By Jonathan Davies

Businesses in Wales' creative industries need to do more to hire people from diverse backgrounds, according BBC's director in Wales.

Speaking at the All-Wales Annual Race Equality Conference in Cardiff, BBC Wales director Rhodri Talfan Davies, said the industry, including the BBC in Wales, must do more to show minority groups that it is not "a closed shop".

"...we need to look harder for the talents that will help break new ground and overthrow the old orthodoxies," he said.

In an attempt to increase diversity at BBC Wales, Mr Talfan Davies revealed the corporations plan, which includes appointing a specialist recruitment role, creating additional traineeships and apprenticeships and open reporting of progress against targets.

The BBC Wales boss said that despite accounting for roughly 4% of the population of Wales, people from Black, Asian or other ethnic minority groups account for just 1% of those working in the country's creative industries.

"These figures would be troubling on a pan-Wales basis," he told the conference.