City Hall, 8 September 2020

2019 Winners

Platinum - Hijinx

Platinum Award

Winner:

Hijinx

“Outstanding work promoting the importance of equal opportunity both on an individual basis and through outward-facing education and training. An astonishing, ambitious organisation truly deserving of recognition.”

hijinx.org.uk | @hijinxtheatre

Arts - Hijinx

Arts

Winner:

Hijinx

“A spectacular 2018, full of ambitious initiatives and impressive growth. Hijinx is changing lives by deep engagement. This is art affecting real life.”

hijinx.org.uk | @hijinxtheatre

Bar - Lab22

Bar

Winner:

Lab 22

“Lab 22 has shown real courage pushing boundaries and is now a shining beacon for ethical grass-roots business in Cardiff. What they’ve done is mind-blowing!”

lab22cardiff.com | @lab22cardiff

Business Services - Illustrate Digital

Business Services

Winner:

Illustrate Digital

“A collaborative, diverse company with a strong team culture – powered by a stand-out work. This company knows its craft and executes it to perfection.”

illustrate.digital | @illustrateuk

Cafe - Bodlon

Café

Winner:

Bodlon

“Bodlon is proud of its Welsh heritage, promoting Wales in a distinctive way. Excellent food, lovely décor and notably high standards of service. Very on-trend!”

bodlon.com | @niabodlon

Charity - City Hospice

Charity

Winner:

City Hospice

“Having gone through some seriously tough times, City Hospice has come out shining. Cardiff is much richer for having this superb organisation. We could not be without it.”

cityhospice.org.uk | @cityhospice

Civic - Creative Cardiff

Civic

Winner:

Creative Cardiff

“Remarkable! Creative Cardiff connects people, running a variety of events and putting creativity at the heart of civic life. An impressive 2018 with huge impact.”

creativecardiff.org.uk | @creativecardiff

Creative - Cardiff Pottery

Creative

Winner:

Cardiff Pottery Workshop Foundation

“Such a lovely organisation doing good things. Engaging, accessible and encouraging, these workshops are offering something highly mindful.
A stand-out success!”

cardiffpotteryworkshops.com | @cardiffpottery

Education - Media Academy

Education

Winner:

Media Academy Cardiff

“Through focusing on educating and supporting individuals, Media Academy Cardiff is changing lives. An extremely impressive year, with over 2,500 people directly impacted. So important.”

mediaacademycardiff.org | @macardiff

Event - Roathrocks

Event

Winner:

RoathRocks

“This is an amazing story filled with community spirit. A superb example of an event bringing disparate groups together and changing opinions through joyous, creative action.”

roathcardiff.net | @roathrocks

Gastropub - Heathcock

Gastropub

Winner:

Heathcock

“Wow! A serious success story, turning around a failing pub and creating a space which is strong on food, service and décor. Pulled it out of the bag!”

heathcockcardiff.com | @the_heathcock

HairBeauty - Simon Constantinou

Hair & Beauty

Winner:

Simon Constantinou

“This longstanding salon truly is a one-stop-shop for hair and beauty. Continuously innovating and trying new things whilst keeping its distinctive community feel.”

worldchampionhairdressing.co.uk | @s_ constantinou

HealthWellbeing - Pedal Power

Health & Wellbeing

Winner:

Friends of Pedal Power Project

“Impressive execution of a strong idea, using cycling to improve physical and mental health. Gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy cycling, regardless of ability. Innovative.”

cardiffpedalpower.org | @pedalpower_diff

HomesInteriors - Chalkhouse Kitchens

Homes & Interiors

Winner:

Chalkhouse Kitchens

“Beautiful handmade kitchens supporting a solid business model with excellent growth and a family feel. Aspirational!”

chalkhouseinteriors.co.uk | @chalkhouseint

LegalFinancial - CJCH

Legal & Financial

Winner:

CJCH

“A solicitor’s firm with a genuine difference. Strong demonstrable growth, innovative and forward-thinking use of technology, and an inspirational outreach programme for schools and charities.”

cjchsolicitors.co.uk | @cjch_solicitors

Leisure - Bay Island

Leisure & Tourism

Winner:

Bay Island Voyages

“This family business has been brought back to a position of strength through a committed investment in its staff. Thoroughly convincing submission, with impressive new contracts.”

bayislandvoyages.co.uk | @bayislandwales

New Business - Credas

New Business

Winner:

Credas

“Credas has created something innovative, effective and scalable, with impressive growth in 2018. We should be proud to call this a Cardiff business – definitely one to watch.”

credas.co.uk | @mycredas

Property - Charles James

Property

Winner:

Charles James Development & Interiors

“Great to see a tight-knit, local company doing great things and achieving such glowing reviews. Supporting local tradesmen, expanding staff and always delivering.”

charlesjamesdevelopments.co.uk | @charlesjamesltd

Restaurant - Milkwood

Restaurant

Winner:

Milkwood

“Special food served in a wonderful setting, using the very best Welsh produce. A unique and exclusive feel, brimming with characters and a personable team.”

milkwoodcardiff.com | @milkwoodcdf

Retailer - Pughs Garden

Retailer

Winner:

Pugh’s Garden Village

“With a huge increase in turnover in 2018, considerable expansion and community engagement, Pugh’s Garden Village is proof that passion can absolutely power success. Inspiring.”

pughsgardencentre.co.uk | @pughsgarden