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Kath Chadwick

By Beth Rees

Kath Chadwick is a director and a co-founder of Front Door Communications.

Her deep-rooted knowledge of the regional and national media landscape, built up through two decades living and working as a journalist in Wales, underpins the support she now provides to Front Door clients based regionally, nationally and globally.

Formerly a producer with BBC Wales, Kath launched her career as a journalist on the Barry and District News and the South Wales Argus, before joining the BBC as an investigative reporter for Week In Week Out.

Her skills in uncovering the mismanagement of a children’s charity, illegally practicing vets and the Royal Television Society award-winning coverage and subsequent television programme into the Clywch Inquiry, as well as other professional misdemeanours across Wales, soon led her to work as a producer for radio documentary series Eye on Wales covering everything from the smoking ban, election hustings, TB in cattle and more.

From here she moved to a role producing BBC Radio Wales’ flagship business programme, Wales@Work alongside presenter Nick Servini, and also worked as a producer on Good Evening Wales and Crimewatch Roadshow. She was commissioned to produce a Radio 4 documentary focused on Newport Council and the Celtic Manor in the run up to the 2010 Ryder Cup.

Her move from journalism into PR came when she was offered a PR Manager role with Go.Compare where she remained for two years, before going freelance and ultimately setting up her own agency in Front Door Communications.

Kath is also a trustee of Thrive Group Wales, a social enterprise based in Port Talbot, which supports Thrive Women’s Aid.

A mother of two teenage sons, she divides her time between walking her spaniel Will, lifting heavy weights and enjoying a drink or two at her parents’ pub in the village that she lives in and grew up in near Pontypridd. She is a fluent Welsh speaker.