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Cardiff-Based Young Voices Expands with Support from Natwest and Finance Wales

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They make children’s dreams come true by staging massive arena concerts for school choirs, now the Cardiff-based organisation is looking to the future with the expansion of its engagement through music philosophy.

Over the past 20 years, Young Voices has staged full scale arena concerts with first class production values nation-wide. Over 2 million children have sung at a Young Voices concert since then.

Credit: Young Voices

Young Voices currently holds 22 concerts per year at major UK venues (London – O2 Arena, Birmingham – Genting Arena, the Manchester Arena and the Sheffield Arena) where children perform alongside artists including Alexandra Burke, Katherine Jenkins, Tom Jones, Joss Stone and Gary Barlow. They’re looking to expand this and encourage more children to get singing.

Managing Director Ben Lewis said:

“We’re passionate about the work we do, we think education and engagement through music is really important for children. It gives them confidence and our concerts are a really special day for kids and their families.”

Family run Young Voices was recently supported by NatWest and Finance Wales.

“We’re really pleased to be in a position to expand yet further thanks to the support of Finance Wales, NatWest and our advisers. We’re already operating internationally and we’re planning on offering more children the ability to sing on world class stages,” added Ben.

Finance Wales Investment Executive Ruby Harcombe said:

“Ben and the Young Voices family have been inspiring children and breathing confidence into school choirs for over two decades. We’re really pleased we’ve been able to support them as they expand the opportunities offered by their unique organisation yet further.”

Jessica Shipman, NatWest’s director of commercial banking for Cardiff, said:

“We are delighted to support Young Voices, a long-standing NatWest customer, as it continues to expand and fulfil its ambitions. It’s great to see them offering even more youngsters the exciting opportunity to sing at such prestigious music venues and we look forward to working with them as they go from strength to strength.”

Blake Morgan and Broomfield Alexander acted on behalf of Young Voices and Capital Law advised Finance Wales.