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Leading Wales Awards 2010 Winners

Leading Wales Awards 2010 WinnersGeraint Lewis from Call of the Wild was last week named, not once but twice,  as one of Wales’ top leaders at a prestigious ceremony at Cardiff’s Hilton Hotel.

Geraint at Call of the Wild was recognised for his outstanding leadership in the Business Leadership Initiative  in the Community and Leading Management  and Leadership Skills Development for the Leading Wales Awards 2010. We were the only company to win two awards at the event which is unique.

The Leading Wales Awards recognise great leadership at all levels across the public, private and voluntary sectors in Wales, celebrating individuals whose excellent leadership skills have made a strong impact and resulted in positive change within their organisations. This year the awards have sought people, whose leadership has made a real difference in Wales.

Following the awards ceremony, Geraint said: “We are absolutely delighted. It illustrates that the Company is recognised as being one of the best in  Wales. It is always reassuring to know that our ethical approach to business is recognised and the contribution made to the local economy is not underestimated.”

Barbara Chidgey, spokesperson for the Leading Wales Awards, said: “Geraint is a tremendous example of the impact of great leadership skills on an organisation”

Leading Wales Awards 2010 WinnersWe are delighted to be able to celebrate the wealth of talent that exists in Wales and the sixth year for the awards has seen them develop further. The calibre of entries never fails to impress the judges, who again had an extremely tough task in selecting the winners“.

“Our aim is to champion good leadership and influence leadership skills development by identifying, recognising and celebrating individuals, who through their leadership contribute to the prosperity of Wales. This year’s nominees, finalists and award winners are tremendous individual examples of how leadership makes a real difference to our communities, businesses and to our lives.”

This tops off a fantastic week for Call of the Wild.  We were also  chosen by a judging panel including Deborah Meaden, BBC Dragon’s Den,  and other leading entrepreneurs such as Bebo Founder Michael Birch as a winner of’s inaugural ‘Smarta 100’.  Not only did Call of the Wild make the Top 100 Small Companies in the UK it was also voted in the Top 5 for its Business Ethics.

The Smarta 100 is the ultimate business accolade, recognizing the UK’s smartest small businesses. has uncovered remarkable companies who have gone the extra mile to differentiate themselves from the market or found clever ways to compete, from their marketing plan to their ethical stance.

Deborah Meaden commented:
smarta100 top comapnies in the Uk“Discovering great new businesses is a passion of mine as is encouraging businesses to think and work better.  The Smarta 100 does both of these things – and celebrates the best of British business at the same time. I was delighted to see ambitious people saving hard and raising finances to turn their ideas into flourishing businesses ”

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