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The First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has today announced the 2018 St David Awards finalists.

First published:
15 February 2018
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

The First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has today announced the 2018 St David Awards finalists. 

The St David Awards are the national awards of Wales. They acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of people in or from Wales and recognise the great deeds and contributions made by people from all walks of life. 

Announcing the finalists, First Minister Carwyn Jones said:

“This event, now in its 5th year, is a celebration to acknowledge just some of the people who have had input to make the significant difference to someone else’s life, overcome adversity or have achieved something truly inspirational.

“Once again, the St David Awards finalists are an exceptional group of people. Every single one is a credit to Wales. I look forward to celebrating their outstanding achievements at the awards ceremony on 22 March.”

The finalists in the award categories: Bravery; Citizenship; Culture; Enterprise; Innovation, Science and Technology; International; Sport and Young Person are as follows.


Julian Rudge

Laura Matthews

PCSO Patrick Dunbar


Chris Roberts

Hilary Johnston

Mair Elliott


David Pountney

Huw Edwards

Lynwen Brennan


John Davies Recliners

Tiny Rebel Brewing Co

William Watkins Radnor Hills

Innovation, Science & Technology



Sure Chill


Angela Gorman


Mike and Colette Hughes

The Phoenix Project


Aled Sion Davies MBE

Alun Wyn Jones

Hollie Arnold MBE

Young Person

Bethany Roberts

Jasmine Williams

Mercy Ngulube