Corporate Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors


Cardiff Metropolitan University is a university situated in Cardiff. It specialises in career-orientated courses with programmes from degree to postgraduate level. It has more than 10,000 students studying for a Cardiff Metropolitan University degree in Cardiff, with over 1,000 students coming from overseas. Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC) was the top ranked ‘new’ university in Wales in the 2012 Times University League Table. In addition, the recent National Student Satisfaction survey, saw the university coming well above the national average and was the top ‘new’ university in Wales for student satisfaction. Alumni include Lynn Davies, Gareth Edwards, JJ Williams, John Inverdale, Dai Greene, Helen Glover and David Emmanuel to name just seven!.


Bluestone Resorts Ltd

Set within Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Bluestone boasts luxury accommodation in lodges, cottages and studios. The Bluestone village features shops, restaurants, a pub, wine store and a superb spa, while in the neighbouring valley are two of Pembrokeshire’s premier leisure facilities: the undercover all weather Adventure Centre and the Blue Lagoon water park


The University of South Wales is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, formed in 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport.  With campuses across the cities and valleys of south east Wales,  it offers a range of qualifications from Further Education to degrees to PhD study.  The university has an internationally acclaimed film school, animation facilities, broadcasting studios, a photography school, a reputation for theatre design, award-winning poets, scriptwriters and authors, and the national music and drama conservatoire, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, as a wholly owned subsidiary. As a major post modern professional University it delivers the full range of STEM subjects, from engineering and mathematics to computing and surveying.

The University of South Wales offers independent advice to government and employers across the UK on health, education, economic growth, social policy and governance and has provided a partnership platform for think-tanks such as the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and NESTA to develop debate on public policy reform in the UK.  The University is recognised as one of the St David’s Day Group of Wales’s five major research universities, and as a leader in key areas of specialist research such as sustainable energy, health, educational development, creative industries and the arts, mobile communications, humanities, sports injury and performance, new business incubation, and innovation for technology and start-up companies.  It is the UK’s leading university for student support, winning the 2012 Times Higher Award for Outstanding Support to Students and the 2013 Guardian Higher Education Award for widening participation through its Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute (UHOVI) initiative


Cardiff Business Council

Cardiff Business Council is the business-led organisation set up to grow Cardiff’s private sector by marketing and promoting the Cardiff Capital Region as a world-class destination for business investment and tourism. Cardiff Business Council is also acting as the primary link between the City of Cardiff Council and the business community, be they inward investors or indigenous businesses.

Cyngor Busnes Caerdydd

Sefydliad sydd wedi’i arwain gan fusnes yw Cyngor Busnes Caerdydd a sefydlwyd i ddatblygu sector preifat Caerdydd drwy farchnata a hyrwyddo’r brifddinas-ranbarth fel cyrchfan o safon fyd-eang ar gyfer Buddsoddi mewn Busnes a Thwristiaeth.  Yn ogystal, bydd Cyngor Busnes Caerdydd yn gweithredu fel y prif gyswllt rhwng Cyngor Caerdydd a’r gymuned fusnes leol, os ydyn nhw’n fewnfuddsoddwyr neu’n fusnesau brodorol.


Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities and is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s most research intensive universities.  Among its academic staff are two Nobel Laureates, including the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine, University Chancellor Professor Sir Martin Evans. 

Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, today the University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research.  The University's breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural. physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning. Cardiff University is a registered charity. Number 1136855



Swansea University

Swansea University is a world-class, research-led university situated in stunning parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower peninsula, the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Founded in 1920, the University now offers around 500 undergraduate courses and 150 postgraduate courses to 15,921 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our alumni include Sir Terry Matthews OBE, Dr Lyn Evans CBE, Hywel Francis MP, Jason Mohammad, Rob Howley, and Alun-Wyn Jones. Visit Swansea University is a registered charity. No. 1138342


Gold Sponsors


Airbus Group

A leading presence in aerospace and defence markets, Airbus Group constantly strives for improvement by driving technological innovation, forging new partnerships and strengthening its localised presence around the globe.


Cooke & Arkwright

Cooke & Arkwright is one of the leading firms of Chartered Surveyors in Wales. The practice has played a principal role in the Welsh property market and been integral to its development, providing professional advice and commercial property services for over 100 years. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of property market trends in the region and beyond is unrivalled.

Dedicated commercial property services include office accommodation; industrial units; prime retail premises; residential country and executive sales and lettings; residential land; rural and agricultural property and estates. A broad spread of specialist functions across these sectors is provided.


Pielle Consulting

PIELLE Consulting is a communication management and public relations consultancy based in the heart of Westminster. Since 1980 we have delivered national and international quality client outcomes that will support operational effectiveness and enhance a client’s value to their stakeholders.

As a UK agency with international partners and an extensive global network our work knows no boundaries and runs the spectrum of professional communication from advocacy, brand building and corporate social responsibility, through risk and reputation management, crisis communication and contingency planning, marketing communication, employee relations and stakeholder engagement, to public affairs and lobbying, media relations, social media exploitation, inward investment, country ‘branding’ and economic development promotion.


Individual Sponsors


Gold Patron

Robert John; Nicola Richards; Gareth Williams;  Ceris Gardner; Terry Morgan; Bleddyn Phillips

Silver Patron

Bronze Patron                       

Neil Thomas;  John Owen;  John Walker; Nigel Rowe

There are a number of other individual sponsors who wish to remain anonymous.