Social Business Wales Awards & Conference 2018

Inspirational talks, practical workshops and a celebration of business growth are in store for this year's event

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The Social Business Wales Conference is specifically intended to provide inspiration, ideas and practical skills to social businesses in Wales which will help them enter new markets, develop new products or services, collaborate with each other, or adopt new structures – all of which will enable them to grow and be more sustainable.

This free annual conference, will provide an environment for knowledge exchange, sharing best practice and networking within the sector; encourage innovation; and provide opportunities to learn from and build partnerships with the private and public sector.

The national conference will be hosted at the City Hall in Cardiff for the first time.

We will also be running the Social Business Wales Awards the evening before, to specifically highlight social businesses in Wales which are making a significant economic and social impact. Both events are free and open to anyone wishing to attend.

Principal sponsor:

Natwest Cymru

Meet our hosts…

The dress code for the Awards is elegant – Suit and tie, formal dress or trouser suit.

A big thank you to all our sponsors.


Awards – Wednesday 26 September, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Conference – Thursday 27 September, 8:30am– 4.30pm


Cardiff City Hall


Visitors travelling by car are advised to use the paid on street parking spaces around City Hall. Car parking is also available at Castle Mews and North Road. Other car parks can be found on nearby Greyfriars Road and Dumfries Place.

Disabled parking is situated in front of the main entrance and can be accessed via the bollards on the East entrance. Visitors with special access requirements should contact City Hall in advance (

Public Transport

By Rail

The nearest mainline railway station is Cardiff Central. From Central, there is a frequent train service to Cathays Station which is closest to City Hall.

For all rail enquiries see Arriva Trains Wales, or

By Bus

There is a frequent bus service locally and National Express comes straight into Cardiff. Local bus details can be found on Cardiff Bus and Stagecoach

National service details are here:

By Taxi

Dragon – 029 2033 3333

Premier – 029 2055 5555

City – 029 2040 0400