Jessica Davies-Timmins reports on the launch of this year’s Inspire Wales Awards.
Today sees the launch of the IWA’s national awards scheme, the Inspire Wales Awards, in association with the Western Mail.
The annual award scheme recognises excellence, leadership and innovation in all sectors. With the generous support from all our sponsors the IWA and the Western Mail will shine a light on the extraordinary organisations and individuals who are making a difference to their communities and our country.
All around us people of all ages, religious beliefs, social status, political persuasions are helping others. It may be caring for a disabled child or elderly relative, fund-raising for charity or a good cause, offering up unpaid hours each week to a charity shop of the church, coaching youngsters in sport, driving a charity bus, reading to children in school, or even dropping in on an elderly neighbour for a cup of tea or a chat.
Or it could be a teacher or classroom assistant going that extra mile in the classroom, somebody in business inspiring staff to achieve, or a sportsman or woman dealing with adversity to achieve their goals.
Why not put them forward for an award and share their inspirational stories?
Categories available for the Inspire Wales Awards 2014 are:
Sponsored by First Great Western
Sponsored by Wales and West Utilities
Sponsored by Sport Wales
WELSH AT WORK
Sponsored by The CADCentre (UK) Ltd
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Sponsored by Leadership & Management Wales
Sponsored by Agored Cymru
Sponsored by INSPIRE, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David & The Waterloo Foundation
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sponsored by Western Power Distribution
ARTS & CULTURE
Sponsored by The Orchard Media & Events Group Ltd