21 March 2016back

Arts & Business Cymru Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

A north Wales-based cheese company, a night club in Cardiff and a holiday resort in west Wales are just some of the organisations shortlisted for the coveted Arts & Business Cymru Awards 2016

The shortlist was announced today [21 March 2016], and saw 21 businesses and their arts partners named as finalists for this year’s awards. They are now set to fight it out to win one of the sought after trophies at the award ceremony in May.

As well as the winners of the eight award categories, recipients of the prestigious A&B Cymru Award for Philanthropy, the Admiral Business of the Year and the Hospital Innovations Arts Award, will also be announced on the night, for which there is no shortlist.

The 23rd Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru Awards 2016 will take place at the Wales Millennium Centre on Saturday 14 May. The ceremony and dinner is sponsored for the sixth year by Global Energy Company Valero, and will be presented by broadcasters Nicola Heywood Thomas and Arfon Haines Davies.  The awards trophies will be handed over by a range of Welsh celebrities. 

The annual event celebrates companies and individuals who work with the arts to achieve core business objectives which, in turn, benefit people and communities across Wales.

The award winners will be chosen by an independent panel of judges who have expertise in practical art forms, sponsorship and business. They will each receive a specially commissioned trophy that was designed and made by Brecon-based sculptor weaver, Sue Hiley Harris, in collaboration with her son, artist Owen Harris. 

To see the full list of finalists, click here.

Tickets for the Arts & Business Cymru Awards 2016 are on sale from Tuesday 22 March.

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Arts & Business Cymru says...

“The partnerships nominated this year show the strength and diversity of the artistic community throughout Wales, and the finalists have all worked hard to develop relationships that extend beyond their sector and enhance the work within private enterprise.

“These awards are a great opportunity to highlight the fantastic work that businesses and the arts do together, and I’d like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting us in hosting these awards yet again. All of the finalists shortlisted should be immensely proud of their achievements, and I hope that this recognition encourages them to continue with their inspiring work.”

Rachel Jones, Chief Executive, A&B Cymru