Business News Wales Launches New Built Environment Section


Business News Wales today announces the launch of its brand new weekly Built Environment section, which will appear every Tuesday packed full of  news, thought leadership articles, interviews, digital discussions and more.

The section will be edited by John Jackson, who as an established strategic consultant brings a unique depth of knowledge drawn from over 25 years of cross-sector experience. His comprehensive portfolio includes supporting urban regeneration plans in England, with the added benefit of a proven ability to identify and critically assess the changes affecting the built environment in Wales.

Mark Powney, MD and Editor at Business News Wales, commented:

“Even before the coronavirus outbreak it was increasingly evident that our built environment was seeing unprecedented change driven by environmental, economic and social factors. The implications for businesses across Wales are too significant to ignore, and I’m delighted to welcome John onboard to launch this new section.

John will be writing articles, undertaking interviews along with researching the latest built environment news from around the world to provide businesses and organisations in Wales with the opportunity to consider the new opportunities as they emerge.

Since 2012, Business News Wales has been at the forefront of delivering news to the business community across Wales. The appointment of John will further help accelerate our in-depth coverage of industry across Wales.”

Commenting on the new section, John explains:

“It’s all too easy to comment about how quickly our world is changing and then simply put those thoughts to one side. However, we are living in increasingly complex times where, in our near future, many businesses will need to adapt to change. These changes will impact on what, how and where we build, live and work. The changes themselves will be further impacted by the anticipated recession, our commitment to combat climate change and emerging new technologies.

As Editor of the Built Environment section my aim will be to interrogate the interconnections between these factors to identify the opportunities they could offer for the business community. I’m also looking forward to sharing relevant examples of best practice, that I hope will offer genuine and valuable inspiration.”