Since 2012 we’ve been celebrating business in Conwy County, the innovators, the apprentices, the small, the new and the great – all the successes of business in Conwy.
In addition to celebrating your successes, the Conwy Awards exist because we truly believe that business has a key role to play in tackling the bigger issues, unemployment, poverty, skills and equality.
It is our aim, that by holding the awards and supporting Conwy businesses throughout the year, that we will help to create a stronger more successful business community, attracting new customers, partners and investors, and supporting the personal growth of employees through the accessibility of workshops, training and skills programs.
“Cartrefi Conwy are delighted to be the Headline Sponsor at Conwy’s Business Awards again in 2019 and to be part of this fantastic celebration of all the work going on around the county.
Andrew Bowden, Chief Executive, Cartrefi Conwy
The Annual Conwy Business Awards 2019 was a huge success on Friday night, June 21st at Venue Cymru with 300 guests attending following award nominations across fourteen categories. Each category was sponsored by a local business or supported by a business support organisation. The event was sponsored by headline sponsors Cartrefi Conwy, and hosted by Conwy County Borough Council’s business support team.
The night got off to a start with master of ceremonies, hill farmer, Gareth Wyn Jones. He has appeared in programmes like Mountain with Griff Rhys Jones, Snowdonia 1890, Wales in Four Seasons and even Come Dine With Me and CBBC. More recently the Bafta nominated The Hill Farm, Farmer and the Food Chain and “The Milkman” sees him seeking to educate the public about food, farming, and its heritage, time honoured traditions and its challenges.
Opening addresses were delivered by cabinet member, Cllr Louise Emery. In her address she thanked the panel of judges and praised the hard work of Conwy Businesses and recognised their contributions to the local economy.
Cllr. Louise Emery also introduced the newly appointed portfolio holder for Economy & Tourism, Goronwy Edwards. “the Councillor who is taking over the Economic Development portfolio is Cllr Goronwy Edwards who has some very exciting and ambitious plans for the economy of Conwy using our assets – amazing landscape and acclaimed hospitality industry – to bring in more visitors, but remembering the important of our agriculture sector as we head towards Brexit and he is very keen on the tidal lagoon project for the North Wales coast which could bring real value to the economy as a whole.”