The Week That Was #332

1. Itec celebrates 40 years with office expansion

We’ve been helping our client Itec celebrate 40 years in the business by getting the word out about the opening of its new office space in Cardiff. Itec has taken on 7,500 sq.ft at the iconic Eastgate House on Newport Road as a new learning centre. The new facility will help Itec’s delivery of part of the Welsh Government’s £200m Jobs Growth Wales+ scheme. Itec now employs 180 people in 15 offices across south Wales. You can read more about the firm’s exciting developments in Wales 247Insider Media, and News from Wales.

2. A* great day for Gower College Swansea

Yesterday we vox-popped our way around the Gower College Swansea campus, capturing the raw excitement and pride of A-Level graduates as they received their results.

In the midst of the excitement, Working Word spoke one-on-one with elated learners who, having benefitted from the support of Gower College Swansea and received their dream grades, are now #GoodToGo to a host of leading universities around the UK.

Jumping between the results room and a behind-the-scenes makeshift editing suite, using our own pre-prepared designs, we pushed out a range of success story videos to the Gower College Swansea social channels for all to enjoy. Check them out on InstagramFacebook and Twitter, and share your congratulations.

3. Celebrating learners’ achievements at Coleg y Cymoedd

Rolling out the red carpet at Coleg y Cymoedd’s Nantgarw campus for A level results day, we were on hand to meet and celebrate with learners, drafting stories on their impressive achievements. From twins being separated for the first time as they head to university, to a teenager landing her dream course in medicine and a rugby player taking the first step towards a professional contract, we secured a range of coverage including the Daily MailWalesOnlineSouth Wales Argus, and Nation Cymru.

4. Can we rely on our phones to spot skin cancer?

Many of us are increasingly turning to smartphone apps to help manage our health – from tracking our physical activity, giving nutrition information, and even recording blood pressure. But when it comes to spotting risks of developing skin cancer, just how reliable is the technology?

We worked with international dermatologist Dr Iram Ashraf, dermatology tutor at our online learning provider client Learna, to develop a feature for specialist news title Health Tech World to explore this question and offer her take on the future of the relationship between tech and healthcare.

The feature can be read here.

5. Business all over Wales share the benefits of Cymraeg

From cheesemongers to galleries and cafes, there are so many small businesses working alongside Helo Blod; a fast, friendly and free Welsh translation service offering support to those looking to level-up through Cymraeg.

This summer, we travelled to Y Galeri in Caerphilly, The Little Cheesemonger in Prestatyn and Ty Cemaes in Cemaes to sit down one-on-one with the businesses that, alongside helping Helo Blod reach a ‘1 million words translated’ milestone in July, have found immense success with the use of Welsh in their businesses.

With so much insight and passion to document, we couldn’t just shout them out on social media, so we issued press releases to media and documented their journeys on film which, just this week, have been published.

You can follow their stories via the Helo Blod Twitter and Facebook channels.