The twelfth annual Flintshire Business Awards were celebrated at an award ceremony at Soughton Hall recently.

The Awards, whose headline sponsor was once again AGS Security Systems, recognise excellence and outstanding performance by businesses across the county.

The winners of the ten categories were revealed at the exclusive black tie award event on Friday 19 October. With an audience of more than 200 influential business people, Flintshire companies were celebrated for their successes.

The Lord Barry Jones Legacy Award was presented by the Rt Hon. Lord Barry Jones to Leyla Edwards, founder of KK Fine Foods, in recognition of her outstanding services to local business and the economy.

The Rt Hon Lord Jones, President of Flintshire in Business, Mersey Dee Alliance and Deeside Business Forum, said: 

“I am thrilled to present this award to Leyla Edwards who richly deserves to receive this recognition for the outstanding work she does in support of our great County of Flintshire. Leyla Edwards made the right judgements, kept her nerve and overcame inevitable road blocks. She negotiated finances, never buckled, displayed gut, determination, staying power, character and imagination. Leyla became an employer to over 425 people and has perfected a brand widely acknowledged in a notoriously-crowded food industry. It’s a remarkable and brilliant story!”

Congratulations to Leyla and all of the other winners!