Achievement Wales

Award Categories, Finalists and Award Sponsors

Executive Sponsors

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Bangor University is a research-led University with an international reputation for its teaching and research as well as a strong commitment to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Wales.

The Institution has a long-standing track record for delivering high quality and award wining business support focused on inspiring innovation, improving performance and promoting sustainability.

We like to think of it as ‘Putting Knowledge to Work’, a University that is committed to bringing its expertise, facilities and people into play for the benefit of the region.  Pontio Innovation and our new Science Park development on Anglesey are the most recent examples of that commitment.

As part of that commitment Bangor University is again delighted to sponsor the prestigious Business Person of the Year 2017 Award.

We understand the importance of paying tribute to those business leaders in North Wales that inspire others, drive their organisations forward to success and put the region on the map.

This year’s winner will join an elite group of ‘alumni’ whose entrepreneurial approach, determination and drive for excellence in all that they do mark them out as worthy winners.

For more information on Bangor University business support programme visit  

Professor John G Hughes
Vice Chancellor, Bangor University


As Cabinet Secretary for  Economy and Infrastructure I am committed to supporting people and businesses across Wales to prosper and grow.

I absolutely recognise that a successful economy is not a happy accident, and neither is it engineered through top-down government diktat. A successful economy is  one that is shaped, developed and fired by the people and the ingenuity inside it.

And an  important part of this is Government   working with and listening to our thriving business community, and recognising their many and varied  achievements and successes.

With that in mind I am delighted to confirm that this year the Welsh Government is once again  the executive sponsor of the Daily Post’s annual Business Awards .

Sponsorship of the awards  will give  us another  opportunity to publicly recognise some of the excellent work underway by businesses across the region.

This year the  Welsh Government is proud to sponsor two awards on the evening. One for achievements by a Business Start Up and another to recognise a company that has seen great success in the export market.

There is no doubt that the success of Welsh businesses in these two areas is crucial to the future prosperity of Wales’ economy, particularly as the UK prepares to leave the EU, and I look forward to recognising excellence and achievements in these fields at the awards ceremony in December .

Ken Skates AM



Award Categories and Sponsors

    • Business Start Up Award

      Did your business begin trading after January 2015? Since then, have you demonstrated a strong market position with prospects for growth and shown a strong staying power. Judges will be looking for solid business plans and a determination to succeed.

      AC Electrical (North Wales) Ltd
      Man Coed VM Ltd

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    • Business of the Year (up to 10 employees)

      North Wales Economic

      For businesses which employ 1 to 10 people, this award will recognise outstanding performance. Entries will be judged on business achievement and growing financial performance, with the business possibly also demonstrating strong future growth potential.

      Bla Translation Ltd
      MijMoj Design Limited
      PPM Technology Ltd

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    • Business of the Year (up to 50 employees)

      Does your business employ between 11-50 people? If you can show outstanding performance and consistently high business achievement and success then this is the category for you.

      Wynne Construction
      ItasPero (Foods) Ltd

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    • Business of the Year (over 50 employees)


      Enter this category if your company employs more than 50 people and can show outstanding business performance. Judges will focus on evidence of a strong financial position, excellent business achievements and any other initiatives that make you stand out from your peers.

      Money Penny
      South Caernarfon Creameries
      Net World Sports

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    • Exporter of the Year

      Does your business export its products or services to outside the British Isles? Have you generated substantial and sustained increases in export activity relative to the size of the company? If so, you should nominate yourselves for this award. We will be looking for evidence of obstacles that have been overcome and the positive impact the export activity has had on jobs in Wales.

      Pero (Foods) Ltd
      Gas Safe Eurpoe Ltd
      Net World Sports

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    • North Wales Tourism Award


      Has your organisation helped promote the growth and expansion of the local tourist industry? Can you demonstrate how you are attracting more visitors to North and mid Wales for days out and longer holidays, business trips, conferences, exhibitions or other events? Tell us about your commitment to excellence, investment in staff training and development, innovative marketing, and care for the environment.

      Dioni Holiday Cottages
      St George’s Hotel
      St David’s Leisure

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    • Green Award

      Cartrefi Conwy
      The judges are seeking the business or organisation which has demonstrated good environmental or sustainability practice, reducing energy costs, minimising waste or by other means reducing their carbon footprint. If this is you, enter this award.

      Menai Science Park
      Anglesey Sea Zoo

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    • Community Award

      Have you or your organisation been committed, proactive or contributed to helping benefit a local community initiative or scheme? You will also need to show how good business management has helped achieve this goal.

      Ymddiriedolaeth Gofalwyr Cymru Carers Trust North Wales
      3rd Space at the Great Orme Brewery
      Denbighshire Music Co-operative

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    • Business Person of the year


      The Business Person of the year is a judges’ choice award and not open for entry.  The winner selected by the judges will be an individual who stands out from the crowd, has an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrates outstanding achievement and inspires others around them.  The winner of this award will have been instrumental to the success of their business, growing the reputation of both their business and the region. If you have any suggestions please contact the Daily Post events team.

      There is no shortlist for this award, the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony

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    • Judges’ Choice Award

      The winner of this award is selected from all the entries received by the judges. Consideration will be paid to the presentation, attention to detail and financial performance of nominees. The winner may not be shortlisted in any of the categories but in the eyes of the judges demonstrated commitment, determination and dedication.

      There is no shortlist for this award, the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony