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The 2015 Powys Business Awards has now launched.  To View details of all our categoreis and the judging criteria view

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Businesses turn out for Powys Business Awards Launch 2015

Businesses across Powys were in Llandrindod Wells for the launch of the annual Powys Business Awards.

The awards, now in their seventh year, were launched on Tuesday 19 May at Llandrindod Wells’ County Hall with sponsors and past finalists attending the launch.

New categories have been added to the 2015 contest including Best New Tourism Venture, Apprentice Award and Best Use of Digital Technology.

At the launch, organisers Mid Wales Manufacturing Group, Powys County Council and the Cambrian News announced the confirmed list of categories and sponsors for this year’s business awards.

Cllr Avril York, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: "We are delighted to support these awards, which are a fantastic opportunity for businesses to raise their profiles and gives us the chance to showcase their excellence.

"The Powys Business Awards have become an important date in the business calendar and are an excellent way of highlighting the range and expertise of businesses in the county and celebrating their success.  I would urge all businesses in the county to enter into this year’s awards."

Companies large and small are being encouraged to enter the awards, which celebrate excellence in business in the county and bring recognition in the local and regional business communities.

Application forms are now available for the 2015 Powys Business Awards, which will again culminate in a black-tie dinner this year bring held in Newtown’s Hafren on Friday 25 September with the reception being sponsored by Antur Teifi.

Ceri Stephens, Group Manager for Mid Wales Manufacturing Group said: "These awards are a fantastic opportunity for businesses to raise their profile. Businesses are independently judged on their excellent standards.

"The awards structure offers a public forum where recipients can gather in the presence of other business leaders and their peers to celebrate their success, at the awards dinner and presentation.

"Also, award recipients enjoy local publicity as the awards are covered by local and regional newspapers and by broadcasters. Everyone who reaches the finals also has the added bonus of having a free professionally made short film about their business which can be added to their website or otherwise used in their publicity."

The categories for the 2015 Powys Business Awards are:

• Small Business Award Less than 10 employees sponsored by RWE Innogy UK
• Outstanding Apprentice Award sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses
• Start up Business Award sponsored by NPTC Group
• Growth Award sponsored by Finance Wales
• Best Use of Digital Technology Awards sponsored by The Cambrian News and The Brecon & Radnor Express
• Manufacturing Award sponsored by Myrick Training Services
• Development in New Markets UK or Export sponsored by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group
• Best New Tourism Venture Award sponsored by The County Times
• Social Enterprise/ Charity Award sponsored by Mid Wales Housing Association Ltd
• Entrepreneurship Award
• Judging Criteria for Innovation / New Product Development Award sponsored by Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
• Judges Special Award
• Business of the Year Award sponsored by Powys County Council

Further details on all the awards can be found on the website and deadline for submission of entries is Tuesday 30 June 2015

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At the launch of the 2015 Powys Business Awards were (back row, left to right) Brian Dunlop, Myrick Training; Michael Davies, RWE Innogy UK; Dafydd Evans, Antur Teifi; Cllr Avril York, Powys County Council; Kaye Derwas, Federation of Small Businesses; and David Rowlands, Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd; (front row, left to right) Ceri Stephens, Mid Wales Manufacturing Group; Shane Perkins, Mid Wales Housing Association; Gaynor Morris, Finance Wales; and Steve Cass, NPTC Group.

For more information please contact Ceri Stephens, MWMG Group Manager, on Tel: 01686 628778

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