Community Music Wales Appoints New Business Development Manager

Wales’ leading music charity Community Music Wales (CMW) is expanding its Cardiff team with the appointment of a Business Development Manager.

Joining the team is Gareth Spencer, who graduated from Cardiff University and has spent 10 years running Dischromatics, in Abercarn, before setting up his own consultancy business in 2014.

The changing funding environment in Wales means organisations such as Community Music Wales are increasingly required to generate additional income from commercial activities to allow them to continue their benevolent work empowering disadvantaged groups.

Mr Spencer will be responsible for developing products and services specifically for the corporate sector and for raising the profile of the organisation in Wales.  He said: “I am extremely passionate about the arts in Wales and look forward to working with Community Music Wales to ensure the long term success of the organisation”.

Lisa Davies, Acting Director of CMW, said: “I am delighted to welcome Gareth to our team.  We are focused on developing as a forward-thinking and creative organisation and this appointment is integral to our vision”.

Community Music Wales has over 22 years experience in delivering high quality arts activities to more than 50,000 people across Wales.  CMW provides accredited music training and professional development, and also works internationally, advocating community music and sharing best practice.