The Week That Was #65... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word
From dragons to job creation, street food to fostering fortnight, it’s been another one of those weeks at Working Word…
1.Behind the scenes at the birth of a dragon
Real Madrid and Juventus fans were living a fairy tale this week as their teams made it to the Champions League final in June. Not wanting to let the fantasy let up, Cardiff wrote the next chapter by surprising the city with the newest addition to its skyline on Thursday morning: a giant blue dragon nestled on the wall of Cardiff Castle. Our team was right at the heart of the action, climbing turrets for behind the scenes shots to share from Visit Cardiff's social media channels, scoring engagement from across the continent.
2. Recruiting more foster carers with Five Rivers Fostering
There are currently thousands of children across the UK whose lives and prospects could be transformed through fostering - but there aren’t enough foster carers to support them. In fact, there are over 9,000 new foster carers needed across the UK.
We’re marking Foster Care Fortnight with Five Rivers Fostering by celebrating incredible, selfless foster carers across the UK, telling their stories to encourage more people to consider fostering. We’ve shone a light on foster carers from all corners of England– from Wessex FM to the Ilford Advertiser and everywhere in between.
Keep your eyes peeled for more stories next week.
3.Ringing in new jobs for the contact centre sector
We work closely with the Welsh Contact Centre Forum and were only too pleased to help announce the news that a new division of Carpeo Business Process Outsourcing - Carpeo Estates Planning - will be bringing 300 jobs to a new contact centre in Newport. We scooped stories throughout the media throughout the day, in print, online, and with BBC Wales.
BBC Radio Wales even got Eggsy from Goldie Looking Chain involved to talk about the strengths of the Welsh accent!
4. An open door on inventions and innovations
Did you know that the world’s first x-ray tube, or the breathalyser were Welsh inventions? Well, that’s just the tip of the Welsh innovation iceberg, which is why the Wales Festival of Innovation is back for 2017.
If you didn’t spot the official launch in the Western Mail, Daily Post, WalesOnline, South Wales Argus, Business News Wales, Tech Dragons (we’ll cut it there) – the Festival will run for two weeks from the 19th June. The fortnight celebration of Welsh innovation and invention will see businesses and organisations across the country host a series of open door events. This is your chance to discover the Welsh innovations that are being created on your doorstep.
To see what events are taking place near you, or to register to host event that celebrates your innovation credentials, visit: http://www.festivalofinnovation.org/get-involved.html
5. Street Food cooking up a storm in Swansea
It’s not every day a slice of the Caribbean comes to Swansea, but according to WalesOnline that’s exactly what locals can expect tonight as Street Food Friday returns to brand new venue Unit Nineteen on Little Wind Street.
The pop-up market is returning for a second time, where visitors can expect a delicious array of gourmet street food from some of South Wales’ favourite street food traders including: Taste of Persia, Mr Croquewich, Dusty Knuckle Pizza and Roly Poly.
Popular Caribbean restaurant Jamaican Jill’s will also be taking its food to the streets with a barbecue outside the restaurant serving up their famous curried goat, jerk chicken, Jamaican Rum Punch and more. They’re also set to bring a carnival atmosphere, with live entertainment and street performances helping to ensure there is a reggae street party in the heart of Swansea’s city centre tonight! Street Food Friday will take place on Friday 12th May from 17:00pm – 21:30pm at Unit Nineteen, The City Gates, 19 Little Wind Street, Swansea, SA1 1EE.
In other news..
We’re thrilled to start working with Jehu Group, one of Wales’ largest independently owned construction companies, to help build their profile (sorry, we couldn’t resist). We’re planning on raising awareness around their Property Triathlon in aid of CALM, the charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. If you’re in the property or construction industry follow @jehuprojects and look out for information on how you can get involved, even if you can only manage one of the tri requirements. Not the triathlon type? But like music? There’s a gig in Cardiff’s Tramshed in support of the same charity coming soon too.
We’re celebrating some lovely news at WW this week…our account manager Ro is engaged! Her now fiancé Josh popped the question on holiday at Disney in Florida. Congratulations Ro and Josh!