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2nd May 2024

Introducing the sponsors of the Wales Business Awards 2024

The Wales Business Awards is fast approaching and will take place in just under two weeks! While you book your tickets and prepare for the big night, we wanted to get to know our headline and category sponsors:

Headline sponsor: Jardine Norton

Jardine Norton is a partner-based financial services organisation working across a range of markets and industries. Based in Cardiff, Jardine Norton is a partner of the Chamber. The firm focuses on opportunities where liquidity needs cannot be met by more traditional sources of capital, and provides funding for global supply chains and investing in global trade.

B2B Customer Commitment Award sponsor: Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid

Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid’s mission is to stimulate Welsh business prosperity through the provision of engaging events, relevant business insights, partner and member services and support. In doing so, it provides the help and support businesses need to focus on running their business here in Wales and through its global network, promotes exporting and connecting businesses worldwide. Its work ensures that policymakers and businesses are better connected to help build a vibrant economy.

B2C Customer Commitment Award sponsor: Blake Morgan

Blake Morgan is a leading national law firm, with five offices across the UK including Cardiff. Covering 29 Tier 1 Practice Areas, the firm uses a tailored and pragmatic approach to support both business and personal clients, earning its renowned reputation.

Digital Business of the Year sponsor: Effective Communication

Effective Communication, based in Cardiff, is a creative PR agency that supports organisations with PR, digital and design expertise. Founded in 2004 by the former editor of the South Wales Echo, Alastair Milburn, Effective Communication will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and is a partner of the Chamber.

Diversity & Inclusion Award sponsor: Serco (Restart Scheme)

Serco brings people, technology and partners together to create innovative solutions to make a positive impact on the complex challenges facing the modern world. Operating around the world, Serco’s services span justice, migration, defence, space, customer services, health, and transport. Serco’s Restart Scheme is an opportunity for individuals to demonstrate and grow their passion to help others. The scheme provides a person-centred service that seeks to transform every participant, giving them the tools they need to secure successful, sustainable futures.

Employee Engagement Award sponsor and Workplace Wellbeing Award sponsor: Howden Insurance

Howden Insurance has recently launched its south Wales presence with office openings in Cardiff and Swansea. The insurance broker supports businesses with tailored insurance solutions to protect and support growth. The south Wales branch has a keen interest in fostering positive connections in the Welsh community. Howden experts cover a wide range of sectors and can advise on all aspects of general insurances, financial lines, and fleet coverage.

Global Business of the Year sponsor: Atradius

Atradius is an authorised EU-reinsurer and trusted global leader in Credit Reinsurance with an office in Cardiff. The insurance company is a partner of the Chamber, and specialises in trade credit insurance, surety and collections services and is committed to building strong positive relationships. In 2020, Atradius celebrated its 95th anniversary, and is approaching its 100th.

Green Business of the Year sponsor: CBRE

CBRE provides global commercial real estate services with exclusive insights and data that span across the industry. With 500 global researchers, CBRE offers a unique actionable intelligence and a multidimensional perspective.

Innovative Business of the Year sponsor: Browne Jacobson

Browne Jacobson is a full service law firm with private and public sector legal experts, offering clear and straightforward legal advice locally, nationally and internationally. With a base in Cardiff, the firm’s top priority is social and environmental impact, and is striving toward social mobility, diversity and inclusion with a focus on wellbeing and individuality.

SME Exporter of the Year sponsor: Welsh Government

The Welsh Government is the devolved government for Wales and is led by the recently elected first minister Vaughan Gething. Its aim is to improve the lives of people in Wales and make the nation a desirable place to live and work by focusing on areas such as economic development, education and transport. The Welsh Government is a partner of the Chamber.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year sponsor: Help to Grow: Management at Cardiff University

Funded by HM Government, the Help to Grow: Management Course helps businesses boost their performance and resilience. Consisting of one session a week, the course is designed to fit around existing work and personal commitments, and provides time away from the challenges of running a business to invest in leadership, and take businesses to the next level.

Find out more about the awards, categories and finalists.

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