The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales - Parc Slip


As part of the Rural Development Plan, the Bridgend County Borough Council’s REACH Team called upon BIC Innovation services to deliver an exciting project for one of the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales’ visitor centre, Parc Slip.

Project 66 was contracted to assist BIC Innovation in the delivery of the services.

Sitting on the Parc Slip Nature Reserve at Tondu (Bridgend), the building was experiencing under-utilisation issues. Parc Slip faced the challenge of transforming the centre into a key regional attraction for the Trust to promote its educational activities, increase its membership, highlight the history of the site and provide access to the wider public.

Having a broad understanding of this type of project, our experienced team of advisors actively engaged with the Parc Slip members. Together, we looked into the feasibility & the development opportunities for the existing centre with the main ambition of turning it into a financially & environmentally sustainable enterprise, which aligns with the core values of the Trust.



Building on a structured innovation approach, Project 66Consultancy Services assisted BIC Innovation in working closely with the charity members and helped them think differently & creatively to envisage the future options for the centre. The support provided included transferring commercial expertise, challenging the preconceptions and providing professional guidance along the journey on a wide range of issues including marketing, research & BIC Innovation emphasized the competitive advantages & distinctions of the centre and assisted the Parc Slip team in developing a phased development & business plan which can meet their long-term vision and enable them secure additional funds.                                               



Philip Jones