The Week That Was #108... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word
From Rolls-Royce to the Queen, digital festivals to vibrant economies, here’s five peeks behind our week.
1. Five Rivers urged us to celebrate mums in every household
For many children across the UK, Mother’s Day can be a stark reminder that they are not part of a traditional family, whether due to separation, bereavement or perhaps being in foster care. We secured coverage for our client Five Rivers Childcare urging readers across England to celebrate mothers in non-traditional parenting roles, praising those who go above and beyond to care for young children.
Our story encouraged people who could potentially make great foster carers to consider making the life-changing decision to foster, and was included in key media in important regions for Five Rivers including Hull Daily Mail, Middleborough Evening Gazette, the Southern Daily Echo, the Newcastle Journal, Solihull News and more.
2. Discussing the Netflix equal pay scandal with the Metro
This week the news that The Crown’s Matt Smith took home more than protagonist Claire Foy hit the headlines. We worked with client Capital Law to develop a comment piece for national newspaper Metro looking at the possibilities of Claire Foy suing Netflix for the pay disparity and the type of precedent this could set in the industry. Read the whole story here.
3. Digital Festival launches opportunity to learn from leaders with exciting line up
Are you ready for Digital? The two day festival returns on May 21-May 22 to welcome more than 2,000 delegates to the iconic Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, and tickets are available now.
Set to explore how mega trends like 5G, artificial intelligence and digital privacy can benefit businesses across the UK, the first wave of speakers to join the bill were announced this week. The founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine, established fintech leaders at Go Compare and a Silicon Valley investor are just some of the names businesses can learn from.
Register for your free place today: https://www.innovationpoint.uk/digital-festival
4. Celebrating Wales' vibrant economy with some of the country's leading business figures
Theresa May’s had an interesting week, but one thing she hasn’t done in the past seven days is meet Sacha Romanovitch. Instead of attending a meeting with the British PM, the UK CEO of Grant Thornton chose instead to be in Cardiff, at the launch of Vibrant Economy Wales. We’ve been working with the global accountancy firm in the run up to Thursday’s event, showcasing the stories of some of the best and brightest businesses and industry figures in Wales ahead of 2018’s 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy campaign. Check out 2017’s faces here.
5. A day at sea with Rolls-Royce and UWC Atlantic College
UWC Atlantic College has a rich history in developing technology to help save lives at sea. In the 1960s, the College’s founding principal developed the rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB), later tested by students. The RIB became the world’s most widely used craft for in-shore rescue, and has played an integral part in students’ co-curricular activities for generations. We spent a day with a group of students who – inspired by challenges faced during search and rescue operations aboard the RIB and lifeguarding lessons – have been designing new technologies to help aid the process. As part of the College’s commitment to forging links between education and industry, a team of marine specialists from Rolls-Royce have been brought aboard to collaborate with the students. We’ve been sharing the story far and wide, securing coverage in the Glamorgan Gem and in next month’s print edition of UK trade national Independent Education Today.
Are we all ready for Super Saturday? Ireland may have been able to start their celebrations early last weekend, but Wales still have a game to win this weekend (fingers crossed!). While arguing with the ref’s decision is part and parcel of being a sports fan, there’s one thing every Welsh person knows: you don’t mess with Nigel.
This week we joined our fellow sponsors and guests of the M4 Business Network to meet the man himself, Nigel Owens, to hear tales from the pitch from the man who is internationally regarded as one of the finest and fairest referees the game has ever seen, and he’s got a world record to prove it.