The Week That Was #372

1. Itec expands with shiny new facility in Neath Port Talbot

Our client Wales-wide training provider, Itec, has opened its 12th base in Neath Port Talbot to help young people in the area jumpstart their futures. Led by former international rugby referee and Itec area manager for Neath, Hugh Watkins, the opening of the new centre will help the organisation support young people who are at risk of falling behind. Learners will be able to gain new skills, earn qualifications and explore employment opportunities in areas such as customer service, hairdressing, hospitality, business and IT. The centre also offers one-on-one support, counselling and regular wellbeing activities to learners who may be struggling with their mental health. You can read more about these exciting developments in Swansea Bay News and Insider Media.

2. Supporting Welsh public sector supply chains

Earlier this year we were tasked by Business Wales to put together a series of films and resource packs to promote Sell2Wales, the online gateway, information source and procurement platform set up by the Welsh Government.


Each film needed to tackle a different element of the Sell2Wales service, as well as the varied supply chain support services offered by Business Wales, including their Meet the Buyer events. We scripted, cast and shot the bilingual films and the end result is a suite of information-led films which act as an essential resource for Welsh companies who are looking to become a part of public sector supply chains across Wales.


As part of the project we also put together a comprehensive downloadable bilingual resource pack, which acts as a companion to the films. To view all of the films in the series and download the resource packs click here.

3. Prints Charming

Prolific ink illustrator Richey Beckett, who has created artwork for Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Grateful Dead and Foo Fighters, is on the line-up for Cardiff’s first Printed Festival, which runs at Chapter this weekend.

The festival celebrates Wales’ print legacy and thriving print culture. We secured coverage with Buzz Magazine, People of Print, Wales 247, Wales Arts Review, Wales Online, In Your Area and South Wales Life magazine.

The festival is a creative collaboration between The Printhaus and Prints Of Hay. Q&A sessions will feature independent label makers Yuk Fun and Hay-on-Wye based illustrator and printmaker Aidan Saunders, dubbed the ‘Del Boy’ of print by Design Week.

The festival will showcase work from workshops held at some of Cardiff’s community hubs including South Riverside Community Development Centre, Grange Pavilion and Railway Gardens.

4. Welsh Football Needs YOU!

Welsh football is for pawb. With the FAW’s quadrennial Council elections on the horizon, changes have been made to the council structure to allow for the most diverse and inclusive makeup to date. Council spots have been set aside specifically for women’s and grassroots football. Keep your eyes peeled for the toolkit we’ve shared with partners. If you think you can contribute to driving Welsh football forward, get involved.

5. Creating animated content for Llais

We created an impactful animated short film as part of our work on launching the new citizens voice body for health and social care in Wales, Llais.

The three versions of the animated short –  English, Cymraeg and British Sign Language – will feature on Llais’ social channels and in a YouTube ad campaign to reach audiences across Wales.

To watch our animated film and learn more about the services Llais provides, click here.