Ajuda just won Business of the Year 2019!
I’m super super proud of my team!! A massive thank you to all that continuously strive to push Ajuda forward. You are only as good as the people that surround you. I’m very thankful to be surrounded by great people! #ajuda #success #zokit pic.twitter.com/ZkaGp0l5i9
— Dawn Evans (@AjudaDawn) May 16, 2019
Training company Ajuda is the Zokit Business of the Year 2019.
Founder Dawn Evans picked up the independently-judged award at a packed gala lunch at the Zokit Springconf yesterday.
Her business is based in Cardiff Bay and was established after mum Dawn saved the life of her daughter who was choking on a sweet.
She used the first aid training she had learned as a lifeguard and later leisure centre manager. She chose the name Ajuda using the Portuguese word for ‘help’ and began her business as a first aid training company.
Now, the multi-award-winning business offers a wide range of training – from first aid and train-the-trainer sessions to health and safety, fire safety, and business courses. The company also has a large portfolio of online training courses.
It is also a provider of groundbreaking mental health first aid training.
It was also a great afternoon for Wendy Hobbs of the Dreams & Wishes charity, who won the awards for Inspiring Leader, Breakthrough Brand, and Online Influence.
Who won our awards?
Words You Can Use sponsored the Judges’ Picks categories where there were three winners – Purple Shoots Business Lending; the HR Department Cardiff; The Kitchen Bureau.
The Zokit Sprinconf at Cardiff City Stadium, which was attended by hundreds of delegates, also featured an expo and break-out talks.
There were sessions with Paralympic gold medallist Mark Colbourne and former Wales rugby international Alix Popham, the founder of Hub XV. There were networking sessions for Forces veterans and property specialists.
Here is the full list of winners:
Zokit Business of the Year
Sponsored by A&R Group
All finalists are entered into this category
Sponsored by Mitchell Meredith
Jessica Draws Media Ltd
Sponsored by Insight6
Sponsored by Marketing without the BS
Dreams and Wishes
Sponsored by Forte Web Solutions
Sponsored by Assurance Accountancy
Proactive First Aid Solutions
Sponsored by Leading Confidently
Wendy Hobbs – Dreams and Wishes Charity
Sponsored by Ajuda
Katie Hughes – Sure Safety Consultancy
Sponsored by Penarth Management
Archer & Brooks Ltd
Sponsored by Wordcatcher Publishing
Starrd Solutions Ltd
Sponsored by Maverick Communication
Joy Ogeh-Hutfield – Joy Transformation
Marina Hauer – Apricity Studio – Business Speaker
Sponsored by Robertsons Solicitors
Sponsored by Dr Bridget
Campanile Hotel Cardiff
Wellness at Work
Sponsored by Workwell Therapy
Sponsored by Cobalt HR
For previous winners who have levelled up again…
The Autism Directory
Sponsored by Words You Can Use
The Kitchen Bureau – HIGH IMPACT WINNER
Purple Shoots Business Lending – BUSINESS ENABLER WINNER
HR Dept Cardiff – JUDGES’ SELECTION WINNER
Sponsored by Red Squirrel Marketing
Dreams & Wishes
Sponsored by GPS Financial
Castle Gallois Properties