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The Week That Was #285… 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word


Swansea Bay events featured in national i newspaper. Talking mandatory Covid-19 vaccines in the Premier League and Insuring NFTs. Sharing news of a British Business Bank funding milestone with the media. Celebrating learners’ pandemic achievements. Cymru kick off World Cup Qualifiers under brighter lights.


1) Swansea Bay events featured in national i newspaper…

This week, we worked with Visit Swansea Bay to pitch a series of events taking place in Gower to the i newspaper’s round up of 40 free events taking place this autumn. The events, which include a guided tour of Bracelet Bay’s intricate rock pools and a postcard exhibit in The Glynn Vivian Gallery are both free to attend and were featured in the national newspaper’s round up with other events from England and Scotland.

The events were published in the online and print issues of the i newspaper, which you can read about here.


2) Talking mandatory Covid-19 vaccines in the Premier League and Insuring NFTs

It’s been a busy news week for our client Capital Law. Employment lawyer, David Lewis, spoke with i news regarding the ongoing debate around mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for Premier League players.  With the Government withdrawing its Covid-19 vaccination passport plans, the argument on whether players should be vaccinated, if spectators are required to be, has become even more blurry. David told the i that players, regardless of the vaccine passports, are entitled to take legal action if clubs introduce a ‘no jab, no job’ policy. Equally, players could claim discrimination if they were unable, or refused, to have the jab because of a protected characteristic, religious or philosophical beliefs.

We also worked with Insurance Post on a wider piece on insuring NFTs. Catrin Povey, insurance associate at Capital Law, shared her perspective on insurance protection for digital assets still being up in the air regardless of NFTs soaring in value and popularity. Read more in the September issue of Insurance Post.


3) Sharing news of a British Business Bank funding milestone with the media

This week we shared news that the British Business Bank Start Up Loans facility had passed a £39m funding milestone, delivering over 4,000 loans across Wales. Swansea received the highest number of loans in Wales, with a volume of 529 (14%), worth more than £5m, followed by Cardiff where £4.5m was distributed across 489 individual loans. Coverage was achieved in titles across Wales including the Daily Post, Western Mail and Business-Live, among others.


4) Celebrating learners’ pandemic achievements

Following an impressive set of A-level results, 18-year-old Coleg y Cymoedd learner Leah Morgan has received a prestigious award in recognition of her hard work during such a difficult time in light of the pandemic.

Bedwas-born Leah, who achieved four A*s in mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics has been awarded the ‘Worshipful Livery Company of Wales Award’ which is designed to celebrate the achievements of talented students and encourage them to develop their skills further. Previous winners include Olympic gold medallist, Hannah Mills, who went on to become the most successful female Olympic sailor in history. Leah received the award, along with a cheque for £250, at an official ceremony at the college’s Nantgarw campus.

You can read more about the story on Wales 247 and News from Wales.


5) Cymru kick off World Cup Qualifiers under brighter lights

This weekend, Cymru take on Kazakhstan in their first qualifying match for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which is being broadcast live on BBC Two Wales. We’ve been working closely with the Football Association of Wales on rebranding their domestic football programme as the Adran Leagues and ongoing work on BE Cymru, the Instagram channel, to embolden young women and inspire participation in football. Work which has led to greater visibility of the game in Wales and of its national team stars, as spoken about here by Cymru international Natasha Harding who also joined us for our coverage of the Adran Leagues’ opening weekend with a takeover on the league’s Instagram account.