We are celebrating after it was announced last night that creative female entrepreneur Jessica Draws Media is a finalist for the Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 in the Entrepreneur Wales Awards, sponsored by Business Wales.
The inaugural Entrepreneur Wales Awards, produced by the organisers of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and the publishers of Fresh Business Thinking, is a national celebration of entrepreneurship and has welcomed over 230 applications from businesses and entrepreneurs across Wales.
There are many categories but the Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 award looks for an entrepreneur with an inspiring track record in combining creative flair with entrepreneurial ability, this entrepreneur will know exactly how to harness talent, others or their own, to bring ideas to life. Building intellectual property and effectively managing the creative process, their business will be making a significant contribution to the creative Welsh economy.
The short-listed entries are now being considered by an all star line up of Welsh entrepreneurial minds including Hayley Parsons, founder and former CEO of Go Compare and Jonathan Davies, editor of Fresh Business Thinking.
Francesca Russell, founder of the Entrepreneur Wales Awards, said:
“The Awards Ceremony itself, which is being held at the National Museum on November 12th will be a night to remember, with VIPs from the world of business and entrepreneurship gathering to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit in Wales.”
Economy Minister, Edwina Hart said :
“Entrepreneurs are vital for creating growth and jobs in the Welsh economy. I am always impressed by the talented and hard working entrepreneurs we have in Wales and these awards recognise and celebrate the role they play. The Welsh Government is a pro-business government and supports our entrepreneurs to create a more prosperous Wales.”