Awards 2018



Spotlight shines on finalists for Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2018

We can now shine a light on our 2018 finalists for the sixth, annual Bridgend Business Forum Awards.

Following a rigorous judging process, the panel – consisting of the 2018 sponsors and Bridgend Business Forum representatives – selected finalists from across a range of sectors.

The all-important shortlisted businesses and individuals include:

Business Student of the Year, sponsored by Graham Paul Chartered Accountants:-

Keiron Farr, Farrscend – nominated by Bridgend College

Start-up Business of the Year, sponsored by ISA Training:-

  • Apollo Business Village
  • Assisted Mobility Services Ltd
  • Team 8 Digital

Service Business of the Year, sponsored by Harris Bassett Chartered Accountants

  • A&R Contract Cleaning Specialist Ltd
  • Apollo Teaching Services Ltd
  • Valleys to Coast Housing Ltd

Manufacturing Business of the Year, sponsored by EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation

  • Engineering Services (Bridgend) Ltd
  • Ford Motor Company – Ford Bridgend Engine Plant (BEP)
  • Recycle Direct Ltd

Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by SME Finance Partners

  • Linda Wongham, Assisted Mobility Services Ltd
  • Kirsty-Leigh Lewis, Thornbush Hill
  • Rachel James, Teddy Land Ltd

Creative Industries Award, sponsored by Handelsbanken

  • Customised Sheet Metal Ltd
  • Elite Signs & Graphics Ltd
  • Wales Interactive Ltd

Innovative Business of the Year, sponsored by Development Bank of Wales

  • Apollo Teaching Services Ltd
  • Comgem Ltd
  • Nemein Ltd

Professional Service Business of the Year, sponsored by Aevitas

  • Ltd
  • Magenta Financial Planning Ltd
  • TSW Training Ltd

Bridgend Tourism Business of the Year, which is sponsored by Berry Smith Lawyers, will be formally announced at the awards ceremony in September.

Sponsored by ROCKWOOL and supported by Bridgend County Borough Council, the 2018 awards will take place on Friday 28 September at the Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel, Bridgend. The glittering ceremony will be hosted by BBC TV presenter and journalist Sian Lloyd.

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