Leadership in the Public Sector supported by Academi Wales

Leadership in Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector sponsored by Williams Ross

Leadership in the Private Sector is sponsored by CIPD Wales

Leadership in Social Enterprise sponsored by Social Business Wales

Young Leader (14 – 25 years) sponsored by Alcumus

Women in Leadership sponsored by Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Leadership for the Future sponsored by Educ8 Group

Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion sponsored by CMI Cymru

Inspiring Great Leadership (Organisational Award) sponsored by the Institute of Leadership & Management

Leadership in the Public Sector

Nominations in this category are open to any individuals who have a leadership role at whatever level of responsibility within any Public Sector organisation in Wales (e.g. Local Authorities, Schools, NHS, Colleges of FE, Higher Education, Public Bodies etc).

Supported by Academi Wales


Academi Wales is the national centre for leadership excellence in Wales. We understand the need to build leaders for the future – especially in these challenging times where we need to save money and make the best use of what we have. Rather than developing knowledge and experience in traditional boundaries, we add value by continuing to develop thinking, best practice, and knowledge across generations, sectors and professions across the Welsh public service.

We seek to inspire by setting the strategic direction for leadership in Wales through our events and publications and equip leaders with straight forward and effective approaches to their challenges. We support leaders so they can unlock their problems and find their own solutions and stretch them to achieve the possible through our innovative development programmes and facilitation methods. We aim to bring world-class learning to public service leaders and managers across Wales, offering them a broad range of cutting-edge activities.

Leadership in Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector

This category is open to individuals who are either employed by a Charity in Wales or are volunteers in Wales (aligned to any sector) and who have a leadership role. (Volunteering includes a variety of roles such as volunteering for a professional body, on a board of trustees, school governor etc.)

Sponsored by Williams Ross

Leadership in the Private Sector

This category is open to individuals who are employed in the Private Sector in Wales, in a business of any size or turnover and who have a leadership role at whatever level of responsibility in that business.

sponsored by CIPD Wales

Leadership in Social Enterprise

This category is open to individuals working within a Social Enterprise that have a leadership role at whatever level of responsibility. Social Enterprises are businesses trading for social and environmental purposes and whose profits are re-invested to sustain and further their mission for positive change.

sponsored by Social Business Wales

Social Business Wales (SBW) helps social enterprises in Wales to grow, diversify and become more sustainable. Through free, friendly, expert advice, SBW can transform your business so you can increase your positive impact. SBW is a project which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government and is delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre. It is part of the Business Wales service.

Young Leader (14 – 25 years)

This category is open to young people between 14 and 25 years who have a leadership role in any occupation (paid or voluntary) i.e. in business, in Public Services, in the community, in schools, colleges or Higher Education. (Please note: that in the case of young people younger than 18, contact details must not be provided to us. We shall communicate with the nominator only.)

sponsored by Alcumus

We are the UK’s leading provider of technology-led compliance and risk management solutions; offering a complete set of tools to help clients minimise risk and demonstrate compliance.

Whatever a business’s daily and strategic challenges, Alcumus has the solution. We think beyond mere compliance; our services add value and give our clients a genuine competitive edge.

With over 160 years of combined experience, Alcumus can make businesses safer, healthier and stronger.

Women in Leadership

This category is open to women in leadership roles in every sector (Public, Private, Voluntary or Social Enterprise) and at whatever level of responsibility in the organisation or business.

sponsored by Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Based at the Management’s School’s state of the art facilities near to the heart of Wales’ capital city, Cardiff, CSM offer a wide range of programmes carefully designed to help students become what employers prize: people who can think for themselves with the knowledge and skills to make valuable contributions to the economies where they work.

CSM offers full or part-time; undergraduate or post-graduate; taught or research-based; on campus or on line. CSM offers degrees and professional development in business and management, modern languages, finance and accounting, tourism, hospitality, events and entrepreneurship – all are available here, either on a standalone basis or in some combination. All have three themes running through them – internationalisation, enterprise and sustainable development.

Our team of academics and practitioner partners offer a rapidly expanding range of professional development programmes for those in work. These range from foundation degrees, short courses, higher apprenticeships and awards for leadership to our suite of masters programmes and the Management School’s prestigious professional doctorate. We provide centres of expertise in the areas of leadership and management development, international competitiveness, entrepreneurship, innovation, small business management and regional economic development.

CSM offers student work placements, consultancy support and research partnerships as well as sponsorship opportunities. The School operates an extensive business network including events focusing on current topics subjects.

Fundamental to the school is the desire to work in harmony with industry and our belief that work experience should be a core element of every course that we offer.

Leadership for the Future (Sustainability)

This category is open to individuals from all sectors (Public, Private, Voluntary and Social Enterprise) whose leadership is impacting significantly on contributing to sustainability both within and beyond the organisation.

By sustainability we mean leadership which impacts positively on any or all of the goals relating to the Well-being of our future generations in Wales: economic prosperity, greater resilience, a healthier Wales, a more equal Wales, cohesive communities, vibrant culture and Welsh language, the environment and hence a Wales that is globally responsible.

sponsored by Educ8 Group

Educ8 Group is proud to offer world-class training and recruitment solutions, specialising in workplace learning designed to upskill individuals, organisations and communities. We offer training and apprenticeships to learners of all ages and levels of experience. Celebrating our 15th year in 2019, we are delighted to be ranked as the 6th Best Small Employer in the UK according to the Sunday Times.

Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion

This category is open to individuals who have a clear vision and lead specific initiatives within their organisation that promote all aspects of Diversity and Inclusion.

Sponsored by CMI Cymru

Inspiring Great Leadership (Organisational Award)

This is an award to an organisation from any sector that has a clearly implemented and successful strategy that demonstrably builds the leadership skills of all. A strategy and an approach that is inclusive of all employees and volunteers from grass roots to board room, helping to create the next generation of leaders.

Sponsored by The Institute of Leadership & Management

The Institute of Leadership & Management is a professional membership body that connects like-minded people with the shared purpose of inspiring great leadership everywhere. Our research and events programme is designed to inform, inspire and impact the practice of leadership wherever it happens. When you join us, you become part of a world-renowned professional body of more than 30,000 leaders, managers and coaches who are all passionate about the transformational power of great leadership.