Integrated Cardiff agency Golley Slater has been awarded a place on the Welsh Government Value Wales Framework for the provision of Media Agency Services.
Following a competitive tendering process Golley Slater has been successful on this framework as the sole supplier to the Media Buying lot and won one of the places on the new Creative Campaigns and Specialist Recruitment Advertising lots.
Golley Slater will now be tasked with the media buying requirements for the bulk of the Welsh public sector, including recruitment advertising, public and legal notices and a host of other media activities for public sector organisations ranging from the Welsh Government to local authorities, the NHS and police in Wales.
William Meredith, Head of Recruitment Solutions at Golley Slater Cardiff, said: “This is excellent news for the Welsh media landscape. Golley Slater has been synonymous with Wales for many years; the award of the Agreement is recognition of our home-grown media talent and a real endorsement of the Welsh creative and media industry.”
Denise Rich, Commercial Director at Western Mail-publisher Media Wales, said: “We are delighted that such a first class and experienced agency as Golley Slater has been awarded this very important Agreement. We have recently launched our new recruitment team based in Cardiff and it is great news that the Welsh Government have chosen to work closely with a top Wales-based agency which has an expert understanding of the Welsh marketplace.”
Mr Meredith added: “We’re really pleased to have won a place on the Creative Recruitment lot too, as it’s such a key industry in Wales. Cardiff is widely acknowledged as the largest media centre in the UK outside of London – we’ve recognised international talent across the creative industries right here in Wales.”
According to Creative Skillset’s Strategic Skills Assessment for Wales, some 13,000 people work in the creative industries in Wales with strong growth in animation and interactive media.
Golley Slater Cardiff is a fully integrated agency providing PR, advertising, design and digital services, with 250 staff in different disciplines and is part of a network of offices nationwide.