10th Anniversary Flintshire Business Award winners announced
Flintshire Business Awards, now in their tenth year, recognise excellence and
outstanding performance by businesses across the county.
The winners of the ten categories were revealed at an exclusive black tie award
ceremony at Soughton Hall, Northop on Friday 21 October. With an audience of
more than 240 influential business people, Flintshire companies were celebrated
for their successes.
It was a great night for Leyla Edwards of KK Finefoods Plc who scooped two of
the top awards - Business Person of the Year and the Entrepreneur Award.
Ethan Davies (Electroimpact UK Ltd) collected the Apprenticeship of the Year
Best Business with over 10 Employees went to Anwyl Group, while MCPC Systems
picked up the accolade for Best Business under 10 Employees.
DRB Group collected the Best Business to Work for Award, Mancoed VM won the
Most Enterprising Start Up and Hannaman Material Handling won the Most Socially
Responsible Business Award. The Award for Technology, Innovation & Enterprise
went to LDF.
In addition a new award, the Legacy Award, was presented by Economy and
Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates, to the Rt Hon. Lord Barry Jones in
recognition of his outstanding life-long services to business and the economy.
Ken Skates AM said:
“I was pleased to attend this year’s Flintshire Business Awards and honoured to
present the new Legacy award to Lord Barry Jones.
“I can think of no one better, or more deserving, to receive the award which
recognises Lord Barry Jones’ tireless work in support of economic growth across
the region. He has been a real advocate of both the needs and opportunities of
this part of Wales, supporting business investment and jobs growth at every
chance and taking every opportunity to promote Flintshire and North East Wales
where ever he goes.
“As a fitting gesture this award will be called the Lord Barry Jones legacy
award and will be presented each year to someone who has made a lasting
contribution to economic growth in the Flintshire area.”
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor
Derek Butler, said:
“I’d like to congratulate all of the winners, in our 10th year, the competition
was fierce and the judges had a difficult job choosing a winner in each
“I’d also like to thank our sponsors, AGS Security Systems, who, once again
have made this wonderful event possible. It’s great that Flintshire businesses
see the value in the awards and want to support each other and, together, we
will go from strength to strength in the years to come. “
Jonathan Turner, Managing Director of AGS Security Systems, congratulated all
the finalists, saying, “It is very rewarding for AGS Security Systems to return
to the stage as the headline sponsor again this year. The variety and
enthusiasm of Flintshire businesses never fails to amaze me and I am always
excited by the quality of business in Flintshire.
“These Awards help to recognise the real talent and outstanding performance
that we have on our doorstep, we need to think about the next generation and
the education of our colleagues – we are all responsible for creating the
entrepreneurs of the future.”
The winners and sponsors of the ten categories are listed below:
Award Sponsor Winner
Apprenticeship Coleg Cambria Ethan Davies (Electroimpact UK Ltd)
Business Person of Year B2 Business Systems Leyla Edwards KK Finefoods Plc
Best Business Over 10
Employees FSB Anwyl Group
Best Business Under 10
Employees Edge Transport MCPC Systems
Best Business to
Work For Wagtail UK DRB Group
Entrepreneur Pochin Leyla Edwards KK Finefoods Plc
Legacy FCC The Rt Hon. the Lord Jones
Start up DSG Mancoed VM
Responsible Business Wates Living Space Hannaman Material Handling
& Enterprise Glyndwr University
For more information about Flintshire Business Awards contact Kate Catherall on
01352 703221 or go to www.flintshirebusinessweek.co.uk
Note to editors
Winners of the 2016 Flintshire Business Awards with sponsors