YEP Cardiff

YEP Cardiff is due to launch in 2021. The committee for this region represents a cross-section of specialist organisations with links to the Cardiff property industry. Wherever we are, the YEP mantra is the same, to be the ‘voice of future leaders in property’, and YEP Cardiff will represent everything that is great about the City.

As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is the main engine of growth in the Welsh economy. Though the population of Cardiff is about 10% of the Welsh population, the economy of Cardiff makes up nearly 20% of Welsh GDP and 40% of the city’s workforce are daily in-commuters from the surrounding south Wales area.

Industry has played a major part in Cardiff’s development for many centuries. The main catalyst for its transformation from a small town into a big city was the demand for coal required in making iron and later steel, brought to the sea by packhorse from Merthyr Tydfil. This was first achieved by the construction of a 25-mile (40 km) long canal from Merthyr (510 feet above sea-level) to the Taff Estuary at Cardiff. Eventually the Taff Vale Railway replaced the canal barges and massive marshalling yards sprang up as new docks were developed in Cardiff – all prompted by the soaring worldwide demand for coal from the South Wales valleys.

We look forward to establishing a chapter of YEP in Wales. If you are interested in knowing more about this Chapter, or opportunities of being involved as a partner, sponsor or committee member please email