Welsh Business Awards 2018 – Finalists

SOUTH Wales Chamber of Commerce has announced the shortlisted businesses for their annual Welsh Business Awards. Celebrating Welsh business success for 17 years, the awards are amongst the most highly sought after in Wales. As a result, an incredible amount of entries has been received this year from businesses across Wales from all sizes and all sectors. 

41 impressive companies have been shortlisted across 10 categories, each of whom demonstrate why doing business in Wales is great for growth and sales.  Leading the pack with three nominations are Apollo Teaching Services from Bridgend, who work closely with teachers and schools to improve the quality of supply teaching. They are shortlisted for the Success Through Innovation, Commitment to Skills and People Development and Excellence in Marketing and Communications awards.

The full shortlist:



Success Through Innovation

Award Sponsor: Western Power Distribution

Apollo Teaching Services

Bionema Ltd

Cintec International Ltd


Third Millennium Systems

Commitment to Skills and People Development

Award Sponsor: NPTC Group

Apollo Teaching Services

GE Aviation Wales

Parry & Evans Ltd


Commitment to Customer Service

Award Sponsor: Construct a Quote


HJ Weir Engineering

MST Home Improvements

Pont Steffan Dental Practice

Valleys to Coast Housing

Excellence in Community Relations

Award Sponsor: Effective Communication


Right at Home Cardiff/Newport

St Brides Spa Hotel

The Community Impact Initiative C.I.C.

West Wales Holiday Cottages

Excellence in Environmental Management

Award Sponsor: Bevan & Buckland

DecTek Ltd

Refurbs Flintshire

Friars Walk

Transcend Packaging Ltd

Excellence in Marketing and Communications

Award Sponsor: Global Radio (Heart FM)

Amber Energy

Apollo Teaching Services

Bridgend Ford

PHS Group

West Wales Holiday Cottages

Growth Business of the Year

Award Sponsor: Milford Waterfront

11th Hour


Red Kite Law LLP

Steer IT Solutions Ltd

W2 Global Data Solutions Ltd

Start-Up Business of the Year

Award Sponsor: Pro-Steel Engineering 

The British Bird of Prey Centre

The Tap End

Transcend Packaging Ltd

Vermilion Digital Marketing Ltd

Success Through Overseas Trade

Award Sponsor: Atradius


Cell Path Ltd

Julia Brooker Paintings Ltd

Naissance Trading

Worldwide Drinks Ltd

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Award Sponsor: Associated British Ports South Wales

Daniel Shepherd – CanDo Laundry Services Ltd

Elliot Scott – DistanceWear

Kerry Ferguson – Gwe Cambrian Web Cyf

Jordan Day-Williams & Dean Richards – Steelhouse Productions


Winners of each category will be announced at a black-tie Gala dinner, hosted by Gethin Jones on Thursday 21 February 2019 at the City Hall in Cardiff. Tickets to the South Wales Chamber of Commerce Welsh Business Awards Gala Dinner can be booked by emailing Rebecca.Davies@southwaleschamber.co.uk.


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