12 March 2018back

25th Anniversary Awards Shortlist Revealed

A Swansea based housing association, a brewery in Llantrisant and an Anglesey based holiday company are just some of the organisations shortlisted for the coveted Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru Awards 2018.

The shortlist was announced today [12 March 2018], and saw 21 businesses and their arts partners named as finalists for this year’s awards. They are now set to fight it out to win one of the sought after trophies at the award ceremony in May.

As well as the winners of the eight award categories, recipients of the prestigious Robert Maskrey Award for Arts Philanthropy, the Admiral Business of the Year and the Hodge Arts Award will also be announced on the night, for which there is no shortlist.

The 25th A&B Cymru Awards will take place at Wales Millennium Centre on Friday 25 May. The ceremony and dinner is sponsored for the eighth year by Global Energy Company Valero and the awards trophies will be presented by a range of Welsh celebrities. 

The annual event celebrates companies and individuals who work with the arts to achieve core business objectives which, in turn, benefit people and communities across Wales.

The award winners have been chosen by an independent panel of judges who have expertise in practical art forms, sponsorship and business. They will each receive a specially commissioned trophy designed and made by Ann Catrin Evans, an internationally renowned sculptor and jeweller based in Caernarfon.

A&B Cymru’s Chief Executive, Rachel Jones, said: “The partnerships nominated for our 25th anniversary awards illustrate clearly the strength and diversity of Wales’ artistic community as well as the vision and commitment of businesses of all sectors and sizes across the country. 

These awards are a great opportunity to highlight the innovative and far-reaching work that the two sectors do together, and I’d like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting us in hosting these awards yet again. All of the finalists shortlisted should be immensely proud of their achievements, and I hope that this recognition encourages them to continue with their inspiring work.”

The full list of finalists is available here.

Priority booking for the Arts & Business Cymru Awards 2018 is open from Tuesday 13 March.  For further details, telephone 029 2030 3023 or e-mail contactus@aandbcymru.org.uk


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