Jane Fraser is co-owner of NB: Design, a branding and digital design agency based in Llangennith, Gower, that she runs with her partner Philip. They offer photography and copywriting as well as design. Jane shares a bit more about the business, how her work has helped shape her perspective of the world and why she decided to invest in Gower Regeneration:
“I feel it’s about more than money. A commitment to the future and my granddaughters.”
The great thing about our business is that you get to work with and learn from so many different kinds of business. Among those businesses, are the Wales Co-operative Centre and Groundwork Wales – both of whom are committed to making Wales a better place now and for future generations. Working with these businesses over the years, has made me think about community and sustainable development and has changed my outlook – and perhaps my politics!
“I love to travel and before starting the business, Philip and I took 6 months out as grown-up ‘gappers’ to go back-packing around the world.”
When I am not doing my day job, I am writing creatively – mostly short stories. Over the last seven years I have studied at Swansea University part-time and achieved my MA and this year my PhD, submitting a collection of short fiction set in Gower entitled The South Westerlies. I love to travel and before starting the business, Philip and I took 6 months out as grown-up ‘gappers’ to go back-packing around the world. I am pretty time-poor at the moment because of demands of the business, but do a lot of walking in Gower. And a lot of reading. I am lucky to have two grown-up children, a son living in Penarth and a daughter who now lives in Oxwich in south Gower, upping sticks from London 3 years ago to come back home and run a tourism business with her Australian husband , Michael. This means that I am now close to my 3 lovely granddaughters, Megan 8, Florence 6, and Alice 3.
“I would love to think they could live one day in a Gower that is self-sustaining in terms of power.”
“I made an investment more because of the long-term sustainability of the project than the return on investment. I feel it’s about more than money. A commitment to the future and my granddaughters. I would love to think they could live one day in a Gower that is self-sustaining in terms of power. Clean energy that aligns with an AONB.”