SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards

Find out about SoGlos's exciting new Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards, including categories, key dates, information on voting and sponsorship opportunities.

SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards

Following 10 years as Gloucestershire’s leading lifestyle media, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the very first SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards for 2018.

These definitive awards will recognise and celebrate the very best lifestyle businesses and individuals in and around our amazing county, powered-by an exciting nomination stage and ‘people’s choice’ voting process, and host of support for the lucky winners revealed at a prestigious industry event.

The shortlist for the first ever SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards has been decided, and voting is now open until Monday 30 April 2018 - click on the button below to have your say. The winners will be revealed at an exciting industry event held on Wednesday 16 May 2018, at Blackfriars Priory | gloucesterblackfriars.co.uk.


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16i

About the sponsor: 16i is an established Cheltenham-based digital agency providing clients with innovative responsive web design, ecommerce platforms and mobile app development. They work on projects of all sizes with clients locally and internationally, from start-ups to established brands, and are passionate about finding the best digital strategy to fit your business needs.
16i.co.uk | (01242) 654000

Category shortlist:
Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park | cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
Berkeley Castle | berkeley-castle.com
Gloucester Cathedral | gloucestercathedral.org.uk
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway | gwsr.com
Nature in Art | natureinart.org.uk
Painswick Rococo Garden | rococogarden.org.uk
Sudeley Castle | sudeleycastle.co.uk
The Garden at Miserden | miserden.org
The International Centre for Birds of Prey | icpb.org
WWT Slimbridge | wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge


Simpsons Fish and Chips

About the sponsor: Simpsons Fish and Chips is a true family business, run by husband and wife team Bonny and James with a family fish and chip legacy dating back to 1976. Its flagship Cheltenham outpost won the accolade of ‘UK’s Number 1 Fish & Chip Takeaway 2016’, while 2017 saw the opening of a brand new Stroud shop. Simpsons sources the best quality fish and spuds and cooks them with care, offers a traditional menu with fun seasonal twists, and can even cater for a range of events thanks to ‘Simpsons on Wheels’. Long live fish and chips!
simpsonsfishandchips.com | (01242) 521964

Category shortlist:
Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park | cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
Beechenhurst | forestry.gov.uk/beechenhurst
Berkeley Castle | berkeley-castle.com
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway | gwsr.com
Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf | mrmulligan.com
Sudeley Castle | sudeleycastle.co.uk
WWT Slimbridge | wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge
Xjump Trampoline Park | xjump.uk

Live Entertainment Venue

Sponsorship is still available for the Live Entertainment Venue of the Year category. See below for contact details.

Category shortlist:
Cheltenham Racecourse | cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk
Cheltenham Town Hall | cheltenhamtownhall
Gloucester Guildhall | gloucester.gov.uk
Longborough Festival Opera | lfo.org.uk
The Everyman Theatre | everymantheatre.org.uk


Cafe Rene

About the sponsor: Cafe Rene Situated in the heart of the city and dubbed ‘Gloucester’s best known secret’, Café Rene is a long established pub, restaurant and live music venue – and one of the most popular watering holes around. The historic pub, with walls and ceilings dedicated to rows of wine bottles and beer mats, offers an extensive wine list as well as real ales on tap. The venue is also a vibrant live music venue – playing host to gigs by local and visiting bands every Wednesday and Friday night.
caferene.co.uk | (01452) 309340

Category shortlist:
Brickhampton Court Golf Complex | brickhampton.co.uk
Cheltenham Racecourse | cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk
Cheltenham Town Football Club | ctfc.com
East Glos Club | eastglos.co.uk
Flyupdownhill/417 Bike Park | flyupdownhill.co.uk
Gloucester Rugby | gloucesterrugby.co.uk
Gloucestershire Rally School | glosrallyschool.co.uk
Ian Coley Sporting | iancoley.co.uk
Land Rover Experience Eastnor | eastnor.landroverexperience.co.uk

Live Music Venue

Sponsorship is still available for the Live Music Venue of the Year category. See below for contact details.

