Today’s episode is the first in our new series on community wealth building, and features an interview with Victoria Bettany. Victoria is a senior researcher at CLES - the national organisation for local economies. CLES is dedicated to developing progressive economics for people, planet and place, working towards achieving social justice and effective public services. They define community wealth building as: “an approach to economic development that changes the way that our economies function, retaining more wealth and opportunity for the benefit of local people”.
We first met with Victoria a year ago when she helped EMU facilitate a set of workshops, and she’s back today to talk with Billy about CLES and their work with local communities.
Find out more:
East Marsh United - eastmarshunited.org
CLES - cles.org.uk
Intro and Outro music: extracts from DEJA VU by Christian Laverick, from the album 'Chromatica' (2010). More at: www.grimsbyguitar.co.uk
Produced by Billy Dasein and Andy Nicol for East Marsh United, 2023