For over 12 years at Chwarae Teg, Bev Pold was instrumental in ensuring that the role of women in Wales has been consistently enhanced and progressed.
To successfully achieve this Bev directed and led the work Chwarae Teg undertook surrounding Enterprise. Bev was one of 9 winners of the Queen's Enterprise Award 2009. The achievement recognised her significant contribution to promoting the development of enterprise in Wales since 1984, particularly among women.
Since joining Chwarae Teg in 2001, Beverley has led a series of ambitious projects designed to equip women with business skills and encourage routes into non-traditional employment opportunities. The Women's Enterprise Wales project, which ran from 2001 - 2006, engaged with over 2,500 women, providing workshops, counselling sessions and networking opportunities throughout Wales to enable women to take the first steps towards starting their own business.
More recently, Bev played a vital role in the design and development of Chwarae Teg's Agile Nation project, which secured over £8 million in European funding.
Beverley is now pursuing new enterprise opportunities and continues with her other activities including Vice-Chair of Antur Teifi, the rural enterprise agency, contributor to Women's Enterprise UK Policy group and member of University of South Wales WAVE (Women Adding Value to the Economy) advisory group.