Profiling the finalists in tonight’s Inspire Wales Awards
Leadership may be a nebulous concept. But we all know it when we see it. At tonight’s IWA Inspire Wales awards we are honouring leaders across Wales. Few of them are publicly known figures. Their achievements are often unsung. But they are all making Wales a better place. The fact that we had the highest number of entries for this year’s awards is an encouraging indicator that despite trying times our communities are alive with ambition and determination.
Once again the judges have had a difficult task of sifting through so many inspiring stories. We could have awarded the prizes many times over. The IWA’s particular thanks go to our media partner – the Western Mail – to our many sponsors, to those who have spent time judging the awards, and to you for attending tonight and helping us recognise and celebrate success.
Click on the category name below to see each of the finalists:
Arts & Culture – Sponsored by Orchard Media and Events group
Young Achiever – Sponsored by Wales & West Utilities
Business Leader – Sponsored by Leadership Management Wales
Creative Industries Development Award – Sponsored by the Welsh Government
Sport – Sponsored by Sports Wales
Science & Technology – Sponsored by Western Power Distribution
Environmentalist – Sponsored by INSPIRE, University of Wales Trinity Saint David & The Waterloo Foundation
Welsh at Work (Large organisations) – Sponsored by the CADCentre
Welsh at Work (Small organisations) – Sponsored by the CADCentre
Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Sponsored by British Gas
Citizen’s Voice – Sponsored by First Great Western
All the finalists have powerful stories to tell. It is our privilege to hear and promote them. Our hope is that they will inspire you as they have us.