Agile Nation Project transforms working practices at Aberdare law firm
Chwarae Teg’s flagship Agile Nation initiative has enrolled ten employees from the Gwyn George Partnership. They are now benefitting from boosted productivity through the ability to work remotely as a result of improvements to their IT infrastructure and hardware recommended by the Agile Nation Project.
The new flexible working policy has enabled many of Gwyn George’s employees to improve their work-life balance whilst at the same time helping the business reach its own aim of becoming an employer of choice within the legal sector in Wales.
The £12.5m Agile Nation project is backed by the European Social Fund and Welsh Government funded. The project aims to work with 2,700 women and 610 businesses in Convergence areas of Wales, raising awareness of the benefits of flexible working in the workplace.
Deputy Minister for European Programmes, Alun Davies said:
“Promoting the progression of women in the labour market is essential to ensure they are able to fulfill their potential and embed the culture of Work-Life Balance in the workplace. I am delighted that this EU-backed initiative is laying the ground work for a step change in the position of women in the economic environment in Wales.”
Gwyn George, managing partner, said:
“The legal sector has become increasingly competitive in Wales and we are keen to remain ahead of the competition by ensuring our staff are performing to the best of their abilities.
“We have been engaged with the Agile Nation Project since it launched in 2009 through training courses and workshops so when they suggested they help us develop and implement a robust flexible working policy we knew they would deliver. I strongly believe the investment into new technology and high staff satisfaction levels will enable us to perform better as a business and offer an improved service to our clients without compromising security or data protection.”
Lynne Doherty, Practice Manager, Gwyn George Partnership said:
“I’m delighted with the support from Agile Nation as being able to work remotely is a huge benefit for me. On a practical level if I need to concentrate on a complex piece of work I can plan to do this quietly at home. I’m also able to manage my work and personal life priorities so much more easily, and it really is benefitting both me and Gwyn George.”
Gwyn George’s employees continue to benefit from leadership and management training via the Agile Nation Project.