Wales Week in London, which was first held in March 2017 to promote events and profile-raising opportunities in London for Wales and Welsh organisations, is set to return next year.

The 2018 schedule was launched at an event hosted by Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns and First Secretary of State, Damian Green, at Gwydyr House in London.

The launch was attended by representatives from both the UK government and Welsh Government, and leading figures from a range of business sectors, the Welsh diaspora in London, Welsh sporting and arts organisations, and the media, to hear about next spring’s Wales Week in London, which will take place over a fortnight around the time of St David’s Day in London next year.

The inaugural Wales Week in London was held earlier this year and is led by founders, Newport-based Dan Langford and Mike Jordan, who have long had business connections in London.

It was launched with founding partners Acorn Recruitment, Bluegg, Welsh Government, UK Government and Seer Green Financial Planning, and the support of four sponsors.

The 2018 event will run from February 24 to March 10.

And as well as a number of activities being held by the Welsh Government and the UK Government, the programme of events has also attracted the participation of a number of other Welsh-based organisations, which are using the occasion as a vehicle to promote their products and services whist developing new London-based audiences, partnerships and businesses connections. Such events include the Football Association of Wales, Hugh James, National Museum Wales, Furrer+Frey, Welsh Books Council, BAFTA Cymru, and Swansea University School of Management among others.