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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  • M4 Relief Road

    Thu, 17 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    We've been talking to the Economy Minister Edwina Hart about her decision on the M4 relief road. The chosen route cuts through the Newport Docks - we discuss this with ABP who are concerned for the future of their port. We also talk to the chief operating officer of Celtic Manor in Newport about why he's in favour of the project. As the new Life Sciences Hub launches in Cardiff Bay we hear from Johnson and Johnson about why they've taken a desk and what they expect to gain from being in Cardiff. Our business of the week is Aerfin, which is part of the Welsh aviation industry. We then discuss how we can get more teenage girls interested in following scientific careers.

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  • Changes at the top

    Thu, 10 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    After the sacking of Environment Minister Alun Davies, Business Minister Edwina Hart has been handed overall responsibility for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. We discuss the scope of this extended brief with the Federation of Small Businesses and CLA Cymru, which represents rural businesses. The World Cup has shone a light on Brazil - we talk to a British adviser in Rio about doing business there. We also hear from a Welsh advertising technology expert about how his company's work helps businesses around the world make online advertising decisions - and how social media sites may be tracking your location and other websites you've visited so they can tailor their advertising. Our business of the week is chilli sauce company Hot Diggidy Dog, which was founded by a former submariner. We also discuss whether a military background sets you up for a career in business.

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  • Tata Redundancies

    Thu, 3 Jul 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    11 days remaining

    Tata has announced 400 redundancies at its Port Talbot plant - we look at the issues behind the decision. Our business of the week is Matilda's Planet in Margam, which is in the business of insulating homes and saving energy. "Fit notes" replaced sick notes four years ago - we discuss whether they're working in getting people back to work. We also speak to international businesswoman and economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett, who grew up in Gwent.

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  • Life Sciences HUB

    Thu, 26 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Available:
    4 days remaining

    This week Wales@work has exclusive access to the new Life Sciences HUB in Cardiff Bay which opens in July. Germany is a world leader in life sciences so we talk to the managing director of a German science innovation hub about how similar projects work there. We also speak to a biotechnology company in North Wales about whether and how the Cardiff hub will be useful to them. Moving away from life science, we talk to two members of a group of teenagers from Merthyr Tydfil who've won an international business competition for students, and discuss entrepreneurship education with the head of entrepreneurship for the United Nations' investment and enterprise division - she recently spent several months researching this issue at a Welsh university.

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