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Opera and radio star to present awards in town

Created on 18/09/2017 @ 15:23
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The host for the Powys Business Awards ceremony being held in Newtown next month has been revealed as opera singer and radio presenter Wynne Evans.

Mr Evans is one of the UK's leading tenors, having performed as a principal with all of the major opera houses and orchestras, including Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera and English National Opera.
His vast concert and recital repertoire has included collaborations with many of the nation's première ensembles, including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.
In 2009 Wynne became the face and voice of the multi million pound advertising campaign for, playing the flamboyant character Gio Compario.
Businesses from Newtown and throughout Powys will be present at the Hafren in Newtown for the awards evening on 6 October which will see 12 awards presented including the Judges Award and Powys Business of the Year.
The finalists are:
Start-up Business Award sponsored by The County Times
·         AL Technical, Newtown
·         Soccerholics R Us, Meifod, Welshpool
·         Turvec Solutions, Berriew

Outstanding Apprentice Award sponsored by FSB
·         Lucas Evans, Charcroft Electronics, Llanwrtyd Wells,
·         Matt Price, Compact Orbital Gears, Rhayader
·         Danny Foulkes, EvaBuild, Newtown

Entrepreneurship Award
·         Goodhand Glass House, Craig-y-Nos
·         Hayley Hanson Hide, Brecon
·         Nick Sanders Expedition Centre, Machynlleth

Growth Award sponsored by Finance Wales
·         Radnor Hills Mineral Water, Knighton
·         Station Couriers, Newtown
·         SWG Construction (Build & Renovate), Welshpool

Excellence in Quality Management Award sponsored by Myrick Training
·         Plant I, Machynlleth
·         Promotional Handling, Welshpool
·         Trax JH, Newtown

International Trade Award sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors
·         Motif Creative, Newtown
·         Newmor, Welshpool
·         Trax JH, Newtown

Small Business (Under 30 Employees) Award sponsored by NPTC Group
·         EvaBuild, Newtown
·         McCartneys LLP, Welshpool
·         Northern Industrial Battery Services, Four Crosses

Social Enterprise/ Charity Award sponsored by Mid Wales Housing Association Ltd
·         Calan Domestic Violence Services, Brecon
·         Powys Dance, Llandrindod Wells
·         Robert Owen Community Banking Fund, Newtown

Excellence in Environmental Management Award sponsored by Griffiths
·         Camp Cynrig Glamping Village, Brecon
·         Gregynog Hall, Tregynon
·         Llangoed Hall, Brecon

Micro Business (Under 10 Employees) Award sponsored by The Cambrian News & Brecon & Radnor Express
·         Bryn Tanat Hall, Llansantffraid
·         Classy Curtains, Ystradgynlais
·         Varleys of Newtown, Newtown

The Judges Award is sponsored by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and the Powys Business of the Year is sponsored by Powys County Council.

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