Newport-based MVRRS Group has been crowned winners at the South Wales Chamber of Commerce Welsh Business Awards 2018.

MVRRS Group won the Growth Business of the Year award, sponsored by Milford Waterfront, at an awards ceremony held at City Hall in Cardiff, where businesses from across Wales were recognised for their innovation, growth and success.

MVRRS Group, a training provider, works closely with employers throughout the UK to support the learning and professional development of employees across a variety of sectors. The business focuses on providing a high-quality service to learners in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that motivates individuals to achieve and exceed their personal goals.

Over the last two years the training providers have seen significant growth. The company has expanded from 14 to 61 employees within this period and has grown by 300 per cent.

Chris Churcher, from MVRRS Group, said: “We’re very pleased to have won this award. We were delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist, but to actually hear your name announced as the winner is overwhelming.

“Our managing director Kim has been the driving force behind our success. Her ambition and passion to see the learners succeed, has made our training provider into what it is today. We’re thrilled to celebrate this achievement and it comes at a perfect time, as this year marks our 10-year anniversary as a business.”

Heather Myers, CEO of South and Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce, said: “The calibre of entries for this year’s Awards was extremely high and I think we have ended up with some very worthy winners.

“We were impressed how well the MVRRS Group identified their target market and their understanding of growth sectors and staff development. Their dedication to delivering high-quality training has enabled them to make a name for themselves. They have seen a significant growth of 300 per cent over the past two years – an incredible figure that showcases a successful business strategy with ambitious yet realistic plans for the future.”

Other winners included CellPath Ltd from Powys which was crowned Welsh Business of the Year.

The University of South Wales supported the Welsh Business Awards for another year as the headline sponsor. Other sponsors included NPTC Group, Western Power Distribution, Pro-Steel Engineering, Associated British Ports South Wales, Construct A Quote, Heart Radio, Atradius, Bevan & Buckland, Milford Waterfront, and Effective Communication; which all sponsored individual categories of the awards.

Dr Louise Bright, director of research and business engagement at the University of South Wales, said: “This year’s awards really did showcase the best that Wales has to offer in terms of business excellence and innovation.

“We are very proud to be able to sponsor the Welsh Business Awards for another year and offer our congratulations to all that were shortlisted and ultimately won on the night.”

The awards aim to recognise the very best from businesses nationwide. Welsh businesses, whether small, medium or large, all play a fundamental role in driving the economy forward.