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Finalists announced for county's premier business awards

Image representing Finalists announced for county's premier business awards
23rd July 2018 

Powys Business Awards logoBusinesses from across the breadth of Powys are represented in the county's premier business awards.

In a fiercely-contested competition, 35 businesses have been shortlisted for 13 different award categories in this year's Powys Business Awards.

Winners will be chosen following judges visits which will take place over the summer months, winners will be announced at an awards dinner to be held on Friday September 28 September at The Hafren in Newtown.

The finalists are as follows:

Start-up Business Award sponsored by The County Times
• Celtic Woodland Holidays, Builth Wells
• The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company Ltd, Brecon
• Dragon UAV, Newtown

Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Welsh Government
• Camp Cynrig Glamping Village, Brecon
• EvaBuild Ltd, Newtown
• Glyngynwydd Wedding Barn and Cottages, Llangurig

Outstanding Commitment to Training Award sponsored by NiBS Ltd
• Happy Horse Retirement Home Ltd, Brecon
• Charcroft Electronics, Llanwrtyd Wells
• PCI Pharma Services, Hay on Wye

Small Business Growth Award sponsored by Myrick Training
• 5C Services, Builth Wells
• AL Technical, Newtown
• Varleys of Newtown Ltd, Newtown

Social Enterprise / Charity Award sponsored by Mid Wales Housing Association Ltd
• Oriel Davies, Newtown
• East Radnorshire Day Centre, Presteigne
• Montgomery Institute/ Cloverlands Model Car Museum, Montgomery

Micro Business (Under 10 Employees) Award sponsored by The Cambrian News & Brecon & Radnor Express
• AL Technical, Newtown
• Mid Wales Shooting Centre, Trefeglwys
• Clywedog Riverside Holiday Home and Red Kite Touring, Llanidloes

Excellence in Leadership & Management Award sponsored by Nidec Control Techniques
• Compact Orbital Gears, Rhayader
• McCartneys LLP, Newtown
• PYC, Welshpool

Mentor of the Year in Hospitality & Lifestyle sponsored by Cambrian Training Company
• Parkers House Restaurant and Bed and Breakfast, Newtown
• Affinity Home Care Group, Newtown
• Llangors Church in Wales School, Llangors

Growth Award sponsored by Development Bank of Wales
• Clywedog Riverside Holiday Home and Red Kite Touring, Llanidloes
• Hilltop Honey Ltd, Newtown
• Evabuild Ltd, Newtown

Small Business (Under 30 Employees) Award sponsored by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group
• Hilltop Honey Ltd, Newtown
• Confederate Chemicals Ltd, Newtown
• Davlec Limited, Welshpool

International Trade Award sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors
• CellPath Ltd, Newtown
• Earthbound Organics International Ltd, Llandrindod Wells
• Parry & Evans Ltd, Welshpool

Technology & Innovation Award sponsored by Trax JH Ltd
• CellPath Ltd, Newtown
• Etic Lab LLP, Newtown
• S P Filling Systems Ltd, Llandrindod Wells
• Plant i, Machynlleth

Best Tourism Business Award sponsored by NPTC Group
• Dan Yr Ogof, The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Abercrave
• Corris Craft Centre with King Arthur's Labyrinth, Machynlleth
• Plas Dinam Country House, Llandinam

In addition to the above awards, the Judging Panel have a discretionary award called the Judges Award which is made each year to recognise some outstanding achievement or person that has come to the judge's attention during their visits and which the strict criteria for the other awards does not recognise.

Secondly from the category winners the overall award for Powys Business Awards, the Business of the Year, is sponsored by Powys County Council.

The awards celebrate excellence in business in the county and brings recognition in the local and regional business communities.

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