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Pembrokeshire’s best businesses receive award recognition

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businessawardLOCAL businesses and business people were honoured this week (July 9) at the Radio Pembrokeshire Business Awards supported by the Port of Milford Haven.

The awards ceremony was held at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven and hosted by The Call Centre’s Managing Director Nev Wilshire and Radio Pembrokeshire’s daytime presenter Jay Curtis.

Fifteen local businesses came away with awards, including Fenton Vets who scooped the Innovation Award as well as the overall Gold Award.

A panel of judges shortlisted each category down to three finalists before opening each award to a public vote.

The awards, now in their second year honour the businesses and business people who play a vital role in creating growth and prosperity in Pembrokeshire.

Radio Pembrokeshire’s Managing Director, Martin Mumford said “I’d like to thank everyone involved in re-establishing a Business Awards event in the county:  the businesses who took the time to nominate, the finalists and winners, the public who voted in their thousands and the sponsors who make such an event possible.”

A charity raffle raised over £700 for Pembrokeshire MIND and the evening concluded with a packed auditorium sing-a-long of ‘Mr Brightside’ led by Nev Wilshire.

The full list of winners:

  • Customer Service Award sponsored by Thomas Carroll Insurance

The Giltar Hotel

  •  Pride in Pembrokeshire sponsored by Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

Keep Wales Tidy (Pembrokeshire)

  •  New Business Award sponsored by PBI – Pembrokeshire Business Initiative

Here to Buy

  •  Local Independent Business sponsored by Kilgetty Motor Factors and Bumper to Bumper

Snowdrop Independent Living

  •  Leisure and Tourism Industry Award sponsored by Oakwood Theme Park

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill

  •  Food and Drink Award sponsored by Pembrokeshire Tourism

D Fecci and Sons

  •  Small Business Award sponsored by Antur Insurance

iSea Surfwear

  •  Specialist  Niche Business of the Year sponsored by JCP Solicitors

Skybound Autism Therapies

  •  Business Person of the Year sponsored by Futureworks, Pembrokeshire County Council

Paul James (Red Kite Law)

  •  Hair Health and Beauty  Award sponsored by ProNails Wales

Snippers

  •  E – commerce in Business Award sponsored by Radio Pembrokeshire

FBM Holidays

  •  Innovation Award sponsored by Lloyd Motors Aberaeron

Fenton Vets

  •  Business making best use of National Park sponsored by Pembs Coast National Park Authority

Pembrokeshire Photo Walks

  •  Community Arts Awards sponsored by University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Span Arts

  •  Agricultural Business of the Year sponsored by Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society

Puffin Produce Ltd

  •  GOLD AWARD sponsored by Port of Milford Haven

Fenton Vets

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Penrhyn-coch Brownies compose song

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PENRHYN-COCH Brownies were congratulated for composing a new Welsh language song recently. The workshops were part of a program of Welsh language workshops organised by Cered – Menter Iaith Ceredigion.

Following a series of workshops with the young singer, Mari Mathias from Talgarreg, the girls decided to compose a song. ‘Yn yr Haf’ was recorded with the girls singing and Mari on the guitar. All the group members received a copy of the song on CD.

Rhodri Francis, Cered’s Development Officer said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the group and we congratulate members on their masterpiece. Thanks also to the leaders for their enthusiasm in securing opportunities for the members to socialise in Welsh outside of school hours.”

Cered’s main aim is to support, influence and develop the use of the Welsh language in Ceredigion through partnership and co-operation, to establish the best possible foundation for the development of the language in the society and community.

Wendy Reynolds, leader of the Brownies unit in Penrhyn-coch said: “The experience has been amazing for the girls and they’ve had a lot of fun doing activities through the medium of Welsh.”

Follow all the news about the wider work of Cered, through liking the Facebook page @ceredmenteriaith or follow on Twitter @MICered.

For more information on Cered, phone 01545 572350 or email cered@ceredigion.gov.uk.

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Theatre caravan coming to Aberystwyth

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THE SMALLEST cinema in a theatre caravan will be on the Promenade in Aberystwyth for three Saturdays this summer.

Staff from Ceredigion Museum, together with the Friends of Ceredigion Museum, will be hosting a series of free entertaining events in and around the theatre caravan on July 28, August 4, and August 11 between 12pm and 4pm.

Sarah Morton, the Events Organiser for Ceredigion Museum said, “We have a series of short local films from the National Film and Screen Archive which links to our summer exhibition relating to the seaside at the museum, in the old Coliseum Theatre. The two minute films show people on the beach and promenade in Aberystwyth as well as Y Borth. We will also have singing from the Showtime Singers to add to the entertainment.

“We will be situated in and near the bandstand and hope to be able to bring some of the traditions of a typical coastal break back to life.”

Besides the theatre caravan, there will be a Guess-the-Object held in the bandstand with museum staff to aid in identifying the mystery objects.

For more details about the caravan and the entertainment, contact Sarah Morton at Ceredigion Museum on 01970 633088

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Surprise presentation for retiring cook

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AFTER feeding hundreds of children in her role as cook at Ysgol Eglwyswrw for the past 40 years, Mrs Anona Williams is finally hanging up her apron. But there was a shock in store for Mrs Williams when she arrived at the school for one of her last days at work on Tuesday (Jul 17).

Cameras from the S4C magazine programme, Heno, were present to capture her receiving a special award from music conductor and presenter, Alwyn Humphreys.

She started at her post in 1978 and during that time has fed three generations including her own niece and nephew and great-niece and great-nephew.

Headteacher, Edryd Eynon, said Mrs Williams would be sadly missed.

“We will miss her delicious meals and her caring nature,” he said.

“She spoils all the children and is like a grandmother to them. Her contribution to the school is priceless.

“She ran the breakfast and the Cook It clubs and ensured all pupils had an exciting experiences working with food and preparing many delicious recipes.

“Every sports day she would prepare and donate coffee, tea and her famous scones and all the money she raised would be given to school funds. She did this for 40 years.

“Mrs Williams will be sadly missed at Ysgol Eglwyswrw not only for her delicious food – especially her pizza and coleslaw – but also for her caring and loving character. We wish her all the best for the future.”

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