Independent Welsh publishing company, Business News Wales, has appointed communications professional Cerys Palmer as Head of Content. Cerys’ main role is to create and source content for business stories from a wide network of sources throughout Wales. Cerys, 39, formerly of Cowshed, Petersens and Working Word began the role in January of this year.
Based in the Brewery Quarter on Cardiff’s St Mary Street, Cerys will be working as part of a team of news editors showcasing the very best of Welsh business. She will also be liaising with PR agencies to identify editorial opportunities as well as managing client accounts.
Business News Wales has rapidly grown since it was established in August 2015 and has built an impressive client list including, Business Wales, Finance Wales, Grant Thornton, Investors in People, Nominet, Greenaway Scott, together with a variety of council authorities and education bodies. With no political views, the news title is a primary source of positive business news highlighting the growth and trends of business in the Welsh market.
Mark Powney, Managing Director, comments;
“The appointment of Cerys is a great asset for the team here at Business News Wales. As we begin to invest further in news acquisition, this appointment adds a new skillset and fresh ideas into our business. With a great understanding of the Public Relations industry in Wales, Cerys’ support in scoping our future editorial strategy will certainly raise our editorial standards and compliment a host of recent client wins.”
Cerys has 17 years’ experience in the PR and Communications industry and before returning to her home city of Cardiff in 2005, she spent six years building her career in London. She worked for a number of agencies including worldwide group Ogilvy Public Relations. She also undertook numerous in-house roles including that of Press Officer for Marks and Spencer. On her return to Cardiff, she worked for agencies including Working Word PR, Cowshed, Brighter Comms and Petersens PR.
“I am delighted to be joining Business News Wales. I had been looking for a role that enabled me to fuse my writing skills with my knowledge of the PR industry in Wales. I am looking forward to developing relationships with PR agencies and creating content, promoting the best of Welsh business’'.