A cuppa with...Paul Matthews, CEO Monmouthshire Council

We invite you to join us for a (virtual) cuppa, the chance to hear how a public service organisation is innovating during the pandemic.

A cuppa with Y Lab is part panel, part Q&A, part randomised coffee trial.

We want to give a platform to the stories of innovation that have emerged in public services during lockdown. We also want to give people the chance to meet and network.


Our first event will feature Paul Matthews, CEO of Monmouthshire Council. Sitting on the border of Wales and England, the county has been very active in helping residents understand and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paul will share some of the stories behind the Council's work in the past six months and discuss with Rob Ashelford and James Lewis what their next moves might be. 


Event Details

Date: Monday 21st September

Time: 3pm - 3.55pm



About the 'Cuppa with' events

Who are the events for?

Anyone who is interested in public services in Wales. They might particularly appeal to those who are working in local government, housing, health and social care or community settings and who have an interest in innovation. 


How it works

3pm - Intro to the session

3.05 pm - Panel Part 1 - How has the pandemic forced you to innovate?

3.20 pm - Randomised Coffee Trial - we'll split into breakouts for a quick chat/networking opportunity.

3.30 pm - Panel part 2 - Innovating into the future - what's next?

How do you see innovation playing a part in the near and medium-term future for you?

3.45 pm - Q&A

3.55pm - Finish


How do I sign up?

Use the registration link to confirm you attendance with Eventbrite. We will be in touch with joining instructions before the event. If you have any questions about participating or would like further details, please email [email protected]


Register for A Cuppa with...Paul Matthews