Swansea business celebrates awards success

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The winners of the Wales Business Awards 2024 were announced by Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid last week (16 May) at a ceremony at the Vale Hotel & Resort in Hensol.

Businesses and organisations from across Wales came together to celebrate business success, innovation and best practice at the ceremony which was saw broadcaster Andrea Byrne return as host.

11 winners were crowned across 11 categories, with one of the lucky winners also receiving the Wales Business of the Year award which was presented by headline sponsor Jardine Norton.

Dorian Payne of Swansea-based property development specialist Castell Group won Young Entrepreneur of the Year. 

Aiming to address the social housing shortage in Wales, Dorian founded the company aged 24. He has since scaled up to a skilled team of nearly 50 to help progress the company’s ambitious vision for future growth which focuses on sustainable development and social impact.

Dorian Payne, Managing Director of Castell Group, said: “To win Young Entrepreneur of the Year is an incredible feeling. I built the company from scratch with a vision: to address the huge social housing shortage in Wales. Our ambition has been recognised and this award will continue to inspire my growing team and propel our mission forward.”

Other winners on the night included Arian Care, Dulas Ltd, Dylan’s Restaurants, Genesis Biosciences, Metrology Engineering Services, Ogi, Peter Jones ILG, Route Media, Watkins & Gunn Limited and Welsh Refugee Council.

Paul Butterworth, CEO of Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid, said: “The Wales Business Awards showcased the best of Welsh business, recognising firms who play a fundamental role in driving the economy forward, implementing innovative initiatives and supporting their teams.

“We’d like to offer our congratulations to our worthy winners, as well as those who were shortlisted.”

Award Winners in full

AWARD FINALISTS
B2B Customer Commitment Award Award Sponsor: Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid Ogi
B2C Customer Commitment Award Award Sponsor: Blake Morgan Dylan’s Restaurants
Digital Business of the Year Award Sponsor: Effective Communication Route Media
Diversity & Inclusion Award Award Sponsor: Serco (Restart Scheme) Welsh Refugee Council
Employee Engagement Award Award Sponsor: Howden Insurance Arian Care
Global Business of the Year Award Sponsor: Atradius Peter Jones ILG
Green Business of the Year Award Sponsor: CBRE Genesis Biosciences
Innovative Business of the Year Award Sponsor: Browne Jacobson Metrology Engineering Services
SME Exporter of the Year Award Sponsor: Welsh Government Dulas Ltd
Workplace Wellbeing Award Award Sponsor: Howden Insurance Watkins & Gunn Limited
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Sponsor: Cardiff Business School Help To Grow: Management  Castell Group (Dorian Payne)
Wales Business of the Year Headline Sponsor: Jardine Norton Metrology Engineering Services

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