It's completely free to nominate your company or organisation, and you can enter as many categories as are relevant. The Platinum Award is given to the Judges' choice of the overall Winner of Winners on the night. See this year’s categories and past Winners below...
Companies, partnerships and organisations may enter multiple categories. Please see our Top Tips. And bear in mind that our Judges are guided to assess Nominations on these lines: Evidence of excellence in the year 30%; Quality of Nomination 20%; Civic/Charity/Ecological 15%; Distinctiveness of offering 15%; Client/customer relationships 15%; and Testimonials 5%
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The Platinum Award is given to the crème de la crème, best category winner on the night.
2019 Winner: Hijinx
2018: Wales Millennium Centre
2017 Winner: City of the Unexpected
2016 Winner: Chapter
From crafts, plays, music, paintings, dance and galleries – Arts make the city so unique. Tell us what makes your organisation special...
2019 Winner: Hijinx
2018: Chapter Arts
2017 Winner: Sinfonia Cymru
2016 Winner: Chapter
2015 Winner: NoFit State Circus
2014 Winner: Sherman Cymru
From the Big Night Out to a drink after work, bars are an important part of this city. Category includes cocktail bars, wine bars, craft beer venues and pubs. Nominate to share what makes yours best!
2019 Winner: Lab22
2018 Winner: The Dead Canary
2017 Winner: The Dead Canary
2016 Winner: The Dead Canary
2015 Winner: Laguna Bar (Park Plaza)
2015 (Watering Hole) Winner: The Old Swan Inn
2014 Winner: Lab22
The Business Services category is for all companies with a specific B2B offering, selling your goods or services to other businesses. (Please note: there is a separate category for Legal and Financial companies.)
2019 Winner: Illustrate Digital
2018 Winner: New Directions
2017 Winner: DevOpsGuys
2016 Winner: Mrs Bucket Cleaning Services
We want to hear all about the finest cafés, coffee shops, tea shops and delis. Whether great for coffee, cake, brunch, lunch or simply hanging out, what makes your place special?
2019 Winner: Bodlon
2018 Winner: Compass Coffee
2017 Winner: Brød
2016 Winner: Penylan Pantry
2015 Winner: Waterloo Tea (Wyndham Arcade)
2014 Winner: Blue Pelican Café
New for 2019! The Civic Award highlights the contribution of an organisation or company which has improved Cardiff this year. Some new initiative which makes our city better or commitment to helping develop others or notable charitable work. This is open to ANY company in Cardiff and will clearly be a very attractive Award.
2019 Winner: Creative Cardiff
This category is for any creative organisation from marketing/PR agencies, publishers, web designers, designers, TV film and video companies, photographers and makers – and so-oh much more! This city is full of creativity and this is your opportunity to write the best pitch ever…
The Education category is for any teaching establishments (schools, classes, colleges and universities) or education-focused organisations. Think you could come top of your class? Imagine winning!
2019 Winner: Media Academy Cardiff
2017 Winner: Cardiff and Vale College
From festivals, to community, to sporting, to corporate and all in between, events make a huge impact on the culture of a city – share your event successes and you could win the Event category.
2019 Winner: RoathRocks
2018 Winner: Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival: Everyman17
2017 Winner: City of the Unexpected
2016 Winner: Cardiff Children's Literature Festival
2015 Winner: Artes Mundi
2014 Winner: Womex13
This Award will be given to a place that serves great quality food and drink, supported by amazing service and a comfortable vibe, all within in a relaxed pub atmosphere.
2019 Winner: The Heathcock
2018 Winner: The Fox and Hounds
2017 Winner: Longhouse
2016 Winner: The Hare and Hounds
2015 Winner: The Kings Arms
2014 Winner: The Conway
The Hair & Beauty category is open to all beauty and hair salons in the area. Tell us about your great successes and client feedback, and you could be an Award winner!
Hair and Beauty Winners
2019 Winner: Simon Constantinou
2018 Winner: Jones The Barber
2017 Winner: Madame Wax
Previous Beauty Winners
2016 Winner: Laguna Health & Spa
2015 Winner: Madame Wax
2014 Winner: Year of the Tiger
Previous Hair Winners
2016 Winner: Goji Hair
2015 Winner: Belle Toujours
2014 Winner: Ken Picton Salons
This category is for any organisation which helps the community improve its health and wellbeing. This could be anything from nutrition, fitness classes or groups, healthcare, dentists, opticians, doctors, surgeries, health clubs and more! Share your results and successes by nominating in this category.
2019 Winner: Friends of Pedal Power Project
2018 Winner: Ace Feet in Motion
2017 Winner: OlsenFitness
2016 Winner: Nicola Taaffe @ West Grove
2015 Winner: Pearce and Bowler
2015 Winner: Home Instead
The Home & Interiors category is for any business that designs, decorates, furnishes or refurbishes a commercial or private property. Stand-out year, with significant, successful projects..? You could soon be furnished with one of our splendid Awards!
2019 Winner: Chalkhouse Interiors
2018 Winner: Artisan Interiors
2017 Winner: Project One
2016 Winner: Project One
2015 Winner: Project One
2014 Winner: Space Fitting Furniture
Calling all solicitors, accountants, banks, lawyers, financial advisors, insurance, legal experts, wealth managers, law firms and more. This category is open to all legal or financial companies in the area, whether supplying services to businesses or consumers.
2019 Winner: CJCH Solicitors
2018 Winner: Blake Morgan
2017 Winner: Greenaway Scott
This category is all about enjoyment in the city: venues, events and festivals, accommodation, activities or visitor attractions, whether for tourists and residents.
2019 Winner: Bay Island Voyages
2018 Winner: Wales Millennium Centre
2017 Winner: Cardiff Story Museum
2016 Winner: Vale Resort
2015 Winner: Doctor Who Experience
The New Business category is for absolutely any business which has started in the city after 1 July 2017. Nominate your new business, celebrate your success, raise your profile – and you could win an Award!
2019 Winner: Credas
2018 Winner: Amdani Fitertainment Park
2017 Winner: Cheese Pantry
2016 Winner: Brød – The Danish Bakery
2015 Winner: home byKirsty
2014 Winner: Compare My Move
If you’re making a big difference to the property sector locally, this one’s for you. From estate agents and letting agents to developers, architects, construction/building companies and surveyors, tell our judges about your success.
2019 Winner: Charles James Developments & Interiors
2018 Winner: Design Management Partnership
2017 Winner: Howells Solicitors
2016 Winner: Moginie James
2015 Winner: Hern & Crabtree
2014 Winner: CanDo Lettings
With so many excellent local eateries to choose from, what makes your restaurant stand out from the crowd? This award is for establishments from casual eateries to fine dining restaurants and anything in between. [Please note: Gastropub and Café have their own categories.]
2019 Winner: Milkwood
2017 Winner: The Classroom Y Dosbarth
2016 Winner: Moksh
2015 Winner: Bar 44 & Bully's
2014 Winner: Arboreal
This Award is for both offline and online retailers that are based in the city, whether physical stores or online offering. Or both. If your store has had a great year of trading and great customer satisfaction, why not nominate? You could soon have an Award in your shop window, physical or digital…
2019 Winner: Pugh's Garden Village
2018 Winner: Paperclip
2017 Winner: Leekes
2016 Winner: home byKirsty
2015 Winner: The Brogue Trader
2014 Winner: Wally's Delicatessen