Record Entries

Record Entries for Business Awards

A record number of companies have signed up to this year’s Swansea Bay Regional Business Awards.

The awards, now in their third year, are organised by Swansea Bay Partnership and sponsored by JCP Solicitors who have offices in Swansea, Whitland and Fishguard.  

Steve Penny Managing Partner of JCP Solicitors commented: “As main sponsors and supporters of the Awards we’re delighted that there has been such a positive response. The awards are a great opportunity for companies to have their success recognised, and for them to showcase their latest developments.”

A short listing panel meet this week to select the 18 finalists from across the six categories, which include:

  • Business Achievement Award sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise Ltd (UKSE)
  • Most Promising New Business Award sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • Leadership & Management in Business Award sponsored by The Centre for Business
  • International Business Award sponsored by Lloyds TSB Commercial
  • Innovation & Technology Award sponsored by IT Wales
  • Young Entrepreneur Award sponsored by Natural UK Ltd.

The finalists selected by the panel will attend the black tie awards ceremony in November at the Brangwyn Hall, to compete for their category title and for the prestigious overall title of ‘Swansea Bay Business of the Year 2011’. 

The awards are to be hosted by TV presenter, journalist and producer Jonathan Hill with comedian Stewart Francis providing the after dinner entertainment.

As a stand-up, Stewart has performed worldwide regularly performing at comedy festivals and has made numerous UK television appearances. These include BBC’s ‘Mock the Week’ and Channel 4’s ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’. 

Speaking of his forth coming appearance at the awards, Stewart commented “Having been snubbed by the Academy Awards and the MOBO Awards (yet again), it is my absolute pleasure to be involved with the equally prestigious Swansea Bay Business Awards”.

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