Dewi Gray - Business Start-Up Manager
Dewi works at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Cardiff Met. He is the centre's newest addition to the team and provides support for students wanting to set up their own business.
You can often find him around each of the five Cardiff Met schools giving talks and lectures promoting entrepreneurship. He also runs workshops in practical business skills and provides one-to-one support for start-up businesses.
A former student of Cardiff Met, Dewi worked in Hospitality for 8 years before setting up his own Events and Catering business – which he still operates now. He currently holds one of the largest catering contracts for the Glastonbury and Reading Festivals. Additionally, he has organised countless other events at other venues around Wales including the Motorpoint Arena. Prior to joining the team, Dewi worked on European exchange projects delivering workshops abroad in hospitality and enterprise. This led him to working with the Norwegian immigration service and delivering entrepreneurship workshops in Athens in 2015.
To contact Dewi
Call 029 2041 6334
Lauren Davies - Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Lauren works as an Entrepreneurship Coordinator at Cardiff Met within the Centre for Entrepreneurship. Her role is to organise and deliver extra-curricular activities to help students develop entrepreneurial skills. Lauren is also responsible for promoting activities to students and for the overall marketing of the Centre.
Before working at Cardiff Met, Lauren worked in Marketing and PR for two years at a Housing Association in Cardiff after completing her degree in Business Studies and Marketing in 2010.
In 2014 Lauren was awarded with NCEE fellowship after completing the International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme. Lauren is passionate about developing students' entrepreneurial skills and helping them to realise their potential.
To contact Lauren
Call 029 2041 6335
Steve Aicheler - Entrepreneurship Officer
Steve graduated from Cardiff University in 2000 and promptly started his first business venture. This innovative ecommerce company was the Welsh winner of the Ecommerce Awards three years in a row, one of the first businesses incubated by @Wales and traded successfully for 12 years before the changing market forced its closure. By this time Steve had started Castle Bikes, a successful retail cycle shop in Caerphilly, a business which he still owns and oversees.
With over 15 years of hands on business experience Steve brings to the team skills in business administration and a practical knowledge of the business environment. Steve's interests lie in small business finance and in ensuring that potential entrepreneurs have developed the skills required to take a step back from the business idea and to ensure that they can create a viable and successful business from a financial standpoint. Steve also has practical experience of many issues which are of relevance to new entrepreneurs such as HR, health and safety, company registration and bookkeeping requirements and is therefore able to ensure that entrepreneurs are able to access the advice that they need.
To contact Steve
Call 029 2041 6338