Posted: Tue 23rd Feb 2016

Business Club Awards: Finalists Announced /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 23rd, 2016

The finalists have been announced and the countdown to Rhondda Cynon Taf’s most prestigious Business Awards event begins. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This year marks the 10th Business Club Annual Awards, the Awards have commended and celebrated scores of businesses of all sizes and specialties over the last decade. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Launched during a special breakfast event in Llechwen Hall last year, the 2016 Rhondda Cynon Taf Business Club Awards, are supported by Headline sponsor Coleg Y Cymoedd and recognise the businesses that have used excellence and innovation to support the county borough’s economy and reputation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The finalists who will be eagerly awaiting the results at the 2016 Business Club Awards at Llechwen Hall on March 11 are: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Best New Business, sponsored by Veolia: MM Mercury and Pontus Aqua Research.
  • Decade of Business Excellence, sponsored by L’Oreal UKI Ltd: Control Gear and Glamorgan Brewery.
  • Employer of the Year, sponsored by Hirwaun Power: Accent Press and Rocialle.
  • Environmental Business of the Year, sponsored by enviroparks: Arrow Value Recovery and The Welsh Pantry.
  • Excellence in Manufacturing, sponsored by Renishaw: Gwalia Healthcare and Rocialle.
  • Excellence in Social Enterprise, sponsored by RCT Homes: Arts Factory and Friends of Ferndale – the Fern Partnership.
  • High Street Business, sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses: Beyond Balloons and Bradleys Coffee.
  • Micro Business, sponsored by the University of South Wales: Beyond Balloons and Trojan Group.
  • RCT Business Club Business of the Year, sponsored by Coleg Y Cymoedd, will be chosen from category winners and will be announced on the evening.

Cllr Robert Bevan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Planning, said: “This year marks a decade of the Rhondda Cynon Taf Business Club celebrating local industry and enterprise ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It is important for us to support and celebrate local businesses and employers as they are the lifeblood of our local economy. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The annual awards are part of the far-reaching support offered by the Rhondda Cynon Taf Business Club, which aims to create a supportive environment in which businesses of all sizes and specialties can network, learn and grow. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The awards would not take place without the support of those organisations that sponsor the events and the categories and, as we count down to the exciting awards evening, we once again thank those who have shown their support by sponsoring the awards.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you would like to book tickets for the 2016 Business Club Awards, the event takes place from 6pm to 12pm on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Llechwen Hall, nr Pontypridd.Tickets are £35 plus VAT for Business Club Members and £40 plus VAT for non-Business Club members. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

You can find out more about the awards and the wider support the RCT Business Club offers by visiting ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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