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Welsh Business Awards

The Welsh Business Awards aim to recognise the very best from businesses across Wales. Our businesses, whether small, medium or large, all play a fundamental role in driving the Welsh economy forward.

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These awards will celebrate success, excellence in best practice and the contribution Welsh businesses make to the wider community. The Welsh Business Awards are an excellent platform for any business wishing to highlight their achievements, benchmark against the competition, reward their teams and gain the recognition they deserve. You've got to be in it to win it!

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Award Categories

Small Business of the Year

Open to organisations employing up to 75 full time staff. This award will go to the company that has achieved consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance, while demonstrating a clear understanding of the markets that it operates in.

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Export Business of the Year

This award recognises the strength of Britain’s exporters. You must stand out from the crowd on the International stage and demonstrate that you have generated significant and/or sustained increases in your export activity.

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Best Use of Technology

This award recognises organisations that have fully exploited the range of technology available to them to grow their business. You must demonstrate how you have used the power of technology to transform your business.

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High Growth Business of the Year

Open to businesses of all sizes  that have experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, jobs or international trade. You must demonstrate the highest levels of growth with a strong plan for sustainable financial performance.

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Employer of the Year

For organisations that demonstrate excellence in the promotion and implementation of a learning and development culture. You must communicate how this culture has contributed to your business achieving outstanding success.

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Family Business of the Year

This award is open to businesses of all sizes, in any sector, that is family owned and run by two members of the family. You will need to show how you are preparing the next generation of your family to ensure continued family ownership of the business. Its important to show how the family business nature and values have contributed to success across the business.

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Customer Commitment Award

For organisations with a focus on customer service and care, this award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and commitment in the ever important area of customer service.

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Workplace Wellbeing Award

This award recognises businesses that are creating an environment for their employees to succeed by demonstrating their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforce.

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Ecommerce Business of the Year

This recognises the strength and creativity of Britain’s e-commerce businesses and the resilience required for the fast-paced nature of doing business online. You must have delivered an outstanding online customer journey, showing responsiveness to customers’ needs, with the business results and growth to match. Standing out from the crowd, taking user experience, design, digital marketing and exceptional end to end purchasing experience to the next level.

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Marketing Campaign of the Year

Open to all businesses, not for profits or charities that are maximising their marketing to communicate with people in new and innovative ways. You should be able to demonstrate a clear, inventive use of various forms of marketing such as social media and print while producing effective marketing strategies and campaigns.

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Award Timeline

2nd October 2019

Open for Entries

You can now apply for any of the award categories. You don't have to be a member and entry is free. You have to be in it to win it!

6th December 2019

Entries Deadline

Entries close at midnight on the 6th December. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline, so make sure you get your entry in on time.

27th January 2020

Finalists Announced

The shortlist of finalists in each category will be revealed. You will be notified by email. Make sure you book tickets for the Gala Dinner on the 5th March.

5th March 2020

Winners Announced

Join us at the prestigious black tie Gala Dinner event at City Hall in Cardiff. Tickets sell fast, so make sure you don't miss out!

Gala Dinner Details

Date: Thursday, 5th March 2020
Venue: City Hall, Cardiff
Tickets Price: £95 + vat
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Last Year's Winners

Cellpath - Welsh Business of the Year

Cellpath Ltd

Welsh Business of the year
Gallagher - Excellence in Community Relations

Gallagher

Excellence in Community Relations
Valleys to Coast Housing - Excellence in Customer Service

Valleys to Coast Housing

Excellence in Customer Service
Apollo Teaching Services

Apollo Teaching Services

Excellence in Skills & People Development
MVRRS Group - Growth Business of the Year

MVRRS Group

Growth Business of the Year
Jon Davies - Lightology - Presidents Award

Jon Davies - Lightology

Presidents Award
Transcend Packaging - Start Up Business of the Year

Transcend Packaging

Start Up Business of the Year
Refurbs Flintshire - Success in Environmental Management

Refurbs Flintshire

Success in Environmental Management
Bionema Ltd - Success through Innovation

Bionema Ltd

Success through Innovation
Cellpath - Success through Overseas Trade

Cellpath Ltd

Success through Overseas Trade
Daniel Shepher - CanDo Laundry - Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Daniel Shepherd - CanDo Laundry

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
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