Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 finalist

November 17, 2021
David Lamb

Swansea Bay City Region incorporating Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire is justifiably proud of its wonderful companies and entrepreneurs – and now you have the chance to celebrate and reward their successes by entering the Swansea Bay Business Awards brought to you by Reach Plc | WalesOnline and BusinessLive.

Swansea Bay is home to many incredible success stories and it’s now more than ever that we strongly believe in the importance of celebrating the positive accomplishment of businesses in the county. It is an opportunity to come together as a collective business community and support each other. We want you to share with us your can-do initiatives, your positive updates and your optimistic projects.

And it’s not just businesses which are celebrated. The Swansea Bay Business Awards also recognise individual talent, whether you are an entrepreneur who has launched a business and grown it successfully, or a star employee who has stood out from all others.

The awards also remind us that Wales is a great place to live, work and do business. They toast success, celebrate achievement and highlight successful and innovative businesses doing great things right here in the region.

The 2020 event took place at Brangwyn Hall last March and was attended by Swansea Bay’s business elite, the winners can be viewed here.

We are pleased to announce the the following Business Champion winners from our Swansea Webinar – Post Pandemic which took place on Monday, 14th June 2021


Business Butler

Hydro Industries



Our finalists for 2021

Entrepreneur of the Year

Adrian Sutton, CEO, Vortex IoT

Darren Briggs –  Ascona

Wayne Preece – Hydro

David Lamb

35 years experience in retail management, marketing, I.T and design

About us

In an ever-changing retail world, Ascona Group aims to bring right-on-time convenience, service and quality to motorists and communities. Forecourts have a new champion.