The growth of financial and professional services in Wales, which has seen our nation become one of the fastest growing locations for the sector, is a real success story.
Today, more than 140,000 jobs across Wales are in the financial and related professional services - a figure which has grown by almost 25% in the last decade alone.
The Welsh Government continues to work hard to foster an investment-friendly business environment and the record number of nominations and applications to this year’s Finance Awards Wales are a testament to that.
These awards shine a light on the talented professionals working in the sector and contributing to our thriving economy.
Congratulations to all on the shortlist and I wish you every success now and in the future.
Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales