It’s all about people and place…longstanding client
As beautiful as it is, The Waterside is much more than just a venue. It’s your space to breathe.
And our passion for creating a great environment for you to thrive comes through everything we do.
Is an amazingly peaceful, hidden valley in Felindre, just three country miles from the M4 in the hills between Swansea and Carmarthenshire, in South West Wales.
The alpacas came first, whilst Sue was still chief executive of the health board. Then using the natural and manmade resources on this site of a former Victorian reservoir, we started to open up this creative space.
And breathe… even as you drive up the lane – you’re entering a completely different world… and go away completely refreshed…Poet friend
The Long Room is welcoming and well equipped, with stunning views and close to the car park. Green paths weave through the 40-acre site giving you plenty to explore: lakeside, brooks, woodland, meadows, and of course glimpses of industrial heritage.
Our food is locally sourced and prepared in the farmhouse. Coaltown Coffee supply our astonishingly good coffee beans. We have a five-star food hygiene rating and can accommodate most food allergies with advanced warning.
The valley is our home, as well as our workplace. Steve’s attention is mainly with the alpacas – Welsh Valley Alpacas – and the Alpaca Tribe podcast. Whilst Sue’s focus is The Waterside and working with leaders and teams.
Sue’s background includes 10 years as an NHS chief exec (not for the fainthearted!). But also a much broader history in rural development, business and third sector leadership, and coaching/consulting with boards and leadership teams.
Why so diverse? Because her passion is for helping people work together to do extraordinary things. And that especially includes working across boundaries and releasing thoughtful leadership.
Sue writes short doses of quiet disruptor wisdom every weekday, with a longer reflection at the weekend. Sign up at Quiet Disruptors if you would like to receive them in your inbox.
We also partner with a small number of organisations who use these amazing resources to support their purpose and vision:
- Alastair Duncan and StillWalks
- Karen Li and National Academy of Science and Arts Ltd
- ION Leadership at Swansea University
- Linden Church and Red Cafe projects
- Adenydd – a family and children charity
Contact us if you’d like to talk about becoming a Waterside Partnertop