Swansea business Wolfestone Translation has again been recognised by their peers for their commercial successes in spite of the worst economic conditions experienced for decades. This time they performed a clean sweep at the South Wales Business Awards held earlier this week. The awards were sponsored by Cardiff Business Life, the University of Glamorgan and Careers Wales amongst others.
The ceremony was held this year at the Bear Hotel in Cowbridge on Wednesday evening. In a fitting contrast, one of South Wales’ youngest businesses collected their distinctions in one of Wales’ oldest hotels. The evening started well as Wolfestone once again won the award for best Business Services Business. The directors were presented with the honour by Sara Edwards, the former Wales Today host, who was presenting the prestigious awards.
This, however, was far from being the high point of the evening. Following recognition of the various other winners in their categories of business services, the winner of the blue ribbon prize was announced from amongst the category winners. The Best South Wales Business of the Year award is hard-fought as numerous exceptional businesses across all sectors compete to be recognised as best enterprise overall. Last year, Wolfestone made the short-list, but did not take the trophy. This year the outcome was different, as Wolfestone was proclaimed winner of the most celebrated of all the night’s accolades. A jubilant Roy Allkin, Managing Director of Wolfestone Translation – South Wales Business of the Year 2009, said “It was an amazing night for Wolfestone and we are extremely proud of what we have achieved in such a short period of time. The world has been turned upside down in the last year in financial terms but Wolfestone continues to grow and go from strength to strength.”
When the announcement was made that Wolfestone had won the Award, the directors, Roy Allkin and Anna Bastek, made a point of taking the senior staff up on stage to receive the award from Sara Edwards and to explain to the audience that it is the hard work of these people and indeed all of the staff at Wolfestone that has made all of the success possible. One of these senior staff members was the Director of Operations for the USA who was over in Wales undertaking training. Wolfestone’s US office is formally launched at an exclusive event at the Digital Technium, Swansea University on October 29th.
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