The Week That Was #48...5 peeks behind the week at Working Word
From Bloomberg interviews to Brexit fallout to the Basque language, here's five peeks behind our week.
1. From the Bloomberg studio to being sent to Coventry… but for all the right reasons
Never far away from the headlines, Liberty House Group was back on the front pages this week after acquiring high-profile Tier 1 vehicle pressings and assemblies manufacturer, CovPress – and in doing so, saving 740 jobs. The latest acquisition is a strong strategic fit with Liberty’s established and rapidly-expanding presence in the automotive supply chain. And to finish another busy week, we’ve been in London this morning with Liberty’s Chairman, Sanjeev Gupta, co-ordinating his interview live on Bloomberg’s ‘Surveillance’ programme.
2. Boosting happiness, health, and productivity in the Telegraph
When we heard that the Telegraph was putting together an article about small changes you can make to boost your productivity at work, we jumped at the chance to contribute a comment from Helen Jones. An expert work psychologist and the founder and managing director of innovative leadership and management training company, Cortecs, Helen was the perfect person to add some words of wisdom to the piece from learning from your mistakes, to starting each day with a positive mental attitude.
For more of Helen’s expertise, check out the 10 resolutions that will make you happier at work that we put together for Wales Online and the Western Mail.
3. Discussing Wales’ most Instagrammed spots
Which spot in Wales do you think gets posted on Instagram the most? With new data released showing Snowdonia, Principality Stadium and Cardiff Bay as our filtered favourites, our MD Dan gave some expert analysis to Wales Online and Wales On Sunday here on why the social media platform is proving so popular in Wales, and why it’s so crucial for tourism and hospitality providers to tap into it.
4. The fallout of Brexit – rising inflation and economic uncertainty but what will happen to our protected Welsh foods?
Another day, another Brexit related news story, this time relating to the potential implication our departure from the EU will have on protected food status legislation.
Client Capital Law has teamed up with development company Camnesa to address what the current legislation protects, and how Brexit could jeopardise iconic Welsh produce like Anglesey Sea Salt in this month’s Foodchain Magazine. Regular readers will remember we worked with Westminster last year to create an interactive map showing off everything from Stilton to Scottish salmon. More on that here.
5. Helping a minority language Basque in the spotlight
Once again our team nailed some great TV coverage for the lovely people at Mid Wales Tourism, where S4C’s Heno captured a beautiful celebration between the Basque Country and Wales in Caffi Alys, Machynlleth. From the 7th to the 13th of January a series of events celebrated ‘Euskara’, the language of the Basque Country, with film, poetry, visual arts, food and drink and lively discussions. Momentu onak!
In other news: Music to the ears of gifted young musicians
If you know a youngster who’s talented on the trumpet or has a flair for the fiddle, this is their last chance to apply for Kings Monkton’s music bursaries. The school, which is the fastest growing independent school in the UK is offering bursaries of up to 40% for musically gifted youngsters and the deadline for applicants is fast approaching. We’ve helped out with some targeted advertising and stories online and with and key trade titles.