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PRESS, TV AND ONLINE COVERAGE OF FOR CARDIFF

OCTOBER 2022

Wales Online – 11 Exciting Things to Do in Cardiff this Half-term

BBC Radio Wales – Interview Adrian Field about City of Arcades Week 1hr 14 in

BBC News – Cardiff Castle animal wall comes alive in children’s book.

Business News Wales – One-off  ‘Friday Night Market’ at Historic Indoor Market

Business News Wales – City of Arcades Week celebrates the history and future of Cardiff’s iconic businesses

Cardiff Life – Advertising City of Arcades week, Issue 262

Visit Cardiff – Cardiff’s Unique ‘City of Arcades’ celebrations return this October half-term.

Wales 247 – Cardiff’s ‘City of Arcades’ week is returning with over 35 events

Wales Online – Cardiff  ‘Night Market’ to reopen for one-off event with a difference

Yahoo News – Cardiff Castle animal wall comes alive in Children’s book

SEPTEMBER 2022

Wales 247 – Cardiff’s City of Arcades week returns with free half-term extravaganza

AUGUST 2022

BBC Radio Wales – Carolyn Brownell Interview by Frances Donovan about Safe Places and Women’s Safety

JULY 2022

Cardiff Life – FOR Cardiff’s Summer Networking Drinks

Cardiff Life – City Ambition Fund Coverage – The Wine Passport

Cardiff Life – Purple Flag Award and Interview with Carolyn Brownell

Wales Online – City Ambition Fund Coverage – The Wine Passport

Wales 24/7 – City Ambition Fund Coverage – The Wine Passport

APRIL 2022

Nation Cymru – How Cardiff became the first city to host a Fringe for the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 

MARCH 2022

Business News Wales – Economy Minister Appoints New Economic Advisory Board

Wales 247 Giant Children’s Characters to take over St Davids shopping centre

Net Mums – Giant children’s characters to take over St. David’s shopping centre

Wales Online – Giant Paw Patrol sculpture trail comes to Cardiff for free Easter event

NickALive – Giant Nick Jr. Characters to Take Over St. David’s Cardiff in Wales This Easter

It’s on Cardiff – Giant children’s characters to take over St David’s Cardiff this Easter

Cardiff Council – Cardiff Council announces installation of new CCTV to increase public safety in Bute Park

Miconex – The beating heart of the Welsh economy: the Welsh Town & City gift cards

FEBRUARY 2022

Wales 247 – Cardiff gig guide to lead the way at national music festival

South Wales Argus – Iconic Cardiff music guide returns for 6 Music Festival

Nation Cymru – Cardiff live music map to lead the way at BBC 6 Music festival

JANUARY 2022

British Transport Police News – Designated ‘Safe Place’ open for anyone who needs it at Cardiff Central railway station

Wales Online – Concerns raised over Cardiff being ‘obstructive’ to independent bars opening

City Nation Place – Five cities that made a name for themselves in unexpected ways

DECEMBER 2021

Wales Online – The ‘breather’ bubbles popping up in Cardiff city centre where Christmas shoppers can escape the bustle

ITV Wales – Cardiff’s Christmas Shoppers have Breather Bubbles to take time away from the crowds

Wales Online –  Bus fares will be just £1 in the run up to Christmas

Nation Cymru – Breather Bubbles’ to be installed in Cardiff for people needing a break from the Christmas shopping chaos.

Student News, University of South Wales – USW joins Cardiff Safe Places scheme

NOVEMBER 2021

Cardiff Local TV – Breather Bubbles coming to Cardiff for Christmas

News from Wales – Help our economy to flourish, business owners urge Welsh employers

Wales 247 – Cardiff hospitality firms join forces to tackle recruitment crisis

Nation Cymru – New network launched to make Cardiff streets safer for women

BBC Radio Wales – Carolyn Brownell Interviewed on the launch of the Women’s Safety Charter (8.36)

OCTOBER 2021

Business News Wales: National and independent businesses unite though local gift card schemes

