PTI Cymru win at inaugural Wales Transport Awards

By Raspberry Jim,


PTI Cymru is “delighted” to have won a prestigious award recognising its services to travel in Wales.

The umbrella organisation that operates bilingual customer service management, marketing support, bus data services, translation services and more, including the Welsh Government’s public transport information service Traveline Cymru, had a successful night at the Wales Transport Awards on Friday at Mercure Cardiff Holland House.

PTI Cymru won the Services to the Transport Industry Award which recognises the “outstanding performance of an organisation that has consistently delivered excellent services to the transport sector.”

The Wales Transport Awards aim to “celebrate transport excellence in Wales” by recognising “the nation’s outstanding achievements throughout the industry’s sectors”.

PTI Cymru were also sponsors of the Customer Care category on the night which was won by Euro Commercials.

Jo Foxall, Managing Director of PTI Cymru said:

“We are delighted to have won this award and hope it will raise the profile of PTI Cymru as an organisation which works on innovative, pioneering and inclusive transport projects.

“Over the last few years PTI Cymru has worked to develop a number of projects and provided a service which enhances public transport in Wales.

“Our organisation takes pride in the vital part it has to play in people’s lives, helping to make public transport accessible to those who need it.

“Public transport is a lifeline to so many people across Wales, and we’re thrilled to be working in an industry that makes such an impact on the day to day lives of the public.

“We look forward to another successful year ahead and are over the moon to be recognised for our hard work and dedication to improving services to the transport industry in Wales especially during our 20th birthday year.”

PTI Cymru employs 44 people, across a site in central Cardiff and two sites in Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales.

Traveline Cymru provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for travel information in Wales. The not-for-profit company is based on a partnership between the Welsh Government, public transport operators in Wales and Welsh local authorities. It provides route and timetable information for all bus, coach and rail services in the country via a bilingual website www.traveline.cymru, its Freephone telephone service (0800 464 00 00) and a suite of services for mobile phone users, including a bilingual app. 

Cardiff nurse wins at Wales-wide awards ceremony

By Raspberry Jim,


A nurse, who works at a specialist hospital in Cardiff helping adults with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour or mental illness, has won two awards at the Wales Care Awards 2019.

Claire Wilson who works at Pinetree Hospital, part of Ludlow Street Healthcare, was awarded the Independent Nurse of the Year Award, as well as the Welsh Government’s Gold Award for Dignity in Care.

She was shortlisted in the Independent Nurse of the Year category in August, but the win of The Dignity in Care Award came as a surprise for Mrs Wilson on the night.

The highly prestigious annual awards, which took place at City Hall, Cardiff aim to recognise “commitment to the industry” and attracted 450 guests from the care sector.

Mrs Wilson has worked at Pinetree Hospital since 2012, and within the past two years has progressed from Unit Manager to Clinical Lead while making hugely beneficial changes to the running of the hospital.

Her passion and dedication for the job has helped the specialist hospital to achieve the highest QAIT rating by overseeing all the nursing, medication, first aid training and clinical standards monitoring. 

Her efforts have been crucial in implementing robust clinical practices, training both nurses and doctors, and updating the recording of medication to create a more effective and efficient system within the specialist hospital.


On her wins, Mrs Wilson said:

“I am honoured to have won the Independent Nurse of the Year Award at this year’s ceremony. It was incredibly inspirational to be surrounded by people who, like me, are so passionate about their work.

“I was really surprised, yet delighted, to be given another award – The Dignity in Care Award from the Welsh Government. I’m grateful to Ludlow Street Healthcare for giving me the opportunity to develop within my role and to suggest and implement my ideas for further improvements at Pinetree.”


Mrs Wilson’s dedication undoubtedly played a key part in her success at the annual awards, with her commenting that “Pinetree Hospital is a very important place to me, and the welfare of our patients is always at the forefront of my mind.”


CEO of Ludlow Street Healthcare, David Lawrence, said:

“Claire has truly set the standard for service provision in every respect and we as an organisation have thrived thanks to her innovative and determined attitude.

“She has impacted every aspect of care throughout the hospital, with her expertise not only enhancing the daily needs of our service users but supporting the development of her colleagues and staff too.

“We’re thrilled she has been recognised for her efforts with these two awards, which she thoroughly deserves.”


Pinetree Hospital, close to Cardiff city centre, is a specialist Learning Disability facility which aims to provide intensive treatment, therapy and active rehabilitation within a safe and therapeutic environment.

Sweet success for jamjar at annual PR awards

By Raspberry Jim,

Photograph of the jamjar team with Jason Mohammed at the CIPR PRide Cymru 2019 awards


Creative communications agency jamjar took home four awards at the annual Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Cymru Wales PRide Awards.

The Cowbridge-based agency, which specialises in PR, digital, social, marketing and creative, took home two gold awards and two silver awards on the evening.

Held at The Exchange Hotel, which recently re-opened in Cardiff Bay, and attended by 300 PR professionals, jamjar was recognised by its industry body for its work with Techniquest and Slim Chickens.

jamjar won two awards – Best Consumer Relations Campaign and Best Low Budget Campaign – for its work with American restaurant chain Slim Chickens. The multi-channel launch campaign for the Cardiff restaurant of Slim Chickens included a partnership with Cardiff Devils and Britain’s Got Talent food artist Nathan Wyburn.

