24 April 2012
A local businesswoman from Ebbw Vale has beaten stiff competition to make it through to the short list of this year’s Leading Wales Awards.
Leslie Barr is Project Manager/Interim Leader at Monwel Signs & Services, a traffic sign making factory which provides jobs and training for people with disabilities and other disadvantages.
Monwel is supported by Blaenau Gwent Council under its work to help more people to live independent lives, and Leslie’s role is central in providing employees with training and personal development opportunities.
She has been nominated in the Team Leader category, supported by Chwarae Teg Agile Nation for her leadership role at Monwel.
Barbara Chidgey, spokesperson for the Leading Wales Awards, said;
“There is a lot of talk about the importance and impact of leadership in today’s society, our role however is to uncover and celebrate real life examples of leadership that have touched people’s lives.
“We’ve reached out to even more people across Wales this year and we’ve had a tremendous response in terms of both quantity and quality of nominations as illustrated by the largest number of finalists ever drawn up. Reading the many and inspirational nominations submitted has been an absolute privilege and extremely motivating.”
Zsanett Lukács, Marketing Officer at Monwel who nominated Ms Barr for the award, said: “We were extremely pleased when this year’s finalists were announced.
“It is a real honour that Leslie’s skills and efforts are recognised by being shortlisted for such a prestigious award and that she will compete against other highly inspirational leaders. We are looking forward to the awards ceremony and we wish the best of luck to all the other finalists.”
The winners will be announced at the celebratory lunch and ceremony which will take place at the Hilton, Cardiff on Thursday 31st May 2012.
For more information please visit www.leadingwalesawards.com.