The Week That Was #152... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word
From changing lives through the National Lottery to The South Wales Metro, celebrating volunteering success to national TV coverage, it's been a busy week at Working Word HQ. Here's 5 peeks behind our week.
#1. National Lottery Lifechangers campaign launched
We’re working with the National Lottery to help them mark 25 years of changing lives through contributing millions to good causes. Over the next two months, our campaign ‘Lottery Lifechangers’ will be giving a platform to extraordinary people from Wrexham and Flintshire working in arts, heritage, community and culture to tell their own unique stories. Launching the campaign is former editor-in-chief of music magazine NME, Mike Williams, and we made a film with him back home in Wrexham discovering how National Lottery funding has transformed the area. Check out Mike's story above.
#2. Telling Adam's story on TV in Plaid Cymru party political broadcast
In September last year, Adam Price won a leadership election for Plaid Cymru, defeating the incumbent Leanne Wood and fellow challenger Rhun ap Iorwerth. Working Word was tasked with creating a short film that would show Adam’s rise in politics and layout his vision for a new Wales. The film (above) was shown last night on BBC Wales, ITV Wales, and S4C.
#3. The South Wales Metro: more than a railway – a regional accelerator?
The South Wales Metro is not simply a highly anticipated infrastructure project, but a strategy to transform a region that is ready to take the next step on the national and international economic stage. We penned a thought leadership piece for Intelligent Transport magazine on behalf of Stuart Pearson, a construction lawyer at Capital Law, about south Wales’ latest multi-million infrastructure game-changer.
#4. Engineering coverage for Welsh manufacturer
If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that we’ve been busy working on a campaign with Welsh Government to promote the idea of exporting to Welsh businesses who aren’t currently exporting. As part of the project, we’ve been showcasing Welsh SMEs who are already seeing success overseas.
The latest company that we ensured would hit the headlines is Llanelli engineering firm Teddington Engineered Solutions, which has achieved record-breaking export sales after targeting international markets. Exports now make up 66% of the firm’ sales and have helped it to grow its turnover by 18% in the last two years alone.
#5. Celebrating volunteer success stories with Contact the Elderly
We’ve had the lovely job this week of writing about Taylor Pearson, an inspiring mum of four from Bristol who volunteers for Contact the Elderly. Taylor rented out a village hall on Christmas Day and invited older people in her local community, that would otherwise be spending it alone, to have Christmas dinner with her and her young family. Taylor has recently been awarded a Marsh Award for her outstanding commitment to volunteering and the Chew Valley Gazette, Taylor’s local paper, covered our story about her recent award achievements.