The following people were finalists in the 2017 PRIME Cymru Awards:


Angelika Herold / Angels & Elfs / Neath, Swansea FINALIST NEW BUSINESS

Angelika, originally from Munich, previously worked for companies, such as Euler Hermes and Tata Steel, has started a business designing, making, and selling unique handcrafted fabric dolls. She has trade marked her doll designs and all her dolls are certified as safe for children of all ages and carry the CE mark.

Sue McGuire / Free Spirit Family Trees / Swansea FINALIST NEW BUSINESS

Free Spirit Family Trees is a genealogy research service started by Sue McGuire in Swansea. Prior to setting up her own business, Sue had a career in healthcare management but has always been fascinated by genealogy and was a volunteer in Swansea Archives. Sue’s mission is to bring family trees to life and make them accessible to the ordinary person – and children.

Carolyn Parry / Career Alchemy & Careers Advice for Parents / Tregaron FINALIST GROWTH BUSINESS

Career Alchemy is an online and face to face career coaching and training business which helps individuals and organisations to create and develop fulfilling, meaningful, and sustainable working lives through its highly successful INSPiRED Career Development Programme. Carolyn has recently expanded her business into Careers Advice for Parents where she hopes to bridge some of the generation gap between what different ages think of careers – or discover just how similar the views are.

Lynn Kay / Beat It Percussion / FINALIST GROWTH BUSINESS

Beat It Percussion is a social enterprise that provides hands-on music making workshops for people who are disabled or disadvantaged, of all abilities. Lynn has recently expanded the business with a Drumming Together programme for people living with dementia and those who support them in Powys.

Llinos Griffiths / Dyfi Naturals / Machynlleth / FINALIST GREEN BUSINESS

Llinos Griffiths is an artisan producer of natural soaps in Machynlleth. The soaps are traditionally handmade in small batches using all natural ingredients such as coconut oil, sustainable palm oil and shea butter. Llinos enjoys selling her soaps in local shops and at craft fairs and farmers’ markets.

Danny Deering / Bio Energy Therapy Wales / Glynneath / FINALIST GREEN BUSINESS

Following debilitating injuries to his neck and spine, former South Wales Police Officer Danny went to see a Bio Energy Healer, and after 7 months was totally transformed and completely pain-free without medication. Following a 12 month training course, Danny now treats clients using natural, holistic approaches and Bio Energy Therapy.

Wynne Evans / PRIME Cymru Mentor / Pembrokeshire FINALIST MENTOR OF THE YEAR

Wynne, who is a County Councillor in Pembrokeshire has been a mentor with PRIME Cymru for many years, and says he has enjoyed every minute. With many great business ideas, Wynne says his role is to help and support PRIME Cymru clients to achieve their dreams.

Debbie Price / PRIME Cymru Mentor / Neath Port Talbot FINALIST MENTOR OF THE YEAR

Debbie was one of 750 employees who went through a very public redundancy from Tata Steel in Port Talbot. As a mentor, she has found that being able to help others through a difficult time has been incredibly powerful, by helping clients regain their confidence and assist them in finding their happy place again.