The Awards

The Wales Start-Up Awards will recognise the outstanding achievements of start-ups in the Welsh economy.

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What people are saying

“The early stages of starting a business require resilience to overcome the constant setbacks and pain. These awards are important to us as a reward for the founder’s sacrifice to date. It’s no guarantee of eventual success, but a nomination, and recognition, sure makes those late nights and early mornings feel a little more worthwhile.”
Gareth Jones
CEO, Welsh ICE
“New firms are important for generating economic prosperity, employment opportunities and innovation. The Wales Start-Up awards will therefore celebrate this amazing contribution by entrepreneurs on our economy and the impact they have on communities across our nation.”
Professor Dylan Jones-Evans
Director, Wales Fast Growth 50
“NatWest has always had a great reputation for supporting start-up businesses across Wales and we are delighted to be involved in these exciting new awards. 2016 is a particularly important year for us as it will also see the opening of our first Welsh Entrepreneurial Spark hub in Cardiff which will enable us to provide free support, mentoring, networking and office accommodation for around 80 small and fast growing businesses.”
Caroline Thompson
Entrepreneur Development Manager, NatWest