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South Wales businesses lead the way in FSB's top awards

South Wales businesses have excelled in several ways over the last few weeks.

First of all, Nick Evans, Managing Director of Powys based EvaBuild (pictured above) has attended a management course run by international banking firm Goldman Sachs.

There were also a number of successful businesses representing South and West Wales at the FSB & World Pay UK Awards in May. Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm was a finalist in the Ethical Business Category, Octopus UK was a finalist in the community business category and Little Inspirations Nursery was an Employer of the Year finalist.

These businesses demonstrate the variety and excellence of Welsh small businesses.
Neil Blockley, South Wales Development Manager, said: “I’m thrilled to see three really strong finalists from South Wales. The breadth of industries and skills demonstrated by the three finalists shows just how important the small business sector is to Wales, and the important role it plays in developing our local economies.”

The awards ceremony took place in The Globe, London and saw finalists from across the UK compete for the prizes. 

Nick Evans, Managing Director of Evabuild, has recently attended a prestigious course run by Goldman Sachs called “10,000 Businesses”. The course is fully-funded by the Goldman Sachs Foundation, and designed to give business owners the skills to create jobs and investment in their companies.

The course brings together entrepreneurs from across the different industries and sectors in order to help provide support and development for those running their own business.

Nick Evans, said: “You come away from this course feeling inspired, having being taught by the highest quality lecturers, and arguably best of all you learn a lot from fellow peers attending the course. And these fellow peers become a strong network for future learning and support.”