A ceremony and dinner were held at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay on Thursday 21st March as the Welsh Government hosted the annual St David Awards. The St David Awards are an annual Government awards scheme which recognizes exceptional achievements by Welsh citizens within Wales, the UK and globally.
They are the highest accolades that the Welsh Government confers on its civilians. Individuals and organisations were shortlisted for the 2019 awards in a total of nine categories for; Bravery, Citizenship, Culture, Enterprise, Innovation, International, Sport, Young Person and First Minister’s Special Award.
Lowri Jones, Marketing Manager, representing on behalf of Scott Davies, Managing Director of Hilltop Honey was presented with the Enterprise Award at the St David Awards ceremony.
First Minister, Mark Drakeford AM/AC said:
“The winners at this evening’s event are a true credit to your families, friends, communities, and to Wales as a whole. Many congratulations to you and also to everyone who was a finalist.
“I know there are exceptional things being performed by inspirational and aspiring people here in Wales. As I travel across the country, I get to see first-hand the efforts that people make, day in day out to make our small but mighty country great.
“The St David Awards give us a chance to celebrate those people who go the extra mile often without the recognition they deserve.”
The 2019 winners:
- Innovation/ Science / Tech Award: Cerebra Innovation Centre
- Young Person Award: Bethan Owen
- Culture Award: Hijinx Theatre Company
- Bravery Award: Andrew Niinemae
- Enterprise Award: Scott Davies, Hilltop Honey
- International Award: Liam Rahman
- Citizenship Award: Cardiff Street Pastors
- Sports Awards: Geraint Thomas OBE
- First Minister’s Special Award: Professor Sir Deian Hopkin
Founded in 2011 by young beekeeper Scott Davies, Hilltop Honey has a passion for delivering the most exceptional tasting honey from all corners of the world. Based in Newtown, Mid Wales, championing a rate of growth doubling year on year, now proudly employing over 20 people from the local area.
Lowri Jones, Marketing Manager, representing Hilltop Honey said; “Being in the Senedd last night, I was filled with immense levels of pride. I felt so privileged to be surrounded by such phenomenal individuals and pillars within the Welsh community.
Hilltop Honey is a story of both strength and tenacity, championing exponential growth over the last 8 years. On behalf of all the team at Hilltop Honey, I would like to say thank you to the Welsh community for recognising Hilltop Honey’s efforts within the food and drink industry but, ultimately, thank you to Scott Davies. Thank you for taking chances on us, noticing our talents and letting us share this journey with you. Diolch Scott.”
Hilltop Honey is an award-winning, established brand of pure and natural, premium quality, honey available in glass hexagonal jars and PET 1 easy squeezy bottles. A business based in the heart of Wales, delivering and innovating to the honey sector, providing a natural, healthier alternative to refined sugars with their wide range of honey varieties including British, Cut Comb, Bee Pollen, Organic, Manuka, Speciality, and an Organic Fairtrade honey variety in hexagonal glass jars and plastic PET bottles.
Their diverse range of honey offerings are all pure and natural honey, with nothing added and nothing taken away. Each individual product is unique in its own way – from the colour right down to aroma notes of flavour. Take your taste buds on a journey with our pure & natural offerings and discover for yourself, there’s more to honey.
The St David Awards will be televised on ITV Wales on Tuesday April the 2nd 2019.
You can find more information about the awards and the ceremonies here: