The Caerphilly Business Forum Awards 2017 took place at Llechwen Hall on Friday 17th November 2017.
Click here to see all the winners.
Small Business of the Year Award - under 49 employees
Sponsored by: Caerphilly County Borough Council
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.
- J R Gilbert Engineering
- Mountain Celebreations Ltd.
- Palladium Training & Consultancy Ltd.
- PK Safety
Large Business of the Year Award - over 50 employees
Sponsored by: Educ8
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
- A. Schulman Inc. Ltd.
- Lexon Group
- Thomas Carroll Group Ltd.
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.
- Emily Hicks - Studio Hicks
- Natasha Gordon - HaGGLA
- Lewis Peach - Peak Performance Fitness Solutions
- Tania Miller - Tania Miller Photography
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.
- Kelsey Dobbs - A. Shulman Inc. Ltd.
- Alex Jones - Coffee 37
- Marsha Ward - The Number Hub
- Julie Waters - Thomas Carroll Group Ltd.
Contribution to the Rural Economy Award
Supported by: Cwm a Myndd
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.
- Hallets Cider
- Sirhowy Valley Honeybee Company
- The Living Room Yr Ystafell fyw
Apprentice of the Year Award
Sponsored by: City & Guilds
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.
- Brandon Griffiths - GE Aviation Wales
- Megan Hession - Montana Healthcare
Start-up Business of the Year Award
Sponsored by: BBI Solutions
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.
- Panda Education & Training Ltd.
- Signum-Health Ltd.
- Sure Safety Consultancy Ltd.
- Volare Italian Restaurant
Creative & Digital Business of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Coleg Gwent
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 Creative
- Tania Miller Photography
Welsh ICE Business of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Welsh ICE
This award is open to companies that are members of Welsh ICE ONLY.
- Wize Virtual Admin
- WRi Group
Sponsored By: Broomfield & Alexander
Every shortlisted company will be entered automatically into this award.