Wales Responsible Business Awards


The Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner 2018 will take place on Thursday 28 June at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Sponsored by Swansea University School of Management and with category support from the Welsh Government, ACT Training, the NPTC Group of Colleges, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Wales & West Utilities, the evening will be a celebration of the very best of business - and the very best of Wales - from music to food, to talent. With over 330 leading figures from the Welsh private, public and voluntary sectors due to attend, the Gala Dinner will be an evening of unprecedented business networking, filled with inspirational stories of responsible companies which are helping to build a more sustainable country and economy.

You can follow all the action on the night with our live blog


The 2018 Shortlist

Twenty-two companies from across Wales have been recognised with a place on the shortlist for the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2018, sponsored by Swansea University School of Management. These are (by category):
The BITC Cymru Responsible Large Business of the Year Award
  • ACT Training
  • Cardiff Business School
The Welsh Government Responsible SME of the Year Award
  • Brecon Carreg Mineral Water
  • Complete Background Screening
  • Dulas
  • IDP Education
The NPTC Group of Colleges Education Award
  • Buffoon Film and Media
  • Melin Homes
  • Principality Building Society
The Wales & West Utilities Community Partnership Award
  • Boots UK
  • IDP Education
  • IKEA Cardiff
  • Principality Building Society
The ACT Training Talent Development Award
  • Do Digital Realities
  • Trivallis
The Dŵr Cymru Environment Award
  • Castell Howell Foods
  • Toyota Manufacturing UK
The Volunteering Impact in Wales Award
  • Companies House
  • Scarlet Design International
  • Trivallis
The Wellbeing at Work Award in Wales
  • Bluestone National Park Resort
  • Capital Law LLP
In addition, Alun Griffiths, Capital Network Solutions, Companies House, Costain, IKEA Cardiff and Rhondda Housing Association all successfully reaccredited award success from 2017. By completing this process, these companies have all demonstrated the continuing impact of responsible business programmes and activities.

Our Director's view on the 2017 Awards

“Congratulations to every company that made the shortlist and of course the 2017 winners. BITC Cymru is looking forward to working with all the winning businesses to continue to make an impact on the challenges we share as a nation. While the party might be over, the hard work starts now to grow the responsible business movement in Wales and share the stories of how the nature of business is changing for the better.”


The Prince's Ambassador for Wales

Chris Nott OBE (Senior Partner, Capital Law LLP) was announced as the Prince's Ambassador for Wales at the Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner 2017.

Chris will play a crucial role in developing, shaping and influencing the future of the Prince's Responsible Business Network in Wales over the coming years.


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Key contact

David HoareDavid Hoare

PR, Events and Communications Manager
Tel: 029 2078 0052

Key dates for the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2018

  • 6 November 2017 - open for entries 
  • 16 November 2017 - #WalesRBAwards workshop (Cardiff)
  • 28 November 2017 - #WalesRBAwards workshop (webinar)
  • 1 December 2017 - #WalesRBAwards workshop (Newport)
  • 31 January 2018 - #WalesRBAwards workshop (Swansea)
  • 23 February 2018 - deadline for submissions
  • 22 March 2018 - Judging Day for the 2018 Awards 
  • w/c 16 April 2018 - results released to entrants (in confidence)
  • RB Week (w/c 23 April 2018 - public announcement of the Wales Shortlist
  • 28 June 2018 - the Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner (The SSE SWALEC, Cardiff)

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