The Week That Was #339

1. Be Cymru builds buzz around biggest games in Welsh her-story

Last night, Cymru capped an epic year for women and girls’ football in Wales with a nailbiting win over Bosnia and Herzegonia. Gemma Grainger’s gang now head to Switzerland for the next stage in playoffs which could send Cymru to the World Cup for the first time ever. Our team has worked with the FAW building an inclusive Instagram community over on @becymru for girls who want to know more about playing, watching or working in football. Ahead of the match last night, we’ve been building momentum on the @becymru channel encouraging fans and followers to unleash their Cymru spirit and to share their own content from the big game!

2. Global export success for interactive prayer mat

A dad of two who created the world’s first interactive prayer mat after seeing the need for a product when his own children struggled with learning the correct Salah praying technique, is reaping success after his products went viral on social media in the Middle East. Since that success, the company has kept up with global demand, supporting parents in teaching their children the correct prayer technique and is now encouraging Welsh SMEs to consider exporting. Read more on Wales Business InsiderBusiness News Wales, and the Western Mail (to name a few). Watch this space as we share the accompanying film soon.

3.Digital nomad visas – A new solution to working abroad?

On behalf of our client, Capital Law, we secured a feature in Lawyer Monthly outlining the legal perspective on digital nomad visas, a hot topic thanks to the pandemic. In the article, employment lawyer, Alex Christen, discusses what employers need to look out for when it comes to these kinds of visas, and the legal implications involved. Read the article in full in the digital version of the magazine here.

4. Celebrating national recognition for Coleg y Cymoedd

Coleg y Cymoedd has become the first college in Wales to receive the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), which is given to institutions that demonstrate a commitment to supporting young sportspeople to follow a dual career route – achieving success both in education and in sport. To mark the achievement, it hosted a celebratory event on campus, inviting student athletes, parents and sports organisations to learn about the award and hear from guest speaker, chair of Commonwealth Games Wales Helen Phillips MBE. You can read more about it in our coverage on Wales 247, News from Wales and FE News.

5. Swimming in the success of our latest Big Ideas Wales case study

Working Word’s chosen 2022 charity of the year is Macmillan Cancer Support, which provides specialist health care and support to people affected by cancer, and throughout the year our team has been thinking of different ways to help fundraise or support the charity. At last Sunday’s Cardiff Half, we helped run the official Macmillan cheer point, representing the charity as positively and visibly as possible to all 25,000 runners and other spectators. Macmillan runners on the day were hoping to raise over £20,000, so we’re proud to have played a part in helping them feel as supported as possible.