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The Caerphilly Business Forum Awards 2018 will take place at Llechwen Hall on Friday 23rd November 2018.

TICKETS FOR THE AWARDS DINNER CAN BE BOUGHT HERE

 

Small Business of the Year Award - under 49 employees 
Sponsored by: Coffee 37
The Award will be given to the small business that, in the opinion of the Judges, has demonstrated outstanding and consistent achievement, particularly over the last twelve months, or that shows the greatest promise for the future.

  • Maid to Help Cleaning Specialist
  • Precision Chiropractic
  • Smart Money Cymru Credit Union

 

Large Business of the Year Award - over 50 employees 
Sponsored by: Caerphilly County Borough Council
The Award will be given to the large business that, in the opinion of the Judges, has demonstrated outstanding and consistent achievement, particularly over the last twelve months, or that shows the greatest promise for the future

  • Bearmach
  • IG Doors
  • JCP Solicitors
  • Lenstec Optical Group

 

Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Coleg y Cymoedd
The Award will be given to the individual that, in the opinion of the Judges, has demonstrated outstanding and consistent achievement, particularly over the last twelve months, or that shows the greatest promise for the future.

  • Laura Jones - AdminPro
  • Damian Burgess - Red Squirrel Marketing
  • Gareth Jones - Town Square Spaces
  • Cariann Emanuelli - Wize Virtual Admin

 

Business Woman of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Glenside Commercials
The winner will be someone who can encourage and motivate other women whether she is an employee or runs her own business. Someone who may work behind the scenes but is vital to the smooth running of the business. Women are sometimes reticent to highlight their abilities, this is the chance for them to shine. 

  • Fiona Stephens - Fab Fabricss
  • Cairan Trotman - JNP Legal
  • Francesca Irving - Lunax Digital
  • Claire Mountain - Mountain Celebrations
  • Cariann Emanuelli - Wize Virtual Admin

 

Contribution to the Rural Economy Award
Supported by: Cwm a Mynydd
The Award will be given to the business who has made a positive, creative or innovative impact on the rural economy of Caerphilly County Borough. The judges are looking for evidence of long-term commitment to Caerphilly’s rural areas and evidence of the success of the enterprise in supporting or promoting other rural enterprises and initiatives. 

  • Aga Farm Heritage Meats
  • Fab Fabrics
  • Llechwen Hall Hotel

 

Apprentice of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Educ8
Recognition in this award will be given for the individual who has an outstanding contribution and commitment to their workplace. This will be an individual who has demonstrated exceptional levels of achievement and attainment as an apprentice. 

  • Louis Powell - Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Gemma Buse - HD Adcock Nelson
  • Kirsty Davies - Help4Wales Foundation
  • Leon Price - Liberty Care
  • Bethan Fox Mabe - WR Investigations

 

Start-up Business of the Year Award 
Sponsored by: 
The start-up award aims to celebrate and support Caerphilly’s newest businesses. Entrants to this award must be independent and have been trading for a maximum period of three years. The judges will be looking for real passion, a strong plan, an innovative product or service and exceptional forecasts for further growth. 

  • Town Square Spaces
  • Under the Oak Glamping
  • Panda Education & Training

 

Creative & Digital Business of the Year Award 
Sponsored by: 
This award recognises those businesses in Caerphilly 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. 

  • Big Lemon
  • Datris
  • GreenNova Productions
  • Red Squirrel Marketing

 

Welsh ICE Business of the Year Award 
Sponsored by: Welsh ICE
This award is open to companies that are members of Welsh ICE ONLY.

  • Big Lemon
  • Four Minutes
  • Jane Oriel
  • Plutus Consultancy
  • Weird Triangle

 

Premier Award
Every shortlisted company will be entered automatically into this award.