Modus: Sidewalk spread how city centre businesses beat the pandemic

RWCMD blog – Design grads create the Art & Soul of Cardiff

Maddyness – Safe Places: The app keeping people safe in the streets

SEPTEMBER 2021

Wales 24/7 – Cardiff shines a light on women’s safety for Freshers’ Fortnight

The Wave – 35 digital billboards installed on Cardiff’s streets to help keep women safe

Telegraph – Billboards are latest bright idea to help students get home safely

ITV Online – The digital billboards designed to keep women safer on Cardiff’s streets

ITV News – The digital billboards designed to keep women safer on Cardiff’s streets

GB News – Interview with Carolyn Brownell

BBC Online – Cardiff Safe Places Scheme

Planet Radio – Cardiff Digital Billboards Keep Women Safe

BBC Radio Wales – Carolyn Brownell interviewed about the launch of Safe Places (1hr 37)

AUGUST 2021

Western Mail (double page spread)- Art Project Breathing New Life into Grand Arcades

South Wales Echo (double page spread) – Art Project is Helping Breathe New Life into Citys Arcades

ITV News – The Story Behind the Colourful Artwork in Cardiff’s Arcades

The National – Cardiff Arcades Decked out for Art & Soul of the City 

Wales 24/7 – Artwork Suspended in Artwork Exhibition for Art & Soul of Cardiff 

South Wales Argus – Cardiff Arcades Decked out for Art & Soul of the City

Wales Online – Artworks Bring Treasured Arcades Back to Life

Its on Cardiff – Splash of Colour

Wales Online – Why you’re seeing paintings appear in the forgotten corners of Cardiff

JULY 2021

Wales 24/7 https://www.wales247.co.uk/for-cardiff-re-elected-as-cardiffs-bid-for-second-consecutive-term

Business Live https://www.business-live.co.uk/retail-consumer/cardiffs-business-improvement-districts-gets-20969533

Business News Wales https://businessnewswales.com/cardiffs-bid-to-become-one-of-the-uks-first-equality-cities/

Today UK news https://todayuknews.com/business/cardiffs-business-improvement-district-gets-backing-for-another-five-years/

JUNE 2021

Wales Online – How Cardiff pubs and restaurants are helping to keep people safe at night

Cardiff Life – Carolyn Brownell Interviewed about the teams Cardiff Life Civic Award win

MAY 2021

The National – Cardiff traders eye summer boom to offset pandemic losses

Wales Online – 11 inspiring things that happened in Cardiff during the last five years thanks to one organisation

UK Today – BID Group Pledges 7.5 Million for Cardiff

Wales 24/7 – 7.5 Million Earmarked for Cardiff BID

Insider Wales – 7.5 Million Earmarked for Cardiff City Centre by BID

Western Mail – FOR Cardiff’s 7.5 Million Investment Vow

South Wales Echo – FOR Cardiff’s 7.5 Million Investment Vow

Business Live – BID Group FOR Cardiff Pledge 7.5 million to Enhance Cardiff City Centre

Business News Wales – 7.5 Million Pledges to Enhance Cardiff City Centre

ITV News Wales – Adrian Field Interviewed about High Street Reopening 

APRIL 2021

BBC News – FOR Cardiff Director, Nick Newman highlighting FOR Cardiff’s Hospitality Lobbying

Insider Wales – Interview Adrian Field 

South Wales Echo – City Centre Prepare for Reopening

24/7 Wales – Cardiff city centre scrubs up for retail reopening

BBC News – Cleansing Team coverage on the reopening of the city 

Nation – Street cleansing team sprucing up Cardiff city centre before shops reopen on Monday

ITV Wales – The Teams Cleaning Cardiff City Centre Ahead of Reopening

Cardiff News Today – The Teams Cleaning Cardiff City Centre Ahead of Reopening

MARCH 2021

BBC News – Covid: Call for all homes in Wales to be minutes from green space

FEBRUARY 2021

It’s On Cardiff: https://itsoncardiff.co.uk/emerging-creatives-given-centre-stage-in-st-davids-day-exhibition/

Red Handed: https://www.redhandedmagazine.co.uk/post/emerging-creatives-given-centre-stage-in-st-david-s-day-exhibition

Cardiff TV: Cardiff | Always Local, Always Live! (cardifflocal.tv)

