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Wales at Work
27 minutes | Nov 30, 2017
Brian Meechan presents the last ever Wales@work
In the final edition of the programme, Brian catches up with previous hosts Nick Servini and Sarah Dickins, to reflect on the big stories & issues covered over the last 15 years.
27 minutes | Nov 24, 2017
Budget Reaction, Pension Warnings
Brian gets reaction to the Budget and looks at how Wales can boost its productivity. He also talks to the FCA who are worried Tata workers are being targeted by poor pension advice. Our business of the week is Jecca Makeup, which was inspired by transgender women but hopes to reach anyone who wants to wear cosmetics regardless of their gender identity. Brian then talks to Rachael Bailey, founder of Miss Transgender UK, about what other services and products transgender women are looking for.
27 minutes | Nov 16, 2017
Airbus, Heathrow opportunities, Sport and leadership
Brian Meechan speaks to the head of Airbus UK Katherine Bennett. The programme also hears from Heathrow Expansion director Phil Wilbraham on what the third runway could mean for the Welsh construction industry. Brian then talks to Mark Bodger from Construction Industry Training Board about how Wales can make the most of the investment. Our business of the week is Minesto, which is developing innovative marine power technology in the sea off Holyhead. Brian also talks to former Wales and Lions rugby player Scott Quinnell about what business can learn from elite sport.
27 minutes | Nov 9, 2017
Handling complaints, energy market, VAT changes
Brian Meechan and guests discuss handling employee complaints. He explores changes in the energy market with the managing director of a Welsh start-up. He also hears why VAT simplification proposals could potentially affect thousands of businesses and freelancers. Our business of the week is Alpha Bio Technologies in Ebbw Vale. Brian then hears about the university project which helps companies like them turn their technology ideas into reality.
27 minutes | Nov 2, 2017
Mid-Wales Growth Deal, Pension Protection Fund, Global Welsh
Brian hears about ambitions for a Mid-Wales Growth Deal. He also talks to the director of customer experience at the Pension Protection Fund. The network Global Welsh is reaching out to our diaspora - we get an update from founder Walter May. WRU chief executive and Global Welsh chair Martyn Phillips also shares his views on how rugby can help connect Welsh business people abroad. Our business of the week MijMoj Design is selling handcrafted goods to international markets.
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