Steve Austins and Marina Lois, Bengo Media
Inspiring Welsh SME businesses gathered to celebrate their successes over the last year, at a glittering awards ceremony held on Wednesday 30th October at the Exchange Hotel in Cardiff.
The Welsh SME Business Awards were a celebration of the SME entrepreneurs and thriving businesses that service all industries across Wales. It celebrated the tenacity of individuals with enough grit and business acumen to drive their businesses to success in often challenging sectors. Accolades included Unique Business of the Year, Growth Business of the Year and SME Business of the Year.
Bengo Media was delighted to be awarded the South East Business of the Year award for 2019.
Bengo Media is an audio production company based in Cardiff, which creates podcasts, radio programmes, audio guides, tours and books; specialising in content which engages listeners from the get-go. Bengo Media’s primary offering is the training, consultancy and production of branded podcasts for businesses, institutions and individuals.
Bengo Media was founded by husband and wife team Steve and Marina, who both have a background in radio. Steve was formerly Station Editor at BBC Radio Wales, whilst Marina has a background as a Station Director and product developer.
In the last 18 months alone, the company has single-handedly produced podcasts for Pitney Bowes, Surrey County Cricket Club, Life Sciences Hub Wales, and adventure athlete Richard Parks; collaborated with other communications agencies to create podcasts for HCA Healthcare UK and Welsh Government; and offered training and consultancy to Community Housing Cymru, BrandContent, BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) and Macmillan.
This week they also announced that Bengo Media will be producing BBC Radio Wales
‘ official General Election 2019 podcast presented by Betsan Powys. ‘The Leaders Lounge Podcast’ will bring former leaders of the political parties in Wales together to discuss the week that was, and will be available to stream via the BBC Sounds app.
Marina Lois, co-founder of Bengo Media said “Winning this award was a bit of a shock to us, but it’s a really great feeling to have our hard work recognised in this way. Starting with the launch of the BBC Radio Wales’ election podcast this month, we can’t wait to see what the next year of Bengo Media will bring.”