THE countdown has started for entries in this year’s Gwynedd Business Awards.

Independently owned businesses in Gwynedd are being invited to submit their entries by Tuesday, April 30.

It is a chance for local businesses to gain recognition for their success and contribution to the economy.

There are five awards up for grabs this year. Perhaps you’ve come up with a fantastic new idea or started your own business as a young entrepreneur?

Or, if you feel that someone has been an inspiration to others there’s a chance to nominate an individual for the ‘Business Person of the Year’ award.

Councillor Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “Giving Gwynedd’s businesses the opportunity to showcase their talents is especially important at what is undeniably a difficult time for the business community.

"We believe that this year’s Gwynedd Business Week and Awards will play a key role in helping our businesses to overcome the current challenges, as well as recognising the accomplishments of the county’s businesses.

“Five awards will be available this year, and we would urge all independently-owned businesses located in Gwynedd to submit their entries. The judges will be looking for exceptional achievement and growth potential, as well as evidence of the businesses’ contribution to Gwynedd’s economy, community and environmental sustainability."

The Gwynedd Business Awards will be the highlight of the 2019 Gwynedd Business Week held between May 20 - 24 May.

A full programme of events has been arranged to promote the business sector and to support local businesses and training opportunities in Gwynedd.

To enter the competition, application forms are available online at or contact the Gwynedd Business Awards Team on 01248 365912 or e-mail

The closing date for entries is April 30, 2019.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner at The Management Centre, Bangor on Thursday evening, May 23, 2019.

Tickets for the dinner are also available now by phoning 01248 365912.