A special 'thank you' lunch event for sponsors of the South Wales Argus Business Awards 2019 was held at Junction 28 restaurant at Bassaleg, Newport.

The event, hosted by South Wales Argus managing director Hussain Bayoomi and South Wales Argus business editor Jo Barnes, rounded off the 2019 awards - and started the planning for the 2020 event.

Sponsors who attended included Newport Now Business Improvement District, which has been headline sponsor of the awards for the last two year. Also there was Cintec, Baldwins, Kymin, Icon Creative Design and the Kingsway Centre.

A number of other sponsors were unable to get to the event.

Jo Barnes said: "It was great to hear the positive feedback about the 2019 awards and to start planning for 2020. The 2019 awards were a big hit, with more entries and more attendees at the awards evening in November at the Newport Centre. We are to keen to make 2020 even more memorable.

"It was good to hear that a number of sponsors were keen to get back on board with us this year."

Categories and a date for the awards evening will be announced in the spring.

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities still available for the 2020 SWA Business Awards. For more information contact Samantha Taylor on 01633 777147 or samantha.taylor@localiq.co.uk.