A WREXHAM business has been named among the 2020 St David Awards finalists by First Minister Mark Drakeford.

The St David Awards are Wales’s national awards, which celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the people of Wales.

Amongst the announced business finalists was Moneypenny, a Wrexham-based company which provides call-handling services to other businesses.

The company invests heavily in its staff and is committed to having one of the best workplaces in the UK. This commitment has earned them a place on the Sunday Times list of Best Business to Work For, for nearly 10 years

The firm handles 15 million calls and live chats a year for clients ranging from start-ups to multinationals, and winning business in America has fuelled international sales growth, which averaged 40 per cent per year over its last two years.

Announcing the finalists, the First Minister said: “I am honoured to name the 2020 St David Awards finalists – what an inspiring group of people we are lucky to have living and working in Wales.

“The awards are a celebration of the people who make Wales a better place to live. Each of the finalists have made a big difference, from saving a life, to overcoming adversity, inspiring others, or supporting a community.

“Every single one of our St David Awards finalists are truly exceptional and a credit to our nation. I look forward to celebrating their achievements at the awards ceremony on Thursday 19 March.”

The final award, the First Minister’s Special Award, is chosen by the First Minister and the winner will be announced at the ceremony in March.