Winners celebrated after receiving awards at the South Wales Argus Business Awards 2019, which were held at the Newport Centre, in association with Newport Now Business Improvement District.

Business of the Year and Innovative Business of the Year winner Creo Medical Group plc, of Chepstow, said: "It's great to get such recognition. We've got a lot of great employees and this will mean a lot to our people. We are really honoured to win these two awards."

Professor Simon Gibson, of Wesley Clover and the Celtic Manor Resort, was given the Lifetime Achievement award on the night.

He said: "I am stunned to receive this. I have just been fortunate to be in the right places and you are only ever as good as your team. If you think giving me a lifetime achievement award now means I'm going to retire, you are wrong as there is still so much to be done."

Large Business of the Year winner Monmouthshire Building Society CEO Will Carrol said: "We are absolutely delighted to win this in our 150th year. It is for all our colleagues and members."

Damon Rands, of Digital Technology Business of the Year Wolfberry Cyber Ltd, said: "It is great to bring recognition to Newport. It is something to be proud of."

On the night a total of 17 awards were handed out to businesses, organisations and individuals from around Gwent.

The nominated charity for the event was St David's Hopsice Care, which raised almost £3,000 with a balloon raffle.