Business Leader

Profiling the finalists in the Business Leader category

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Jon Morgan

During Mr Morgan’s tenure as executive director for Disability Sport Wales (DSW) community participation opportunities for disabled people has grown from 1,200 in 2002 to in excess of one million in 2012.

In the past 10 years he has established the first UK academy system for developing talented athletes in Wales and paralympic representation in Team GB by Welsh athletes has doubled to 38.

He’s a proactive and visionary leader with an infectious belief in anything being possible.

Mario Kreft MBE

Dubbed “an ethical entrepreneur and a caring capitalist with a public service ethos,” Mr Kreft founded the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham in 1985 because his grandmother had severe dementia and needed residential care where she would be treated with dignity and respect.

Since then he’s gone on to employ almost 600 people in specialist care facilities looking after 437 residents.

He’s one of the most influential people in the UK’s independent care sector in the last 25 years or more.

Hayley Davies

An employee at JCP Solicitors in Swansea for more than 20 years, Ms Davies started out as a young mother of two with virtually no qualifications.

Juggling her studies while working full time and raising a young family, she worked her way up from the role of evening typist via the accounts department, becoming the company’s director of finance and operations in 2002 and its chief executive officer in 2012.

Under her they’ve become one of Wales’ largest independent law firms.

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