City Hall, 31 March 2022

2022 Winners

Platinum Award

Winner:

Menter Caerdydd

“Menter Caerdydd embodied collaboration in a time of need to bring together businesses, charities, educators, retail, social enterprises and volunteers; and delivered a successful, safe live event to inspire the Cardiff comeback to normality. Fantastic legacy.”

www.mentercaerdydd.cymru | @mentercaerdydd

Arts

Winner:

Katherine Jones Artist

“Katherine Jones provided 19 hugely special memory boxes which aided many to overcome grief of a loved one, whilst engaging over 25,000 people with online works. Powerful, everlasting creativity.”

www.katherinemgjones.com | @katherinejonesartist

Bar

Winner:

Lab 22

“A vibrant bar that has bounced back to break its own financial records, and has won national praise as one of the UK’s finest for its cool cocktails and inventive mixology.”

www.lab22cardiff.com | @lab22cardiff

Business Services

Winner:

Absolute Performance

“Great range: designed and installed Team GB’s training facilities at the Tokyo Summer Olympics; also introduced an elite home gym for former WRU Captain Sam Warburton.”

www.aperformance.co.uk  |  @absoluteperformance

Café

Winner:

St Andrews Coffee Court

“Essential to the local community and initially a passion project which has now turned into a business. Great trajectory.”

www.standrewsurccardiff.co.uk/coffee |  @standrewscoffeecourt

Charity

Winner:

City Hospice

“A very proud moment to see its Forever Flowers campaign succeed, expertly crafting 1,400 iron flowers to represent the life of lost ones, raising over £40,000 for the community.”

www.cityhospice.org.uk | @cityhospice

Civic

Winner:

FOR Cardiff

“Massively enhanced the capital with the most successful ballot result for a Business Improvement District (BID) in Wales and a 34% increase in footfall to the city. Great representation.”

www.forcardiff.com | @forcardiff

Creative

Winner:

Artist Nathan Wyburn

“Truly deserves all the plaudits with household art that raised awareness of homelessness and equality within the LGBTQ+ community, as well as a first major international solo exhibition in Rome.”

www.nathanwyburn.com | @nathanwyburnart

Education

Winner:

Cardiff Metropolitan University

“A highly progressive university, which rose to 11,500 students from over 140 countries and nurtures entrepreneurialism. Outstanding track record for graduate start-ups.”

www.cardiffmet.ac.uk | @cardiffmet

Education

Winner:

Little Learning Bears

“Unique organisation with its innovative learning folder and educational products expertly launched during the pandemic to engage schools, nurseries and children across the city.”

www.littlelearningbears.com | @littlelearningbears

Event

Winner:

Dragged to Church

“Overcame the challenge to put on an amazing concert without spending any money from the organisation and raised thousands for the church’s refurbishment.”

www.facebook.com/DraggedToChurch | @draggedtochurch

Hair & Beauty

Winner:

Simon Constantinou

“Bringing fresh services to its loyal customers, this inclusive salon became a Dementia Friendly Organisation. Appealing hair treatments, thoughtful approach, great diversity.”

www.worldchampionhairdressing.co.uk | @simonconstantinouhairteam

Health & Wellbeing

Winner:

The Happy Hive

“An absolute inspiration. Doctor, beekeeper, wheelchair user and successful business owner: the Happy Hive’s handmade products gained massive enquires and set-up a thriving pop-up shop in John Lewis.”

www.thehappyhive.co.uk | @happyhivecardiff

Homes & Interiors

Winner:

Louise Misell Interiors

“Louise Misell’s client leads were up 137% on previous years. Its designer in a box initiative allow to choose preselected colour schemes with a fail-safe way to trial colour in their homes.”

www.louisemisellinteriors.co.uk | @louise_m_interiors

Legal & Financial

Winner:

Sanctuary Financial Planning

“Strong growth in profit, empowered its clients and team in an impressive leap forward, using all 30+ years of its experience. Highly thoughtful, customer-first approach.”

www.sanfp.co.uk | @sanctuary-financial

Leisure & Tourism

Winner:

Hensol Castle Distillery

“This expanding attraction’s tourism offer is skyrocketing with 25,000 visitors expected in 2022, and over £100k worth of visitor attraction and gin school vouchers already sold for visits.”

www.hensolcastledistillery.com | @hensolcastledistillery

New Business

Winner:

Bloomfull

“This collaborative sister team smashed launch year designing all flower bouquets and hand pouring reed diffusers to immense popularity. Sold out in its first week, impressive numbers!”

www.bloomfull.co.uk | @bloomfull_uk

People Services

Winner:

Revised Recruitment

“Terrific work increasing its number of using schools to 21, after a promising summer of recruiting entered its second year with 164 onboarded candidates. Great success!”

www.revisedrecruitment.co.uk | @revisedrecgroup

Property

Winner:

Trojan Group

“A go-to construction company for huge brands. Celebrated its 10th anniversary by securing £8m worth of work going into 2022, with a huge surge in turnover.”

www.trojan-cml.com | @trojancml

Restaurant

Winner:

The Dough Thrower

“Innovative in a tricky time for hospitality, there’s real heart to The Dough Thrower. Originally a startup of three, now grown to employing 25 and producing affordable, accessible food.”

www.thedoughthrower.com | @thedoughthrower

Retailer

Winner:

The Goodwash Company

“This authentic, ethical brand is expanding year on year with 50% sales up from 2021! Launched eco refill range on all products and became a stand out at Goodsheds.”

www.goodwash.co.uk | @thegoodwashcompany

Sustainability

Winner:

Kindle Cardiff

“A sustainable ethos runs through this up-and-coming restaurant. Showcasing pure passion for seasonal ingredient-led cooking, Kindle’s design also greatly reduces its environmental impact. Pivotal players.”

www.kindlecardiff.co.uk | @kindle_cardiff

Technology & Innovation

Winner:

Stratigens from Talent Intuition

“Agile, forward-thinking operators driving tech to enhance women’s opportunities breaking into the engineering and tech industry, whilst increasing sales by 292%. Vital strategists.”

www.stratigens.com | @intuitiontalent

Welsh Language

Winner:

Menter Caerdydd

“A strong promoter of Welsh culture and language that benefitted many sectors. As a pandemic pilot event, Tafwyl was truly innovative and garnered a combined audience of 40,000.”

www.mentercaerdydd.cymru | @mentercaerdydd