Press Releases 2017

Carmarthen Town Business Awards Finalists 2017 are announced

09.11.2017

The shortlist for the Carmarthen Town Business Awards 2017 has been unveiled, with 24 companies making the cut across 9 categories.

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The Awards, organised by Yr Atom, sponsored by Carmarthen Town Council, Carmarthenshire County Council and Carmarthen Town AFC. is held for the first time this year and showcases the best of business in Carmarthen, reflecting the breadth and depth of business successes in the town.  The celebration gala dinner will be held tomorrow evening (10 November) at Carmarthen Town Football Club and will be hosted by BBC Radio Cymru presenter Marc Griffiths.

Guest speaker at the event is West Wales farmer and entrepreneur, Brian Jones, who established Castell Howell Foods Ltd in the mid-1980s. Over 30 years later Castell Howell employs hundreds of staff and is known as one of the country’s leading independent food wholesalers which specialises in Welsh products. The company's main depot is located in Cross Hands but they have four satellite depots at Avonmouth, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Chirk and Merthyr Tydfil, where they supply businesses the length and breadth of Wales, the Welsh borders and the West Country.

Angharad Harding, Manager at King Street’s Yr Atom centre said:

“We received a very high standard of entries, making judging particularly difficult. We’re holding this event for the first time and I believe that having an annual awards dinner is an excellent opportunity to showcase the best of our business community in Carmarthen. There are so many excellent local businesses in the town and we’re delighted to have received so many entries.  We believe that the shortlist represents the highest calibre of professionalism, innovation, service levels and achievement and we’re really looking forward to the evening.  I would like to thank all the sponsors for their support, as without them, holding the first-ever Carmarthen Town Business Awards would not be possible.”

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Among those on the judging panel are representatives from Carmarthenshire County Council, Carmarthen Town Council and Carmarthen Town AFC.

Jeff Thomas from Carmarthen Town AFC said:

“What really impressed me was the number of really excellent businesses we have in our town. There was some real debate around the judging table about who should be on shortlist and it’s going to be really difficult to decide on a winner for each category.  There’s no doubt that the shortlist is a real testament to the strength and diversity of our local economy.”

The shortlisted companies are:

Young Entrepreneur

  • Lowri Johnston
  • Leaf and Bean Vintage Beverage Company

Hospitality

  • The Boars Head
  • Xcel Bowl
  • Pethau Da

Innovation

  • Dyfed Alarms
  • Computabuilda
  • Carmarthen Camera Centre

Retail

  • Emma Phillips Bridal Shop
  • Evans & Wilkins
  • Floral Décor by Sienna

Independent

  • John James Music Ltd
  • Jackie James
  • 3A’s

Market Traders

  • Leaf and Bean Vintage Beverage Company
  • Richardson Home Produce
  • Computabuilda

Charity

  • Eiriol
  • Arts care Gofal Celf
  • Xcel Bowl

Night time Economy

  • Notts Bar Ltd
  • Lorenzo’s
  • Diablos

Professional

  • Sauro Architectural Designs Ltd
  • Red kite Solicitors
  • LHP

 

Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / Arwel.Lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk