Nominations open as Wales Business Awards return for 2022

Today (1 March), Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid has opened entries for its highly anticipated Wales Business Awards 2022, providing SME businesses across the country with the opportunity to compete for Wales’ most prestigious accolades.

Returning after a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Wales Business Awards, sponsored by Avast Business, will celebrate the businesses who turned survival into opportunity, engaged with their teams and innovated.

Creating a better applicant experience, the nomination process has been simplified this year and introduces video entries across the range of categories which includes ‘Global Business of the Year’, ‘Green Business of the Year’ and the ‘Workplace Wellbeing Award’.

The Chamber will also be awarding ‘Welsh Business of the Year’ at the ceremony on 9 June at St Fagans National Museum of History, which sees broadcaster Gethin Jones return as host.

Entries will close on 1 April, with the finalists set to be announced at the end of the month.

The Wales Business Awards 2022 marks the start of an exciting partnership between the Chamber and Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE. Working with the highly regarded, cross-sector StartUp Awards National Series – Wales and Fast Growth 50, the collaboration will create a gold standard of business awards in Wales and recognise the success of businesses at each level: start up, SME and high-growth.

Paul Slevin, President of Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid, said: “The Wales Business Awards are a brilliant way to recognise the efforts of Welsh businesses and their employees. Businesses have demonstrated agility, creativity and innovation against a backdrop of uncertainty so we look forward to seeing this year’s applicants.

“We are delighted that the Wales Business Awards will be partnering with The StartUp Awards National Series – Wales and Fast Growth 50, bridging the gap between these prestigious awards to recognise successful SMEs. Through this partnership, we will be able to celebrate the best of business in Wales at every stage of their growth.”

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE said: “The Wales Business Awards are a real opportunity for us to celebrate and applaud the achievements of talented businesses that make such a difference to the Welsh economy.”

Entries can now be submitted at

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