The Week That Was #334

1. This is for us, for them, for HER

The lyrics of Juice Menace’s song ‘For Her’ have become the words on every Wales women’s football supporters lips in anticipation of their World Cup game against Slovenia next week. The Cardiff born and raised rapper collaborated with Be Cymru and FAW to support their Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign, which we promoted on BeCymru’s Instagram, alongside an exclusive Q&A with Juice herself.

2. 7 nights and 12 pages of Welsh wonder

Reading this beautifully curated feature on the wonders of west Wales almost feels like you’re experiencing it for yourself. Working with our client, Celtic Routes, we sent a journalist from the British Travel Journal to the heart of west Wales for 8 days of adventure across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Exploring the rugged landscapes, unspoilt beaches and awe-inspiring history, myths and legends of Wales, Jessica Way, editor of the British Travel Journal became fully inspired by the Celtic spirit she encountered during her trip and created a 12-page special feature following her visit. The story even takes pride of place as the autumn/winter issue cover feature. The edition is available to order from the British Travel Journal Website now.

3. Overcoming business challenges with Itec

We sat down with Ceri Murphy, managing director of Itec Skills and Employment to discuss the highs and lows of the education and employability sector. As a result, we secured a comment from Ceri in the latest issue of Wales Business Insider as part of a feature focusing on overcoming business challenges and ensuring success. In the piece Ceri shares Itec’s ambitious journey towards diversifying the business and its plans for expansion as an employee-owned trust. Itec also secured a place in the top 10 of Wales Business Insider’s small and medium 100 list – congrats! You can read all about these exciting developments in the August/September issue of Wales Business Insider.  

4. Celebrating a Welsh entrepreneur’s success at Stanford

This week we have been celebrating the impressive success of Liam Rahman, an entrepreneur from Swansea who has become the first person from Wales to secure the prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) scholarship at Stanford University. Liam works closely with our client, Seren, supporting young people to achieve their full potential, and hopes to bring back the lessons he learns at Stanford to help the next generation of Welsh learners. You can read more about Liam’s achievements on Business Live as well as in the South Wales Evening Post and Western Mail.

5. Bisley CEO raises warning flag over energy costs

In light of the ongoing news about spiralling energy costs, we issued a comment to media from Bisley CEO, Richard Costin, raising the warning flag about its impact on the UK manufacturing sector.

The Newport based office furniture manufacturer has seen their gas bills increase by 681% and electricity by 303%, prompting Costin to speak of Bisley’s experiences. His comments were published in Wednesday’s Western Mail, South Wales Echo, South Wales Evening Post and on business-live, in an article outlining Vaughan Gething’s call on the Westminster Government to provide urgent financial support to firms to cope with the crisis.