Cardiff Times – St David’s Day Celebration

Wales Online – St David’s Day Celebrations that are happening in spite of the Pandemic

Wales Online – Cardiff City Centre Businesses Call for Support for the High Street Post Covid

South Wales Echo – Help Our City Centre (front page coverage)

Nation Cymru – Businesses Call for Support to Rebuild High Streets 


JANUARY 2021

Business News Wales – New Chair and Vice Chair

Business Live – New Chair and Vice Chair for Business Group

News for Wales – New Chair and Vice Chair FOR Cardiff

Insider – FOR Cardiff New Chair and Vice Chair

Business 24/7 – New Chair and Vice Chair FOR Cardiff 


AUGUST 2020

Cardiff Online – Castle Quarter Cafe Reaches 80,000 in First Weekend


JUNE 2020

ITV Wales – Painted Portraits of Heroes Revealed

South Wales Echo – Cardiff Covid Heroes Unveiled

BBC Wales Radio – Cardiff Covid Heroes Interviews

In Your Area – Painted Portraits of Heroes Revealed 

Grangetown News – Grangetown Heroes in the Frame

BBC Wales – Coronavirus: Cardiff shopping arcades plan social distancing measures


MAY 2020

Angel News – Yoello and FOR Cardiff launch mobile web-app to support local businesses during Covid-19


APRIL 2020

Retail Times – 53% of Businesses at Risk of Permanent Closure


Wales24/7 – FOR Cardiff Launch Mobile Web-App To Support Local Businesses

MARCH 2020

BBC Wales – Welsh Survey Interview 

Business News Wales – 53% of Cardiff Business at Risk of Permanent Closure due to Covid-19

Business News Wales – How Welsh Firms are Coping with the COVID-19 Outbreak 

Commercial News Media – 53% of Cardiff businesses at risk of permanent closure due to Covid-19


FEBRUARY 2020

Professional Security – Time Flies for Business Crime Partnerships  (page 50)


JANUARY 2020

Cardiff Life – Making a Difference


DECEMBER 2019

Wales 247 – Cardiff Transforms Into Real-Life Advent Calendar


NOVEMBER 2019

Caterer Licensee Hotelier – Drinkaware Launches Night Time Economy Safety Scheme

On Trade Progress – Drinkaware Launches Night Time Economy Safety Scheme

Institute of Licencing – Drinkaware Launches Night Time Economy Safety Scheme

Venue Insight – Drinkaware Launches Night Time Economy Safety Scheme

The British Guild of Beer Writers – Drinkaware Launches Night Time Economy Safety Scheme

Sports Bar 4 – Drinkaware Launches Night Time Economy Safety Scheme

Cardiff Life – Business Special – Adrian Field Interview 

Wales 247 – City of Arcades Day to Celebrate Independent Traders in Cardiff 


OCTOBER 2019

South Wales Echo – More Muscle to Take on the Mess on St Mary Street

Cardiff Life – Make a Difference

Cardiff Life – City of Arcades Day 

Wales Online – Cardiff Looking to Keep its Purple Flag Status for Another Year


JUNE 2019

Business News Wales – Winners of 2019 Cardiff Business Awards 


MARCH 2019

Business News Wales – £100,000 Fund to Position Cardiff as a Leading Business Events Destination


Business News Wales – Adrian Field Podcast

FEBRUARY 2019

Wales Online – This is why you’ll see massive inflatable daffodils across Cardiff this week

Wales 24-7 – Giant Daffodils to Float over Cardiff 

Western Mail – Giant Inflatable Daffodils Pop Up Across the City

South Wales Echo – Get on the Trail with Giant Daffodil


JANUARY 2019

The BID Foundation – Cardiff flies Purple Flag for city’s night-time economy

BBC – Cardiff Contactless Payment Point Defended

South Wales Echo – Cardiff’s the Place for a Great Night Out

Its On Cardiff – Cardiff flies Purple Flag for city’s night-time economy

Business News Wales – Cardiff Flies Purple Flag for City’s Night-time Economy

Wales 24-7 – Cardiff Flies Purple Flag For City’s Night-Time Economy


DECEMBER 2018

Its On Cardiff – The Gingerbread Mun campaign launches in Cardiff

Vaaju – Gigantic gingerbread house is shown overnight in Cardiff center

Arcynewsy – Giant gingerbread house appears overnight in central Cardiff 

Wales Online – Giant gingerbread house appears overnight in Cardiff city centre

Wales 24-7 – Giant Gingerbread House Spotted In Cardiff City Centre

Cardiff Mummy Says – How this giant gingerbread house in the centre of Cardiff is supporting homeless people this Christmas

