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The Wales Business Awards are back for our 20th year to reward the best successes of businesses in the last year. We are celebrating the success of gold-standard businesses across Wales, of all sizes and from all sectors.

“The Wales Business Awards are a real opportunity for us to celebrate and applaud the achievements of talented businesses that make such a difference to the Welsh economy” – Professor Dylan Jones Evans OBE

Entry to the awards is by self-nomination and it’s never been easier to enter! This year we ask you to submit a short form or a 3 minute video telling us:

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The nature of your business, your products /services and who your customers are

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Describe your plans for future growth and development

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Explain why your business should win this award

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What winning the award would mean to you, your team, your customers and your business!

We will be presenting the awards this summer on 18th May at a glittering event showcasing our 20th anniversary. We’ll be putting on a celebration to acknowledge all our finalists and congratulate our winners, bringing together members of the Welsh business community, ministers and dignitaries.

Award Categories

Click the award name for more information. You can apply for multiple awards, please make sure you answer the questions in your video for all the awards categories you are applying for. You can submit multiple forms if required.

Digital Business of the Year

Digital connectivity and innovation is constantly accelerating. This award will be recognising businesses that have used digital technology to improve their business or services, as well as their internal processes and employee experience. Read the full judging criteria

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The judging interviews for this award will take place on Wednesday 15th March between 1pm and 4pm.

Global Business of the Year

Doing business overseas is a challenge with so many different factors affecting the movement of goods and people. We are celebrating businesses who trade on a global scale and promote Brand Wales. This award recognises the strength of Wales’ exporters. Read the full judging criteria

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The judging interviews for this award will take place on Tuesday 14th March between 1pm and 4pm.

Green Business of the Year

Sustainability and ‘going green’ has been brought to the forefront of the agenda for all businesses by climate change. This award recognises businesses that have adopted greener ways of working, leading to a positive impact on their business and the environment. Read the full judging criteria

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The judging interviews for this award will take place on Thursday 16th March between 1pm and 4pm.

Innovative Business of the Year

The ever changing global economic landscape has accelerated the need for innovation; products, services and practices. This award recognises businesses that have identified new ways to stay ahead of the competition. Read the full judging criteria

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The judging interviews for this award will take place on Wednesday 22nd March between 1pm and 4pm.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

With this award we will be recognising the young people (16-30) who are successfully running their own business or leading an established business and who demonstrate entrepreneurial flair, exceptional vision and leadership. Read the full judging criteria

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The judging interviews for this award will take place on Thursday 23rd March between 1pm and 4pm.

Workplace Wellbeing Award

People are the backbone of businesses and the mental and physical health of employees can determine the success of a business. This award recognises businesses that are creating an environment for their employees to succeed by demonstrating their commitment to health, safety and wellbeing. Read the full judging criteria

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The judging interviews for this award will take place on Friday 24th March between 1pm and 4pm.

B2B Customer Commitment Award

You might have seen less of your customers in person over the past three years and with the cost of doing business crisis your customers might also be facing challenges in their business. How have you kept your customer relationships at the forefront of your business and delivered excellence? Read the full judging criteria

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The judging interviews for this award will take place on Monday 20th March between 1pm and 4pm.

B2C Customer Commitment Award

You might have seen a change in your audience or your customer behaviour since the pandemic and cost of living crisis, so how have you engaged with your customers, kept them at the forefront of your business and delivered excellence to them? Read the full judging criteria

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The judging interviews for this award will take place on Tuesday 21st March between 1pm and 4pm.

Employee Engagement Award

This award recognises businesses that place an importance on developing the skills of their workforce, providing opportunities for their workforce to contribute to the development of the business and creating an environment that allows people to thrive. Read the full judging criteria

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The judging interviews for this award will take place on Friday 17th March between 1pm and 4pm.

Diversity & Inclusion Award

Advancement and acceptance cannot be taken for granted. This award recognises businesses that are creating an environment of acceptance and inclusion, through hiring practices, inclusion policies and fair opportunities. Read the full judging criteria

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The judging interviews for this award will take place on Monday 13th March between 1pm and 4pm.

We will also be awarding ‘Wales Business of the Year’ to one of the entrants.

Closing date for award entries is 5pm on Friday 17th February. Submit your entry now.

Enter the Awards

Want to enter by video, but need some help? We’ve created a full guide to Creating a video entry. Remember your entry isn’t about the quality of your video, but the answers you provide.

View the past winners from 2022 and 2020

2023 Sponsors

With thanks to all our sponsors for their input and expertise in judging and support for the event.

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