The countdown has begun for this year’s Gwynedd Business Awards. With the closing date of Tuesday, 30 April fast approaching, all independently-owned businesses located in Gwynedd are being invited to submit their entries to be in with a chance of winning and gaining recognition for their success and contribution to the local economy.

The aim of the Gwynedd Business Week Awards is to recognise, celebrate and promote the achievements of Gwynedd’s businesses and entrepreneurs.

Perhaps you’ve come up with a fantastic new idea or started your own business as a young entrepreneur? If you feel that someone has been a real inspiration to others during these testing times, here’s your chance to tell everyone about it by nominating an individual for the ‘Business Person of the Year’ award.

There are five awards up for grabs this year:

  • Small Business of the Year – Up to 10 employees
  • Business Person of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Under 30 years old
  • Tourism Business of the Year
  • Business Innovation Award

Councillor Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “Giving Gwynedd’s businesses the opportunity to showcase their talents is especially important at what is undeniably a difficult time for the business community. We believe that this year’s Gwynedd Business Week and Awards will play a key role in helping our businesses to overcome the current challenges, as well as recognising the accomplishments of the county’s businesses.

“Five awards will be available this year, and we would urge all independently-owned businesses located in Gwynedd to submit their entries. The judges will be looking for exceptional achievement and growth potential, as well as evidence of the businesses’ contribution to Gwynedd’s economy, community and environmental sustainability.”

The Gwynedd Business Awards will be the highlight of the 2019 Gwynedd Business Week held between 20 and 24 May. A full programme of events has been arranged to promote the business sector and to support local businesses and training opportunities in Gwynedd.

If you’d like to enter the competition, application forms are available online at or contact the Gwynedd Business Awards Team on 01248 365912 or e-mail

The closing date for entries is 30 April 2019. The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner at The Management Centre, Bangor on Thursday evening, 23 May 2019. Tickets for the dinner are also available now by phoning 01248 365912.