South Wales Echo – Gingerbread House aims to help the Homeless and Traders

Western Mail – Ease Grimm Times and visit Gingerbread House in City Centre

ITV Wales – Interview with Adrian Field about the Gingerbread House


NOVEMBER 2018

South Wales Echo – City Centre Park Gets New Look

Cardiff TV – St John’s Garden Opening interview with Carolyn Brownell

Wales 24-7 – Cardiff City Centre Churchyard Gardens Re-Opens To The Public


OCTOBER 2018

Wales24-7 – Welsh app to revitalise UK high street gets Buckingham Palace appointment


SEPTEMBER 2018

Business News Wales – Boost for Independent Cardiff High Street Businesses


AUGUST 2018

Greetings Today – Card Shop Back to Winning Ways

Land Mobile – Foiling the Light Fingered

BBC Radio Wales – Emily Cotterill interviewed about Casebook Event

Cardiff Life – Cover Story – City of Arcades

Wales Online – A Real Life Murder Mystery will take place on the streets of Cardif


JULY 2018

Western Mail – Capital Ideas Pioneered by FOR Cardiff Business Scheme 


JUNE 2018

South Wales Echo – Campaign Celebrates Cardiff’s Best Kept Secret

It’s On Cardiff – Cardiff City of Arcades 

Wales 247 – Meet the People Behind Some of Cardiff’s Most Loved Arcades

Wriggle – The Wriggle Guide to Cardiff’s Beautiful Arcades

BBC – Plan to revive ‘jewel in Cardiff’s crown’ city arcades

I Loves the Diff BLOG- On the Streets with Cardiff’s Red Army

Cardiff Life – Night Night (page 13)


MAY 2018

BQ – FOR Cardiff Launches Night Marshal Team


APRIL 2018

BBC – New Night Marshal Scheme for Cardiff

Cardiff Life – Customer Care – P89

Third Sector – Digital Roundup

Wales Online – Contactless donations project raises thousands for homeless in Cardiff

BUZZ Magazine – Interview Adrian Field

Cardiff University – Why Cardiff is such a great place for new graduates to thrive – Blog – Emily Cotterill 

Cardiff Life – Clean Living 

Business News Wales – Best Customer Service in Cardiff Revealed

WRU Faceebook – Video Coverage of our Natwest 6 Nations Street Entertainment

MARCH 2018

Daily Mail – Contactless Card Scheme rolled out in Cardiff 

BBC – Cardiff’s Homeless  helped by contactless payments

Third Sector Magazine – Cardiff shop window turned into contactless pay point to help the homeless

Made in Cardiff TV – Adrian Field interviewed about Give DIFFerently

Cardiff Times – Use Contactless Card to Help the Homeless 

Heart FM – Contactless Technology to Help Homeless in Cardiff 

Wales Online – You can now make contactless payments to help homeless people in Cardiff 

VCS Radio Wales – Nigel Griffiths interviewed about our deep cleansing project

Wales Online – The Streets of Cardiff are about to get Cleaner

Wales Online – Read how FOR Cardiff are supporting large city centre events following Cardiff Council’s decision to cut Taxi Marshal funding

FEBRUARY 2018

BQ – FOR CARDIFF PUTS SAFETY FIRST AHEAD OF THE SIX NATIONS

Professional Security Magazine – Cardiff Scheme

DECEMBER 2017

Buzz – FOR Cardiff VR Experience

Cardiff Life – Cardiff Life Award Judges Announced

Cardiff Life – Mintys Music Map

NOVEMBER 2017

Wales Online – Fly Over Snowdon Without Leaving Cardiff

BQ – FOR Cardiff Bring Christmas to Town

Business News Wales – Minty’s Gig Guide to Cardiff Map Launches Across the City with Backing from FOR Cardiff

