Prime Cymru an IOEE Academy held their annual awards event earlier this month in Wales, to which our very own Ruth Lowbridge MBE and trustee of Prime attended and provided the closing speech. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Founder of PRIME Cymru, met with people aged over 50 who have set up their own businesses in Wales with the charity's help, and presented the winners with awards at PRIME Cymru’s Award ceremony in front of a delighted audience of over 60 guests at Bodysgallen Hall, Llandudno. PRIME Cymru is a registered charity and the only organisation in Wales dedicated to providing practical support to people aged 50 and over to help them find work or set up in business. The charity has helped thousands of people in Wales set up their own businesses or find employment and provides tailored one to one support through its dedicated staff and team of over 400 volunteer mentors. The PRIME Cymru Awards celebrate the diversity and success of the businesses that PRIME Cymru has supported recently, as well as the dedication of PRIME Cymru’s volunteer mentors.
The Prince of Wales presented the three winners in the categories of New Business, Growth Business and Mentor of the Year with a certificate of achievement, and a Welsh slate award was also presented by Gary Lapthorn, Head of Responsible Business at Lloyds Banking Group.
The award winners from the PRIME Cyrmu's Award Ceremony day were as follows:
WINNER NEW BUSINESS
Wendy Eaton – Sew Relaxed – Anglesey
WINNER GROWTH BUSINESS
Linda Wongham - Assisted Mobility Services - Maesteg
WINNER MENTOR OF THE YEAR 2018
Derek Burnham - PRIME Cymru Mentor - Wrexham