2022

Creative and Digital Business of the Year
  • This award recognises those businesses in the Vale of Glamorgan that are operating in the highly important creative and digital sectors.
  • The judges are looking for creative and digital companies that have achieved growth and strong financial performance through innovation, exceptional customer experience and are focused on future business success.
Employer of the Year
  • This award will recognise those businesses in the Vale of Glamorgan that continuously invest in their employees for sustainable growth and development.
  • The judges are looking for evidence of staff development, retention and recruitment; career development and training for employees; commitment to diversity; and the embedding of a learning culture.
Entrepreneur of the Year
  • This award will recognise those individuals who have shown the desire to succeed with their own ideas and have had the ambition to turn those ideas into a successful business.
  • The judges will be looking for an outstanding individual who can best demonstrate exceptional vision and leadership and personality in the development of their own business.
Financial and Professional Service Business of the Year
  • This award is open to any business operating in the financial and professional services sector.
  • The judges are looking for companies that have achieved growth and strong financial performance through innovation, exceptional customer experience and are focused on future business success.
Green Business of the Year
  • This award recognises those businesses for whom sustainability is at the core of their activities or whose products, processes or practices have resulted in significant environmental improvement.
  • The judges are looking for businesses that have developed an environmental product, process or service or have built sustainability into the strategic operations of the business, either of which has resulted directly in increased profitability.
Growth Business of the Year
  • This award is open to all businesses who have shown significant business growth and development.
  • The Judges are looking for evidence of profitable growth and commercial success of the business and a clear growth strategy.
Retail Business of the Year
  • This award is open to any retail business within the Vale of Glamorgan.
  • The judges will be looking for businesses that demonstrate retail excellence. Businesses will have achieved growth and strong financial performance through innovation, exceptional customer experience and are focused on future business success.
Start-Up Business of the Year
  • The start-up award aims to celebrate and support the Vale of Glamorgan’s newest businesses. Entrants to this award must be independent and have been trading for up-to a maximum period of three years from 10 September 2021.
  • The judges will be looking for real passion, a strong plan, an innovative product or service and exceptional forecasts for further growth.
Technology & Innovation Business of the Year
  • This award recognises the success of companies that have created and developed innovative products or processes that have improved the performance of the organisation or led to significant job creation.
  • The judges will be looking for a technology-based firm with a clear commitment to research and development, innovation and future growth potential. Applicants need to describe the technology and how it has benefited the company and/or customers.
Tourism & Leisure Business of the Year
  • This award is open to any business based in the tourism and leisure sector in the Vale of Glamorgan.
  • The judges will be looking for businesses that demonstrate exceptional commitment to provide an outstanding experience for visitors, tourists and business travellers.
Third Sector Business of the Year
  • Calling all charities, not-for-profit organisations, campaigners and volunteer groups - here is your chance to showcase your work and achievements.
  • The judges want to hear from large and small charities, hospices, third sector organisations and non-profits that are helping those in need, bringing about real social change or raising awareness and campaigning on key issues.
Young Business Person of the Year
  • This award is made to individuals under the age of 30 on 10 September 2022 who are involved in business. These include young entrepreneurs that are building their own venture or those employees who have had an outstanding impact in contributing to the successes of a larger organisation.
  • The judges are looking for individuals who demonstrate ambition, energy, skill and vision, as well as tangible business success. Applicants should have raised the profile of their organisation, developed and implemented plans that have achieved growth, and who have exceeded customer expectations.

2022

Creative and Digital Business of the Year
  • Glass By Design
  • Jamjar
  • Penarth View
Employer of the Year
  • Arbuthnot Opticians
  • Roperhurst Ltd
  • Specsavers Barry
  • Vale Resort
Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Richard Ballantyne - Noble Grape
  • John Davies - Penarth View
  • Lora Payne - LCVA
  • Sally Stephenson - The PencilCase Cowbridge
Financial and Professional Service Business of the Year
  • Bevan Buckland LLP
  • Chris Price Financial Consultancy
  • Motts Insurance
  • Penarth Post Office
Green Business of the Year
  • Grounds for Good
  • Little Daffodil Clothing
  • Zero Alpha Solutions
Growth Business of the Year
  • Little India @ Ltd
  • Saunders Plastering
  • GreenBrick Group
Retail Business of the Year
  • Fablas Ice Cream
  • Griffin Books
  • Noble Grape
  • Thornbush Hill
Start-Up Business of the Year
  • Pickford's Gallery and Bar with Rooms
  • Soraya's Cocktails and Dessert
  • Fredwell Cafe and Patisserie
Technology & Innovation Business of the Year
  • MilDef
  • TL Computer Systems Wales
  • Wales Interactive
Tourism & Leisure Business of the Year
  • Gileston Manor Estate
  • Hensol Castle Distillery
  • Hide at St Donats
  • Great House Guest House
  • South Wales Aviation Museum
Third Sector Business of the Year
  • Benthyg
  • Bro Radio
  • Good Wash Company
  • Motion Control Dance
Young Business Person of the Year
  • Abigail Walker - Abigail Walker Lingerie
  • Lauren Evans - Fablas Ice Cream

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