The four Specsavers stores in Cardiff and Penarth have been announced as a finalist in the ‘retail business of the year’ category at the inaugural Cardiff Business Awards.

The awards aim is to put the spotlight on individuals and businesses that have played a crucial role in establishing Cardiff as a thriving centre for economic activity.

Backed by organisations including Natwest, City of Cardiff Council and the Cardiff Business Club, the awards celebrate the successes of businesses and entrepreneurs based in the capital.

One of four finalists in retail category

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, founder of the Wales Fast Growth 50 awards, Ken Poole, head of economic development at City of Cardiff Council and Barry Evans of NatWest Bank selected Specsavers in Cardiff and Penarth to be a finalist, who will now be interviewed against three other finalists in the retail category.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Cardiff City Hall on 18th September.

‘Delighted to have been shortlisted’

Frank Moloney, director of Specsavers in Cardiff and Penarth, said: ‘We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Cardiff Business Awards. ‘At Specsavers, we pride ourselves on being a well-established brand in Cardiff offering quality optical and hearcare services. Our success is demonstrated by the growing number of stores we now have in the region, with our newest store located in Capital Shopping Park, Leckwith, which opened in February this year.’

Liz Brookes, the awards organiser, said: ‘We received many strong entries and it was very difficult to whittle the nominees down. However, we are delighted that our finalists demonstrate the talented business people and businesses that make Cardiff such a great place to work.’

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