The appointment of a US correspondent, San Diego-based Richard Thomas, whose first report appeared earlier this week, gives WalesWorldWide a five-strong reporting team.
Though not primarily a news organisation, WWW does aim to give members using our online business networking platform the added value of access to news and analysis of international business opportunities as well as major developments in the Welsh economy.
Coverage to date has focused on big markets such as China, India, the USA and Brazil and looked at developments in sectors such as civil aviation, energy, training and creative industries.
WWW has also reported Welsh Government and South Wales Chamber of Commerce initiatives to promote international trade and announced an official partnership with NatWest.
“Our editorial mission is to inform Welsh businesses about economic trends, opportunities and challenges in specific overseas markets and to promote international awareness of Wales generally in export markets and to potential inward investors,” said Angharad Neagle, WWW’s managing director.
“We already have a strong editorial team, but we are looking to continue to build up a network of expert contributors based both locally and overseas. Our aim is to be authoritative in the field of international trade and investment, serving as a trusted source of objective and reliable information and analysis that will help Welsh businesses prosper in the global economy.”
New WWW US correspondent Richard Thomas moved to San Diego recently, having worked as a journalist in Britain for many years. He launched Land Rover Monthly in 1998 and built it into one of the UK’s most successful specialist magazines before selling the title to Dennis Publishing. He is an expert on the car industry while also having a wide knowledge of the US business scene.
WWW analyst Graeme Davies is news editor of Investors Chronicle. He has more than a decade of experience writing about finance, first with Citywire and most recently with Investors Chronicle, part of the FT Group. His specialism’s include emerging markets, smaller companies and renewable energy.
Contributor Piper Terrett is a freelance financial journalist, and previously deputy news editor of the Investors Chronicle and a reporter for Shares Magazine. At the Investors Chronicle, Piper’s specialism was in the pharmaceutical and biotech sector, and she now writes on a range of topics from personal finance and business features to green issues. She is also an author of both fiction and non-fiction.
Staff writers Steve Howell and Kate Madley are based at WWW’s Cardiff offices. Steve is a former BBC and South Wales Argus journalist who has also been a freelance contributor to The Independent and Guardian. He is chief executive of Freshwater UK, the Cardiff headquartered media group that owns WWW, and a South Wales Chamber of Commerce board member. As a dual UK-US citizen, he has strong transatlantic family and business connections. He also writes a monthly business column for Wales’s national newspaper, The Western Mail.
Kate is WWW’s marketing and editorial assistant. She has writing experience in the business to business and third sectors having worked previously at an enterprise agency and interned with the international development charity, Oxfam. She graduated from Swansea University in 2010 with a BA in English and has recently completed MSc in Public Relations at the University of Glamorgan.
Note: WWW does not generally cover individual company stories. However, the site does provide a platform for companies to publicise their own news through paid-for content such as company announcements, directory profiles and spotlight and opinion features.