Celsa Steel UK won both the Green Business of the Year and the overall Cardiff Business of the Year at this year’s awards. Here’s what that they had to say:
How did it feel to win a Cardiff Business Award?
Immense pride at winning both Green Business of the Year and Business of the Year. This recognition of our efforts to make continuous improvements in all aspects of our business helps us in our drive to becoming a green recycler, contributing to the circular economy, using 98% recycled materials in our process.
How did you find the experience of the Awards night?
It was the first time we have attended the Cardiff Business Awards and our experience was fantastic. It was great to meet so many representatives from Cardiff’s foremost business community. We will definitely be submitting an application again next year!
How do you strive to make a difference in the Cardiff business market?
One of our core business principles is to source locally and responsibly. We therefore encourage local businesses to be part of our supply chain.
What are your goals for the next 12 months?
Continuing on our journey of improvement, particularly in the field of environmental impact with the ambition of becoming carbon neutral in the near future.
What is the biggest lesson you have learned in the past year as a company?
Humility. Sometimes we can get carried away with believing we are good at what we do, but we must always recognise that we can do better and learn more.
What one piece of advice would you give to any aspiring business owner?
Hard work and perseverance. If the basic core of your business idea is good, these 2 things will deliver success.