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The Week That Was #159... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word


From negotiating like a pro with Capital Law, to inspiring little bookworms at Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival in Lonely Planet, dogs leading the way in a 5K charity walk, to 100 years’ worth of Welsh football memorabilia. Once again, we’ve had another busy week here at Working Word. Here's 5 peeks behind our week...


1. Take note, Theresa: Capital Law advise us on negotiation tactics in the Independent

Anyone following developments in politics recently, could be forgiven for thinking the art of negotiation was dead. 

We secured a spot this week for Capital Law commercial disputes expert Stephen Meade to give The Independent some tips on how best to negotiate like a pro.

He said: “Win the war, not the battle. Don’t be afraid to concede a point to your opponent; it may not matter that much in the grander scheme of things. Remember, you’ve already decided your objectives for the face-off.”


2. The home of football in Wales showcases some of its most sought-after memorabilia



Memories were made this week as the Welsh men’s football team returned to their spiritual home of Wrexham’s Racecourse for an international against Trinidad and Tobago. As part of our National Lottery Lifechangers campaign, we told the story of the Wales Football Collection, situated in the town and home to over 1,000 items from the past 100 years with memorabilia from Wales stars including Billy Meredith, John Toshack and Ian Rush. We secured coverage of the National Lottery funded football exhibition on BBC Good Morning Wales and In Wrexham and Flintshire alone, the National Lottery has awarded around £101m to over 4,600 good causes since it was launched 25 years ago. 


3. Dogs take the lead to raise money for City Hospice

If you’re a Cardiff local, you might want to check out the Wag this Way walk taking place next Sunday – hundreds of dogs and their human counterparts will embark on a 5K walk around Bute Park to raise vital funds for the City Hospice. Money raised by the event will be put towards the specialist care City Hospice provides to patients across Cardiff which includes medical, nursing and end-of-life care to people in their homes, as well as offering support for their families.

Our lovely client Burns Pet Nutrition is one of three companies sponsoring the event, with Burns nutritionists on hand at the event to discuss pet health and dish out doggy diet advice. You can find out more about Wag this Way and how to get involved in the event here.


4. Lonely Planet names literature festival as top seasonal event in Wales

We’ve been working with Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival to spread the word of the award-winning festival as it returns to the Welsh capital over two weekends in March and April (Saturday 30th March – Sunday 7th April). Little bookworms will once again be inspired and entertained by a colourful group of celebrated authors during writing workshops, book readings, craft activities and games.

Major travel website, Lonely Planet, big upped the festival in their annual spring round up as one of the best cultural things to do in Wales as the weather gets warmer. You can read the full piece here.


5. College student turns up the pressure on the competition at national awards

The race to be named the UK’s top plumbing apprentice is heating up for one Coleg y Cymoedd learner.

Fresh from a victory at the regional heats, 19-year-old Lewis Blakely, from Caerphilly, is set to face rivals from across Great Britain at the grand finals of the HIP UK Heating Apprentice of the Year competition. 

A win at the regional heats held at Gower College Swansea saw Lewis triumph over candidates from across Wales in a series of demanding practical tasks, which would be considered challenging for seasoned professionals. Read the full story here.