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First Minister announces St David Awards 2024 finalists

First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced the finalists of this year’s St David Awards at an event at the Senedd.

This year’s Awards will be the eleventh. The first time the awards were presented was in 2014.

Three finalists will be selected for the 10 St David Awards, with the first nine nominated by the public, in the following categories:


  • CASE UK Ltd
  • Peter Radcliffe
  • Deaf Friendly Ltd


  • Callum Smith (Porth)
  • Owain Williams, Victoria James, Stephen Wardman, Ross Wellington (Caerphilly)
  • PC Cath Parry (North Wales Police)
  • PS Isabelle Coulson and PS Ross Phillips

Community Spirit

  • Helen Hughes
  • Angela Bullard
  • Mohammad Alamgir Ahmed

Critical Worker (Key Worker)

  • Therapy and Recovery Team at Brynawel Rehab
  • Muslim Doctors Cymru
  • Llinos Williams, Branwen Ainscough and Sarah Hirst Williams


  • Aloud Charity
  • Cheryl Beer
  • Mared Huws
  • Elise Davison


  • Fare Share Cymru
  • Caru Eryri
  • Frankie Hobro

Innovation, Science and Technology

  • Concrete Canvas
  • Dr Gwenllian Rees
  • CARiAD team based in North Wales Centre for Primary Care


  • Cheryl Foster
  • Wales Men and Women Deaf Rugby Teams
  • Tomi Roberts-Jones

Young Person

  • Lia Ellis Thomas
  • Noah Herniman
  • Jacob Allman-Whitehouse

There will also be the First Minister’s Special Award given.

The finalists in each category are selected by an independent panel from Welsh public life from nominations from the public. The winners are chosen by the First Minister.

The Special Award is chosen by the First Minister and could reflect collective as well as individual achievements.

All winners will receive a St David Awards trophy, designed and made by a leading Welsh artist. The awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on Thursday 11th April.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said:

“Once again, we have an incredible line up of finalists for this year’s St David Awards. Every year, the awards bring together some of the bravest and brightest people from across Wales, who have shown leadership in difficult circumstances and have been an inspiration to others.

“It’s been a privilege for me to choose the winners over the course of the last five years. I will be following this year’s final as keenly as ever and very much look forward to seeing the winners revealed.”