2018 Award Categories

  • Construction Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for a new business that has made an immediate and significant impact in the construction sector and has a clear vision for its future success.

  • Creative and Digital Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for new creative and digital businesses that use creativity skills and talent to create original content and are achieving growth through the right mix of innovation and exceptional customer experience.

  • Financial and Professional Services Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for new businesses that are changing the financial and professional services industry through new and innovative products or solutions.

  • Food and Drink Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for new businesses that have great potential to make a real impact in the food and drink industry in Wales over the next few years.

  • Global Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for those start-ups that are internationally focused and are growing their businesses through increased overseas trading.

  • Green Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for new ventures that are fully committed to green business and are harnessing their innovations to make a real difference to future sustainable development.

  • Innovative Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for a new business that focuses on global and regional markets, is based on a clear business model, is scalable in the long term and has a an ownership base that includes external capital.

  • Manufacturing Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for new businesses that are using cutting edge manufacturing techniques to create new high quality products.

  • Retail Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for new businesses that demonstrate retail excellence and have achieved growth through exceptional customer experience.

  • Services Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for new businesses that are able to show growth through the provision of excellent services to customers or other businesses.

  • Social Enterprise Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for new businesses that have taken on social investment to break new ground either in delivering a new service, creating new models of delivery or breaking into new markets.

  • Technology Start-Up
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for new businesses that are disrupting their sector through a clear commitment to continued innovation.

  • Tourism and Leisure Start-Up
    of the Year

    Judges are looking for those new businesses that focus on excellence in delivering customer service and demonstrate innovation in tourism and leisure products and services.

  • Young Entrepreneur
    of the Year

    The judges are looking for individuals who demonstrate ambition, energy, skill and vision, as well as tangible business success, in creating and developing an exceptional start-up during the last three years.

2018 Award Shortlist

  • Construction Start-Up
    of the Year
    • CAUKIN Studio
    • CDB Design and Build
    • Oakwater
    • Rails Direct
  • Creative and Digital Start-Up
    of the Year
    • BabApp
    • CineMerse
    • Red Squirrel Marketing
    • Steelhouse Productions
  • Financial and Professional Services Start-Up
    of the Year
    • Chatterbox PR
    • Mango HR
    • Paradigm Human Performance
    • TalentBe
  • Food and Drink Start-Up
    of the Year
    • Cobbles Kitchen and Deli
    • Dyfi Distillery
    • JT Hospitality Group
    • Volare Italian Dining and Bistro
  • Global Start-Up
    of the Year
    • AMPLYFI
    • Freight Logistics Solutions
    • POW! Virtual Running
    • The Youth Development Agency
  • Green Start-Up
    of the Year
    • Awel Co-op
    • CASA Facilities Management
    • Surple
  • Innovative Start-Up
    of the Year
    • AMPLYFI
    • Credas Technologies
    • Hut Six Security
    • Paperclip
    • Simply Do Ideas
    • Surple
  • Manufacturing Start-Up
    of the Year
    • CDB Design and Build
    • Mon Naturals
    • Odddot
  • Retail Start-Up
    of the Year
    • Barr & Co Jewellery
    • FUTT
    • Letterbox Lab
    • Live Spiffy
    • UK Leisure Living
  • Services Start-Up
    of the Year
    • Apollo Business Village
    • Codez Academy
    • Freight Logistics Solutions
    • Mochdre Vets
    • Passport to Employment
  • Social Enterprise Start-Up
    of the Year
    • Awel Co-op
    • Help4Wales Foundation
    • ShedNet
    • Up Side Down Circus
  • Technology Start-Up
    of the Year
    • Credas Technologies
    • Four Minutes
    • Hut Six Security
    • Sports Injury Fix
    • We Build Bots
  • Tourism and Leisure Start-Up
    of the Year
    • Beacons Trike Tours
    • EverTrek
    • KatagUK
    • The Forge
  • Young Entrepreneur
    of the Year
    • Chloe Smith - Bigmoose Coffee Co
    • Rhiannan Falshaw Skelly - CineMerse
    • Jarrad Morris & James Forrest  - Elite Vehicle Sourcing
    • Jade Fisher - Jade Fisher
    • Lian Poulson - Lian Cara