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The news comes after two of our ICE members; Wize Virtual Admin and The uTutor Group make the shortlist in the Service Industry & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award respectively.

The awards, which are being sponsored by Business Wales are being produced by the organisers of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and the publishers of Fresh Business Thinking and have welcomes over 230 applications from businesses and entrepreneurs across Wales.

The  short-listed  entries  are  now  being  considered  by  an  all star  line  up  of  Welsh entrepreneurial  minds  including  Hayley  Parsons,  founder  and  former  CEO  of  Go Compare and Jonathan Davies, editor of Fresh Business Thinking.

The Awards Ceremony itself, which is being held at the National Museum on November 12th  will  be  a  night  to  remember,  with  VIPs  from  the  world  of  business  and entrepreneurship gathering to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit in Wales.

garethCEO and Captain of Innovation Gareth Jones said:

“We’re over the moon to be shortlisted as a champion for entrepreneurs in the Entrepreneurs Wales Awards, we work hard all year, quite often being pretty hard on ourselves to keep moving forward, so it is good to celebrate that which has been achieved on occasions like these.”

You can view his Entrepreneur Wales video here.

Economy Minister, Edwina Hart said: “Entrepreneurs are vital for creating growth and jobs in the Welsh economy. I am always impressed by the talented and hard working entrepreneurs we have in Wales and these awards recognise and celebrate the role they play. The Welsh Government is a pro-business government and supports our entrepreneurs to create a more prosperous Wales.

You can find the full short list here.