Introduction

As an experienced and bilingual (Welsh) Practitioner, Deio’s focus is on delivering projects with the potential to make a positive difference in our communities.  Working alongside local people and stakeholders to develop better places for people to live, work and enjoy.

Deio has a MA postgraduate degree in ‘Local and Regional Economic Development’, and together with his diverse professional background, that combines economic development, community regeneration, tourism, conservation, research, planning and policy, this gives him a broad and unique perspective in his work.

Core competencies

Deio’s core competencies are:

  • Engagement and Consultation: Engaging local communities & stakeholders to understand local circumstances, identify issues and risks that need addressing, and identify opportunities that can be developed.
  • Facilitating Project and Partnership Development: Bringing together local partners and stakeholders to develop targeted practical solutions that deliver positive and sustainable changes.
  • Project and Programme Delivery: A fully accredited Program & Project Manager with a proven track record delivering cross-sector partnerships & projects.
  • Funding: Experienced in identifying and acquiring appropriate funding to support projects, activities and services.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Supporting organisations and projects to monitor their progress and evaluate the delivery of outcomes and impacts.

Career highlights

Deio gained extensive experience working in diverse roles, supporting & promoting community regeneration and conservation across the public and third sectors.  He also spent 2 years researching the support needs of community enterprises as part of the Welsh Government’s Pathfinder project, before taking on a strategic management role managing Anglesey’s Destination Management programme.

In 2019, Deio successfully developed a £1.7m Landscape Partnership scheme on Anglesey, promoting cultural & heritage tourism as a catalyst for local socio-economic development.  As a Facilitator for Welsh Government’s Sustainable Management Scheme he has a key role in securing European funding for rural partnerships in Wales.

Other stuff

A first language Welsh speaker, Deio lives in North Wales where he tries to spend as much of his spare time as possible in the great outdoors.  A keen amateur sportsman he’s played, coached and managed at both youth and senior level football clubs, and volunteers with the youth sailing charity ‘Challenge Wales’.  He took a year out in 2015/16 to compete on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, spending the following year living and working in Australia.

Deio’s recent projects include:

Supporting Sustainability

R4C have been commissioned to support the ‘Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers’ Landscape Partnership to deliver their forward thinking ‘Supporting…

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Magical Mammals

R4C worked with the Red Squirrels Trust Wales team to understand their needs and the diverse activities that could involve…

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Llangollen Place Plan

R4C were commissioned to help Llangollen’s ‘Shape my Llangollen group’, working on behalf of the Town Council, to develop a…

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