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Finalists Announced for the 2022 Cardiff Business Awards


The shortlist has been announced for the 8th Cardiff Business Awards today. The finalists reflect the fantastic businesses and entrepreneurs from our Capital City.

The Cardiff Business Awards now in its 8th year were created to celebrate the excellent businesses and entrepreneurs within Cardiff. This year 64 companies and entrepreneurs have been shortlisted over 15 categories. They will be invited to an interview with a panel of judges chaired by Louise Harris, Director and Co-Founder of Tramshed Tech.  The winners of each category, as well as the Cardiff Business of the Year, will be announced at the awards evening which will be held on Friday 11th November at City Hall, Cardiff and hosted once again by broadcaster, Jamie Owen.

Commenting on this year’s finalists, Louise Harris; Chair of Judges said

“It is fantastic to see the great calibre of the entries this year. The interest in the awards really does demonstrate the strength of businesses in our region and the huge impact they make.

It is pleasing to see so many businesses continuing to excel through challenging circumstances.

I am really excited for the awards dinner. It always offers so much inspiration to those who attend and is also a great chance to celebrate.

Good luck to all who are shortlisted, it will be an extra hard job for the judges this year!”

This year the awards are sponsored by: Euroclad Group, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Charles Stanley Wealth Managers, Genesis Biosciences, Landsec, Living Wage Wales, Ogi, Vindico, Visit Cardiff, United Worldwide Logistics, Lexon Group, Stills, Business News Wales and Cleartech Live.

Darren Stewart, Commercial Director, Euroclad Group commented:

“I was overwhelmed to see the list of such high calibre local businesses that have entered this year's Cardiff Business Awards, from across such a broad range of sectors too. I'm extremely happy that the awards will give the opportunity for some of the best businesses in Cardiff to receive recognition for what they do. The dedication of all of those businesses that entered this year is apparent which is what made it extremely difficult to determine this shortlist. Congratulations to all those that were shortlisted, and good luck!”

The awards are owned by Grapevine Event Management, Liz Brookes, co-founder of the awards, added: “We are really pleased to announce the shortlist for the 8th Cardiff Business Awards. Every year it is a nearly impossible task to shortlist the amazing businesses we have in Cardiff and we are looking forward to meeting them for the next stage of the judging process and celebrating with them all at the award ceremony in November.”

The finalists for 2022 Cardiff Business Awards are:

Creative and Digital Business of the Year

  • bedigital UK
  • designdough
  • Good Gate Media
  • Gorilla TV
  • Whisper Cymru

Employer of the Year

  • Box UK
  • Gorilla TV
  • Heath Windows and Doors
  • Moxie People
  • Sphere Solutions
  • Yolk Recruitment

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Jarrad Morris – Fleet-E
  • Phil Davies – Flyform
  • Katherine Jones Artist
  • Vicki Morrisette – Word Has It

Family Business of the Year

  • Apollo Distribution Solutions
  • Heath Windows and Doors
  • Tradeprices Bathrooms
  • Workbench

Financial & Professional Business of the Year

  • Currie & Brown
  • Hoop Recruitment
  • Moxie People
  • Robert Ingram Wealth Management
  • Sphere Solutions

Green Business of the Year

  • Creative Spaces Design
  • Fleet-E
  • Keep Wales Tidy
  • Think Air

Innovation Business of the Year

  • PureCyber
  • Think Air
  • Virtus Tech
  • Wagonex

International Business of the Year

  • CatSci
  • Delio
  • PureCyber

Leisure and Hospitality Business of the Year

  • Cardiff Distillery
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff
  • The Healthy Hangout Group
  • voco St David's, Cardiff

Retail Business of the Year

  • Green Door Bakery
  • Laings the Jewellers
  • The Bagel Place
  • Tradeprices Batthrooms
  • Zara, ITX

SME Business of the Year

  • Box UK
  • Flyform
  • Hoop Recruitment
  • Stable
  • Workbench

Start-Up Business of the Year

  • Butternut Web
  • Conexus
  • Lumen SEO
  • Suppleo Recruitment
  • SW7 Academy

Technology Business of the Year

  • CatSci
  • Delio
  • Virtus Tech

Third Sector Business of the Year

  • Keep Wales Tidy
  • Rubicon Dance
  • Screen Alliance Wales

Young Business Person of the Year

  • Green Door Bakery
  • Marketing Purks
  • Dario Ostad and Lawrence Thompson from Suppleo Recruitment

Tickets are now on sale for the Cardiff Business Awards at