• Mae'r wefan hon ar gael yn y Gymraeg

About our company

We are a Welsh local government company with a Board of Directors elected by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA). Day-to-day operational management is provided by the Executive Director with support from the Assistant Director as well as the Strategic Leadership Group.

We offer a range of specialist support designed to help you find and use data effectively, including:

  • Help to source, collect, or collate data
  • Data analysis and effective data presentation
  • Advice on the best ways to undertake research
  • Help to find out what citizens, service users/customers think
  • Training your staff in relevant topics such as Basic Statistics, Presenting Data,Managing Performance, Survey Design & Analysis, Questionnaire Design etc.
  • Providing cost-effective access to a range of commercial data sets.

Company Directors appointed by the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA):

  • Councillor Andrew Jones - City and County of Swansea
  • Councillor Barry Thomas - Powys County Council
  • Councillor Colin Mann - Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Councillor Geraint Hopkins – Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
  • Councillor Jane Mudd - Newport City Council
  • Councillor L Mair Stephens - Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Councillor Richard Clark - Torfaen County Borough Council
  • Councillor Tegwen Devichand - Carmarthenshire County Council

Co-Opted Directors:

  • Steve Thomas CBE - Chief Executive, WLGA
  • Councillor Jeffrey James MBE, O.St.J - Vale of Glamorgan County Council

The Board is supported in its activities by a number of advisors:

  • Dr Dawn Jones - Glyndŵr University
  • Huw Rees - Wales Audit Office
  • Jonathan Rae - WLGA
  • Dr Paul Williams - Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Dr Rhys Andrews - Cardiff Business School

Green Dragon

Due to an office move we are currently in the process of reviewing our Environmental Policy and Statement.

We currently hold a Level 4 of the Green Dragon Environmental Standard.

From 25 January 2017, the Data Unit has committed to comply with the Welsh Language Standards, as set out by the Welsh Government under Section 44 of the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011. These standards set clear expectations on us to provide services in Welsh to our customers, and to promote the use of the Welsh language through all the services.

The language standards we must comply with are divided into 4 different categories:

  • Service Delivery
  • Policy Making
  • Operational
  • Record Keeping

Details of the standards, how we comply with them and how we plan to monitor our compliance can be found in Our Welsh Language Standards and how we comply.

We welcome correspondence in Welsh and English and will respond to correspondence in the same language. Use of either language will not lead to a delay.

Our people are our main asset. Our policies and practice are built around the principles of equality and wellbeing, ensuring that all of our people have a positive work experience.

We encourage and promote staff development in order to deliver high standards of service. We have retained our Investors in People status continuously since 2001.

We recognise that work is only one aspect of a person’s life – so we have tried to ensure that our people have the freedom and flexibility to deliver their work in the context of their life outside work. Whilst we have a clear focus on delivery, our policies and our infrastructure are designed to support flexible, remote working, making it easier for our people to balance the demands of home and work.

Our registered office is: Local Government House, Drake Walk, Cardiff CF10 4LG.

We are a company limited by guarantee.

We are registered in Wales - number 4082312.

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Contact details
Local Government Data Unit ~ Wales
Local Government House
Drake Walk
Cardiff
CF10 4LG
United Kingdom
Phone: 029 2090 9500
Mail: enquiries@dataunitwales.gov.uk
How to find us