Case Study - Cardiff Business Awards 2018



Cardiff Business Awards 2018


450 people from the business community of Cardiff


City Hall, Cardiff


To recognise the outstanding achievements of businesses within Cardiff.


Grapevine Event Management

About the Awards

In their fourth year, the Cardiff Business Awards, co-founded by Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE and Liz Brookes, Director of Grapevine Event Management recognise those companies and individuals that have enjoyed impressive success over the last year and have made an outstanding contribution both to their respective sectors and to the wider Cardiff economy. 

This year the awards were rebranded by the wonderful team at Bluegg. We thought that after 3 years the image and landscape of the Welsh capital had changed so we should follow suit to ensure continuity. 

We were very fortunate to have NatWest come on board again as headline sponsors of the awards. Jessica Shipman, NatWest Cymru Director for Commercial and Corporate Banking in Cardiff and South East Wales, said:

"NatWest Cymru is both proud and honoured to once again be supporting the prestigious Cardiff Business Awards.

These companies are creating jobs and supporting the wider eco-systems within their communities and we are proud to be supporting their growth and recognising the success of those in Cardiff at this year's awards."

After 3 days of judging, Prof Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, chair of the judges for the Cardiff Business Awards, said: 

"For a fourth successive year, myself and the rest of the judging panel have been overwhelmed by the quality of award entries received this year."

With the categories ranging from leisure & hospitality to technology and young entrepreneur of the year, the awards recognised a wide range of businesses and individuals from all across the capital.

On the night, with a full house of over 450 people, 19 categories were celebrated with the Cardiff Business of the Year accolade going to CELSA Steel UK who also won Green Business of the Year, while the Outstanding Contribution to Cardiff award went to Cardiff Start - the capital city's digital and technology start-up network.

Winners of the Cardiff Business Awards 2018 - CELSA Steel UK

Winners of the Cardiff Business Awards 2018 - CELSA Steel UK

Luis Sanz, CEO and Managing Director of CELSA Steel UK said:

"CELSA has just celebrated 15 years of making steel in Cardiff and is a committed member of the local community. Businesses are made of people and I can only express my pride at having the honour to be part of the incredible team that has won these awards."


"The Cardiff Business Awards are a great way to thank businesses for their contribution to Cardiff."

Cllr. Huw Thomas
The City of Cardiff Council


"Again, I am blown away by the volume and calibre of the entries. Year on year the standards continue to increase and overwhelm us with the evident range great talent, drive and success that runs through every sector or the capital economy.

A huge congratulations to this year's winners as well as each of the finalists who are also recognised for their hard work and the success this has delivered for them.

These companies are not only the pride of Cardiff, but they also are supporting the Welsh economy as a whole."

Liz Brookes
Co-founder, Cardiff Business Awards & Director, Grapevine Event Management

All the winners of the Cardiff Business Awards 2018

All the winners of the Cardiff Business Awards 2018

To find out more information on all of the winners click here. If you would like to get in touch with us to discuss putting your own award ceremony click here.