About the Awards

Moving into their 14th year, the Leading Wales Awards® are well-established, high profile and truly pan-Wales.

The Leading Wales Awards® were developed by a consortium of professional institutes, voluntary and public sector bodies as well as private companies. They seek to identify, recognise and celebrate personal achievement in outstanding leadership in Wales.

The organisations within the consortium share a passionate and professional belief that outstanding leadership (in all sectors) is the key driver of the growth of the economy of Wales. Our mission is to champion good leadership and influence leadership development by recognising, identifying and celebrating individuals, who through their leadership contribute to the prosperity of Wales.

If ever there was a time for leadership that transforms all that we do – that time is now as we seek to transform the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of Wales for our future generations and truly build the Wales We Want. For this reason, the judges seek nominees whose leadership is inspirational and making a real difference in Wales, contributing to transforming their community, business or organisation. We believe that leadership is at all levels in an organisation and we are seeking nominations of people you know whose leadership is inspiring and transforming, irrespective of their hierarchical role and responsibilities within their business, organisation or community project.

They may be a volunteer, core worker, manager or executive in Wales and we need you to tell us about how their leadership is making a real difference to you, your life, your community, business or organisation.

In 2018 we have also added a new Leadership Award for an Organisation for which the judges are seeking nominations of organisations whose focus and investment on leadership development of its employees and volunteers (such as trustees) is inspiring and transforming i.e. an organisation leading the way in the development of the next generation of senior leaders.