Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business

Finalists Announced: Showing Love for the Best of Wales’ Businesses


Love Energy Savings, one of Britain’s biggest business energy comparison and switching services, has revealed the Welsh finalists of its awards to celebrate the very best businesses in the country.

The business has partnered with EDF Energy, Opus Energy, British Gas, Scottish Power and npower to honour companies across the UK that go above and beyond for their customers and deserve to be recognised for their outstanding services and overall business ethos.

The finalists for this year’s ‘The Best of Britain Awards’ have now been announced, with five regional awards up for grabs. The awards attracted hundreds of entries from across Wales.

This year’s top 20 companies range from a successful telecommunications service to an innovative chocolate maker. Also on the shortlist is a business that offers an imaginative and fun way to explore and learn about different areas of the UK. What they have all got in common is their drive and commitment to customer service and doing a fantastic job.

There’s £300 prize money available for each winner to spend how they wish. The winners will be announced on August 22nd.

The Welsh finalists are:

  • Dev Ops Guys (Cardiff)
  • Tynedale Hotel (Llandudno)
  • Activ Absence (Bridgend)
  • Xcel Bowl (Carmarthen)

Phil Foster, managing director of fast-growing Love Energy Savings, itself a multi-award-winning organisation, said:

“The Best of Britain Awards were established to celebrate businesses large and small for their commitment to a job well done.

“And we’ve certainly seen some fantastic examples of that from this year’s entries from Wales.  We have set out to find businesses that pride themselves on being a great organisation. And our Welsh finalists really do stand out from the crowd in terms of their commitment, innovation and drive. They all have great stories to tell.

“Our finalists, who cover a variety of sectors across the country, are all leading examples of success and we firmly believe they truly showcase the Best of Britain.”

Each regional award has a sponsor. The Welsh award is sponsored by Opus Energy. In Scotland that is Scottish Power, the Midlands by npower, the North of England by British Gas and the South by EDF Energy.

Love Energy Savings has itself been recognised for its leading work in the industry, winning this year’s ‘Super Consultancy of the Year’ category in The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCAs), the Oscars of the industry. The multi-award winning company is the current holder of the title of Britain’s Best SME To Work For and has been crowned North West Fast Growth Business of the Year, as well as being named in the coveted Times Tech Track 100 list – recognising it as one of the fastest-growing technology businesses in the UK.

Phil Foster added:

“We recognise the value of awards and they are a testament to the hard work, dedication and professionalism of all our staff. That is the ethos behind The Best of Britain Awards, recognising those businesses who go above and beyond.”