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Flintshire Business Awards celebrated

Published: 22/10/2018

The twelfth annual Flintshire Business Awards were celebrated at an award ceremony at Soughton Hall recently.

The Awards, whose headline sponsor was once again AGS Security Systems, recognise excellence and outstanding performance by businesses across the county.

winners.jpgThe winners of the ten categories were revealed at the exclusive black tie award event on Friday 19 October. With an audience of more than 200 influential business people, Flintshire companies were celebrated for their successes.

It was a great night for two companies, each winning two awards.   Connor McAuley from DRB Group won the Apprenticeship Award and the company was also named Best Socially Responsible Business.   Pro-Networks was named Best Business to Work For as well as their employee, Paul Crudge, claiming the Business Person of the Year Award.

A round-up of all the winners can be seen below.

The Lord Barry Jones Legacy Award was presented by the Rt Hon. Lord Barry Jones to Leyla Edwards, founder of KK Fine Foods, in recognition of her outstanding services to local business and the economy.


legacy awards.jpgThe Rt Hon Lord Jones, President of Flintshire in Business, Mersey Dee Alliance and Deeside Business Forum, said:  

“I am thrilled to present this award to Leyla Edwards who richly deserves to receive this recognition for the outstanding work she does in support of our great County of Flintshire – really well done!”

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said:

“I’d like to congratulate all of this year’s winners.  Competition has, as always, been fierce – I don’t envy the judges having to make their decision!  It’s great to see the Awards going from strength to strength.  It’s fitting that the theme of this year’s Awards is “Growth”.  The North Wales Growth Bid is an essential tool to make our economy more resilient and better connected which will open up considerable government investment and opportunity for business growth in our County.

“I’d also like to thank our headline sponsors, AGS Security Systems and all our other sponsors, who, once again, have made this wonderful event possible.  It’s encouraging that Flintshire businesses see the value in these Awards and want to support each other.”

Jonathan Turner, Managing Director of AGS Security Systems, congratulated all the finalists, saying:

“We are proud to be the headline sponsor of the Flintshire Business Awards 2018 for the eighth consecutive year and to help recognise the immense talent, innovation and ambition within the county.

“At AGS we get to witness the success stories year on year at the awards.  That's why we are delighted to be part of the Flintshire Business Awards once again and to help celebrate the achievements of the many organisations.  Our company knows more than most what winning one of these awards means to entrants.”

The winners and sponsors of the ten categories are listed below:





Cambria for Business

Connor McAuley, DRB Group

Business Person of the Year

Westbridge Furniture Design

Paul Crudge, Pro-Networks

Best Business Over 10 Employees

KK Fine Foods PLC

Wagtail UK

Best Business Under 10 Employees

Edge Transport

Clwyd Brickwork

Best Business to Work For

P&A Group

Pro Networks



Jane Bellis, Art & Soul

Most Socially Responsible Business      

Wates Residential

DRB Group

Innovation, Technology Enterprise

Kingspan Insulated Panels


Best Social Enterprise                    

Evans Maintenance Services

Cambrian Aquatics Sports Centre

The Lord Barry Jones Legacy Award      Leyla Edwards, KK Fine Foods

For more information about Flintshire Business Awards contact Kate Catherall on 01352 703221 or go to