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 a naturally creative space where people connect and do extraordinary things together.
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 is a natural alpaca shepherd – Welsh Valley Alpacas – teacher/storyteller – Alpaca Tribe podcast and he also coaches podcasting for Seth Godin’s The Podcasting Fellowship. Sue’s focus is The Waterside, working with leaders and teams in transition, and writing. Together they are developing their voice and those of others.
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.
We also partner with a small number of organisations who use these amazing resources to support their purpose and vision:
- Alastair Duncan and StillWalks
- 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