Celebrating the success of businesses in Blaenau Gwent

May 9th saw the inaugural Blaenau Gwent Business Awards recognising achievements and celebrating the success of businesses in Blaenau Gwent.

The General Offices in Ebbw Vale were transformed for the evening into an impressive venue to rival any big city. During the drinks reception, we were able to view the impressive technology provided by awards sponsors Thales UK.

After keynote speeches from Dai Davies – Executive Member for Regeneration and Economic Development at BGCBC and Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure – Ken Skates AM. Onto the awards, the fingernail biting began.

Each nominee showed a video that gave us an insight into what they do as a business and why they deserved to win the awards. It was fantastic to see such a diverse range of businesses, some that compete on a global scale, operating on our doorstep.

Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award

We were shortlisted for the ‘Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award’. Our entry shouted about the work that we do in the Eden Education Centre, that innovation is at the heart of what we do in response to a much-publicised skills gap in industry today. We aim to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientist or mathematicians to fill job vacancies in roles that may not even have existed yet and despite tough competition, we won!

Peter Jones, Founder of Eden Education Centre commented “we were thrilled to be recognised for the work we do, our main goal is to make a difference to the lives of young people today. Our workshops make high tech learning accessible and hopefully we are inspiring many young people to step into exciting futures!”

Huge thanks to Blaenau Gwent Council and the BG Effect team for all their hard work with these awards, we can’t wait for next year, there’s plenty more stories to shout about and successes to tell in Blaenau Gwent!”