pa black shortlisted for inaugural Cardiff Business Awards

pa black has been announced as a finalist for an award ceremony that recognises and celebrates the best companies in the city.

The company has been shortlisted for the Retail Business of the Year at the Cardiff Business Awards, which aims to put the spotlight on individuals and businesses that have played a crucial role in establishing the city as a thriving centre for economic activity.
Backed by organisations including Natwest, City of Cardiff Council and the Cardiff Business Club, the awards focus on the successes of businesses and entrepreneurs based in the capital.

Companies and business people from a variety of backgrounds entered the awards. Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, founder of the Wales Fast Growth 50 awards, Ken Poole, Head of Economic Development at City of Cardiff Council and Barry Evans of NatWest Bank selected pa black to be a finalist, and the company will now be interviewed against three other finalists. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony in Cardiff City Hall on 18th September.

Andrew Barry, Managing Director at pa black said:

“I am delighted that we have been shortlisted at the inaugural Cardiff Business Awards.  We have worked hard over the last few years in order to expand and grow, whilst always ensuring to offer our customers a first class service.  It’s the standards we set and maintain that our customers appreciate and that’s why they come back to us time and again.  It is an honor to be shortlisted for this award and myself, along with all our staff, are thrilled.”

The event is being organised by local company Grapevine Event Management. Its founder, Liz Brookes said:

“We are delighted to announce our shortlist, which includes a host of talented businesses and individuals who have achieved significant commercial success and made Cardiff the thriving economic city it is today. 

“We received many strong entries and it was very difficult to whittle the nominees down. However, we are delighted that our finalists demonstrate the talented business people and businesses that make Cardiff such a great place to work.”

Barry Evans, Regional Director at Natwest – the main sponsors of the awards - said:

“NatWest is delighted to be among the principal supporters of the Cardiff Business Awards. Cardiff is a vibrant city with a strong enterprise culture which we work hard to support. Our various initiatives designed to benefit the business community of the capital include the launch next year of an accelerator hub in association with social enterprise Entrepreneurial Spark.”

In addition to the award sponsors, a number of Cardiff’s entrepreneurial communications businesses such as Brighter Comms, Cleartech Live and Bluegg are also providing support for the event.

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