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A new chapter and on top of the news agenda – here’s 5 peeks behind our week:

1. Turning the page to an even brighter story

In a brand new chapter of the Working Word story, this was the week we announced that our very own Caroline Holmes and Dan Tyte have acquired the business and step into the roles of operations director and managing director. Meanwhile our company’s original founder, (and everyone’s favourite Irishman) Eoghan Mortell will be staying with us in the role of associate director. The big news made the home page of PR Week and WalesOnline.  In true Working Word style we held a fun-filled, jam-packed celebration which included Cardiff Story Museum and a sweaty game of laser quest, followed by dinner at Turtle Bay, and lots and lots of cocktails. Here’s to the future!


2. A petrol-head with a plan revs up the media 

Big Ideas Wales is part of the Welsh Youth Entrepreneurship Service and in our work for them, we’re all about bigging up the successes of young entrepreneurs. This week we brought you the story of Luke Riddiford, a 22 year-old car fanatic from Aberdarewith a big dream.

When his car broke down and several local garages refused to rent him the necessary tools to fix it himself, Luke came up with the brilliant idea for a self-service garage facility – and Ridd’s Ramps was born. With multiple hydraulic vehicle lifts and an assortment of tools for hire, Ridd’s Ramps lets knowledgeable car enthusiasts fix and modify their own cars for a fraction of the normal garage cost.

Luke’s story featured in the South Wales Echo and on WalesOnline and in just 24 hours it’s been shared 1318 times and counting…


3. Meet us in the middle 

Watch this space for lots of super staycation ideas as we start spreading stories about the incredible experiences to be found right here in Wales. We’ve just started working with new client Mid Wales Tourism and its partners – Ceredigion’s Cardigan Bay, the Cambrian Mountains, mid and north Powys and the Dyfi Biosphere, to promote the hidden treasures and exciting adventures on offer. Just look at that view!


4. South Wales Housing Association appoints in-house solicitor in a first for Wales

Castle Quarter development in the centre of Swansea.

Always ahead of the game, Coastal Housing has become one of the first housing associations in Wales to appoint an in-house solicitor. Experienced lawyer Jamie Saunders takes on the role of housing management solicitor in preparation for social housing law changes expected to come into force next year. Jamie will use his expertise to advise Coastal on all aspects of housing law, policy and best practise, making sure they’re up to date on the legal front.

We’ve secured Coastal some coverage in key regional titles and national business pages to spread the news.


 5. Giving autism care a boost

Children and young people with autism often have to travel miles from home to receive the care and education they need, but our client Orbis is working to solve this problem.

It’s an exciting time for the organisation as it opens a state-of-the-art new building in Presteigne with space for up to 30 young people to live and learn as well as residential respite services for parents and guardians. We’ve been all-too-happy to tell local residents and neighbouring areas about the new services heading their way. It’s certainly a step in the right direction for young people with autism and their families.


In other news

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Social media moves at lightning speed, so we’re constantly thinking up new ways of using the latest platforms to help our clients share their stories. This means testing out all the new functions and learning how we can use them to our advantage. This week we shared all our expert insights about Snapchat at one of our regular Lunchtime Hack training sessions, and even created our very own Working Word geo-filter for the occasion.

And finally…

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Ac yn olaf, (and finally), a big “Llongyfarchiadau” (that’s “Congratulations!”) to Sue Roberts, our friend and colleague who was accepted into the Orsedd at The National Eisteddfod last week. Congratulations!

Find out more about Sue and the Orsedd.

Mwynhewch y penwythnos! Enjoy the Weekend!