Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business


Best of Business Celebrated at Wales Business Awards 2023


The winners of the highly anticipated Wales Business Awards 2023 were announced on May 18th, at a ceremony hosted by Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid at the ICC Wales, Newport.

Businesses from across Wales came together to celebrate their achievements and successes as 10 winners were crowned across 10 categories.

The Wales Business of the Year award, sponsored by Atradius, was also presented during the evening with Cardiff-based manufacturer BCB International scooping the prize in addition to winning Global Business of the Year.

BCB International has designed, manufactured and supplied innovative protective, medical and survival equipment for frontline workers in the defence, outdoor and marine sectors for over 160 years.

The company wowed the judges with the strength of their presence on the international stage, their ability to meet the demands of the market and prioritising their customers’ needs, such as providing support for Ukraine, Turkey and Syria through life-saving and survival equipment.

Andrew Howell, managing director at BCB International, said:

“To win two awards is amazing. This is a fantastic achievement for the company and recognises the hard work of each and every member of our team. We are feeling euphoric.”

Paul Butterworth, interim CEO of Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid, said:

“It was incredible to see so many amazing, hardworking businesses celebrating their success and gaining the recognition they deserve.

“This year’s awards really did showcase the best that Wales has to offer and we thank everyone for joining us for this special year in Wales Business Awards’ history, including our sponsors whose support we are extremely grateful for.”

Celebrating its 20th year, the Wales Business Awards provide SMEs across the country with the opportunity to compete for Wales’ most prestigious accolades.

Other winners on the night included Acorn by Synergie, Azets, BOF, ELITE Clothing Solutions, EatSleep Media, Genpower Ltd, Power & Water, Uplands Mobiles Ltd, and Harriet Thomas of Cosy Throws, who took home the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Award category sponsors included Atradius, Browne Jacobson, CBRE, Genero, NPTC Group of Colleges, UWTSD and the Welsh Government.

The Wales Business Awards 2023 winners:

B2B Customer Commitment Award
Uplands Mobiles Ltd

B2C Customer Commitment Award – Award Sponsor: Genero
Genpower Ltd

Digital Business of the Year – Award Sponsor: UWTSD
EatSleep Media

Diversity & Inclusion Award – Award Sponsor: CBRE
ELITE Clothing Solutions

Employee Engagement Award

Global Business of the Year – Award Sponsor: Welsh Government
BCB International

Green Business of the Year – Award Sponsor: NPTC Group of Colleges

Innovative Business of the Year – Award Sponsor: Browne Jacobson
Power & Water

Workplace Wellbeing Award
Acorn by Synergie

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Harriet Thomas, Cosy Throws

Wales Business of the Year – Award Sponsor: Atradius
BCB International

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