Awards’ Sponsors and Supporters


A huge thank you to our valued sponsors and supporters for the 2018 Awards.

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Leading Wales Awards are in association with The Institute of Leadership & Management.
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Phil James, CEO at the Institute of Leadership & Management, says:
“As the professional membership body for leaders, managers, coaches and mentors, The Institute of Leadership and Management are thrilled to partner with Leading Wales as headline sponsors for the 2018 Awards. The Awards are a jewel in the crown for organisations in Wales and a brilliant source of inspiration for leaders and managers everywhere.”

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Media Partners are Nation Broadcasting

“At Nation Broadcasting we’re delighted to be partnering with the Leading Wales Awards for a second year. These awards are an important contribution in recognising the skills our leaders bring to businesses and organisations across Wales and we’re pleased to able to bring some of those stories to life with coverage on Nation Radio and our other radio stations across Wales.”
Martin Mumford, Managing Director, Nation Broadcasting

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 Hicks, Director of Academi Wales


Leadership in the Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector

sponsored by Williams Ross

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“Williams Ross is proud to be sponsoring the Leadership in the Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector category of the Leading Wales Awards again in 2018 because it showcases marvelous examples of how clear and effective leadership can make an enormous difference to the setting up, growth and sustainability of organisations. It celebrates the great work being undertaken in Wales today in the Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector. This can only help foster confidence in that sector and encourage others to emulate the successes highlighted.”
John Chown, Managing Director, Williams Ross Ltd, Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors

Women in Leadership

Supported by The Leading Wales Awards Consortium

Leadership for the Future (Sustainability)

sponsored by RWA

“RWA is delighted to sponsor the “Leadership For The Future (Sustainability)” category. We truly believe in developing a sustainable future that focuses on people, service delivery, the environment and the communities within which we work. The world is changing at an incredible pace and we need more individuals and organisations that can both anticipate and react to that change, put in place the strategic foundations required, and to deliver their vision for a prosperous future over the longer-term.”
Tom Wood, Digital Director RWA

Young Leader

sponsored by Hodge

“As a Welsh-based business with a proud heritage spanning over 60 years, Hodge is delighted to support the Young Leader category in the Leading Wales Awards 2018. Recognising leadership in our young people from education, the community, business and public services is a great way to inspire all future leaders in Wales. We’re thrilled to see the outstanding stories from the finalists and look forward to the Awards with much anticipation.”
David Austin, Managing Director.

Leadership in the Private Sector

sponsored by CIPD

“At CIPD Wales we strive to develop better working and working lives, so we are delighted to be sponsoring the Leadership in the Private Sector category at the 2018 Leading Wales Awards.

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.

It is vital for prosperous and successful business leaders to steer our economy toward ongoing 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

Leadership in Social Enterprise

is sponsorsed by ACCA
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“ACCA Cymru Wales is delighted to sponsor the Leadership in Social Enterprise award. Social Enterprises play a key role in supporting the communities and the people of Wales, and recognising the most dynamic and forward thinking leaders in this important sector is crucial to sustaining and developing the sector further.”
Lloyd Powell, Head of ACCA Cymru Wales

Inspiring Great Leadership (Organisational Award)

Is sponsored by the Institute of Leadership & Management