Over 200 movers and shakers from across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds gathered to celebrate SoGlos’s landmark 10-year anniversary, held in the spectacular setting of Cheltenham’s Pittville Pump Room on Thursday 2 November 2017.
The exciting event marked a decade of success for SoGlos, which now attracts more than 110,000 readers who flock to the site every month; over 35,000 subscribers receiving the weekly e-newsletter, and in excess of 45,000 followers connecting with SoGlos across our social media.
The occasion offered the chance for SoGlos to collaborate with a host of Gloucestershire businesses to host a celebration to remember, including partnering with The Cheltenham Trust to throw the party in the impressive Pittville Pump Room.
The magnificent venue was transformed into a colourful wonderland by talented Cotswold stylist Toby Edward, Emma Matthews from The Flower Girls provided the gorgeous autumnal blooms, while Emma Sunderland from Emerald Paper Design created the calligraphy signage.
Guests enjoyed drinks and canapés from Fosters Catering, delicious brownies from Hobbs House Bakery, delectable chocolates from Matthieu de Gottal and delicious cakes from Vanilla Pod Bakery, with live entertainment from Vince Freeman's VIP band.
SoGlos’s group publisher, James Fyrne, was delighted to mark the business’ landmark birthday: ‘There could have been no better way to celebrate our 10-year anniversary than with our amazing team and clients at the iconic Pittville Pump Room.
‘Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to a fun-filled evening to celebrate the milestone event. We love celebrating Gloucestershire on SoGlos and are honoured to be part of such a fantastic business community.’
The night offered the chance for SoGlos to throw the spotlight on its charity of the year, Allsorts, by hosting a raffle to raise funds for the Gloucestershire charity, which supports children with disabilities and their families.
The raffle raised an incredible £500 and saw amazing prizes from the likes of Ian Coley Shooting School, Everyman Theatre, Gloucester Rugby, Ross and Ross Food, Cowley Manor, Berkeley Castle, Earl's & Co, XJump, Hobbs House and Harriet Sanders.
A party isn’t complete without a goody bag, and guests were treated to a bumper crop of surprises from Gloucestershire businesses, including Whole Foods Market Cheltenham, Wicked & Wonderful, Cotswold Home Cinema, The Find, Jelly Pickle Jam, Hillside Brewery, 100 Acres, Harriet Sanders and Earl's & Co.
The evening also saw an exciting announcement from SoGlos about its latest venture that forms part of the year of celebrations and innovations for the award-winning publishing company.
James Fyrne added: ‘Unveiling the launch of the new SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards, for which nominations open in January 2018, was a particular highlight of the #soglos10 party. We’re looking forward to making the first year a real success, and have already had lots of enquiries – watch this space!’
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