TWO profitable Newport enterprise house owners have been shortlisted for a prestigious honour on the tenth annual Nice British Entrepreneur Awards.
Jason Awatar and Leigh Hussain, co-founders of Impressed Enterprise Media, are amongst six contenders for the Wales area’s Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Yr award.
Greater than 5,000 nominations had been obtained throughout the 12 award classes, making the pair’s achievement of being named as a finalist a exceptional feat in itself.
The Gwent duo will discover out if they’ve received later this 12 months, with London’s Grosvenor Home Resort internet hosting the ceremony on November 21.
“It’s an honour to make the finals of those awards and we’re grateful to our colleagues and clients who put us ahead for nomination,” mentioned Mr Awatar.
Mr Hussain added: “Since Covid-19, our firm providers has needed to survive and evolve.
“By solely wanting ahead can we proceed to thrive with our groups, and being recognised for this award is one thing we’ve got achieved collectively, so we really feel humbled by the nominations.”
Situated on the Grade II-listed Kingshill Home close to Newport metropolis centre, Impressed Enterprise Media is a thriving enterprise occasion and digital media firm which was established in 2013.
Their portfolio consists of greater than 200 occasions per 12 months within the UK and Eire, Europe, North America and the United Arab Emirates.
The occasions cater for trade professionals accountable for IT, info safety, advertising, HR, amenities administration, company actual property and studying and improvement.
They promote management and enterprise excellence for greater than 3,000 organisations accountable for over 15 million workers globally.
Whereas the nomination recognises the occasions firm, it is usually the various vary of companies owned by the duo’s agency Tarsain Ltd, of which Impressed Enterprise Media is one, the pair are pleased with.
They usually received’t be the one Gwent entrepreneurs within the working for the service industries honour this autumn.
Gareth Waters and Matt Trevett of Newport-based Alliance advertising company and Candour Expertise’s Matthew Burkitt, whose recruitment enterprise’s HQ is in Rassau, are additionally in competition.
Claire Copeman (Journey Excursions UK), Dominic Bonaker, Josh Richards, Craig Williams, Jack Williams and Cinzia Appetecchia (Odyssey) and Nicola Wilkes (Significantly Fashionable Enterprise) are the opposite finalists.
Gwent finalists in different classes embrace Configur, a software program improvement and consultancy firm.
Homeowners Marco Oliver and Josh Evans, who’ve an workplace in Newport, are in competition for the Begin-Up Entrepreneur of the Yr award.