The Institute for Collaborative Working (Wales) - ICW (Wales) is the representative office for ICW based in Cardiff, South Wales. We are a self-financed, not-for-profit organisation. ICW (Wales) was established by ICW in 2012 with a focus on enabling smaller businesses to gain the business growth benefits from effective collaboration. Collaborative Working is recognised by businesses in Wales as a fundamental business discipline leading to innovative practices and more sustainable business growth. ICW (Wales) connects with Welsh Government, business support agencies, private and not-for-profit organisations.
We use specifically ICW qualified personnel and supported by experienced thought leaders in collaborative working from across the ICW community. Our key priority in Wales is knowledge transfer. We act as the essential linchpin between the growing international ICW knowledge network and businesses in Wales. We offer a range of support and for those interested in understanding more about collaborative working skills we direct them to the right training where needed.
ICW Wales is supported by Senior Associate, Dr. Jane Lynch MICW (Executive Network member of ICW) and Leigh Lawry MICW, Associate Member of ICW.
Jane Lynch, a facilitator for BS 11000, is a Lecturer for the Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) section of Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. Jane is also co-chair of the Joint Bidding Steering group in partnership with Welsh Government which promotes effective use of supplier consortia for public contracts. BS 11000 is a framework proposed for effectively managing consortia.
Leigh Lawry, a facilitator for BS 11000 and holding vast experience in business improvement, cost reduction and collaboration. Leigh holds vast experience working in the fields of finance, procurement and supply chain. Leigh was a director for the first company in the UK to win the prestigious Shingo Silver Medallion Award for Operational Excellence. Leigh offers ICW training programmes in collaborative working in Cardiff.