The Week That Was #368

1. Green Man spreads the good stuff

The charitable arm of the Green Man festival, the Green Man Trust, has announced a game changing Community Fund to provide grants of between £500 and £2,000 to local projects across Powys. These projects will unite communities, promote inclusion and diversity, or help to tackle isolation and loneliness. The Trust has raised over half a million pounds for good causes and was established to support arts development for emerging and early career artists, to provide training, to support new science engagement projects and to inspire positive change across Welsh communities. You can read more about the incredible impact it’s had in the Abergavenny Chronicle and the Brecon and Radnor Express.

2. Discover Britain uncovers the Celtic culture still alive in Wales

Pilgrimages to ancient ruins and iron age forts. Tales of folklore. Jewellery crafted from Welsh gold and inspired by Celtic traditions. And a visit to a once great Cistercian monastery now preserved by volunteers – these are the stories of the people keeping Celtic culture alive today in Wales, and are all part of the Celtic Experience Collection, the new compendium of bookable experiences across west Wales and ancient east Ireland with Celtic Routes. Mark Rowe, freelance journalist for Discover Britain experienced a handful of these special moments himself as part of a press trip to Wales earlier this year. The resulting coverage, a five page in-depth account of the people he met, the stories he learnt, and the experiences he had can be found in the June/July edition of the Discover Britain magazine, out this week. 

3. Meeting the Experience Makers at Zip World

Ever wondered what a wind instructor does? Or what it’s like to watch Ant and Dec fly down the world’s fastest zip wire? We visited Zip World in Bethesda recently to find out more about the huge variety of careers available at one of Wales’ most exciting tourist destinations, from accurately measuring wind speeds to ensure the safety of rides, greeting customers at reception and ensuring their experience at the site goes to plan or running the site’s social media channels.  You can watch our film here and find out more about The Experience Makers campaign and jobs in tourism and hospitality here.

4. Creating an engagement platform for the people of Wales to shape our future

Over the last few months, we’ve developed an engagement platform for our client The Independent Commission on the Constitution Future of Wales. The Commission is reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of devolution, finding out what people think, and exploring options that could improve the future of Wales.

The engagement platform is a place for people to learn about the current situation and the options for the future through useful blogs, videos and polls that we’ve created, as well as participate in a national conversation about the future of Wales through a survey. You can explore the site here.

5. New York private equity firm is a big deal for Capital Law

This month our client Capital Law advised the TXO management team and shareholders on its TowerBrook-backed MBO. Towerbrook, a London and New York based private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in TXO, a critical telecom network hardware and asset management services provider, which has its HQ in Wales. We put Capital’s corporate and private equity team at the centre of the story highlighting their role in facilitating the deal, which landed coverage in the Western Mail, North Wales Daily Post, Insider and more.