The fourth annual Wales Start-Up Awards will take place this Friday at the Depot in Cardiff and for the first time, all of the winners on the evening are to receive a free marketing support package worth over £8,000.
Each category winner is set to receive an exclusive feature and audio interview in leading B2B news website Business News Wales, whilst the main winner will receive a package of support worth £1,500.
As a result, Business News Wales’ 20,000 daily subscribers will get to hear the story of each winner via an audio interview and feature which will be promoted on the home page and start-up section of Business News Wales over a three week period.
The Wales Start-Up Awards is different to many others in Wales as it gets away from the usual black tie approach to business awards. Instead, it is held in an informal setting at the award-winning DEPOT in Cardiff, an entrepreneurial start-up business where street food and craft beer from Welsh enterprises will be served.
Commenting on the support, Mark Powney, Managing Director, Business News Wales said:
“It’s great to be hands on supporting the start-up sector in Wales and in particular the winners of the Wales Start Up Awards. The first few years of business can be a tough time and our hope is that we can support each of this year’s winners by giving them an extra spotlight of recognition”.
Professor Dylan Jones Evans, chairman of the judging panel and co-founder of the Wales Start-Up Awards, is delighted that this support is being provided by Business News Wales:
“Having worked with hundreds of start-ups over the last two decades, it is critical that they get the right level of support from both the private and public sector to help their business grow and develop. This opportunity will enable them to not only market their products and services to potential customers but will also showcase the business to potential investors’.
Co-Founder of the Wales Start-Up Awards Liz Brookes said:
“We are delighted that Business News Wales are able to offer this fantastic marketing opportunity for the Wales Start-Up winners. As a business owner I know only too well the cost of PR and marketing can sometimes mean it isn’t included in the budget spend at the beginning of your business journey. Business News Wales has a wide reach and the promotion could change the life of a start-up”.