The winners of the 2020 Cardiff Business Awards have been announced following the broadcast of the virtual award ceremony.
Hosted by the broadcaster Jamie Owen, the event celebrated the achievements of many of the capital’s businesses from across a range of sectors.
21 awards were handed out with the Cardiff Business of the Year accolade going to Cardiff based full service post production house specialising in broadcast media Gorilla TV and a special recognition award was given to BCB International, a manufacturer of life-saving specialist equipment who have changed their business to work around the clock manufacturing and supplying PPE during the pandemic.
Now in their sixth year, the awards recognised those companies and individuals who have enjoyed impressive success over the last year and have made an outstanding contribution both to their respective sectors and to the wider Cardiff economy itself.
The main sponsor for the awards is Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, Leader of Cardiff Council said:
“While this year’s awards have taken place in a very difficult environment for business, we have been delighted with the range and quality of the applications. Amongst the winners, there are well established businesses in the city and a new generation of technology companies who will be making their mark in the economy over the years ahead.
As a Council we look forward to working with all the businesses and helping them to grow and prosper in our capital city.”
Alongside Cardiff Council the event was also sponsored and supported by; Dragon Taxis, Towergate Insurance, Cleartech Live, Bluegg, United Purpose, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff and Vale College, Development Bank of Wales, Amplyfi, CPS Group, Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions, Business News Wales and Lexon Group.
Liz Brookes co-founder of the awards and director of Grapevine Event Management said:
“Although we couldn’t get to celebrate in person with everyone I am so pleased we were still able to recognise the amazing depth of talent that Cardiff has. Even in a pandemic we had a record number of entries and it was humbling to hear from so many amazing companies who are achieving great things despite tough times and I congratulate all of them on their achievements”.
The event is still available to view here.
The Winners of the 2020 Cardiff Business Awards are:
Cardiff Business of the Year
Special Recognition Award
Creative & Digital Business of the Year
Employer of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Chris Birch and Jak Björnström from Haus
Family Business of the Year
Coles Funeral Directors
Financial & Professional Services Business of the Year
Green Business of the Year
International Business of the Year
Leisure, Hospitality and Retail Business of the Year
Innovation Business of the Year
Manufacturing Business of the Year
SME of the Year
Start-Up of the Year
Technology Business of the Year
Third Sector Business of the Year
Horn Development Association
Young Business Person of the Year
Matthew Griffin – Lumberjack Axe Throwing
Josh Pesticco from SSS Welding and Fabrication
Screen Alliance Wales
Apollo Distribution Cardiff
For information about the Cardiff Business Awards, please visit http://cardiffbusinessawards.com/