The Shortlist for the #WalesRBAwards will be announced from 09:00 on Tuesday 25 April - as part of #RBWeek so watch this space! Companies shortlisted in the following categories will be confirmed:
- The Wales Responsible Large Business of the Year Award
- The Welsh Government Responsible Small Business of the Year Award
- The Wales & West Utilities Building Stronger Communities Award
- The GE Aviation Wales Inspiring Young Talent Award
- The NPTC Group of Colleges Education Award
- The Dŵr Cymru Environmental Leadership Award
- The Wellbeing at Work Award in Wales
The Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner 2017
Join us for the 2017 Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner and celebrate the very best of business and those companies which are making a positive difference to the challenges our nation faces.
The Wales Responsible Business Awards recognise the very best of business; those which are making a positive difference to the challenges our nation faces. From creating stronger links with communities, to building more inclusive workplaces; from supporting young people into employment, to leading the way on sustainable resource management, the Awards are an opportunity for Welsh business to stand up and be counted as some of the most responsible companies across the country.
Book your place now for the premier event of the Welsh responsible business calendar - our Gala Dinner. Join us and over 300 senior representatives from the private, public and voluntary sectors to celebrate the best of business - and enjoy a spectacular evening of food, entertainment and inspiring stories of change.
The 2017 Gala Dinner is being held at SSE SWALEC and is this year being jointly hosted by Lucy and Rhodri Owen (BBC Cymru Wales).
Our Director's view
"The Wales Awards are rightly a highpoint of the Business in the Community Cymru calendar and one that I am thoroughly looking forward to being part of for the first time. The Awards are an opportunity to reflect on the successes of Welsh business and celebrate those which are making a positive difference to the challenges we face as a nation." - Matt Appleby, Director, BITC Cymru
Judging the Wales Awards 2017
Business in the Community Cymru is a business-led charity and the judges of our Awards embody this approach. Our judging panels comprise senior business leaders and experts from different sectors, relevant to the categories they are assessing. With their interest in and knowledge of responsible business practices, the judges put every application through its paces ensuring that we announce the very best of Welsh business as our Winners every year.
BITC Cymru would like to thank Giles Thorley and the whole team at Finance Wales who very kindly hosted the Awards judging day this year.
"We're proud to be working in partnership with BITC Cymru. Responsible business is a core value for Finance Wales and working with BITC Cymru allows us to give back to the community directly and our membership has helped us embed these values further. Finance Wales has hosted the judging of these Awards for a number of years, which we consider to be a great honour and privilege. It is inspiring to see the many different initiatives being put int to practice by companies across Wales for the betterment of their communities. Open to all companies, of any size and in any location, the Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and encourage responsible business practices." - Giles Thorley, Chief Executive, Finance Wales
The Prince's Ambassador for Wales
Congratulations 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.
Michael will be stepping down from his post at the Gala Dinner in June 2017.