Awards’ Sponsors and Supporters

A huge thank you to our valued sponsors and supporters for the 2017 Awards.

We are delighted that our Awards are in association with

Leadership in the Public Sector

supported by Academi Wales


“At Academi Wales we’re committed to building strong leadership through world-class learning opportunities. We strive to promote and enhance leadership qualities across the Welsh Public Service.

We’re proud to sponsor the ‘Leadership in the Public Sector’ category and firmly believe in the diverse set of talents leaders in Wales possess. This type of recognition of the outstanding achievements of Welsh leaders provides role models for people at all layers of organisations.

There are many engaging and inspiring leaders within Wales and we hope more of their stories will be revealed through the Leading Wales Awards.”
Jo Carruthers, Head of Academi Wales


Leadership in the Voluntary Sector

sponsored by Leading Wales Awards Consortium

Leadership in the Private Sector


Leadership in Social Enterprise

sponsored by


Young Leader (14 – 25 years) Award

Sponsored by

Next Generation Leader Award

sponsored by 

Women in Leadership

sponsored by ILM


“ILM is delighted to be sponsoring the Women in Leadership category of the Leading Wales Awards,” said Becky James, ILM Director of Business Development & Sales. “We are passionate about inspiring and developing the next generation of female leaders, and extremely proud that ILM qualifications already provide so many organisations in Wales with a clear pathway to encourage and enable more ambitious and talented women into senior leadership roles.”
Becky James, ILM Director of Business Development and Sales.
becky james

Leadership for the Future

Sponsored by CIPD


“Our extensive research and expertise enables us to build a clear and impartial outlook on the future, and promote working practices that have maximum value for employers and their employees.

At this time of economic uncertainty, it is vital for prosperous and successful business leaders to steer our economy toward a future of recovery and growth. Our ambition is to implement a sustainable regional structure for Wales and to demonstrate how exceptional leadership at all levels generates positive results.

There are many inspiring and accomplished leaders in Wales, and we are proud to be a part of something that celebrates their achievements.”
Lesley Richards, Head of CIPD Wales

Lesley Richards