Leadership in the Public Sector supported by Academi Wales

Leadership in Voluntary & Not for Profit Sector sponsored by Williams Ross

Leadership in the Private Sector sponsored by FSB

Leadership in Social Enterprise sponsored by Social Firms Wales

Young Leader (14 – 25 years) sponsored by NatWest Cymru

Next Generation Leader sponsored by ACCA

Women in Leadership sponsored by ILM

Leadership for the Future sponsored by CIPD Wales


Nominations in this category are open to any individuals who have a leadership role at whatever level of responsibility within any Public Sector organisation in Wales (e.g. Local Authorities, Schools, NHS, Colleges of FE, Higher Education, Public Bodies etc).

Supported by Academi Wales


Academi Wales is the national centre for leadership excellence in Wales. We understand the need to build leaders for the future – especially in these challenging times where we need to save money and make the best use of what we have. Rather than developing knowledge and experience in traditional boundaries, we add value by continuing to develop thinking, best practice, and knowledge across generations, sectors and professions across the Welsh public service.

We seek to inspire by setting the strategic direction for leadership in Wales through our events and publications and equip leaders with straight forward and effective approaches to their challenges. We support leaders so they can unlock their problems and find their own solutions and stretch them to achieve the possible through our innovative development programmes and facilitation methods. We aim to bring world-class learning to public service leaders and managers across Wales, offering them a broad range of cutting-edge activities.


This category is open to individuals who are either employed by a Charity in Wales or are volunteers in Wales (aligned to any sector) and who have a leadership role. (Volunteering includes a variety of roles such as volunteering for a professional body, on a board of trustees, school governor etc.)

sponsored by Williams Ross

Williams Ross Limited provides business advice and support to our wide range of clients both in the private and not for profit sectors. Our services cover the standard accountancy and taxation services including annual accounts, external audit and management accounts together with payroll, taxation advice and other compliance services. In addition we also provide business development and strategic level advice and support to many of our clients tailored to them and looking to help them address the changing opportunities and challenges that they need to deal with to maintain and grow their operations.


This category is open to individuals who are employed in the Private Sector in Wales, in a  business of any size or turnover and who have a leadership role at whatever level of responsibility in that business.

sponsored by FSB


As experts in business, FSB offers our 10,000 members in Wales a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.


This category is open to individuals working within a Social Enterprise that have a leadership role at whatever level of responsibility. Social Enterprises are businesses trading for social and environmental purposes. Social Enterprises are distinctive because their social and / or environmental purpose is absolutely central to what they do – their profits are re-invested to sustain and further their mission for positive change.
Sponsored by Social Firms Wales


This category is open to young people between 14 and 25 years who have a leadership role in any walk of life – business, in Public Services, in the community, in schools, colleges or Higher Education.

Sponsored by NatWest Cymru

As part of the UK’s biggest business bank, NatWest Cymru leads strategic programmes that deliver real and sustainable benefits for our communities. We support businesses of all shapes and sizes, in every sector of the economy. We are committed to promoting economic growth and to fostering the right conditions for people’s business ideas to flourish. Getting involved in and supporting the local community and the individual is one of the ways we can contribute to doing the right thing as a bank.


This category is open to nominees in every sector (Public, Private, Voluntary or Social Enterprise). For this category we are seeking nominations of those developing their leadership skills and experience (with the potential for senior leadership roles in the future). Nominees will currently have a role such as heading up a department or leading a team within their organisation, business or community and continue to develop their leadership capabilities and skills.

Sponsored by ACCA

ACCA is the world’s most forward thinking professional accountancy body. We believe that accountancy is vital for economies to grow and prosper – which is why we work all over the world to build the profession and make society fairer and more transparent. We have more than 188,000 fully qualified members and 480,000 students worldwide.

In Wales, we work with large and small businesses across all sectors, the Welsh Government, educational institutions and opinion formers. We’re on top of emerging trends, legislation and legal requirements – helping to shape them and to develop the next generation of innovative, strategic-thinking accountants our fast-changing world needs.


This category is open to women in leadership roles in every sector (Public, Private, Voluntary or Social Enterprise) and at whatever level of responsibility in the organisation or business.

Sponsored by ILM

ILM is the UK’s leading provider of leadership, management and coaching qualifications. We’re passionate about great leadership, and work with organisations across all sectors to develop managers with the core knowledge, practical skills and emotional awareness to make a real and lasting difference. ILM is a City & Guilds Group business, committed to driving diversity and opportunity at every organisational level, from Apprentices to CEOs.



This category is open to individuals from all sectors (Public, Private, Voluntary and Social Enterprise) whose leadership is impacting significantly on the sustainability of their business or organisation. By sustainability we mean leadership which impacts positively on any or all of environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Sponsored by CIPD Wales


CIPD have been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years, providing valuable points of view on the rapidly changing world of work through our expertise and research. For our members we’re the career partner of choice, setting professional standards and providing the know-how to drive the HR and L&D professions forward.

Independent, not-for-profit and holding a highly respected Royal Charter, we exist to make work and working lives better. And at a time of unprecedented change we have the vision, agility and strength to make a real difference to our members, to businesses, to the economy and to all working people.