Creative Cardiff has won the inaugural Civic Award at the 2019 Cardiff Life Awards. 

The award highlights the contribution of an organisation or company which has improved Cardiff this year, makes the city better or commits to help develop others.

Founder of Creative Cardiff Professor Justin Lewis said: "I’m incredibly proud of the team, of Sara, Kayleigh and Beca, deservedly recognised for their passion and commitment in supporting Cardiff’s creative economy. 

"When Professor Ian Hargreaves and I started this work in 2014 we always hoped that there would be this level of growth, engagement and impact in the city."

Director of Creative Cardiff, Sara Pepper, said: "We have always been very serious in our ambitions to recognise Cardiff as a capital of creativity.

"This Civic contribution award for Creative Cardiff is a real boost for our work, with and for the creative community."

The Cardiff Life Awards judging panel, which included Cardiff Council Leader Huw Thomas, said: "Remarkable! Creative Cardiff connects people, running a variety of events and putting creativity at the heart of civic life. An impressive 2018 with huge impact."

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