Stage is set to welcome Bridgend business awards finalists 2017



The stage is set to welcome the finalists for this year’s Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2017!

19 businesses have been shortlisted across eight categories, to vie for a place amongst the winners of the 5th annual Bridgend Business Forum Awards.

Eight businesses will then compete for the coveted Bridgend Business of the Year 2017, chosen from amongst the winners of each category.

Sponsored by Bridgend College and supported by Bridgend County Borough Council, the sell-out ceremony will take place on Friday 29 September at the Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel, Bridgend, hosted by BBC TV presenter and journalist Sian Lloyd.

The all-important shortlisted businesses and individuals include:

Business Student of the Year, sponsored by Rockwool Ltd:-

Scott Ewing and Kristian Stark, Gadge IT Ltd – nominated by Bridgend College

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

  • Bang on Brewery Ltd
  • Magenta Financial Planning
  • House of Callaway Ltd

Service Business of the Year, sponsored by Berry Smith Lawyers

  • A&R Contract Cleaning Specialist Ltd
  • Kontroltek Ltd
  • Scott Waste Ltd

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

  • Kontroltek Ltd
  • Recycle Direct Ltd

Bridgend Tourism Business of the Year, sponsored by Handelsbanken

  • Best Western Heronston Hotel
  • Bushcraft Birthdays and Bushcraft Bash
  • Porthcawl Surf School

Creative Industries Award, sponsored by ION Leadership

  • Customised Sheet Metal Ltd
  • House of Callaway Ltd
  • Wales Interactive Ltd

Innovative Business of the Year, sponsored by Harris Bassett

  • Nemein Ltd
  • Team 8 Digital
  • Wales Interactive Ltd

The winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which is sponsored by SME Finance Partners, will be formally announced at the awards ceremony.

Ian Jessopp, Chair of Bridgend Business Forum, said: “The forum awards celebrate the very best of business in Bridgend and provide an opportunity for new and established businesses across a variety of sectors, to showcase their work, services and products - all of which are contributing to a prosperous Welsh economy.

“The awards are a really significant date in our calendar year as we believe it is vital to recognise the achievements of Bridgend businesses. As a forum, our priority is to continue to support all businesses to encourage growth, and ultimately success.”

 Sponsors include: Bridgend College; Rockwool; ISA Training; Berry Smith Lawyers; EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation; SME Finance Partners; Finance Wales, Handelsbanken; ION Leadership; Harris Bassett; KK Solutions; and United Graphic Design.

Follow the forum on Twitter @Bridgendforum #BBFAwards, or‘like’ the forum on our Facebook page to find out who our 2017 winners will be!

Good luck to all finalists!

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