, an ecommerce know-how and consultancy begin up.
“I grew up in a mining group and was privileged to have come from a household that believed passionately that a greater future was a results of exhausting work and good training. In my working life I’ve witnessed the decline of my and plenty of different communities due to financial hardship and lack of ambition. I’ve been lucky to have made a superb residing within the area creating jobs within the know-how sector, a now thriving a part of the regional financial system, none of which existed after I began my diploma.
“If the Cardiff City Region is to thrive sooner or later, it’ll for my part be a consequence of native entrepreneurship and inward funding. We have to make heroes of our enterprise leaders and shine a lightweight on the standard of the environment and the gifted workforce at our disposal. I’m very proud to have been requested to chair the Enterprise Council. I’ve an enormous ardour for enterprise and the area, I’ll work tirelessly to make sure the council includes like-minded folks decided to make a constructive impression.”
Director of Cardiff Capital Region, Kellie Beirne, mentioned:
“We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Nigel Griffiths to the position of Chairperson of the Regional Enterprise Council. Having skilled and gifted leaders chairing our partnerships is important and I’m delighted to have the ability to welcome on board a person of the calibre of Nigel. We’re assured that he’ll carry a brand new degree of focus and goal to our enterprise engagement actions and make sure that, as we embark upon the subsequent stage of our journey, our regional companies can have their voices heard and play a much more central position within the CCR choice making course of.”