Tillery Valley’s take on the Autumn Statement…

Posted: November 29, 2011 in Client News, Opinion, Tillery Valley Foods
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By Sara Handley, English Literature MA Graduate from Cardiff University

Earlier this year I finished an MA in English Literature, and was soon faced with a terrible reality: an economy in crisis and job opportunities few and far between. Feeling hopelessly unemployed, the prospect of a Go Wales Work Taster with Petersens PR in Cardiff, was one I welcomed with open arms.

We are all used to the work experience cliché – a week spent making tea and filing – but at Petersens I’m being given real tasks, and more importantly, a true insight into the mysterious world of PR. As well as writing press releases and articles, I’ve joined the team on visits to clients, including a trip earlier today toTilleryValley, an award-winning meal provider to the health, education and local authority sectors.

The site director of Tillery Valley, Phil Hall, and other company employees were meeting with Sarah Dickins, a top BBC Wales reporter. Sarah, working in her capacity as a presenter on BBC Radio Wales’ “Good Evening Wales” , had arranged to watch the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement from Tillery Valley, gauging the company’s reaction to George Osborne’s plans.

Phil Hall and his colleagues expressed overall disappointment in the Chancellor’s reforms. They felt Osborne had failed to offer enough initiatives to ease the childcare burden on working parents; that cancelling the planed 3p fuel duty increase did not go far enough; and that while halving the toll on the Humber Bridge was a good idea, for their company in particular only a similar measure on the Severn Bridge would have a major impact (the company spends over £1,500 pounds on toll charges each month).

The interview will be aired on BBC Radio Wales’ Wales Tonight at 5pm this evening.

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