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Alison Vickers and Zena Laws shaking hands

Bevan Buckland LLP is now the main sponsor of the Swansea Bay Business Awards. The established chartered accountants and tax advisor, whose history spans more than 100 years, replaces PwC to support the awards and the businesses that it so proudly honours. Bevan Buckland LLP recently signed a three-year deal with organiser Media Wales ahead of the launch of the Swansea Bay Business Awards 2019, which takes place at Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall on Friday 22nd February 2019.

The glamorous ceremony will be attended by all nominees and many of the region’s best business minds. Lisa Cameron, Commercial Managing Director of Media Wales, will be opening the event. The event will be compered by journalist and TV presenter Frances Donovan and Jonathan Roberts, Editor of South Wales Evening Post.

The special guest speaker for the event is Richard Parks. The BAFTA Cymru nominated presenter, filmmaker and author has taken on the world’s most demanding environments broadcasting from over 20 of the most extreme territories across the globe. A proud Welshman, he’ll be taking to the stage to discuss some of his greatest achievements. Last year’s event saw former sprint and hurdling athlete Colin Jackson CBE take to the stage to deliver an inspirational speech about his career during and after his Olympic wins. Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea City Council, will also talk about the hot topic that is the Swansea Bay City Deal.

“Bevan Buckland LLP is delighted to be the main sponsor of these awards. We are also pleased to be able to sponsor the overall Business of the Year Award. The quality of the businesses is extremely high and it is really good to see a number of our clients on the shortlist. Congratulations to everyone on achieving your shortlist for an award, it’s a fantastic achievement and something you should all be very proud of. It should be an exciting awards evening and a chance to celebrate successful businesses in our region,” said Alison Vickers, Managing Partner at Bevan Buckland LLP. Alison was also part of the judging panel and was impressed with the large number of nominations received in each of the categories.

Launched by The South Wales Evening Post, Swansea Bay Business Life and WalesOnline, Swansea Bay Business Awards is the main business awards in South West Wales. The awards celebrate business across 15 categories. As well as naming the region’s Business of the Year, Swansea Bay Business Awards also rewards individual entrepreneurs, green businesses, young business people, manufacturing companies, start-ups and international trade businesses.

There is also awards for apprenticeship development, tourism and hospitality, innovation, social enterprise, family business, and lifetime achievement, which will be awarded to a business person who has contributed to the local economy for at least the past 20 years.

“Bevan Buckland LLP is honoured to be involved in this respected annual event that recognises and rewards the success of local businesses within the area and their substantial contribution to the South West Wales economy,” concluded Harri Lloyd Davies, Partner at Bevan Buckland LLP.