Good landlords, good service and good humour
We are a group of landlords and private business owners. We team together to promote the benefits of living in private accommodation whilst studying at Aberystwyth University. Experience has shown us the benefits of living independently whilst at university and making the most of opportunities available in the town and the local area.
We pride ourselves on the quality and good value of the accommodation and services we offer for students. It is important to us that students enjoy their time in Aber and we know that housing, part-time jobs and good places to go out all play their part in making Aberystwyth a first choice for studying.
Chairperson – Alison Davies
Alison has worked in the public, private and voluntary sector, with commercial, social and environmental interests. She has practical experience in managing and supporting community and environmental third sector organisations and social enterprises, and many years of volunteering, backed up by experience of developing and managing three successful businesses; she is a partner in the family farm and manages property rented to students. Professionally Alison works with a wide range of clients in the public and third sector and advised on the development of new projects, supported the development of business plans and guided them towards environmental, social and financial sustainability.
Treasurer – Eirian Walley
Eirian is passionate about Aberystwyth and its properties – having worked and lived locally most of her life she now runs a successful letting agency in Aberystwyth town. Her diverse working history makes her especially suited to life within the lettings industry: having previously worked as a conveyancing administrative assistant in a prominent local solicitors firm – dealing with aspects of off-plan leasehold property transactions, liaising with maintenance contractors and ensuring compliance with appropriate regulations – and as a fire alarm engineer, emergency lighting and appliance tester, in 2005 she progressed to working within lettings, and since 2011 has been Director of 1 Stop Lettings.
Eirian has a Technical Award Level 3 in Residential Lettings & Property Management, and is a Principal Member of ARLA (Association of Residential Lettings Agents).
Secretary – Kerry Ferguson
Kerry arrived in Aberystwyth as a fresh faced Environmental Earth Science student in 2007, having completed a BSc and a MSc, she never left! Kerry has worked for a local business in Aberystwyth from 2010 to 2015, and also started her own bilingual website design company in 2013 (Gwe Cambrian Web Cyf) and in 2015 a new business called Discover Your Wales/Canfod Eich Cymru, advertising holiday accommodation and attractions across Wales, and in Welsh. Kerry is incredibly enthusiastic to help small businesses across Wales in her capacity at Gwe Cambrian Web Cyf and also within the tourism industry, and is one of the founding members of Siarad Busnes which currently runs in Dolgellau on a monthly basis.