Wales Business Awards 2024

We are delighted to share the news that Dulas has won SME Exporter of the Year Award at the Wales Business Awards. The awards ceremony took place at the Vale Hotel and Resort near Cardiff on 16th May. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening spent in great company. Dulas is known for its pioneering renewable products and services, and we felt very inspired to sit alongside other successful businesses with an entrepreneurial spirit. Naturally, being awarded Exporter of the Year was the highlight of the evening!

About the awards

Run by Chambers Wales, this is the 21st year of the Wales Business Awards, showcasing the very best that Welsh business has to offer. Hundreds of businesses of all sizes and from all sectors across the country entered to be in with a chance of winning a prestigious accolade, and 49 companies were named as finalists across 11 categories. Broadcaster Andrea Byrne was there to present the awards.

The Wales Business Awards showcased the best of Welsh business, recognising firms who play a fundamental role in driving the economy forward, implementing innovative initiatives and supporting their teams.


We’d like to offer our congratulations to our worthy winners, as well as those who were shortlisted.


Paul Butterworth,

CEO, Chambers Wales South East, South West and Mid


What ‘SME Exporter of the Year’ means

The ‘SME Exporter of the Year’ award won by Dulas was sponsored by the Welsh Government – it focuses on recognising and celebrating small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have achieved significant export growth in new and/or existing overseas markets. Supporting ‘exports’ is a priority for both the Welsh Government and Chambers Wales, so applications were welcomed from businesses who could demonstrate how their approach, resilience, drive and determination have led to notable export success in 2023/24.


We are delighted to have won Exporter of the Year because we’re very proud of our UK manufacturing record and it’s something we remain committed to. We export our solar powered vaccine refrigerators to over 80 countries worldwide, and they make an enormous difference to communities that often struggle to gain access to life-saving vaccines. Thank you to Chambers Wales for organising this event and to the Welsh Government for sponsoring our award. Also, congratulations to fellow winners and finalists!

Ruth Chapman,

Managing Director , Dulas


Award presentation

The ‘SME Exporter of the Year’ award was presented to Dulas by Jeremy Miles, Minister for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language who earlier in the evening had spoken about the support available to Welsh Businesses and the need for future skills planning across all sectors in Wales.

This is a fantastic achievement for our team, and we are so grateful for this recognition. We have pioneered the effective use of renewable energy for over forty years, and we are thankful for the support of the Welsh Government over the years on our exporting journey.

Catherine McLennan,

Commercial Lead , Dulas

Every year, the event chooses a charity to support, and this year, they chose 2wish Cymru. The charity provides immediate and ongoing support to families, individuals, and professionals affected by the sudden and traumatic death of a child or young adult aged 25 and under. It was inspiring to hear from CEO Rhian Mannings, who gave a powerful speech about why the charity was founded.

It was a hugely impressive evening, and it was fantastic to spend time with excellent and innovative Welsh Businesses. Well done to the shortlisted businesses, highly commended award recipients and the other category winners.

Thank you to Chambers Wales for organising this awards event, and thank you to all the sponsors – we are delighted with our Exporter of the Year Award!