2011 Award Winners are Announced
LBS Builders Merchants Ltd. took the coveted
Business of the Year
2011, after scooping the award for
Leadership & Management at the black-tie ceremony hosted by ITV
Wales news presenter Jonathan Hill.
The awards, in their 3rd year, received a record number of
entries in 2011, and more than 320 people turned out to the
Brangwyn Hall in Swansea to see the winners of the 6 categories
The awards sponsored by JCP Solicitors; celebrates the success,
innovation and excellence of the business community across Neath
Port Talbot, Swansea and Carmarthenshire.
Founded in 1931, LBS Builders Merchants has
grown to become the leading independent builders’ merchants within
South West Wales, supplying the most comprehensive range of
building materials to the construction sector.
With its head office in Llandeilo, the group
has opened five new branches in Neath, Cardigan, Pembroke Dock and
two in Swansea over the past five years and now includes thirteen
merchant branches, a kitchen and bathroom supplier and a specialist
LBS have become synonymous with the building
supplies industry in the region and continue to achieve sales
growth in a difficult sector. Employing over 190 staff the group is
also consistently being recognised for excellence by winning
Despite the challenging business conditions,
Managing Director, Mark Davies continuously encourages staff to
manage their area of the business and to think creatively and is
always willing to adapt his approach to the constantly changing
challenges of an evolving market.
After the event, Steve Penny, Managing Partner
at JCP Solicitors commented, “JCP Solicitors has sponsored the
Awards for the past two years and when we were told of the number
of nominations received and the calibre of those entrants, we were
extremely impressed once again. There are some exceptional
businesses in the Swansea Bay Region and this is a great way to
celebrate their achievements. I'd like to pass on my personal
congratulations to LBS and all the finalists”.
The results of the six categories are as
Achievement Award – sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise
BAPTT Shopfitters Ltd.
Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd
Mrs Bucket Cleaning Services
(2) Most Promising New
Business – sponsored by The Federation of Small Businesses
Veritas Language Solutions Ltd.
Ty Arian Ltd.
(3) Innovation& Technology
Award - sponsored by ITWales
Caboodle Media Ltd.
Vital Smile Systems Ltd.
(4) International Business Award – sponsored by
Lloyds TSB Commercial
Wolfestone Translation Ltd.
Montagne Jeunesse International Ltd.
Escalade International Ltd.
(5) Leadership & Management in
Business Award – sponsored by The Centre for Business
LBS Builders Merchants Ltd.
Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
(6) Young Entrepreneur Award
– sponsored by Natural UK Ltd.
Andrew Downie, Net Bop Technologies Ltd
Christina Adams and Sophie Turner, Work Wales
Dean Osell, Arborum Ltd.