The Week That Was #335

1. Women’s football’s inspirational moment in Wales, in THEIR words.

The Women’s World Cup Qualifier against Slovenia at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday drew a record crowd of 12,741 and we’ve also witnessed an exciting round of opening fixtures for the Genero Adran Premier, with free entry to games in Cardiff, Swansea, Abergavenny and Oswestry kicking off the new season in style. Working Word were lucky enough to speak to each of the inspiring club captains ahead of the league’s second ever season, hearing in their own words what it’s like to be at the centre of women’s football in Wales at such an exciting time. Read our feature for Nation.Cymru and hear from these incredible leaders.

Last year we launched the league with the Football Association of Wales and you can check out the website and join the buzz by attending a game yourself!

2. Talking business immigration policies with Lawyer Monthly

Following Brexit, the UK adopted a new points-based immigration system intended to simplify the process and permit entry for the highest-skilled applicants looking to work in the UK. Now, 18 months on, the impact of the new system is still being felt and it continues to evolve. On behalf of our client, Capital Law, we secured a feature in Lawyer Monthly weighing the new immigration system’s observed benefits and the areas that still require development and how employers can stay in the know for future changes. The article was authored by Capital’s business immigration lawyer, Alex Christen. You can read the article online here, or in the September issue of Lawyer Monthly.

3. Waste free on wheels is the Weigh to Go

To help reduce single use packaging, ex-chef Owain George established a refill shop on wheels for Welsh households and communities who are looking to become more sustainable in their domestic buying choices. Since the business was established in March 2021, Weigh To Go has grown exponentially expanding into several communities across South Wales and also now boasts a bricks and mortar shop location in Ogmore-By-Sea. We shared Owain’s business growth story on behalf of our client British Business Bank who supported Owain in receiving a Start Up Loan to back Weigh To Go’s click and collect system. Coverage was secured in the Western Mail, the South Wales Echo on Wales Business Insider and Business News Wales.

4. Opening applications for the Moondance million

Moondance Cancer Initiative exists to find, fund and fuel brilliant people and brave ideas and this week, they opened applications for their £1million Early Detection & Diagnosis Funding Call. The fund aims to support the implementation of changes that will increase the number of cancers diagnosed at an earlier stage in Wales. As part of our work to support our client we created a short animation to announce applications opening, and to help reach the right audiences we’ve worked with stakeholders in the sector to share the news with their networks.

5. Spotlighting the woman who’s fostered over 100 children

Providing a home for more than 100 children and young people is no small feat, but for Five Rivers Child Care foster mum, Linda, looking after others is what she does best. Hoping that her story will help inspire others to consider fostering, and to raise the profile of our client, Five Rivers Child Care, we secured national coverage for Linda’s story this week in popular women’s weekly title, Best magazine. The story is part of a wider campaign we’re running for Five Rivers throughout September on empty nesters – to encourage parents to think about fostering once their own children have flown the nest. Pick up a copy of this week’s Best magazine to read more about Linda’s story.