The Week That Was #426

1.Making time for science with PerkinElmer

“If you knew time as well as I do” said the Hatter “you wouldn’t talk about wasting it.” As well as hosting the best tea parties, Alice’s old friend puts his finger on one of the biggest problems organisations of all sizes face: wasted time. To help give time back to scientists in labs around the world, PerkinElmer created OneSource – a suite of comprehensive solutions to help lab leaders focus on what’s most important to them: science. We worked closely with PerkinElmer to visually bring to life how OneSource can maximise lab efficiency and return time to scientists to do what they do best.

2.Concrete Cowboys in Colorado

Pontyclun manufacturer Concrete Canvas, which manufactures flexible concrete fabric, has secured its biggest US export deal to date worth over $1.4 million USD, thanks to support from the Welsh Government. The company signed the milestone deal as part of its wider expansion in the US, which includes lining canal networks across the West Coast, and is now on track for further international growth in the region with sales projected to triple in the region by 2026. We shared this news with Welsh business and trade media as part of the Welsh Government’s Export Exemplar campaign, and you can read more in Manufacturing Management, The Manufacturer, Business News Wales, and more.

3. Gardeners: make smart swaps this summer!

TV gardener Naomi Saunders has teamed up with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to encourage gardening enthusiasts across the country to take on a more ecofriendly approach to maintaining their gardens by switching out pesticides for more natural alternatives. The S4C presenter is calling on the public to make simple changes to help keep people, pets and wildlife safe as part of our PestSmart campaign. Check out our coverage in  HortWeek, Nation.Cymru, Wales 247, and Herald Wales.

4. ‘Lights, camera, Axiom’ helps launch manufacturer’s fresh new look

For over a decade, we’ve supported Axiom to become one of the most respected names in the UK’s electronics manufacturing industry. And with the launch of its refreshed brand identity and website, we can now introduce new audiences to Axiom’s expert team. We’ve helped develop a new website featuring copy and a film by Working Word, offering never-before-seen glimpses behind the scenes of Axiom’s state-of-the-art facility in south Wales. Check it out here.    

5. Hafod Housing hails high with Principality support

As poet T.S Eliot once said, “Home is where one starts from.” Non-profit organisation Hafod Housing is offering people in south Wales the opportunity to start, with the construction of 300 affordable homes over the next five years. In partnership with the commercial branch of Wales’ biggest building society, Principality Commercial, the £25m project will provide much needed affordable homes with the objective of building strong communities and positively impacting the lives of people across the country. Hafod also provides resources to help individuals maintain their well-being and independence through health and social care – helping over 16,000 people annually across seven local authority areas. To read more visit Inside Housing, Business Live, Insider Media, Housing Today, Wales 247, and Property and Development Magazine.