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The finalists of the Caerphilly Business Forum awards have been announced and FOUR of our ICE members have been short-listed.

Blackwood Embedded Solutions, Noddlepod and Bomper Studio are the first finalists ever for the brand new Innovation Award, an award designed to recognise an innovative new IT initiative.

“Gee Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore!”

-Emlyn Davies, Bomper Studio

Bomper Studio were thrilled with being shortlisted for the award and hope it will be the first of many for them. Online sharing platform, Noddlepod said;

“Taking ideas from a range of different software ‘genres’ and combining them into something new and exciting- building Noddlepod has been all about innovation to us. So yeah, we are dead excited about being nominated for the CBF award!”

-Stephen Garder, Noddlepod

Blackwood Embedded Solutions have also been named a finalist for the Business of the Year with 25 employees or less, along with fellow ICE member XIBO.

“We’ve been very lucky to have an incredible, pro-active and dedicated team who has doubled XIBO in 6 months to a million pound business.  This award is down to their hard work.”

-Joe Miles, XIBO

Blackwood Embedded Solutions were delighted to have been shortlisted for the second consecutive year in the ‘Business of the Year’ category and even more delighted to have been recognised in the ‘Innovation category. They said:

“It would be great recognition to win in one (or both!) categories, but having attended the finals last year we are very aware of the very high calibre of the companies we are up against.

We wish all the finalists the best of luck.”

-Wendy Giles, Blackwood Embedded Solutions

The awards dinner and ceremony will be held on Friday 21st November. Congratulations and good luck to all of our members!

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