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The Week That Was #110... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word

We’ve been celebrating innovative young companies, handing out career advice, showcasing Wales’ best start-ups, writing about our favourite places in Wales and dreaming of a second home in a beach-front haven…

 

1. All the WOWS with Visit Wales

One of our favourite things about the work we do is when we write about things we love. And being a largely Welsh bunch, we LOVE writing about Wales through the course of our content generation work with Visit Wales.

In the last week or so a number of our articles have gone live on the Visit Wales website, from ‘Three writers and the Welsh places that inspire them’, to ‘5 Welsh harbour towns and modern marinas you need to visit this year’, ‘An Insider’s Guide to Newport’ and ‘Henry Widdecombe’s Guide to Machynlleth’.

As we say in Wales, LUSH.

2. Putting start-ups on the map

Wales’ start-up sector is thriving with so many exciting new businesses up and coming across the country. We showcased some of these businesses, who we’ve worked with through our client Big Ideas Wales, in Wednesday’s Business in Wales magazine in a feature about 30 promising start-ups making their mark. Big Ideas Wales is the support service for young entrepreneurs, working with the likes of Doze, an app to alert people of their tube stop; Jecca, a unisex make-up brand aimed at the LGBT+ community; and Get Wonky, fruit juices made from misshapen fruit that otherwise would have been thrown away – all founded by businesspeople under 25 years old. You can read all about these businesses and more if you get your hands on the latest Business in Wales magazine. Go go go!

 

3. Live and let live

If moving to live by the sea is a life goal, you could make it happen sooner than expected, and build a nice little retirement pot while you’re at it. We’ve just helped Bridgend-based luxury house builder Waterstone Homes announce their new-style homes in Pembrokeshire’s picturesque Broad Haven. Their special homes have a self-contained one bedroom apartment on the ground floor, that means you’d be exempt from additional second home council tax and you’d also be contributing to your lovely community while you build a nest egg. Read more here, where BQ Live has already covered the announcement.

 

4. That’s innovation – signed, sealed, delivered.

In the run up to Innovation Point’s second birthday in May, we’re working to share the success stories of companies they’ve helped develop and grow.

Coursematch, a social network to help young people choose university courses from providers across the UK, is one of those companies.  Innovation Point has persuaded the company to open a new office in Wales ahead of anywhere else in the UK, and introduced its founders to the Development Bank of Wales which subsequently led a £275,000 funding round.  Innovation Point is continuing to aid the company’s growth by holding talks with Welsh universities keen to pilot the product.

We secured coverage of the story on Wales Online, in the Western Mail’s business pages, BQ, Business Cloud, TechDragons and more.

 

5. Employability expertise with Better Jobs, Better Futures

 This week we worked with Swansea-based employability experts Better Jobs, Better Futures on an article which included 10 top tips for getting ahead in your career, covering everything from networking to setting goals. This article was featured in Wednesday’s South Wales Evening Post, helping their readers to progress at work. Follow @SwanseaBJBF on Twitter for more helpful tips and tricks.

 

And finally…

Happy Easter -Pasg Hapus!

You wait all year for a bank holiday and then two come along at once! Working Wonders are off on their travels to France, London and North Wales for the long weekend as well as eating as many mini eggs as possible in four days. We’ll see you on the other side.