Laura chosen as the ‘Next Thirty’ by The Institute for Welsh Affairs

Laura chosen as the ‘Next Thirty’ by The Institute for Welsh Affairs

By on Mar 27, 2017 in Blog

I’m really excited to share that I have been selected as one of The Institute for Welsh Affairs‘s ‘Next Thirty!’

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in July 2017, the IWA is spotlighting Welsh talent who are shaping tomorrow’s Wales today- and I made the list! Read my comments featured in the IWA agenda publication below to find out more:

“I am a digital communications and social media practitioner, working with private, public, charity and political clients to tell their story and boost recognition and reach of their work through new media. I’m also the Founder of Political Style, a blog dedicated to fashion in politics and lifestyle features.

I’ve always been passionate about how digital can break down barriers and nurture real engagement in society. Over the past several years I have been committed to introducing organizations to the benefits of digital – whether that be boosting business, highlighting a campaign or helping politicians to reach their constituents.

I want to continue to collaborate with organisations across Wales to spotlight their work through digital. I’m also keen to build on my experience across three political institutions, most recently Parliament, to help improve digital democracy in Wales and make the nation a truly connected and digitally driven country.

My experience of working in the House of Representatives in Washington DC opened up many possibilities, and it gave me the confidence and the contacts to begin my business and work with clients in the US. The unique mix of organizations and individuals that I work with continually gives me the energy to try new things and spot new digital opportunities to create dialogue and empower society from the bottom up.

Wales is a nation unafraid to think big and take risks. I hope that this continues over the next thirty years, and that we will become a truly digitally connected nation, with the use of new technology empowering citizens from the North to the South. I also hope that Wales will embrace the change that our new political, economic and social circumstances will bring, pushing us to continue to be a leader both in the UK and across the world.”