Record Entries for Business Awards
A record number of companies have signed up to this year’s
Swansea Bay Regional Business
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
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
- 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
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