Drumming up Success – you can’t Beat It

Beat It Percussion, a social enterprise business supported by a Robert Owen Community Banking ‘Start Up’ loan, has been confirmed as a winner of the People’s Project, the BIG Lottery funding competition that is voted for by members of the public for a project that will take drumming into care homes across Wales and the West Midlands. Read more…

Ynni Anfon Energy – all in a spin!

There are reasons to smile in North Wales this winter, despite the rains that have been causing havoc elsewhere and the recent disheartening announcements from DECC. In the small village of Abergwyngregyn, they may never have cause to curse the rain again – or at least not for the next forty years or so… Read more about this inspirational project, which we at Robert Owen are proud to have had a hand in making happen.

DECC Feed-in Tariff Review Response Released – ‘Less Bad’ News than Feared?

Ever since the publication of the FIT Review Consultation in August the future of the subsidy support available for renewable energy generation has been up in the air. The result has been a predictable rush to install technology before the end of the existing tariffs – particularly the case with domestic solar pv systems – and general uncertainty and fear about whether community renewable energy schemes will be able to go ahead. Some four months on and today (17th December) the government has released its response to the Review consultation… read more

Behind the business loans – Who we support, and why.

It has been a busy year for business loans here at Robert Owen and we have a number of interesting clients and business ideas that we are supporting at the moment. We like to form relationships with our clients and really get to know their businesses. And we think it might be interesting for you to get to know a few of them, too.