CIPR judges praised the innovative campaign, commenting that jamjar had demonstrated “a the-sky-is-the-limit” mentality to delivering this creative campaign. The judges continued by saying:

“The strategy made the most of every outlet available to them and delivered outstanding outputs and outcomes. The audience group was well considered and, as a result, the campaign reached the right people at exactly the right time. It is clear that this campaign will have a lasting impact on the Slim Chickens brand.”

jamjar’s work for educational charity Techniquest was also recognised with a gold award for the Best Not-For-Profit Campaign with the judges praising the campaign’s “energy and invention” whist giving STEM mainstream relevance:

“The jamjar team achieved fantastic levels of coverage and exposure across all channels – and excellent Google stats too. Techniquest is clearly reaping rewards in terms of investment, profile and reputation as a result of this programme.”

These latest wins come after huge successes within the industry in the past few years, having been recognised with over 20 prestigious awards from the CIPR, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Welsh Business Awards, making jamjar one of the leading agencies in Wales.

Lyndsey Jenkins, managing director of jamjar, said:

The jamjar team has grown over the past year and I’m incredibly proud of the new expertise we’ve been able to bring to our clients as a result.

“The latest wins are a testament to the hard work and dedication of my talented team, and we’re all so delighted to be recognised and celebrated by our industry peers for our creative and results-driven approach.”

Rhian Moore, Chair of CIPR Cymru Wales, commented:

“We know we have a huge number of talented communicators in Wales. The results we have seen at this year’s PRide Awards show the breadth of skill, professionalism and talent through a number of industries. The campaigns and examples of work showcased in the awards prove the value PR and compelling communications bring to businesses, our economy and society. Well done to everyone who made the shortlist and a massive congratulations to all our winners.”

Image – Steve Pope Photography

Jamjar managing director named among Top 100 Business Women in Wales

By Raspberry Jim,

The managing director of award-winning creative communications agency jamjar is “beyond delighted” to have been named among the Top 100 Business Women in Wales.

Lyndsey Jenkins, the founder of the Cowbridge-based agency, was included in the prestigious annual list, which celebrates the invaluable impact and contribution of Welsh women in business.

Ms Jenkins, who founded jamjar in 2012, was nominated following the agency’s unprecedented success over the past year, which has seen its innovative work recognised with four awards from the CIPR Cymru, and a coveted national CIPR Excellence Award.

Over the past year the agency has also expanded and diversified its brand beyond traditional PR services by incorporating in-house design and videography, which culminated in a major rebrand of the agency earlier this year.

Ms Jenkins, who joined her fellow leading businesswomen at a glitzy event at the Mercure Hotel in Cardiff on Tuesday night, said it was a privilege to be recognised alongside some of Wales’s most inspiring business talents.

She said: “I am beyond delighted to have been recognised among the Top 100 Business Women in Wales this year. The calibre of those nominated was particularly high, so to have been named alongside them is incredibly humbling.

“I am extremely proud with the success jamjar has achieved over the past year, following our rebranding and service expansion, so to be included in this year’s list is particularly rewarding.

“This recognition is also a testament to the innovative and creative work we consistently aim to create for our valued clients, which is driven by the determination and hard work of my team.

“I’d like to congratulate all my fellow nominees on their fantastic successes this year for and being named among the Top 100 Business Women in Wales.”

jamjar crowned gold at prestigious PR awards

By Raspberry Jim,

Creative communications agency jamjar scooped a hat-trick of gold awards last week at the annual Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Cymru Wales PRide Awards.

The Cowbridge-based agency, which specialises in PR, digital, social, marketing and creative, took home the most gold awards on the evening triumphing once again.

Held at Cardiff’s City Hall and attended by 300 PR professionals, jamjar was recognised by its industry body for its work with Cwm Taf University Health Board and Visit the Vale.

For the second year in a row, jamjar triumphed in the Best Use of Digital and Healthcare Campaign categories for its notable work with Cwm Taf University Health Board.

The multi-award winning recruitment campaign, #joincwmtaf, targeted doctors from the UK and overseas through a range of innovative digital tactics such as 360 degree video.

The latest win come after a string of successes for the campaign, after it scooped a coveted CIPR Excellence award in June, fighting off stiff competition from industry leaders across the UK such as Facebook.

CIPR judges praised the innovative campaign, commenting that: This campaign clearly demonstrated a focus on target audience. The creative and emotive approach used to reach the campaign demographic secured a high return on investment, surpassing the original goals, and has set out a framework for future recruitment drives.”

The team also snagged a gold award in the Low Budget Campaign category for its cost-effective communications campaign for Visit the Vale, which helped to attract visitors to its summer event series – the Barry Island Weekenders.

Over the past six years jamjar has claimed over 20 prestigious awards from the CIPR, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Welsh Business Awards.

Lyndsey Jenkins, managing director of jamjar, said: “We’re particularly proud of the work we’ve done for our clients over the last year, and to be celebrated for our creative and results-driven approach is incredibly pleasing.

“The latest wins for jamjar are a testament to the hard work and dedication of my talented team, and we’re all delighted to be recognised by our industry peers once again.”

Rhian Moore, Chair of CIPR Cymru Wales, commented: “We know we have a huge number of talented communicators in Wales. The results we have seen at this year’s PRide Awards show the bredth of skill, professionalism and talent through a number of industries. The campaigns and examples of work showcased in the awards prove the value PR and compelling communications bring to businesses, our economy and society. Very well done to everyone who made the shortlist and massive congratulations to all our winners.”

Image – Steve Pope Photography/Fotowales