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The Week That Was #263… 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word


Turning political writing into an art for The Orwell Foundation. Building the UK's first biophilic regeneration project. Capital Law's newest commercial dispute lawyer. The blood test that could reduce bowel cancer deaths. A trip to the future to encourage younger people to vote.


Here’s five peeks behind our week at Working Word…


1) Making political writing into an art for The Orwell Foundation



The headline’s bold claim is straight from the pen of writer George Orwell himself and one we aspire to in our work for the organisation which exists to perpetuate his achievements, The Orwell Foundation. Each year their Orwell Prizes celebrate honest writing and reporting, uncover hidden lives and confront uncomfortable truths- and in doing so,  promote Orwell’s values of integrity, decency and fidelity to truth.  We’ve worked with their team on a range of assets to announce the longlists for prizes including Political Fiction, Political Writing, Journalism and in conjunction with Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Exposing Britain’s Social Evils. Some of the country’s best known investigative reporters and authors have made the lists, with their achievements announced to the world through our designs and animations.


2) Building a tower of coverage

Biophilic Living SwanseaWe’re lucky to work on interesting projects every week, but announcing a multistorey tower block that uses fish tanks to water rooftop greenhouses? That’s a first! Working with our latest client, Hacer Developments, this week saw us reveal the latest news of their innovative project, Biophilic Living Swansea. Destined to arrive in the heart of Swansea, this mixed-use regeneration development will be the first of its kind in the UK. Biophilic Swansea will transform the site of the former Woolworth’s store on Oxford Street, providing affordable new homes and workspace alongside a community urban farm. So, where do aquaponic fish tanks fit into this? Why not read the full story with Wales Business Insider, Wales 247 , Planning and Building Control Today and Business Live?   


3) Sharing the latest on Capital Law’s newest commercial disputes lawyer

Phillipa Ellis for Capital LawThis week, we shared the latest on Capital Law’s newest lawyer, Phillippa Ellis, who has been recruited to lead the firm’s business crime and investigations practice. Phillippa joined Capital Law in March this year from the Serious Fraud Office, where she spent the last five years leading teams investigating and prosecuting financial and economic crime across the globe. In her new role, she will advise clients who are under investigation themselves, or who are conducting their own internal investigations. We secured coverage in this week’s Western Mail business pages and on Wales 247.


4) How a blood test could reduce bowel cancer deaths in Wales

Welsh company develops early-stage cancer detectionTo mark April’s Bowel Cancer Awareness month, this week we helped our client, CanSense, to announce its development of an innovative blood test that could save millions of lives through early detection. Within the UK, Wales has the lowest early detection rates of bowel cancer – the second most common cause of cancer death behind lung cancer, with 2,200 cases diagnosed and 900 people dying from the disease every year. Thankfully, CanSense, a spin-out of Swansea University, has been working on the technology for the last seven years and is hoping to save £250 million for the NHS in the process. We secured coverage on Life Science Industry, Med Tech News, Healthcare Newsdesk, Wellbeing News, News from Wales and Wales 247.


5) Taking a trip to future to tell 16 and 17 year olds to register to vote


Register to Vote - Caerphilly Council from Working Word on Vimeo.


May 1st marks the first time 16- and 17-year-olds can vote in a Senedd Wales election. With the deadline on Monday 19th April, make sure that you tell all of the 16- and 17-year-olds you know to register to vote and have their say. It only takes 5 minutes. In a film for Caerphilly Council, we took a time machine to Caerphilly, 2083 and heard all about the importance of getting your voice heard.