About us

About us


Empower are a team of individuals passionate about training and enabling individuals and organisations to achieve their full potential and we strive to be the leading training and support provider in Wales for the Voluntary, Community and Public Sector.

We work across all boundaries, both geographic and sectoral, and believe that forging effective partnerships is the way to benefit everyone.

“I have no hesitation in recommending Empower as eminently suitable contractors in roles requiring a dedicated, committed and tenacious character for a key role in developing, progressing or closing specific project, or indeed a generic piece of work that may be required.”

At Empower we look for creative responses to problems and share this creativity with our clients. Our reputation is our most valuable asset and we focus on maintaining and improving that reputation.

“Excellent responsive service that is highly professional. Officers from other organisations have commented to me about how good Bev Garside is and how quick she is to grasp complicated project details, nuances and funding streams.”

Over the years we have provided quality support and training to charities, Local Authorities and organisations such as Communities First to help them strive to be the best that they can be.

We are constantly looking for new partnerships which will provide win:win outcomes for both so if you think there may be an opportunity for joint working give us a call. We would love to hear from you.

“Empower has helped Derwentside Community Empowerment Network through a period of conflict and helped us over a huge number of challenges yet has remained focused and professional and helped us to be the same thereby still achieving our goals.”

Our conferences provide a unique opportunity to bring the private, statutory and voluntary sectors together to achieve shared goals.

Our aim is to be the best at what we do. We will do this through the development of partnerships with agencies that share our values.

Want to join us?

Get in touch, we would love to hear from you.


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Meet the team

Bev Garside


Our fully qualified Trainer, Coach, Change Agent and founder. See Bev's full profile >

Owen Davies

Finance Manager

Financial Whiz Extraordinaire. See Owen's full profile >

Pamela Davies

Office Manager

You'll never meet a lovelier Office Manager. See Pam's full profile >

James Davies

Principal Consultant

Like this website?  James built it. See James' full profile >

Ashley McMahon

Marketing & PR Manager

If you are reading this, he's doing his job well! See Ashley's full profile >

Alex Railton

Marketing Assistant

Always on Facebook & Twitter! See Alex's full profile >

Liz Tyson


An experienced and dedicated advocate! See Liz's full profile >

Ahsan Malik


Associate Consultant, Senior Regeneration Consultant and much more! See Ahsan's full profile >

Bryan Collis


Helping organisations make a difference! See Byran's full profile >

Dawn Davies


Experienced regeneration, social venture and community development specialist! See Dawn's full profile >