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5th April 2023

Wales Business Awards 2023: what you need to know about the ceremony

The Wales Business Awards are back to reward the best successes of Welsh businesses in the last year and this year is set to be truly special as the awards celebrate their 20th anniversary.

43 companies have been named as finalists across 10 categories, recognised for their innovation, creativity and resilience. One lucky finalist will also be awarded the ‘Wales Business of the Year’ award, sponsored by Atradius, during the glamorous ceremony.

When and where is the ceremony?

The winners of the Wales Business Awards will be announced during the ceremony in the woodland suite at ICC Wales on 18 May. The ceremony is a fantastic opportunity to rub shoulders with the best of Welsh business, network with the business community and share in the anniversary celebrations.

Tickets to attend the ceremony are on sale now and tables of 10 can be purchased at a discounted rate by contacting support@cw-seswm.com. Those attending will enjoy a drinks reception on arrival from 6pm, followed by a delicious three course meal from 7.30pm and, of course, the ceremony which gets under way at 8.45pm.

Who is hosting the ceremony?

Broadcaster Andrea Byrne will host the Wales Business Awards 2023. Andrea is a familiar face to many as the anchor of the BAFTA award-winning news programme Wales at Six, as well as a presenter on ITV’s network evening news and News at Ten. Andrea has also presented Wales’ flagship current affairs programme Wales This Week and spearheaded programmes tackling difficult and often taboo subject matters like fertility and sepsis.

Is there a dress code?

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the awards in the current 20s decade, a throwback to the glamour and glitz of the 1920s will be a prominent theme throughout the ceremony. Attendees are encouraged to don their best black tie and evening attire or can even dress to match the theme of the evening if they so wish (though this is optional). Looking for inspiration? Think art deco, charleston and Great Gatsby!

Will there be entertainment?

In keeping with the 1920s theme, Almost Modern Jukebox will be performing after the ceremony finishes at 10pm until carriages at midnight. The popular band play modern tunes with a twist, creating 1920s swing versions of well-known songs to get your toes tapping.

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