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The Week That Was #143… 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word

From BBC Radio 6 Music announcements for Dydd Miwsig Cymru to a worthwhile Christmas cause, via visitors from Japan and Wales’ most inspiring leaders, it’s been a busy week at Working Word HQ. Here’s five peeks behind our week.


1. Our MD Dan talks Welsh Language Music Day- Dydd Miwsig Cymru on BBC 6 Music


This week we announced the date of the fourth Dydd Miwsig Cymru, making sure the news was heard across the nation on the airwaves of BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio Wales.

Friday February 8th 2019 is the day to help you discover your new favourite band, so get the date in your diary! There’ll be plenty of ways to get involved as the day celebrates all forms of Welsh language music with free events aimed at gig goers, parents and children, young people, students and businesses happening all across the country. Follow @DyddMiwsigCymru and  join the #DyddMiwsigCymru conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest deets on plans for the day!

Listen again to news of the announcement as our MD Dan explains just what’s going on with the campaign and why there’s a buzz on the Welsh music scene at the moment on 6 Musics’s Rad & Mac show (36 mins in) and Shaun Keaveny's morning programme (1hr, 44 mins in), while BBC Radio Wales’ Janice Long Show (2hrs, 34mins in) got in on the act too.



2. Metro reports our Contact the Elderly story: 2/3rds of us haven’t yet made Christmas plans

We’ve been sharing the news that our client Contact the Elderly has merged with the charity Community Christmas. The former hosts a website that details all the events taking place on Christmas Day in the UK that are open to older vulnerable people who don’t want to spend the big day alone. To announce the news, we commissioned research which revealed that two thirds of the British public haven’t yet made Christmas Day plans, despite it being only six weeks away. You may have spotted the news in the Metro this week along with further coverage secured with North Leeds Life and Gscene in Brighton.



3. Meet the Welsh business figures recognised as some of the UK’s most inspiring leaders

This week Grant Thornton released the line-up for the prestigious Faces of Vibrant Economy Campaign 2018 which features 100 inspirational leaders from private, public and third sectors across the UK. There were five Welsh business figures included in the list and we’ve been telling their stories this week securing coverage on Commercial News Media and Wales 24/7. Well done to all the faces recognised in this year’s hotlist!



4. Talking childcare with the Japanese Welfare Association

Back in October, the Japanese Welfare Association travelled to Salisbury to learn more about children’s therapeutic services from our client Five Rivers, a social enterprise and fostering agency. The group of 19 visitors from Japan exchanged specialist knowledge and compared how childcare is dealt with in both countries. In Japan, children’s services are funded by corporate social responsibility with global cosmetic giant, Shiseido, whereas in the UK children’s care takes the form of foster care and small residential homes. We shared the story and landed coverage in the Salisbury Journal and in Valley News.



5. Bragging about Wales’ brightest young entrepreneurs  



With it being Entrepreneurship Week (13-19 Nov) there’s no better time for us to help Trade and Invest Wales promote the nation’s rising entrepreneurial stars. The tricky thing is selecting who to feature first. Honestly, the video above could have easily been 30 minutes long. Don’t worry, it’s not. We’ll just have to work up a sequel (possibly a trilogy) soon. In the meantime, be sure to follow Trade and Invest Wales on Twitter to keep up with Wales’ young business talents and much more.



And finally...

Discussing Brexit, royal babies and journalism over breakfast

Everyone has to start their career somewhere, but speaking at the M4 Business Network’s final breakfast event of 2018 the celebrated journalist and award-winning newspaper editor, Eve Pollard, revealed how here career which saw here awarded an OBE for her services to journalism started as the ‘tea girl’ of Honey magazine.

 After a phenomenal year of events, as an M4 Business Network sponsor, we’re looking forward to seeing who next year’s guest speakers will be. Well, that and our next breakfast at the Celtic Manor Resort.