Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Welsh business success celebrated at Cardiff awards

The winners of the Wales Business Awards 2024 were announced by Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid last week (16 May) at a ceremony at the Vale Hotel & Resort in Hensol.

Businesses and organisations from across Wales came together to celebrate business success, innovation and best practice at the ceremony which was saw broadcaster Andrea Byrne return as host.

11 winners were crowned across 11 categories, with one of the lucky winners also receiving the Wales Business of the Year award which was presented by headline sponsor Jardine Norton.

Five businesses from Cardiff triumphed on the night:

Genesis Biosciences took home Green Business of the Year

Route Media were victorious in the Digital Business of the Year category.

Ogi scooped the B2B Customer Commitment Award.

Watkins & Gunn Limited and Welsh Refugee Council received the Workplace Wellbeing Award and Diversity & Inclusion Award respectively.

Lawrence Keen, B2B Sales Executive at Genesis Biosciences, said: “We are honoured to have received the Green Business of the Year award. Sustainability and creating environmentally responsible solutions are a key part of our company’s ethos. We use nature’s toolbox and green chemistry to ensure our products, such as our 100% bio-based Evogen concentrates, are eco-benign®.”

Dean Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Route Media, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded Digital Business of the Year. This award recognises the ambition and dedication of our team to raise the profile of our amazing customers by harnessing the power of digital and technological advances in out of home advertising.”

Kevin Herbert, Director of Business Solutions at Ogi, said: “We are chuffed to be recognised for our commitment to customers in this year’s awards. The B2B Customer Commitment Award recognises our hardworking team’s dedication to high quality service and tech insight. A huge thanks too, to our customers; our success is driven by their need to continuously innovate – diolch!”

Clive Thomas, Managing Director of Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, said: “We are delighted to win the Workplace Wellbeing Award and share this achievement with all of our team who work so hard to make our firm a great place to work for our talented people. The award is a testament to their hard work and how they integrate wellbeing practices into their roles.”

Andrea Cleaver, CEO of Welsh Refugee Council, said: “We are really thrilled to win this award, recognising our diverse and inclusive organisation. Our talented staff and volunteers make us proud of who we are and the services we provide.”
Other winners on the night included Arian Care, Dulas Ltd, Dylan’s Restaurants, Metrology Engineering Services, Peter Jones ILG, and Dorian Payne of Castell Group, who took home the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Paul Butterworth, CEO of Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid, said: “The Wales Business Awards showcased the best of Welsh business, recognising firms who play a fundamental role in driving the economy forward, implementing innovative initiatives and supporting their teams.

“We’d like to offer our congratulations to our worthy winners, as well as those who were shortlisted.”

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