The Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru Awards will return as an in-person event in 2023, following a three-year hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Awards exist to encourage, acknowledge and celebrate exemplary partnerships between the private sector and the arts. Sponsored for the 12th year by Global Energy Company Valero, the high-profile ceremony and dinner will take place at The Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay on Thursday 23 March.

Priority booking for seats and advertising is currently open to A&B Cymru Members and nominees. Should you be interested in attending the ceremony, please e-mail contactus@aandbcymru.org.uk for information.

Tickets for the Best Welsh Experiences Raffle are also on sale. The full flyer below lists all prizes and tickets can be bought by emailing contactus@aandbcymru.org.uk.

Shortlist


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The Recipient of this Award will be revealed at the Ceremony

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Kate Fisher, Hospital Innovations & Theatr na nÓg
Roman Kubiak, Hugh James & Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Sian Humpherson, Snowdonia Hospitality & Leisure & Elen Llwyd Roberts / Dica
Dan Lewis, Spindogs & Makers Guild in Wales

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Cardiff Community Housing Association & NoFit State Circus
Cartrefi Conwy & Oriel Colwyn
Newport Transport & Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre

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Bad Wolf & Hijinx Theatre, It’s My Shout Productions, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, The Other Room
Cardiff & Vale Health Charity & Engage Cymru
S4C & Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

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Cardiff School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences & Hijinx Theatre
Cartrefi Cymru Cooperative & National Dance Company Wales
Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK & Role Plays for Training

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Cardiff Harbour Authority & Theatr na nÓg
Port of Milford Haven & The Aloud Charity
RWE / Clocaenog Wind Farm Fund & Urdd Gobaith Cymru

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Cardiff & Vale Health Charity & Forget-Me-Not Chorus & Four in Four
Lyan Packaging & Theatr Clwyd
Wales & West Utilities & Music in Hospitals & Care

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Cazbah & The Aloud Charity
Monumental Welsh Women & Mewn Cymeriad / In Character
Severn Screen & Hijinx Theatre

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The Recipient of this Award will be revealed at the Ceremony

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The Recipients of these Awards will be revealed at the Ceremony

The 2023 Awards are sponsored by


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The Judges


Our judges are independent of A&B Cymru and came to their conclusions based on the information provided by nominees.

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Deb Bowen Rees

Director, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

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Siân Doyle

Chief Executive, S4C

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Karen Hodge

Trustee, Hodge Foundation

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Ify Iwobi

Pianist, Composer, Producer

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Leusa Llewelyn

Joint Chief Executive, Literature Wales

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Adrienne O’Sullivan

Founder & Director, Act Now Creative Training

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Sunil Patel

Race Equality Trainer & Consultant

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Grant Stephens

Managing Director, Grant Stephens Family Law

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Stephen Thornton

Public Affairs Manager, Valero Pembroke Refinery

Awards Artist


Ingrid Walker

The successful individuals and companies will once again receive trophies specially commissioned for the ceremony. They will be designed and made by stained glass artist Ingrid Walker who hails from the Vale of Glamorgan.

The trophies she has designed for A&B Cymru have been inspired by Welsh Miners lamps and will feature illuminated landscapes of Wales, mounted on a hammered iron base.

Support Us


A&B Cymru is a registered charity. The small team works tirelessly to support the crucial work of arts organisations and individual artists across Wales. This would be simply impossible without the generosity of all our partners and supporters. If you would like to make a donation to help us to continue this much needed and valued work, please do click the secure link below.