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The Week That Was #160... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word


From announcing Oakwood’s brand-new rides, to encouraging Welsh companies to explore export opportunities, launching Innovation Point’s latest project ‘Digital Women Wales’, to spreading the word of Wales’ first ‘Bank Bus’ on BBC Radio Wales. It’s been another busy week here at Working Word HQ. Here's 5 peeks behind our week...


1. Unveiling new rides at Wales' largest theme park

This week we announced that Oakwood Theme Park will be welcoming two new attractions for 2019. This Easter, the park will open Dizzy Disk, a family ride that will see riders face outwards as they glide back and forth while spinning in circles, and the summer will see the return of fan favourite Bounce, following a £400,000 refurbishment.

The new rides follow more than £8.5m worth of investment into the park in the last five years. We secured coverage of the story in the Western Mail, Wales Online, Business Insider and Western Telegraph to name just a few!


2. Chatting about Wales' first 'Bank Bus' on BBC Radio Wales

If you didn’t catch Good Evening Wales last Friday night, you will have missed Christine Boston, director of the Community Transport Association (CTA) in Wales, talking about Wales’ first ‘Bank Bus’. This amazing volunteer led community transport scheme helps older, isolated people from Hay on Wye access high street banking counter services in Brecon following the closure of their local bank in Hay. Christine spoke about the important role the CTA played in helping the scheme secure the relevant funding and the vital role community transport plays in helping people across Wales every day. You can listen back here from 29 minutes in.


3. All aboard with Visit Wales

We’ve been working with Visit Wales to create a greater awareness of Wales’ hidden gems and the best things to see and do throughout the country. Having already explored the Elan Valley, the Four Waterfall Walk and Llanelli Wetlands to name a few, we set off this week to find out more about the iconic Brecon Mountain Railway.

The results were published on Visit Wales’ Instagram this week for all to see.


4. Launching Digital Women Wales

We worked with Innovation Point to launch its latest project, Digital Women Wales, a new mentorship scheme and network where women working in the Welsh tech sector can access advice and support from industry role models.  As part of the campaign, we secured coverage on BBC Wales Today and the South Wales Argus.  Interested? Learn more about the project here.  


5. Export hacks from companies who've been there and done it



As part of our campaign with Business Wales to help encourage Welsh companies to explore export opportunities, we collaborated on a sponsored feature with Wales Online, sharing hints and tips from Welsh exporters who have been there and done it.  If you’re thinking about embarking on an export journey of your own, here’s a good place to start.