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First Minister announces sponsors for St David Awards

In the week where the finalists of the St David Awards will be revealed, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones yesterday announced that Valero and Western Power Distribution will sponsor the main awards presentation on Thursday 12 March.

Valero, who sponsored the event in 2014, have come on board for the second year running as lead sponsor for the glittering annual Awards Ceremony, along with Western Power who are  generously sponsoring the Awards Reception at the Senedd.

The St David Awards, acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of people in Wales. They were created to recognise the great deeds and contributions made by people from all walks of life.

Speaking about being the Awards Ceremony Lead Sponsor, Stephen Thornton, Public Affairs Manager, Valero Energy said:

"Valero is thrilled to continue its association with the St David Award, now in its second year.

"The achievements celebrated by these awards are an inspiration to all, and show Wales to be a modern, forward-looking nation that recognises and encourages personal success and dedication to others.

"Valero is proud to sponsor this prestigious award scheme, and to support the incredible accomplishments of all of this year’s finalists.”

Phil Davies, Network Services Manager for Wales from Western Power Distribution said:

"We are delighted to continue our support of the St David Awards which recognise the accomplishments of people from across Wales – in particular, their hard work and the way they inspire others.

"As a key supporter of the Awards, we are looking forward to meeting the finalists, hearing more about their achievements and helping to honour some exceptional people.  We are certain the standard and quality of the nominations will be extremely high and have no doubt the winners will be well deserved.  We would like to congratulate every nominee and of course, every finalist – good luck to you all.”

First Minister Carwyn Jones said:

"It’s great that Valero and Western Power Distribution have agreed to support our St David Awards again.

"I am extremely proud of the awards which celebrate the exceptional achievements of people in Wales. They give the recognition that is deserved to those people who are making a real difference for this country and are the highest accolades that the Welsh Government confers on our citizens and I look forward to announcing the list of finalists this week."


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