The winners of the 2nd Welsh SME Business Awards 2019 are announced

Inspiring Welsh SME businesses gathered for an evening to celebrate their successes over the last year. The event was 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.

Creative Oceanic has delivered award ceremonies for nearly a decade in cities around the world, including Belfast, Dublin, Toronto, London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester Leicester, Birmingham and is soon launching in New York. Creative Oceanic campaigns have awarded people in the hospitality, food, hair & beauty, SME business, independent retail and women’s sectors.

Irfan Younis CEO of Creative Oceanic said: “Congratulations to all winners and finalists of the 2nd Welsh SME Business Awards. We salute you for all you do to create jobs, service your industry and the Welsh economy. We’re excited to see how the SME campaign evolves over coming years.”

The winners of the Welsh SME Business Awards 2019 are:

Business of the Year (under 100 staff) North: BGB Scaffolding (Kinmel Bay)

Business of the Year (under 100 staff) South West: Tomos Watkin Brewery (Swansea)

Business of the Year (under 100 staff) South East: Bengo Media (Cardiff)


 Business of the Year (under 100 staff) Overall Winner: BGB Scaffolding (Kinmel Bay)


 New Business of the Year: Modest Trends (Cardiff)

 Small Business of the Year: Pitter Patter Day Nursery (Powys)

 Retail Business of the Year (less than 3 units): Chepstow Pet Supplies (Chepstow)

 Social Inclusion Business of the Year: Limb-art (Conwy)

Family Run Business of the Year: Chuckling Goat (Llandysul)

 Digital Activity of the Year: Link Data Management (Cardiff)

 Professional in Business of the Year: Claudia Le Gros Harriet (Le Gros Solicitors, Cardiff)

 Unique Business of the Year: Rubicon Garden Rooms (Shotton)

 Export Business of the Year: BriteAngle (Cardiff)

 Marketing Activity of the Year: Aber Falls Whisky Distillery (Swansea)

 Online Company of the Year: Anaphase Store (Cardiff)

 Team in Business of the Year: Freight Logistics Solutions (Pontypool)

 Entrepreneur of the Year: Glamdeva (Cardiff)

 Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Under 30): Stridez (Cardiff)

 Business Woman of the Year: Gemma Richards (SA Flyers, Swansea)

 Business Man of the Year: Gareth Jones (Carbon Zero Group, Denbighshire)

 Business of the Year: Transcend Packaging (Mynach)

 Outstanding Business of the Year: Harlech Foodservice (Criccieth)

 Welsh Innovation of the Year: Forth (Chepstow)

 Growth Business of the Year: Zip World (Bethesda)

 Managing Director of the Year: Cath Harrison (JVP Group, St Asaph)

 Best Business in Cardiff: Stable Resources (Cardiff)

 Best Business in Swansea: SA1 Solutions (Swansea)

 SME Business of the Year: Grove of Narberth (Narberth)

 Creative Entrepreneur of the Year: Natasha Bray (Guilt Free Health, Bridgend)

 CEO of the Year: Stephanie Locke (Nightingale HQ, Pontypridd)

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