Host announced for county's prestigious business awards evening

Image of television presenter Andrew Price

20 June 2019

Image of television presenter Andrew PriceThe host for the Powys Business Awards ceremony, which will be held in October, has been announced by organisers Mid Wales Manufacturing Group.

ITV's Coast & Country TV presenter Andrew Price is considered one of the UK's leading authorities on the subject of Bushcraft and Wilderness living.  He is one of the rising stars on the UK Survival scene so he will fit in well with the surroundings of Infantry Battle School, Dering Lines in Brecon which will host the 2019 glittering awards ceremony.

Applications are now being sought for the 12 different categories that are available:

  • Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Welsh Government
  • Start up Business Award sponsored by Myrick Training
  • Micro Business Award (Less than 10 employees) sponsored by The Cambrian News & Brecon & Radnor Express
  • Growth Award sponsored by Development Bank of Wales
  • Investing in People Award sponsored by PCI Pharma Services
  • Excellence in Customer Service Award sponsored by Nidec Control Techniques
  • Small Business Award (Under 30 employees) sponsored by The County Times
  • Social Enterprise/ Charity Award sponsored by Mid Wales Housing Association Ltd
  • International Trade Award sponsored by Trax JH Ltd
  • Outstanding apprentice Award sponsored by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group
  • Technology & Innovation Award sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors
  • Small Business Growth Award sponsored by NPTC Group of Colleges
  • Business of the Year sponsored by Powys County Council

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 which this year is sponsored by Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce.

From the category winners the overall award for Powys Business of the Year 2019, is sponsored by Powys County Council.

Further details on all the awards can be found on the website and deadline for submission of entries is Friday, July 12, 2019.

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