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A&B Cymru Awards 2024

Sponsored by Valero

The 29th Arts & Business Cymru Awards Ceremony & Dinner will take place at ICC Wales on Thursday 4 July 2024.

The Awards exist to encourage, acknowledge and celebrate exemplary partnerships between the private sector and the arts across Wales.

Should you be interested in attending the ceremony, please e-mail for information.

Further detail about the flagship event can be found in the sections below.

The A&B Cymru Awards is made possible by a range of key A&B Cymru partners. As Principal Sponsor of the Awards for a 13th consecutive year, global energy company Valero heads an impressive list of supporters.

The category partners in 2024 are Cardiff & Vale Health CharityGrant Stephens Family LawHodge FoundationSony UK Technology CentreUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint DavidWales & West UtilitiesThe Waterloo Foundation and Wind2

A&B Cymru also works with a range of event partners to ensure the success of the evening.  They are Entertainment Sponsor, University of South Wales, Media Partner Orchard, Venue Partner, ICC Wales, Design Partner Ubiquity, Hotel Partner Park Plaza Cardiff, Gift Partner The Makers Guild in Wales, as well as Transport Partners FlightLink Wales and Intercity Removals and Drinks Partners Barti Rum,  Penderyn Distillery and Tŷ Nant.

Adviser of the Year Award, sponsored by Grant Stephens Family Law

Siobhan Saunders, Barclays Partner Finance & Newbridge Memo

Gemma Barnett, Blake Morgan & Rubicon Dance

Lorraine Hopkins, Bowen Hopkins & Articulture

Kate Fisher, Hospital Innovations & Theatr na nÓg


Arts, Business & the Community, sponsored by Wales & West Utilities

Cardiff Harbour Authority & Lighthouse Theatre & Theatr na nÓg

Sony UK Technology Centre & It’s My Shout Productions

Valero Pembroke Refinery & Vision Arts

Valleys to Coast Housing Association & Awen Cultural Trust


Arts, Business & Diversity, sponsored by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity

Bad Wolf & Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Coastal Housing Group & MLArt

University of Wales Trinity Saint David & The Successors of the Mandingue


Arts, Business & Employees, sponsored by Wind2

Cartrefi Conwy & Role Plays for Training

HCR Law & Hijinx

Port of Milford Haven & SPAN Arts


Arts, Business & the Environment, sponsored by The Waterloo Foundation & University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Newport Transport & The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre

Plantlife & Canolfan Ucheldre Centre & Live Music Now

Wind2 & Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf


Arts, Business & Health

Adferiad Recovery & Grand Ambition

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity & Forget-Me-Not Chorus & Motion Control Dance & Rubicon Dance

Pendine Park Care Organisation & Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias

The 2024 Judges are drawn from a range of sectors and have expertise in practical art forms, sponsorship and the aims of the private sector.

The individuals who took on the considerable task of judging the business partnership categories are Donna Ali, Director of BE.Xcellence; Eversheds Sutherland’s Managing Partner, Tom Bray; Freelance Arts Producer Jason CamilleriKaren Hodge, Trustee of the Hodge Foundation and Stephen Thornton, Public Affairs Manager at Valero.

The Adviser of the Year was judged by three key supporters of A&B Cymru’s Professional Development Programmes. They are Jonathan Chitty, Finance Director at the Port of Milford Haven, Managing Director of Grant Stephens Family Law, Grant Stephens and Clare Williams, Freelance Arts Consultant and Visual Artist.

The winners of the 2024 Awards will once again receive trophies specially commissioned for the ceremony. They will be designed and made by Bethesda based artist  Rhiannon Gwyn whose work encapsulates the rugged beauty of her home landscape by using the physical characteristics of Welsh slate and other locally sourced materials. The ceramic trophies she has designed for A&B Cymru will be painted with a glaze made from gorse flower collected and burned on the Carneddau mountains for conservation reasons and so each trophy will literally contain a unique piece of the Welsh landscape.

Tickets for the Best Welsh Experiences Raffle are now on sale. Tickets cost £5 and proceeds will fund projects which engage underrepresented communities with the arts. Should you be interested in purchasing tickets, please e-mail