LIMB-art shortlisted in 2019 Wales Start Up AwardsJuly 16, 2019 4:12 pm
LIMB-art has been shortlisted in the prestigious 2019 Wales Start Up Awards.
The company is one of just three companies to be shortlisted in the category Manufacturing Start-Up of the Year.
Now in their fourth year, the Wales Start Up Awards are exclusive to Welsh companies that have launched within the last three years. The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements those new businesses are making to the Welsh economy.
Almost 250 businesses entered the awards and 74 finalists were picked from across 19 categories covering all sectors and regions of Wales.
Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, Chairman of the judging panel, believes that this year’s finalists demonstrate the incredible potential of the Welsh entrepreneurial community.
He said: “It was an absolute pleasure to read so many high quality applications from entrepreneurs located across all parts of Wales. We know that new firms create the majority of jobs in any economy and many of the firms that have made the final cut for this year’s awards have the potential to become real players within their sectors over the next few years.”
LIMB-art was established by former Paralympian Mark Williams who designs and manufactures prosthetic leg covers.
He is on a mission to give prosthetic legs a better shape – traditionally offered on the NHS and which resemble ‘poles’ – as well as allowing the wearer to express their personality.
Mark said: “We are constantly amazed by the positive reaction of our customers to our products. This is further underlined by being a finalist for this new start up award for Wales, where external not disabled professionals are recognizing our company for its products and potential in the market.
“As a new start up with thousands of plans and decisions to make it is a huge accolade for us to be recognised as one of the Best Start Ups in Wales. It really shows us that the plans we have made are correct and that they have great peer reviews.”
The winners will be revealed at an event in Cardiff on September 20th.