Monday 16 September 2019

SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2020

SGGLA 2020

An exciting extension of the SoGlos brand, the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards were launched in 2018 as our flagship event – and have quickly cemented their position as the definitive awards of their kind.

SGGLA recognises and celebrates the very best lifestyle businesses and individuals in and around our county, with all winners chosen by public vote, culminating in an exciting awards evening taking place in a different iconic Gloucestershire venue each year.

In 2018 this was the historic hidden gem, Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester, while 2019’s venue was the world famous Gloucester Cathedral.

SGGLA 2020 will take place at the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies' College on Thursday 28 May 2020, and offers a unique chance to associate your brand with Gloucestershire’s definitive lifestyle awards.

SGGLA 2020 sponsorship opportunities

Show your support for Gloucestershire's thriving lifestyle sector, take advantage of an anticipated reach of 4,000,000+, and promote your brand to a targeted B2B and B2C audience. To find out more contact:

James Fyrne, Group Publisher
(01242) 210330

Terri Chapman, Senior Advertising Sales Consultant
(01242) 210330

SGGLA 2020 partners

Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Cheltenham Ladies’ College has been at the forefront of girls’ education for over 160 years, and also offers a number of unique venues available for hire. From modern conference rooms which provide a professional environment for any business meeting, to grand function rooms such as the Princess Hall – the setting for the anticipated SGGLA 2020 awards evening.

Oasis Events

Specialising in bespoke event design, planning and management, as well as transforming venues from ordinary places into extraordinary spaces, Oasis Events has been in the events industry for 20 years. We are delighted to welcome back Oasis Events as our SGGLA events partner for the third year running.

Hillside Brewery

Gloucestershire’s Hillside Brewery is home to a range of top-quality craft ales, brewed on site in the village of Longhope. Founded in 2014, the brewery prides itself on its Gloucestershire roots, buying local and employing local people. Alongside its drink offering, Hillside Brewery boasts a fantastic events space and bar, and offers team building experiences overlooking the Forest of Dean.

SGGLA 2020 categories and sponsors

Cultural Venue of the Year
Cultural Venue

Open to nominations from visitor attractions, art galleries, gardens and museums.

An established Cheltenham-based digital agency, providing clients with innovative software development solutions, bespoke ecommerce platforms, digital marketing web builds and mobile app development. The firm works on projects of all sizes with clients both locally and internationally, including brands such as Everyman Theatre, Jonjo O’Neill and NUK.

Family Day Out Venue of the Year
Family Day Out

Open to nominations from day out destinations, wildlife centres and children’s activity centres.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: The King’s School
The King’s School Gloucester is a leading independent cathedral school for girls and boys aged three to 18, offering an excellent education along with a wide range of extra-curricular activities and pastoral care. The historic day school prides itself on offering outstanding pastoral care and a broad academic curriculum, alongside a varied range of co-curricular activities.

Independent of the Year
Independent School

Open to nominations from prep, senior and sixth-form independent schools.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Willans Solicitors
Established in 1947, Willans has been offering professional, and intelligent legal advice to people in Gloucestershire for more than 70 years. The firm can assist with legal matters including commercial property, corporate and commercial law, employment, family law and rural business. As part of the Gloucestershire community, Willans also raises money for a new local charity each year, and endeavors to encourage environmentally-friendly practices amongst its staff.

Live Entertainment Venue of the Year
Live Entertainment Venue

Open to nominations from music, theatre and comedy venues.


Sporting Venue of the Year
Sporting Venue

Open to nominations from businesses across all types of sports.

Personal Best is a family business dedicated to helping people achieve their health and fitness goals safely and quickly. From its base in Nailsworth in Stroud, the clinic employs a team of first-class chiropractors, sports therapists and personal trainers to provide specialist care, ensuring its clients can fully recover, regaining both their wellbeing and confidence.

Live Music Venue of the Year
Live Music Venue

Open to nominations from dedicated music venues, as well as pubs and sporting venues which host live music.


Restaurant of the Year

Open to nominations from restaurants of all cuisines and styles, from informal to fine dining.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Thomson & Bancks Solicitors
Thomson & Bancks offers high quality legal services from its branches in the centre of Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Pershore and Stratford-upon-Avon. A trusted name within the legal industry, the firm has an uncompromising commitment to its clients’ needs, and can assist with a vast range of matters, including personal injury claims, residential property, family law and employment law.

Takeaway of the Year

Open to nominations from businesses which offer a strong takeaway service.


Café of the Year

Open to nominations from cafés and coffee shops.

NFU Mutual’s Moreton in Marsh & Cheltenham branch offers expert insurance to the farming community. Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, NFU Mutual – Moreton in Marsh & Cheltenham promises to exceed the expectations of its clients, champion rural communities and provide a local, personal service, thanks to over 100 years’ experience protecting the countryside.

Food / Drink Producer of the Year
Food / Drink Producer

Open to nominations from businesses producing all types of food and drink, including condiments, dairy produce, baked goods, health foods, oils, beers, wines and spirits.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Royal Three Counties Show
England’s most notable celebration of rural life and the countryside, the Royal Three Counties Show – based at the Three Counties Showground, offers a plethora of family-friendly events, from a grand parade of livestock, and a showcase of great food and drink, through to friendly animal meet-and-greets, and fascinating talks.

