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"I am passionate about supporting, inspiring and empowering women. Llais Cymru's Welsh Women in Business Awards are unlike any other; they're an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the amazing achievements of businesswomen across Wales."

Heulwen Davies, Director of Llais Cymru.

Welcome! The Welsh Women in Business Awards 2023, or #LlaisAwards, is open to any woman running a business here in Wales. Size doesn't matter to us! You might be a one-woman band or the female founder of a huge company. Maybe your business is new or maybe it's been around for half a century - you're all equally amazing!


This year, we have 13 categories to reflect the variety of businesses so we can be as fair and accessible as possible. You don't have to nominate a winner in every category, but you can only nominate one person per category. You can also nominate yourself - because why not? You've worked your socks off to get here, so you deserve that nomination!

Nominations are open until the 19th of April at 17:00 GMT.


The shortlist will be the women with the highest number of nominations as that's the fairest way in our opinion. We'll be announcing our shortlist, the two women with the highest number of votes, in June.

In the event of a tie occurring in any category, we'll invite the nominees for an online interview with a panel of independent business experts in May.

With support from Yr Egin, Carmarthen, the awards night will be in person for the first time ever this year! The #LlaisAwards 2023 Awards Night will take place on Friday the 7th of July - more details to be revealed soon!

Llais Cymru would like to thank the Development Bank of Wales for being our main sponsor again this year and for their continuted support for business women in Wales.

If you'd like to sponsor an award in a specific category, get in touch with Heulwen to discuss the benefits;

The 2023 categories are;

 New Business (less than 12 months old)

 Mum in Business
• Green Business
(a business that promotes sustainability) 
• Under 25s
• Retail Champion
• Social Enterprise

• Food & Drink
• Use of the Welsh language
• Health, Fitness & Wellbeing
 Science, Technology & Innovation
 Hair & Beauty
• Photography, Art & Design
• Leisure & Tourism


Meet our #LlaisAwards winners of 2022:

 Under 25

Katie Clement McCreesh, KCM Fitness


 Fabulous Freelancers

Anna Davies,  You Are My Sunshine Services


 Leisure & Tourism

Ruth Stronge, Snowdonia Donkeys


 Photographers & Designers

Anwen Roberts, Draenog


 New Business

Xanthe Dewsnap, Xanthe Anna


• Online Retailer

Cherie Arlett, She Can Closet


 Food & Drink

Annwen Jones, Glasu


 Use of the Welsh Language

Meinir ac Efa Edwards, Cylchgrawn Cara


 Hair & Beauty

Ffion Jones, Ciwticwls



Layla Mangan, Layla Mangan Interiors


• Mum in Business

Rhian Davies, RT Training and Skills


• Science, Engineering & Technology

Awen Ashworth, Sbarduno


 Arts & Crafts

Kate Coldham, Artworks


• Green Business

Sally Jones, Beeswax Fabric Wraps


• High Street Hero

Tesni Boughen, Botanical Babe Plants


 Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

Nia Haf Jones, Traed Fyny


Meet our #LlaisAwards winners of 2021:

 Care Services

Dr Liza, Revive Perscribed


 Food & Drink

Katie Hayward, Felin Honey Bees


 Influencers & Bloggers

Hanna Hopwood, Gwneud Bywyd yn Haws


 Artists, Photographers & Makers

Ffion Godwood


 Cafes and Restaurants

Elin Aaron, Gallt y Glyn


• Nature & Agriculture

Laura Sanderson, We Swim Wild


 Musicians, Performers & Authors

Marilyn Evans, Soundout Roadshow


 Use of the Welsh Language

Anwen Roberts, Draenog Design


 Online Retailers

Cherie Arlett, She Can Closet


 Hair & Beauty

Karl-Leigh Lewis, Marley's Roots


• Science, Engineering & Technology

Awen Ashworth, Sbarduno


• Mun in Business

Awen Ashworth, Sbarduno


 High Street Hero

Emma Dixon, Amlwch Dog Grooming


• Leisure & Tourism

Amber Lort-Phillips, Big Retreat Wales


• Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

Louise Clancy Pilates


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