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2011 Business Finalists

2011 Business Finalists Announced

Eighteen of the Swansea Bay Region’s most outstanding businesses have been judged among the best in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Carmarthen to potentially take home the title of ‘Swansea Bay Business of the Year 2011’ sponsored by JCP Solicitors who have offices in Swansea, Whitland and Fishguard.

One of the largest Builders Merchants in Wales and a Marine & Civil Engineering Business are just two of this year’s finalists for the Swansea Bay Regional Business Awards, announced today.

These prestigious awards seek to recognise success, innovation and excellence across all industry sectors.

Steve Penny Managing Partner of JCP Solicitors commented “I am delighted that the calibre of entrants again this year. I would like to congratulate all the finalists. The awards are an excellent way of recognising achievement and celebrating business success, particularly as that success has come at a challenging time for the economy and business. "

The finalists are as follows:

Business Achievement Award, sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise Ltd.

  • BAPTT Shopfitters Ltd.
  • Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd.
  • Mrs Bucket Cleaning Services

Most Promising New Business, sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

  • Afan Lodge.
  • Ty Arian Ltd.
  • Veritas Language Solutions Ltd.

Leadership & Management in Business Award, sponsored by The Centre for Business.

  • Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
  • Dor2Dor
  • LBS Builders Merchants Ltd.

Young Entrepreneur Award, sponsored by Natural UK Ltd.

  • Arborum Ltd.
  • Net Bop Technologies Ltd.
  • Work Wales Ltd.

International Business Award, sponsored by Lloyds TSB Commercial

  • Escalade International Ltd.
  • Montagne Jeunesse International Ltd.
  • Wolfestone Translation Ltd.

Innovation & Technology Award, sponsored by ITWales

  • Caboodle Media Ltd.
  • Cellnovo Ltd.
  • Vital Smile Systems Ltd.

Finalists will are now preparing to make their presentations in person before a judging panel during October.  They will then attend the 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 evening held on Friday 25th November is hosted by TV presenter, journalist and producer Jonathan Hill with comedian Stewart Francis providing the after dinner entertainment.

For further information on the Awards visit www.swanseabaypartnership.com

Or contact Sarah Toomey, Swansea Bay Partnership Event Coordinator on 01792 545066.