Responsible Business Awards in Wales

The Awards identify and celebrate businesses from across Wales that are making a positive impact in their communities, schools, supply chains and workplaces.

The Winners of the Responsible Business Awards in Wales were announced at the Wales Responsible Business Gala Dinner on 30 June.


Rosie Sweetman, Director, Business in the Community Cymru considers this year's Awards.

Rosie Sweetman, Wales Director, Business in the CommunityIt strikes me that the importance of this year’s awards is heightened by the fact that they’re taking place at an important time for trust in business. Since the financial crisis, there’s been a perception that the interests of business and society have become misaligned. Whether or not this is truly the case, it does present a challenge for business and leaders because trust gives business licence to operate and also underpins commercial success. 

This year’s Awards entries appeared live to this challenge and increasingly sought to articulate the purpose beyond profit of the companies behind them – ultimately explaining their commitment to responsible business as driven by their core purpose.

Read more from Rosie about the themes and trends of 2016 >

Winners of the Responsible Business Awards in Wales 2016


Wales & West Utilities - Wales Responsible Large Business of the Year
Principality Building Society's Responsible Large Business of the Year Award, Winner 2016

Every day Wales & West Utilities does its very best to keep 7.5 million customers safe and warm, with a gas network they can rely on and a level of service they can trust. 

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 23:00
Dr Zig's Extraordinary Bubbles - children playing with bubbles
The Welsh Government Responsible Small Business of the Year Award, Winner 2016

Using innovation and ethical business practices, Dr Zigs has turned bubbles into profit. Constantly updating its products and manufacturing process, the firm is changing the world, one bubble at a time.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:55
Dragon LNG - The Darwin Centre Experience
The Careers Wales Education Award, Winner 2016

The Dragon LNG Darwin Experience (DLNGDE) uses field trips and hands-on activities to engage pupils, particularly those from deprived backgrounds, in technology-related career paths.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:50
GE Aviation Wales' apprentices and staff in front of an engine
Wales & West Utilities Inspiring Young Talent Award, Winner 2016

GE Aviation Wales offers apprenticeships in both engineering and business administration. The programmes provide excellent opportunities for young people and guarantees talent for the future of the engineering industry.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:45
Girls taking part in GE Aviation's Maths Mentoring Programme
The NPTC Group of Colleges Building Stronger Communities Award, Winner 2016

GE Aviation Wales is working with two local schools to provide mentoring support for pupils who are in danger of failing GCSE maths. The jet engineering firm is proving that maths doesn’t have to be rocket science.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:40
Halen Mon Anglesey Sea Salt - Winner, Dwr Cymru Environmental Leadership Award
The Dŵr Cymru Environmental Leadership Award, Winner 2016

Halen Môn has moved into a purpose-built new saltcote (salt factory) on the Isle of Anglesey. With built-in cost savings, the world famous sea salt is now more efficient to produce than ever before.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:35
Admiral Group - Ministry of Health
The Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Healthy Working Wales, Winner 2016

Financial services company Admiral has launched a programme, Ministry of Health, which aims to create an overall welfare structure for the business by pulling together different aspects of support for staff.

Published: Thu, 2016-06-30 22:30

The Prince's Ambassador for Wales

Michael Hayden, Head of Business and Corporate Banking, West Wales, Barclays, and the Prince's Ambassador for Responsible Business in WalesCongratulations to Michael Hayden, Head of Business and Corporate Banking, Mid and West Wales, Barclays, who stays on as The Prince's Ambassador for Responsible Business in Wales for 2016.

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