Western Mail – A Sound Reaction

South Wales Echo – City Centre Map to be Unveiled

Wales Online – New Music Map Showcases the Cities Venues as you’ve Never Seen Them Before

OCTOBER 2017

City Life –Cardiff Business Improvement District Reveals New Name & New Look

Insider Wales – Cardiff BID rebrands

BQ – Cardiff BID rebranded as FOR Cardiff

SEPTEMBER 2017

Business News Wales – Cardiff BID Celebrate Over a Year of Success

Cardiff Life –Clean Living

Tech Dragons – Superfast broadband work begins in Cardiff’s Castle Quarter

Business News Wales – Superfast Broadband Work Starts in Cardiff’s Castle Quarter

Wales Online – All Abandoned Bikes in Cardiff City Centre Removed Today

South Wales Echo – Abandoned Bike to be Cleared from City Centre

Cardiff Life – The Moment of Sleuth

Business News Wales – Cardiff BID Introduces New Measures to Remove Abandoned Bicycles

AUGUST 2017

Commercial News Media – Cardiff BID’s new deep cleaning project to make Cardiff sparkle

Business News Wales – Cardiff BID Brings Outdoor Fun to The Friary

South Wales Evening Post –Six month city clean up

Cardiff & South Advertiser –BID to make Cardiff sparkle

UK Live News –BID Initiative to bring sparkle to the city

BQ National – BID INITIATIVE PREPARES TO CLEAN UP THE STREETS OF CARDIFF

Wales Online –There will be a deep cleaning project in Cardiff to make ‘parts of the city sparkle’

Western Daily Mail –Deep Cleansing for parts of the Capital

You Tube-BID Businesses interviewed about the BID city wide cleansing project

Business News Wales – New Ambassadors added to the BID team

JULY 2017

Business News Wales – Line-Up Announced for Sŵn October Festival Finale

South Wales Echo – New Street Ambassadors

Business News Wales – Street Ambassador Team Grows After Success in Welsh Capital

Cardiff Life – Done Deal

Business News Wales –  Cardiff BID sponsors Iris Festival

JUNE 2017

Iris Prize Cardiff BID Sponsors the 2017 Iris Prize Festival

MAY 2017

Business News Wales – Exclusive Interview with Cardiff BID’s Adrian Field

UK Locals – Street Pastors get 20k to keep Cardiff’s revellers safe

Business News Wales – Cardiff BID helps keep Cardiff Revellers Safe in Year Long Partnership

Wales Online – Street Pastors get 20k to keep Cardiff revellers safe

Insider Media – BID Team Mulls Ways to keep Cardiff Busy

Business Wales/Busnes Cymru – Ardal Gwella Busnes Caerdydd

Cardiff Times – Introducing Cardiff’s First Ever City Centre Ambassadors

Cardiff Life – Word on the Street

APRIL 2017

South Wales Echo – New Team of Ambassadors to be on hand for Visitors

Insider Media – New Street Ambassadors for Cardiff BID

Business News Wales – Cardiff BID Launches their Team of City Centre Ambassadors

Ty Hafan – Interview with Adrian Field about the Snowdog Trail

Made in Cardiff TV – Adrian Field & Street Ambassador Andy on ‘The Crunch’

MARCH 2017 

Cardiff Life – BID Up!

FEBRUARY 2017

Cardiff Life – On the Rise

JANUARY 2017

Insider Media – BID Management Team Appointed

Business News Wales – Experienced New Management Team appointed to manage Cardiff BID

Commercial News Media – Cardiff BID gets underway with City Centre Improvements

Commercial News Media – New Team Appointed to Lead Cardiff BID

DECEMBER 2016

Insider Media – BID vows to invest 7.5 million

Wales Online – Why having a BID is a Smart Business Move

NOVEMBER 2016

Wales Online – New Plan to Improve Cardiff City Centre Launched today

Wales Online – This is how the 7.5 million will be invested to improve Cardiff

Made in Cardiff – Interview Simon Phillips