Hundreds of businesses of all sizes and from all sectors across the country entered to be in with a chance of winning a prestigious accolade and 49 companies have been named as finalists across 11 categories.

Leading the pack with two nominations each are Cardiff firms Genesis Biosciences and Ogi, North Wales’ Adferiad Recovery and Idlewild Animal Sanctuary, Penarth-based business Finalrentals, Swansea manufacturer Waterless Limited and four businesses from south-east Wales: Arian Care, Hexa Finance Limited, Otium Concierge and Peter Jones ILG.

The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 16 May at the Vale Hotel & Resort, with broadcaster Andrea Byrne returning as host. One finalist will also receive the ‘Wales Business of the Year’ award during the evening.

Paul Butterworth, CEO of Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid, said: “The Wales Business Awards are a showcase for the best Welsh business has to offer and we would like to congratulate our very worthy finalists who have made amazing contributions to working practices, customer relationships and the economy over the last year.

“The awards continue to be a launchpad for businesses and are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate together their achievements that make such a huge difference to the Welsh economy.”

Tickets for the ceremony can be booked by visiting https://my.cw-seswm.com/calendar_detail.html?eid=5403BE1C-3C52-4CB7-BCCB-EE463470FDD9.