The Week That Was #137... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word
From discovering dolphins in Ceredigion to cheering on the Scarlets, getting savvy on social for Welsh Gov’s Tax and Spend campaign to kicking off the careers in data science at Principality Stadium and attending the BAFTA Cymru Nominations Party, it’s been a busy week at Working Word HQ. Here’s five peeks behind our week.
1. Discovering Dolphins in Ceredigion
Back when it was sunny and in preparation to capture the imagination of the Autumn staycationers we arranged for Birmingham Mail journalist Christina Savvas and her family to take a trip to discover Ceredigion. With Birmingham being only a hop and a skip from the coastal region, it’s very much within the target audience area for Discover Ceredigion. Christina thought the landscape was an ideal family half-term holiday location as they spotted dancing dolphins in Cardigan Bay, and ate local oysters at the infamous Harbourmaster in Aberaeron. To discover what Ceredigion has to offer you read about their adventures here.
Photography credits: Janet Baxter
2. Sharing the Scarlets' success story
This week, top business title Insider Media told how the business behind the Scarlets rugby region is eyeing a widening of its appeal. Phil Morgan, the club's chief operations officer and Jon Daniels, Scarlets director and general manager of rugby, told Insider how they have built on their growing reputation beyond their home turf, following the side's Pro12 win in 2017, and runner up spot in the Pro14 final this year. Good luck to the Scarlets this weekend in their first Welsh derby clash of the season on home ground against the Ospreys. Pob lwc bois! Read the full story here.
3. Getting savvy on social for Welsh Government's Tax & Spend campaign
We kicked off our campaign with Welsh Government’s Treasury office this week, using social media to inform people about the changes incoming to Welsh rates of income tax. Unlike the current system, which sees income tax paid to Westminster fund spending across the UK, from April next year, income tax will stay in Wales to directly fund our public services, like the NHS, schools, museums, recycling collections and more.
In our first wave of content, we’ve created a social infographic to break down the subject and explain the full range of services in Wales to benefit from the new Welsh rates of income tax.
See the content here and keep your eyes peeled for more to come.
4. Kicking off the careers in data science at Principality Stadium
As some of the UK’s biggest graduate employers reveal they’re now struggling to attract candidates to London, the launch of the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme has given the country’s top talent added incentive to build their careers in the Welsh data science sector. And, when you’re looking to launch a winning programme in Wales, what better venue is there than Principality Stadium?
5. An evening with the stars
Last night, we were helping BAFTA Cymru with their Nominees Party, making sure that there were plenty of media in attendance to match the wealth of Welsh talent sipping champagne, including Keeping Faith writer Matthew Hall, Little Women actress Annes Elwy, Casualty and Holby City's Amanda Mealing and Marc Lewis Jones, star of everything from Star Wars to Game of Thrones. The Nominees party is also where we revealed the Special Award recipients. Costume Designer, Lindy Hemming, will become the 14th recipient of the Siân Phillips Award. A BAFTA-nominee and Oscar winner, her most recent credits include Wonder Woman and the Paddington films. Meanwhile, the BAFTA Cymru Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television will be presented to acclaimed presenter and broadcaster Mavis Nicholson, known to many as the UK’s first female chat show host. The British Academy Cymru Awards ceremony takes place in just over a week's time on 14 October at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. To walk the red carpet with the stars get your tickets here: www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk