Business Awards

TV presenter to host the Zokit Business Awards

Business Awards

TV presenter Ruth Wignall

ITV Wales presenter Ruth Wignall will be presenting the Zokit Business Awards this week at the organisation’s Springconf.

The weather presenter and presenter of ITV’s Coast & Country is also an ambassador for Cancer Research Wales, this year’s charity partner.

There will also be Q&A sessions with Wales rugby international star turned entrepreneur, Alix Popham, and inspirational speaker and Paralympic cycling champion, Mark Colbourne MBE

Springconf will take place on Thursday (May 16) at Cardiff City Stadium. There is a packed programme of business talks and networking sessions. They include specialist sessions for business people in property and Forces veterans in business.

There will be expo stands featuring businesses from across South Wales.

Free tickets to network with businesses, meet exhibitors and attend business development talks and Google Garage workshops can be booked here :

Anyone who would like to contribute by making a raffle prize donation to help raise funds for the charity is aksed to email

Zokit is a community of business owners which stretches across South Wales, from Swansea to Chepstow.

It has more than 300 members and associate members in a range of sectors, including health and wellbeing and business services to digital marketing and training.

Zokit stages South Wales-wide events such as the Zokit BizFest Expo in October and Beaujolais Day networking in November.

It also hosts local networking sessions in Cardiff, Bridgend, and the Vale of Glamorgan, and provides training and development services to businesses of all sizes.

The Business Awards Finalists

Finalists in the Zokit Business Awards include HR businesses, cleaning companies, charities, financial services businesses, business support companies, and a brewery.

Business Evolution

Sponsored by Mitchell Meredith


Castle Gallois Properties

DKnine Fitness

CWL Media

Maid to Help Cleaning Specialists

Amber Energy

The Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust

HR Dept

Jessica Draws Media Ltd (Abergavenny)

Beton Bauen (Caerphilly)

Wasser Work

Challenge Wales (Penarth)


Customer Focus

Sponsored by Insight6



CWL Media

Penguin Wealth

Maid to Help Cleaning Specialists (Hengoed)

Tech-Wales ltd

Team Metalogic (Caerphilly)

Cwtchy House

Save Money With Us

Charles Derby Financial Services Ltd


Breakthrough Brand

Sponsored by Marketing without the BS


Traffic Jam Media

Crafty Devil Brewing Company (Penarth)

Dreams and Wishes Charity (Newport)

Treen Coward Associates

Treefrog Design (Newport)

Maverick Communication

Tropic By Rosie

Skyhawk Global (Barry)



Sponosored by Forte Web Solutions


Cloves Dental Care

Hub XV (established by Newport and Wales rugby star Alix Popham)

Family Crosspoint Ltd

Insurgo Media Services (Abertillery)

Ripple Living

Castle Gallois Properties


Startup Spark

Sponsored by Assurance Accountancy


Unpretentious Café (Haverfordwest)

The Kitchen Bureau

Castle Gallois Properties

Proactive First Aid Solutions Ltd

Twale Cuisine

Adventure Digital Ltd (Newport)

LCVA Services (Penarth)

Starrd Solutions Ltd


Inspiring Leader

Sponsored by Leading Confidently


Angela Hughes – The Welsh Air Ambulance Charitable Trust

Wendy Hobbs – Dreams and Wishes Charity (Newport)

Joy Ogeh-Hutfield – Joy Transformation


Young Entrepreneur

Sponsored by Ajuda


Abz Tahar                   Assurance Accountancy Ltd

Peter Marezana          Unpretentious Café (Haverfordwest)

Samantha Howells      Maid to Help Cleaning Specialists (Hengoed)

Cara Moss                  Maid to Help Cleaning Specialists (Hengoed)

Alix Charles                 Alix Digital

Katie Hughes              Sure Safety Consultancy

Trystan Davies            Proactive First Aid Solutions Ltd

Jon Wright                   Adventure Digital Ltd

Neil Challenger           Challenger Design


Environmental Excellence

Sponsored by Penarth Management


Ripple Living

Archer & Brooks Ltd (Ebbw Vale)

Insurgo Media Services (Abertillery)

Skyhawk Global (Barry)

Challenge Wales (Penarth)

UMT Upcycling & MobilityTraining (Caerphilly)


Business Author

Sponsored by Wordcatcher Publishing



Morgan Online Marketing

Up Write

Starrd Solutions Ltd


Engaging Speaker

Sponsored by Maverick Communication


Alix Charles – Alix Digital

Marina Hauer – Apricity Studio (Newport)

David Davies – The Core Asset

Joy Ogeh-Hutfield – Joy Transformation


Lifetime Achievement

Sponsored by Robertsons Solicitors

  • This will be announced on the day


Personal Development

Sponsored by Dr Bridget


Campanile Hotel Cardiff

Challenge Wales (Penarth)

Joy Transformation


Wellness at Work

Sponsored by Workwell Therapy


Effective HRM

Cloves Dental Care

DKnine Fitness


Winning Legacy

Sponsored by Cobalt HR


The Autism Directory

Effective HRM

Office Om


Purple Shoots Business Lending


All the finalists will be entered into a Business of the Year category. They will also be considered for the Judges’ Picks Notable Business awards which are sponsored by us, Words You Can Use.

More about the event can be found at, by phoning 02921 111 232, or emailing


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