Over 200 people from across Swansea Bay gathered at Margam Orangery, Margam Park to celebrate the achievements of youngsters and recognise the contribution they make to their communities through business, training, education and community work.  The evening also included live music from local band Last Republic.

The category winners were:

  • Business Award: Martin Davies, Britannia Inn.
  • Community Award: Alhaji Kamara, The African Community Centre.
  • Creative Award: James Good, James Good Ltd.
  • World of Work Award: Dean Watkins, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.
  • Young Enterprise Award:
    Cwmni Cwtsh, Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn
    Simply Irresistible, Neath Port Talbot College
    Muppets, Cefn Saeson Comprehensive.

Creative Award sponsored by ITWales: sought to recognise the work being carried out by young people studying or operating in the creative industry.

Winner: James Good

James’ youth was spent at his Grandad and Dad’s print factory and these early experiences fuelled his creative side.

At just 17, he set up his own graphic design business which developed into “James Good Ltd”.  In 2007 James made a conscious effort to grow the business and develop his dream team, which now consists of 6 members of staff.

James shares his experiences with his team, encouraging and nurturing their creativity and helping them realise their full creative potential.

Working in both digital and conventional media, James’ business offers graphic design services with the goal of positioning their clients brand at the top of their market sectors.

For the future, James would like to see his company regarded as one of the UK leaders in identity design.

Runners up in this category were Danielle Carter, Coleg Sir Gar and Kelly Goss, Rock ‘n’ Needle.

Notes to Editors

For photographs or further information on the Awards Evening contact Sarah Toomey on 01792 505466 or sarah.toomey@swansea.gov.uk.