Pub of the Year

Open to nominations from all pubs, from town centre to countryside destinations.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Guano Crazy Printing
Guano Crazy Printing is a screen-printing studio based in Gloucester, with clients across the county and beyond. Specialising in garment printing, vinyl printing, embroidery and sublimation, the firm prides itself on producing retail quality, affordable branded items with a fast turnaround. Guano Crazy’s specialist team is happy to provide expert advice, and also offers an in-house design service.

Bar of the Year

Open to nominations from all types of bars.


Hotel of the Year

Open to nominations from small to large hotels.


Beauty Business of the Year
Beauty Business

Open to nominations from hair salons, spas, beauty salons and independent beauty practitioners.


Health / Fitness Business of the Year
Health / Fitness Business

Open to nominations from gyms, yoga and Pilates studios, fitness studios, personal trainers and health food producers.


Independent Shop of the Year
Independent Shop

Open to nominations from businesses across all sectors, including food, drink, homewares, fashion, children, gifts and art.


Homes & Interiors Business of the Year
Homes & Interiors Business

Open to nominations from homewares specialists, interior designers and decorators, kitchen and bathroom companies and flooring companies, as well as windows, doors and conservatory companies.

Hatton Court is a luxury Cotswold country house hotel located on the outskirts of Gloucester. Offering stylish bedrooms furnished with four-poster beds and charming décor, the venue promises a warm and friendly service. The renowned hotel is a popular wedding choice for couples, as well as with guests looking for a luxurious base from which to explore the Cotswolds.

Shopping Destination of the Year
Shopping Destination

Open to nominations from shopping centres and town collectives, for example.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Stagecoach West
Gloucestershire’s leading bus provider Stagecoach West, is committed to providing sustainable, safe and reliable transport services across Gloucestershire and the South West. Celebrating its 25th year, the bus company has travelled 13.3 million miles carrying customers on its network over the last year, and has invested almost £5 million on a fleet of new double decker Gold buses.

Event of the Year

Open to nominations from longstanding annual events and festivals, as well as new events.

The Isbourne is a hub of wellbeing and spiritual development, running a busy schedule of inspirational courses, workshops and talks through the year from its Cheltenham town centre location. The centre has weekly classes in yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, Pilates, dance and more. There are also meeting rooms and therapy rooms for hire, and a café for visitors too.

Wedding Venue of the Year
Wedding Venue

Open to nominations from all kinds of wedding venues, from hotels, stately homes and barns to castles, historic venues, gardens and more.


Wedding Supplier of the Year
Wedding Supplier

Open to nominations from bridalwear and jewellery businesses, wedding photographers and videographers, florists, cakes and catering companies, wedding transport, wedding entertainment, hair and beauty and honeymoon suppliers.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel
Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall is a four-star country house hotel, combining Georgian architecture with contemporary styling. A popular choice for couples tying the knot in Gloucestershire, Bowden Hall is also home to a recently refurbished bar and brasserie boasting exciting and ever-changing menus, with wrap-around views and alfresco dining options also available.

Hero of the Year

Open to nominations for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to Gloucestershire through their work in the charity, sport or community arena.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Lilian Faithfull Care
Lilian Faithfull Care is a Gloucestershire based support charity, providing care homes filled with ‘life, fun and laughter’ for its elderly residents. Established in 1946, the charity stands by its ethos to put care before profit, ensure dignity and respect to each resident, and prides itself on providing nutritious, high quality food. The charity cares for people with a range of conditions, and specialises in dementia and end of life care.

Hero of the Year

Open to nominations from any charity based in the county which has a significant focus on supporting Gloucestershire in some way.


Nominate your business

and gain the industry recognition you deserve

Nominations open january 2020
SoGlos Lifestyle Awards 2020

SGGLA 2019 success

SGGLA went from strength to strength in 2019, cementing its position as Gloucestershire’s definitive lifestyle awards. Hugely popular nomination and voting phases were followed by the anticipated awards evening at the world-famous Gloucester Cathedral – this time attended by 400 Gloucestershire business representatives, sponsors, partners and special guests. SGGLA has taken the Gloucestershire businesses community and social media by storm.

Businesses nominated
Businesses shortlisted
Public votes cast
SGGLA 2019 winners SGGLA 2019 Facebook Photo Gallery SGGLA 2019 Facebook live stream

SGGLA 2018 success

SoGlos’s new awards and flagship event launched with a bang in 2018, with exciting nomination and public voting phases followed by a thrilling awards evening at Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester – attended by 300 Gloucestershire business representatives, sponsors, partners and special guests. The SGGLA reputation for a new kind of awards quickly spread across the county.

Businesses nominated
Businesses shortlisted
Public votes cast
SGGLA 2018 winners SGGLA 2018 Facebook Photo Gallery

SGGLA frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to enter?
How do I nominate my business/hero?
Can I nominate my favourite business for an award?
Who will decide the shortlist before it goes to public vote, and what’s the criteria?
How will the voting process take place?
There isn’t a category suitable for my business, would you consider adding one?
Can I enter more than one category?
What will the winner of each award receive?
Will there just be one winner per category?
Why didn’t I make the shortlist?

The number and quality of entrants is expected to be higher than ever in 2020, so our judges will be looking for businesses which have a strong chance of winning their category.

I’m just on the Gloucestershire border, can I still enter?
What’s the format of the SGGLA awards evening?
How do I get tickets for the SGGLA awards evening?
Can I get extra tickets for the SGGLA awards evening?
Can I reserve a table at the SGGLA awards evening??

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