Wales At Work

Wales At Work

The world of work and business in Wales discussed and dissected every week by Brian Meechan and guests from across the country. Broadcast weekly on Radio Wales, Thursdays at 6.30 PM.

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Recent episodes (4)

  • Ford's way forward

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    Brian hears from a car industry expert about what's behind the latest developments at Ford in Bridgend and the future of the sector in the UK. From April new parents will be entitled to flexible "shared parental leave" after their baby is born - Brian hears what this means for working parents and their employers. Jeremy Clarkson's physical attack of a Top Gear producer "crossed the line" according to the BBC Director-General Tony Hall - but where is the line when it comes to workplace bullying? Brian discusses this with the head of an anti-bullying charity. Our business of the week is looking to the next generation to take over - Brian and guests then discuss the politics and pitfalls of succession planning.

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  • A Budget for business?

    Thu, 19 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    It's Budget week and there's lots to talk about. Guests include Graeme Yorston, the chief executive of the Principality, and Denise Lovering, the chair of the Welsh Freight Council, who tells Brian why the Chancellor's move to reduce Severn Bridge tolls is a disappointment for heavy goods vehicles. Our business of the week, Hawksdrift Falconry, uses birds of prey as a form of humane pest control - Kate Rimmington hears how owner Layla Bennett got into this line of work. And whatever the rights and wrongs of the Assembly's decision to say no to James Bond's filming request, it arguably caused a global PR headache for "brand Wales". Brian talks to a public relations adviser about what to do when you are caught in the middle of a media firestorm.

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  • Engineering - lifting the lid

    Thu, 12 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    In a Wales@work special, Brian is on location at Coleg Cambria in Flintshire taking a look at the advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors. He talks to the chair of the Deeside Enterprise Zone, and managers from Airbus and Toyota about the future. Brian takes a tour of the college's workshops for an insight into the careers on offer. He also asks whether these sectors have an image problem when it comes to recruiting young people.

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  • What's the plan for Cardiff Airport?

    Thu, 5 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    The programme hears from the Flybe chief executive as it announces a raft of new routes, and from the chair of Cardiff Airport, Lord Rowe-Beddoe, about the airport's role in building the Welsh economy. Brian discusses Admiral's annual results with investor Justin Urquhart Stewart. The BioWales life sciences conference has been taking place this week - Brian hears about the new GE Healthcare Innovation village, and the life science links between Sweden and Wales. He discusses whether businesses are making enough of the "purple pound" with a disability issues consultant. And our business of the week is run by a Welsh CEO in London's tech district.

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