Golley’s week that was #24

Our regular round-up of what’s been going on in the Golley Slater Cardiff office over the last seven days.

#1 It was a busy one for our client Hugh James


It’s been a busy and exciting week for our client Hugh James. At the end of last week 50 riders from the business community across South West Wales completed their annual #Pedal4PGT bike ride to raise money for the Princes Gate Trust. Our Advertising MD Mike Leeson joined in too, and on Monday, the final calculations indicated that a total of £30,000 has been raised through donations from generous sponsors. A great result!

This week also marked a significant stage in the firm’s anticipated move to new offices at No.2 Central Square. The Hugh James team celebrated the occasion by holding a ‘topping out ceremony’ on the rooftop, complete with hard hats and champagne. Read more about the ceremony in this piece from Wales Online.

#2 Our PR team have been busy with various CIPR events

On Wednesday, senior members of our PR team attended the first Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) ‘Senior Practitioners Forum’ in Wales. An afternoon was dedicated to discussing best practice, the state of the PR profession, and how it is changing. The event was designed to establish a peer-to-peer network for practitioners with aspirations to reach the next level in their careers, and help shape the future of PR in Wales


Then, on Thursday, the team set their alarm clocks a little earlier and attended the CIPR’s ‘Rise and Shine’ event at 29 Park Place, where Laurian Hubbard (the Welsh Government’s Communication Lead for Brexit) was delivering a presentation. After a full English breakfast, Laurian ran through the milestones over the past 12 months since the referendum, her role as communications lead and the plans for communicating the outcomes of the negotiations with a specific Wales focus. Her best piece of advice was to expect the unexpected, especially when it comes to Brexit!

#3 We caught up with Cardiff Life Magazine at their summer drinks reception


On the hottest day of the year, we joined the great and the good of the city for Cardiff Life Magazine‘s summer drinks reception, with drinks and delicious canapes provided by Waterloo Tea. With guests spilling out into the picturesque (but very hot) Wyndham Arcade, it was great to catch up with a few familiar faces and hear about the magazine’s plans for a celebration later this year, to mark their 1oth year in business.

#4 Our media apprentice has been doing the rounds

Creatives at work

As part of her higher level 4 apprenticeship in Advertising and Marketing Communications, this week our apprentice Hannah Swain has been getting an insight into how each department differs from the other, and has been trying her hand at a range of different disciplines; from content creation with our creatives, to campaign management with our agency team. So far Hannah has completed 10 months of her placement with another 4 to go – at the end she will have earned a qualification that’s equivalent to a foundation degree or a higher national diploma.