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Entries open for Cardiff Business Awards 2020

The sixth annual Cardiff Business Awards launched this week, with businesses across the capital being given the opportunity to gain recognition for their achievements over the last 12 months and to celebrate at a black-tie dinner in City Hall on the 19th June 2020.

Launched in 2015, the Cardiff Business Awards have grown in prestige and importance to become firmly established as one of the leading business awards, not just in Cardiff, but throughout the whole of Wales.

Sponsors, headlined by Cardiff Council, include: AMPLYFI, Bluegg, Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff Metropolitan University, CPS Group (UK), Development Bank of Wales, Dragon Taxis, LexisNexis Risk Solutions and United Purpose.

Huw Thomas, Leader of Cardiff Council commented:

‘’I am delighted that Cardiff Council is the headline sponsor for the sixth annual Cardiff Business Awards; the biggest awards of their kind in Wales. The awards, which promise to be the most successful yet, recognise those businesses from start-up’s and the third sector, through to family and international businesses, who are making an outstanding contribution to the economy of Cardiff and the wider region. Past winners have also been able to demonstrate their impact on the UK and international markets. The depth and range of sponsors this year and the new Chair of the judging panel, Frank Holmes, is a testimony to the growing reputation of the Cardiff Business Awards and the positive trends in the Cardiff economy. I look forward to celebrating Cardiff companies’ success in City Hall in June this year.’’

As mentioned, we are really pleased to welcome Frank Holmes, from Gambit Corporate Finance as our new Chair of the judging panel who said:  

“It is a privilege to be involved in judging these prestigious awards, meeting ambitious enterprises led by talented people who are influencing the capital’s economic prosperity whilst also playing a vital role in promoting Cardiff as a great place to live and work”

Liz Brookes, co-founder of the Cardiff Business Awards and Managing Director of Grapevine Event Management, commented:

“The Welsh capital continues to exceed expectations when it comes to launching, growing and sustaining businesses; cementing the city’s place as a leading commercial centre for the UK.

The awards are the biggest of their kind in Wales and collectively these organisations play a key role in driving both the capital and wider regional economy so it is important to offer the unique opportunity to celebrate the vibrancy of the city’s business sector.”

James Francis, Marketing Manager of Euroclad Group, winner of the overall Cardiff Business of the Year 2019, commented:

“We were honoured and thrilled to have won the Cardiff Business of the Year 2019. Throughout our company’s history our products have been specified on many prestigious projects at home and aboard. Winning this award has helped us showcase what a Cardiff based company, has brought to the world.”

This is precisely what the awards are all about.

The Cardiff Business Awards 2020 are open to organisations that can demonstrate strong business performance, innovation and exceptional customer experiences on a consistent basis within our Capital City.

The full list of Awards is as follows:

  1. Construction Business of the Year
  2. Creative and Digital Business of the Year
  3. Employer of the Year
  4. Entrepreneur of the Year
  5. Family Business of the Year
  6. Financial and Professional Service Business of the Year
  7. Green Business of the Year
  8. Innovation Business of the Year
  9. International Business of the Year
  10. Leisure, Hospitality & Retail Business of the Year
  11. Manufacturing Business of the Year
  12. SME of the Year
  13. Start-Up Business of the Year
  14. Technology Business of the Year
  15. Third Sector Organisation of the Year
  16. Young Business Person of the Year

Each finalist will be considered for the overall Cardiff Business of the Year 2020 Award. Entries are now open and can be submitted via the Cardiff Business Awards website: http://cardiffbusinessawards.com/

Closing date for entries is Friday 3rd April, the awards themselves will be held, once again, at City Hall on Friday 19thJune 2020.