City Hall, 30 September 2021

2021 Winners

CARDIFF LIFE AWARDS 2021

Platinum Award

Winner:

Techniquest

“Techniquest embodied clever innovation to bring science and education to the homes of hundreds of thousands with #TQatHome; and its digital outreach programme was utilised by 50 schools and proved popular with teachers and pupils. Inspirational!”

@Techniquest | www.techniquest.org

Sponsored by: Marsh Commercial

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Arts

Winner:

Theatr Iolo

“Showcased exemplary support for freelance and upcoming artists with highly creative, sell-out travelling tours, capturing the imagination of hundreds.”

www.theatriolo.com | @theatriolo

Sponsored by: Lexus Cardiff

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Bar

Winner:

Craft Republic

“A shining example of operating deftly through a pandemic, constantly adapting with a cool bottle shop offering and unique drink brands.”

www.wearecraftrepublic.co.uk | @WeAreCraftRep

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Business Services

Winner:

A&R Services

“A&R aided thousands of businesses as one of the first to provide safeguarding layers to workplace surfaces. One of the fastest growing teams in Wales!”

@AandRcleaning

Sponsored by: Regus

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Café

Winner:

Eartha

“What a welcoming, green environment with perfect food and drink produce! The community spirit Eartha provides is vital and every customer’s wellbeing a priority.”

www.earthastore.com

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Charity

Winner:

Tŷ Hafan

“An incredible response this year from supporters and volunteers alike, raising an extra £1million in funds. Its virtual hospice programme took much-needed stress off the NHS.”

www.tyhafan.org | @tyhafan

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Civic

Winner:

Horn Development Association CIC

“Stepped up proudly for Cardiff delivering over 300 families free food packages and established well acclaimed education and fitness programmes. Innovators!”

www.hdacardiff.org | @hdacardiff

Sponsored by: Cardiff Life

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Creative

Winner:

Jammy Custard Animation

“A memorable year for Jammy Custard! Great achievement creating vital Covid animations for the Welsh government and a brand-new studio on the way.”

www.jammycustard.co.uk | @Jammycustard

Sponsored by: Genero

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Education

Winner:

Techniquest

“Techniquest continues to establish itself as the ‘go-to’ science centre in Wales, transforming itself with 53 new exhibits and playing a vital role in STEM learning.”

www.techniquest.org | @Techniquest

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Event

Winner:

Menter Caerdydd

“Adapted cleverly to produce workshops and events online with its Digital Tafwyl festival a gamechanger. Over 25,000 viewers worldwide enjoyed music and activities.”

www.mentercaerdydd.cymru | @MenterCaerdydd

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Hair & Beauty

Winner:

Create Salon

“A fantastic debut year for this fast-paced salon that is notable in being sustainable, recycling 95% of its salon waste. Definitely one to watch!”

www.createsalon.co.uk

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Health & Wellbeing

Winner:

Cardiff and Vale Arts for Health and Wellbeing

“Expertly combines art with wellbeing and despite tough challenges. Its virtual gallery raised thousands for the NHS and provided positive experiences for patients and carers.”

www.cardiffandvale.art | @CavuhbArts

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Homes & Interiors

Winner:

Blasus Succulent Emporium

“Blasus is one-of-a kind as South Wales’ first succulent emporium, housing over 200 varieties of houseplants. Impressively expanded its team and helped renovate homes of shielding customers.”

www.blasus.co.uk

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Legal & Financial

Winner:

Hek Jones Solicitors

“Continuously grew its portfolio of work in 2020 and now takes on over 450 files clients on average each month. Remarkable client numbers and referrals.”

www.hekjones.com | @HekJonesLaw

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Leisure & Tourism

Winner:

Clayton Hotel Cardiff

“Great tenacity to remain open during the pandemic sheltering key workers whilst maintaining impressive Covid standards. Its return hospitality included quality three-course dinner room service.”

www.claytonhotelcardiff.com | @Clayton_Cardiff

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New Business

Winner:

Iungo Solutions

“Iungo innovated smartly to create an app helping people affected by Covid to identify new roles in different sectors. Creative, strategy and tech pioneers.”

www.iungo.solutions | @iungo_solutions

Sponsored by: 13Fields

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Property

Winner:

Meanwhile House & Cardiff Containers

“Provided over 100 affordable, self-contained studios for Cardiff’s creatives, start ups and entrepreneurs. Plans to expand with a gym, café and rooftop camp are ground-breaking.”

www.meanwhilecreative.co.uk/coworking-office-space/cardiff/cardiff-containers/ | @MeanwhileHouse

Sponsored by: Park Plaza Cardiff

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Property

Winner:

MWH Heating & Plumbing

“Has built a first-class reputation with record numbers of customers. Inspirational in facilitating heating for Dragon Heart hospital.”

www.mwhplumbing.co.uk | @MWHPlumbing

Sponsored by: Park Plaza Cardiff

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Restaurant

Winner:

The Gwaelod y Garth Inn

“Stand-out moments in 2021 included the highly popular ‘Lazy Sunday Roasts’, opening its doors as a village shop for its meals and kindly providing rooms to NHS staff.”

www.gwaelodygarthinn.co.uk | @GwaelodInn

Sponsored by: WSET

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Retailer

Winner:

Cardiff Distillery

“Incorporates Welsh culture into products and are huge advocates of sourcing locally. Used its facilities throughout 2020 to produce gallons of hand sanitizer for businesses.”

www.cardiffdistillery.co.uk

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Technology & Innovation

Winner:

Box UK

“This tech wonder celebrated many milestones, most notably delivering over 100 digital solution projects for impressive clients including GPWales, Cymru Wales and Dexerto.”

www.boxuk.com | @boxuk

Sponsored: EntreConf

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Welsh Language

Winner:

Mwnci

“This Welsh wonder developed essential language resources and toys for children at a time home-schooling was a priority. A near 300% increase in orders: fantastic numbers.”

www.mwnci.co | @mwncicymru