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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  • Investing in the future

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    How will we be earning a living in 30 years? As a UK investment conference takes places in Newport, Brian hears what the future holds. He also talks to the Welsh-born chairman of Crossrail about the opportunities for Welsh businesses to work on this huge infrastructure project. Brian hears about a Swansea "entrepreneurship" weekend from one of the organisers and one of the winning entrants from last year's event. He also discusses the possibility of "Facebook for work" and what it means for Linked In with a social media consultant. Our business of the week Zip Clip is this week on a trade mission to Dubai.

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  • Redress revisited

    Thu, 13 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    This week Wales@Work asks whether the FCA interest rate swap redress scheme is helping the victims who may have been worst affected by the bank misselling scandal - the people who say they were driven out of business, leaving them financially ruined.

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  • Moving on from Murco

    Thu, 6 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    After months of uncertainty, the fate of the Murco refinery in Milford Haven has been decided after a deal to rescue it fell through. Brian talks to the council leader of Thurrock Council in Essex about how they approached the closure of the Coryton refinery in 2012, and to a former worker about how the workforce coped and what they are doing now. If you earn or pay overtime, a decision by an Employment Appeal tribunal will have a major impact on you. Brian discusses this with an employment lawyer who explains all. He also hears about a new project that hopes to persuade successful Welsh people working abroad to help boost the economy here. Our business of the week had to come up with a new venture to adapt to technological changes. Brian then talks to a futurologist about the mind-boggling technology that is going to change how we work and earn in the decades to come.

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  • How to spend it

    Thu, 30 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    BBC Wales Economics Correspondent Sarah Dickins presents the programme this week.... It's now official that Wales will receive another round of EU "cohesion policy funding" worth £1.9bn for the Valleys and West Wales. Sarah explores how this money could best be spent to boost the economy. She also interviews the general manager of KLM for the UK about their business at Cardiff Airport and talks to the recently installed managing director of the airport, Debra Barber. The Serious Fraud Office has just launched a probe into Tesco, which says it's cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation. We ask a legal expert about the law of fraud and when clever accounting crosses the line. There's more than meets the eye to our Business of the Week, Tatami Fightwear, which was recently named one of the fastest growing companies in Wales. Sarah then discusses hidden talents - how can businesses be sure they don't overlook brilliant employees?

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