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First Minister's Special Award 2015 Winner

Last September the city of Newport hosted the 2014 NATO Summit, the largest gathering of world leaders that the UK has ever seen. Everyone involved, the local community, organisers, police and security services all came together in unity to make the historic event a resounding success, running smoothly and safely. The First Minister’s Special Award is given in recognition of this fantastic achievement.

Receiving the St David Awards on behalf of Newport NATO 2014 were children from Pillgwenlly and Mount Pleasant Primary Schools, Gold Commander Assistant Chief Constable Chris Armitt, Silver Commander Chief Superintendent Alun Thomas, Ian Edwards, CEO of the Celtic Manor and the leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Bob Bright.

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones said:

“It’s not often the eyes of the world are on Wales but that’s exactly what happened in September with the NATO summit. The people of Newport, the organisers and everyone who work tirelessly throughout the Summit did us and Wales as a whole proud. That’s why my Special Award has deservedly gone to Newport NATO 2014.”