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EvaBuild wins business award

Created on 02/10/2018 @ 10:56
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A Newtown-based business has won the Powys Entrepreneurship Award at the Powys Business Awards.

EvaBuild collected the award, sponsored by Welsh Government, at the annual Powys Business Awards dinner at The Hafren, Newtown. It’s the third Powys Business Award won by the company. The awards are organised by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group. 

Managing director Nick Evans said: “This award is great recognition for the hard work of everybody in the team at EvaBuild.

“I am passionate about being based in Powys. Delivering quality with high productivity is inbred in Mid Wales people and that’s something that separates us from competitors nationwide.”

EvaBuild is entering its second major phase of growth, founded upon the ambition, drive and innovation of main directors Mr Evans and Dan Jones. The company increased turnover by a third and increased its workforce by 20 per cent in the last financial year. Future growth projections are set at 20% for each of the next two years, which will take turnover to more than £5 million.

To retain an advantage over competitors, Eva Build is striving to attain the ISO 9001 and 18001 accreditations in addition to ISO 14001.

One of the company’s core markets is providing groundworks in the modular building industry and EvaBuild recently partnered with Wernick Buildings, Swansea University and Specific in a ground-breaking project to construct a low carbon office building which acted as a power station, using systems to generate, store and release sola energy.

In addition to delivering innovative construction solutions for clients across the UK, the company has also bought a parcel of land on the Vastre Industrial Estate and the Ladywell Shopping Centre with a view to reinvesting in and regenerating Newtown.

“This move has been instigated by the need to inject ambition, innovation and sheer guts into private investment into our home town,” said Nick. “We are planning to demonstrate that regeneration has to come from within the community and by local businesses reinvesting will demonstrate that positive changes can and will happen befitting to the needs of local residents.

“We see ourselves as innovators who dream of continually shattering the status quo and creating a better, new and exciting environment for those that live and work in it. 

Powys Business Award judges said: “The company is very much committed to expansion and growth while keeping its roots loyal to Newtown and Powys. The growth of the company in both turnover and staff employed bears testimony to the meticulous and careful business planning and intuitive decision-making from the team led by Nick Evans.

“As well as consolidating existing business, EvaBuild will continue to seek out new opportunities and exciting developments within the Newtown area. This will further its ambition to evolve and grow while helping improve and contribute to the local economy.”

Picture caption: 

Managing director Nick Evans and his team from EvaBuild receive the Powys Entrepreneurship Award from Rhodri Griffiths representing the Welsh Government, sponsor.

The other award winners were:

Start-up Business Award, sponsored by The County Times: Dragon UAV, Newtown.

Entrepreneurship Award, sponsored by Welsh Government: EvaBuild Ltd, Newtown.

Small Business Growth Award, sponsored by Myrick Training: 5C Services, Builth Wells.

Social Enterprise / Charity Award, sponsored by Mid Wales Housing Association Ltd: East Radnorshire Day Centre, Presteigne.

Micro Business (Under 10 employees) Award, sponsored by The Cambrian News and Brecon & Radnor Express: AL Technical, Newtown.

Excellence in Leadership & Management Award, sponsored by Nidec Control Techniques: McCartneys LLP, Newtown.

Mentor of the Year in Hospitality and Lifestyle, sponsored by Cambrian Training Company: Sharon Quine, Llangors Church in Wales School.

Growth Award, sponsored by Development Bank of Wales: Clywedog Riverside Holiday Home and Red Kite Touring, Llanidloes.

Small Business (under 30 employees) Award, sponsored by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group: Hilltop Honey Ltd, Newtown.

International Trade Award, sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors: Parry & Evans Ltd, Welshpool.

Technology and Innovation Award, sponsored by Trax JH Ltd: CellPath Ltd, Newtown.

Best Tourism Business Award, sponsored by NPTC Group: Dan Yr Ogof, The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Abercraf. 

The runners-up were:

Start-up Business Award: Celtic Woodland Holidays, Builth Wells and The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company Ltd, Brecon.

Entrepreneurship Award:

Camp Cynrig Glamping Village, Brecon and Glyngynwydd Wedding Barn and Cottages, Llangurig.

Outstanding Commitment to Training Award: Happy Horse Retirement Home Ltd, Brecon and Charcroft Electronics, Llanwrtyd Wells.

Small Business Growth Award: AL Technical, Newtown and Varleys of Newtown Ltd, Newtown.

Social Enterprise / Charity Award: Oriel Davies, Newtown and Montgomery Institute/ Cloverlands Model Car Museum, Montgomery.

Micro Business Award: Mid Wales Shooting Centre, Trefeglwys and Clywedog Riverside Holiday Home and Red Kite Touring, Llanidloes.

Excellence in Leadership & Management Award: Compact Orbital Gears, Rhayader and PYC, Welshpool. 

Mentor of the Year in Hospitality and Lifestyle Award: Affinity Home Care Group, Newtown.

Growth Award: Hilltop Honey Ltd, Newtown and EvaBuild Ltd, Newtown. 

Small Business Award: Confederate Chemicals Ltd, Newtown and Davlec Limited, Welshpool. International Trade Award: CellPath Ltd, Newtown and Earthbound Organics International Ltd, Llandrindod Wells.

Technology and Innovation Award: Etic Lab LLP, Newtown; S P Filling Systems Ltd, Llandrindod Wells and Plant i, Machynlleth.

Best Tourism Business Award: Corris Craft Centre with King Arthur's Labyrinth, Machynlleth and Plas Dinam Country House, Llandinam.

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