Awards’ Sponsors and Supporters

A huge thank you to our valued sponsors and supporters for the 2017 Awards.

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Leading Wales Awards are in association with The Institute of Leadership & Management.
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Phil James, CEO at the Institute of Leadership & Management, says:
As the professional membership body for leaders, managers, coaches and mentors, The Institute of Leadership & Management is delighted to partner with the Leading Wales Awards.

We believe inspirational leadership holds the key to personal fulfilment, social wellbeing and economic prosperity and the Leading Wales Awards represent an opportunity to celebrate and highlight leadership that is making a real difference in Wales.

Highlighting, enhancing and harnessing leadership talent in Wales is something we admire and support. By sharing the stories of real people delivering great leadership within Wales, we hope to achieve our shared purpose of inspiring great leadership, everywhere.

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We welcome Nation Radio as our media partners.
“Great leadership is the groundwork for success but the greatest leaders often don’t seek the limelight for themselves. These awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate those driving success across Wales. Nation Radio is proud to be media partners with the Leading Wales Awards.”
Martin Mumford, MD of Nation Radio

Leadership in the Public Sector

supported by Academi Wales


“At Academi Wales we’re committed to building strong leadership through world-class learning opportunities. We strive to promote and enhance leadership qualities across the Welsh Public Service.

We’re proud to sponsor the ‘Leadership in the Public Sector’ category and firmly believe in the diverse set of talents leaders in Wales possess. This type of recognition of the outstanding achievements of Welsh leaders provides role models for people at all layers of organisations.

There are many engaging and inspiring leaders within Wales and we hope more of their stories will be revealed through the Leading Wales Awards.”
Jo Hicks, Head of Academi Wales


Leadership in the Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector

sponsored by Williams Ross

“Williams Ross is proud to be sponsoring the Leadership in the Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector category of the Leading Wales Awards 2017. We provide a wide range of support to organisations in the not for profit sector throughout Wales, as well as in a number of other sectors. There are marvelous examples of how clear and effective leadership makes an enormous difference to the setting up, growth and sustainability of organisations. Celebrating that leadership through these awards helps to showcase the great work being undertaken in Wales today. This can only help foster confidence in the sector and encourage others to emulate the successes highlighted.”
John Chown, Director, Williams Ross Limited
Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers

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Women in Leadership

sponsored by ILM


“ILM is delighted to be sponsoring the Women in Leadership category of the Leading Wales Awards,” said Becky James, ILM Director of Business Development & Sales. “We are passionate about inspiring and developing the next generation of female leaders, and extremely proud that ILM qualifications already provide so many organisations in Wales with a clear pathway to encourage and enable more ambitious and talented women into senior leadership roles.”
Becky James, ILM Director of Business Development and Sales.

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Leadership for the Future

Sponsored by CIPD Wales


“Our extensive research and expertise enables us to build a clear and impartial outlook on the future, and promote working practices that have maximum value for employers and their employees.

At this time of economic uncertainty, it is vital for prosperous and successful business leaders to steer our economy toward a future of recovery and growth. Our ambition is to implement a sustainable regional structure for Wales and to demonstrate how exceptional leadership at all levels generates positive results.

There are many inspiring and accomplished leaders in Wales, and we are proud to be a part of something that celebrates their achievements.”
Lesley Richards, Head of CIPD Wales

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