The Week That Was #99... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word
From lawyers’ lessons and business ventures to dazzling award ceremonies, new WW faces, front-pages and viral social media posts, here’s five peeks behind our week…
1. 2018 Law Review: What’s On The Agenda?
Every year brings with it a raft of new laws and legislation and 2018 looks set to be a big year in the legal sector, with a whole host of headline-making legislation coming into force. We arranged for Capital Law’s Richard Thomas to speak to Lawyer Monthly about his pick of this year’s new laws, including the arrival of GDPR in May, the enforcement of gender pay gap reporting for private companies in April, and new drone legislation in the spring. And of course, that little thing called the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill which we can expect to hear about potentially until the end of time. Read more here.
2. Sharing mindful moments with Big Ideas Wales
Were you a victim of the post-Christmas slump this January? Did you find yourself heading back to work feeling more tired and run down than ever, even with a festive break to rest and recuperate? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Those January blues are a common problem at the start of a new year, but fear not, there are ways to combat them. With this in mind, what perfect time to share our latest Big Ideas Wales case study on young Cardiff entrepreneur, Siwan, 24, who has launched her very own meditation business to help with these very feelings. Setting up the firm following her own personal battle with epilepsy, Siwan quickly discovered meditation vastly decreased the amount of seizures she was having.
Now, with the support of Big Ideas Wales, Siwan is hoping to help others by offering meditation services to schools and corporate organisations, in order to reduce stress and improve productivity. You can read Siwan’s story on Wales Online here.
3. Announcing the 20th Welsh Contact Centre Awards
At a time when talk of robots replacing humans in customer service roles is rife, Wales’ contact centre workforce is actually on the up, having grown from 10,000 to 32,000 employees in the last 20 years, and now contributing £650m annually to the Welsh economy.
So, to celebrate Wales’ huge contribution to the sector, March will see the Millennium Centre welcome more than 700 guests for the 20th Welsh Contact Centre Awards. We’ve been hard at work with our client, Welsh Contact Centre Forum, helping them to announce the awards’ nominees and share their stories with the press, securing coverage in the South Wales Evening Post and Business News Wales. Find out more about the awards here.
4. Powering press coverage for Asset
As global demands for energy rise and the damaging effects of fossil fuels become more recognised, renewable energy has never been more important.
And our client, manufacturer Asset International, is no stranger to renewable energy projects. Most recently working on a scheme for a new renewable energy plant in Kent (set to provide power for up to 50,000 homes!) we put together a case study on the fantastic work that Asset is doing, securing coverage in some of the industry’s key titles including Drain Trader and WET News.
5. Welcoming new Working Worders to the team
With new faces joining Working Word over the past few months, we’ve practiced what we preach by sharing the news with the media (this from the Western Mail). Say hello to our three new account executives, Alisha, Tom and Bethan, as well as Account Director Sarah, who are joining our PR dream team, bringing an array of skills with them.
Our MD Dan’s phone has been buzzing all week after he shared a tweet for social media-phobic photographer Mike.The message has drawn engagement from people as far and wide as Brazil and Italy and little Sophie has become quite the media star with her little face smiling from the front page of the Eastern Daily Press, as well as making the national news at The Independent. Read her story here. Enjoy the sleepover, Sophie!