From wintery walks to boardroom battles, the steel industry to the world of finance, here’s five peeks behind our week…
1. A tail of tourism coverage
We’re a team of unapologetic dog-lovers, and our penchant for a playful pooch or two was evident in the coverage we scooped this week for clients Mid Wales Tourism and Visit Swansea Bay. Millions of families across the country will be pulling on woolly hats and scarves this weekend to take their dogs for a brisk winter walks, so we compiled this WalesOnline listicle of the 11 best beaches in Wales to let them run free. If that wasn’t enough, we bagged national coverage with The Times in this round up of seven UK cities ideal for walking furry friends, which features the popular Swansea Bay promenade to Mumbles route.
2. Getting ahead at work with Cortecs
Have you ever had a feeling that one of your colleagues is out to get your job? It’s a tricky situation to find yourself in, but fear not – help is at hand. We bagged an opportunity for our client, Cortecs to put forward expert advice for how to deal with co-workers taking credit for your work. The feature ran on the Telegraph online, with Cortecs’ MD Helen Jones explaining that the key is to be calm, upfront, and honest.
3. Finding out how ‘merry’ you should get at your Christmas works do
We’ve all heard horror stories about that festive office party that gets a little bit out of hand (we won’t go into details), but what are the ramifications for employees that drink a tad too much at the annual Christmas bash and misbehave? To talk about whether employees can be formally punished for their drinking antics, we worked with Cathryn Foreman, a HR consultant at Capital People Consultants on a feature for top HR title, HRreview.
4. Saving the UK Steel Industry with Liberty
Liberty House Group took another positive step forward this week in its bid to resurrect the UK steel industry. Never far from the headlines, the international industrials and metals group announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Tata Steel UK to acquire its Speciality Steels business for a total consideration of £100 million.
A host of national broadcast and print media outlets including the Financial Times, the Guardian, and Bloomberg Business ran the story and for good reason; once complete, the acquisition will secure the jobs of around 1,700 steel-workers in the North of England, plus thousands more in the UK supply chain.
5. Making job opportunities add up for graduates in Wales
At the Welsh Finance Conference this week, a host of industry leaders from the world of finance took to the stage to advise graduates on how to nab themselves high-flying, rewarding jobs right here in Wales.
The message from key speakers, including the Financial Times columnist Heather McGregor and Capital Law senior partner Chris Nott, was that the finance sector is the future of Wales with countless opportunities opening up for ambitious young graduates. We were on hand to spread the word with coverage of the event on Made in Cardiff and in a mix of key Welsh titles.
It’s been a week of giving here at Working Word. Our Matt Parr has been raising awareness for an amazing cause by taking part in Movember. Now fresh-faced with a lonely upper-lip, he’s managed to raise more than £600.
The team have also made a donation to Project Shoebox – an incredible local initiative that’s spreading a little Christmas love to women having to spend the festive season in refuges.