What a fantastic night and what a great honour it was for us to sponsor the annual Swansea Bay Business Awards 2018 in the prestigious Brangwyn Hall.

It was even more exciting to meet the special guest for the night, the Welsh Athletics legend Colin Jackson CBE, who gave an inspiring and thought-provoking talk about his rise to fame and success: “Work hard, set goals, know your direction… Dare to dream!”

Colin Jackson Metro Rod SwanseaColin Jackson with Metro Rod Swansea

Below is the full rundown of winners on the night (extract from https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/winners-swansea-bay-business-awards-14323503)

At a prestigious night the Swansea Bay Business Awards honoured the best businesses in the west Wales region.

The black tie event was held at the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea with TV presenter and journalist Fran Donovan hosting the evening.

Olympian Colin Jackson gave an inspirational speech about his life, during and post his glittering career.

The winners were:

Business of the Year 0-25 Employees (Sponsor: NPTC Group): Clean Sweep
Highly commended: Express Metal Services Limited and Rhino Doors.

Business of the Year 26-149 Employees (Sponsor: JCP Solicitors): Shufflebottom Ltd
Highly commended: The Safety Letterbox Company and Crynant Plant & Construction Ltd

Business of the Year 150+ Employees (Sponsor: University of Wales Trinity St David): Lyte Industries (Wales) Ltd
Highly commended: LBS Builders Merchants and Cornelius Electronics

Entrepreneur of the Year (Neath Port Talbot Council): The Dognasium with Day Care
Highly commended: JDK Cleaning and WWS Scenery Manufacturer

Green Business of the Year (Sponsor: ICAEW): Cycle Solutions (Cycle to Work) Ltd
Highly commended: C&T Eco Consultants Ltd and Plumbers, Electricians, Carpenters Ltd – PECS

Young Business Person of the Year (Sponsor: GCS Training): Shakira Obaid, Oldwalls Collection
Highly commended: Daniel Huxtable, Fightwear Store UK and Rhodri & Katie Hopkins, Crynant Plant

Innovation Award (Sponsor: ND John Wine Merchants): The Safety Letterbox Company
Highly commended: POW Virtual Running Ltd and Hugh Phillips Gower Butcher

Manufacturing Business of the Year (Sponsor: Thomas Caroll): Burns Pet Nutrition
Highly commended: Lyte Industries (Wales) Ltd and Shufflebottom

Apprenticeship Development (Sponsor: AB Glass): Swansea ITeC Limited
Highly Commended: Gower College Swansea and Swansea Council Corporate Building & Property Services

International Trade Business of the Year (Sponsor: PWC): Naissance
Highly Commended: Pembrey Airport and Lingua Translations

Best Business Start Up (Sponsor: Business in Focus): Fightwear Store UK
Highly Commended: Compare My Wedding and Centre for Entrepreneurial Education

Tourism & Hospitality Business of the Year (Sponsor: Refining Dining Co): Oldwalls Collection
Highly Commended: Gwili Steam Railway and National Showcaves for Wales

Family Business of the Year (Sponsor: Homestore Interiors): National Showcaves for Wales
Highly Commended: Crynant Plant & Construction Ltd and Express Metal Services Limited

Social Enterprise Award (Sponsor: Hygrove Homes): Ministry of Furniture
Highly Commended:Aartic Training Group and Centre for Entrepreneurial Education and

Lifetime Achievement Award (Sponsor: Swansea Bay Business Club): John Burns
Editor’s Choice Award: Crynant Plant & Construction Ltd
Business of the Year 2018 (Sponsor: PWC) : Naissance


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