Cardiff Business Award adds to Chapter’s winning streak

Posted on: 10 Jul 2017

Chapter is delighted to have been recognised recently at the Cardiff Business Awards, where the arts centre won the Social Enterprise of the Year category.

The Cardiff Business Awards were presented at a lavish ceremony at City Hall in June, to honour the business community in the capital. The event was hosted by BBC Wales news anchor Jamie Owen with live entertainment provided by Eurovision contestant and Welsh singer Lucie Jones.

The awards, now in their third year, recognised the companies and individuals who have enjoyed significant success over the past 12 months and made a significant contribution to both their respective sectors and to the Cardiff economy itself.

Chapter’s Director of Development, Elaina Johnson, who received the Social Enterprise of the Year Award on behalf of the organisation, commented:

“For nearly 50 years Chapter has been at the heart of cultural activity in Cardiff, supporting artists and young people and offering employment and training opportunities to over 300 people who work in and around the site.  The majority of our income we raise ourselves through ticket sales, trading and fundraising and it is all reinvested back into our artistic and education programme.  With an annual turnover of £4m Chapter is an excellent example of a truly successful social enterprise and we’re delighted to have been recognised with this award.”

Liz Brookes of Grapevine Events, co-founder of Cardiff Business Awards, said:

“Yet again the standard of entries has increased year on year and we have been taken aback by the wealth of talent and success enjoyed by so many businesses in Cardiff. All of this year’s finalists are deserved winners, but the achievements of those who did come away with the prize for their respective categories surpassed all others. The standard of entries received this year serves as an advertisement for the many businesses that are flying the flag for Welsh businesses. It is they who are making a real difference to our capital city by creating jobs and wealth in the local economy.”

The award is the latest in a long list of nominations, shortlists and wins for Chapter, including: being a Finalist in the Leisure & Hospitality category at the Cardiff Business Awards (2017); being shortlisted for the Excellence in Arts and Entertainment category in Action on Hearing Loss Cymru’s Excellence Wales Awards (2017); Chapter’s Chair Elin Wyn winning the Not for Profit/Third Sector Director of the Year category at the Institute of Director of the Year UK Finals 2016; and Chapter winning the Arts Award and the overall Platinum award at the Cardiff Life Awards 2016.

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