Archive for October, 2014

Chairman of the Cardiff Business Council, Nigel Roberts, pictured with the new interactive model.

Chairman of the Cardiff Business Council, Nigel Roberts, pictured with the new interactive model.

As reported today in the Western Mail and South Wales Echo by Sion Barry, it is great to see the city and region being presented to the world in the heart of London.

Exhibiting at the UK equivalent of the famous MIPIM property exhibition in Cannes in France and showcasing the fabulous new model of the city, it is pleasing to read that several enquiries have already been received from possible inward investors.  For too long we have allowed other city regions in the UK to capture the limelight and market opportunities for inward investment to those regions.

Sharing the story of Cardiff and the wonderful opportunities which there are for companies seeking a move or expansion in the UK can only be a positive step. Nigel Roberts, Chairman of the Cardiff Business Council and Ken Poole, Head of Economic Development, are to be congratulated on this initiative which I know is part of a new strategy to sell our city to the world.

I look forward to seeing other initiatives in the future. Well done to the Cardiff Team!!

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Our latest GO Wales Student, Matthew Norris has just joined us for a 10 week taster placement. We asked Matthew to write a blog for us on his first day to introduce himself…

M Norris Profile PhotoMy passion is communicating. It doesn’t matter whether it’s ideas, messages, or interacting with others, I love the exchange of information. I started my career in retail management and then moved into banking. This is where I got introduced to the field of marketing, and that was my ‘Edison moment’. I have since been on an academic quest, which has seen me graduate with High Honours from Sheridan College with an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Marketing, and obtain a First Class Honours from the University of South Wales with a BA (Hons) in Business and Marketing. I’m currently enrolled in the MBA program at the University of South Wales and have been enjoying every minute of it.

Although education is an important aspect of my journey, I have always found that there is incredible value in practical experience. I have been fortunate to be a part of the GO Wales Work Taster program, which assists young talent to gain experience within their industry of study. I also consider myself very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to join Petersens PR who have made an unbelievably positive first impression. I can honestly say that in my first day here at Petersens, I have been a part of conversations and heard ideas that have helped put my previous experience and education into perspective. The team has been so welcoming, and it’s no surprise to see why Petersens has gained not only critical acclaim, but also the respect of their clients and the industry.

I’m originally from Toronto, Canada, so needless to say the market is very different here in Wales. Being able to see public relations used in a dynamic agency is exciting, as Petersens are utilizing all forms of traditional and modern communication tools to help deliver their clients messages across a wide variety of sectors.

I look forward to making an impact with this award winning team in the months to come, and expanding my knowledge, both as a student and as an aspiring business professional.