Category shortlist:
Café René | caferene.co.uk
Frog & Fiddle | frog-and-fiddle
Gloucester Guildhall | gloucester.gov.uk
The Prince Albert | theprincealbertstroud.co.uk

Restaurant

About the sponsor: Thomson & Bancks Solicitors provides an uncompromised legal service for the residents and businesses of Gloucestershire and the wider region with bases in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, and Pershore. The firm traces its heritage back to the 1830s and today offers a range of tailored legal services delivered by a team of trusted, local professionals providing a one-stop destination for those requiring high quality legal advice and representation on matters as diverse as: business affairs; dispute resolution; property; injury and medical negligence compensation; family law; powers of attorney; wills and administration of estates.

tbsolicitors.co.uk | (01242) 235250

Category shortlist:
288 Bar & Wok | barandwok.com
Barnsley House | barnsleyhouse.com
Ellenborough Park | ellenboroughpark.com
Gloucester Studio | gloucesterstudio.com
Le Champignon Sauvage | lechampignonsauvage.co.uk
Lumiere Restaurant | www.lumiere.cc
Made By Bob | foodmadebybob
Montpellier Lodge | montpellier-lodge.co.uk
Prithvi | prithvirestaurant.com
Purslane Restaurant | www.purslane-restaurant.co.uk
The Barn at Severn & Wye | severnandwye.co.uk
The Coconut Tree | thecoconut-tree.com
The Fire Station | thefirestationcheltenham.co.uk
The Greenway Hotel & Spa | thegreenwayhotelandspa.com
The Old Stocks Inn | oldstocksinn.com
The Slaughters Manor House | slaughtersmanor.co.uk
The Wharf House | thewharfhouse.co.uk
The White Spoon | thewhitespoon.co.uk

Takeaway
About the sponsor Gaudio creates bespoke awards and plaques with unmatched standards for design, service and quality. As leading experts in the design and manufacture of awarded products, Gaudio provides a unique, customer-focused process, including a free, no-obligation design service. The Tewkesbury-based company boasts cutting-edge, in-house manufacturing facilities. And has served prestigious clients including the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, MasterChef, and Investors in People, maintaining exceptional care and quality control every step of the way. From design to delivery, Gaudio strives to create premium bespoke awards and plaques that are on brief, on brand and on budget.

gaudio.co.uk | (01242) 232383

Category shortlist:
288 Bar & Wok | barandwok.com
Fat Toni’s Pizzeria | fattoni.co.uk
Malt & Anchor | maltandanchor.co.uk
On Toast | ontoast-uk.com
Simpsons Fish & Chips | simpsonsfishandchips.com

Café

About the sponsor: NFU Mutual offers expert insurance to the farming community, whilst maintaining its place as an integral part of the British countryside. Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, NFU Mutual’s Moreton-in-Marsh branch promises to exceed the expectations of its clients, champion rural communities and provide a local, personal service. With over a century’s experience protecting the countryside, NFU Mutual says it is proud to operate differently to other insurance providers, being run both by and for its members.

NFU Mutual | (01608) 433683

Category shortlist:
Baker & Graze | bakerandgraze.com
Cavern | kftseekers.org.uk/the-cavern-coffee-shop
Coach House Coffee | coachhousecoffee-stow.com
Havanas Coffee | facebook.com/havanascoffee
Hobbs House Bakery | hobbshousebakery.co.uk
Kindness and Co | kindness-and-co.com
Lavender Bakehouse | lavenderbakehouse.co.uk
Number 85 Coffee Kitchen | facebook.com/85CoffeeKitchen
School House Café | schoolhousecafe.co.uk
Star Anise Arts Café | staraniseartscafe.com
The Coffee Dispensary | the-coffee-dispensary.co.uk
The Find | thefind.co.uk
The Garden Café at Miserden | miserden.org/cafe
The Hive | thehivestow.co.uk
The Willow Tree | shopthewillowtree.com
Thistledown Café | thistledown.org.uk/cafe
Vinnie’s Eatery | vinnieseatery.uk
Well Walk Tearooms | wellwalktearoom.co.uk


Pyromaniac Chef

About the sponsor: The Pyromaniac Chef is the alter-ego of Gloucestershire based foodie – Kathryn Minchew. Promoting her brand of ‘fine dining over fire’, the Pyromaniac Chef focuses on using local producers and cooking green, even sourcing the charcoal she cooks on, exclusively from a company based in the Forest of Dean. Alongside cooking up delicious dishes during her appearances at Gloucester Studio , the Pyromaniac Chef offers cookery courses, has a series of books about cooking with fire and even works with school groups to highlight the importance of climate change.
pyromaniacchef.com | (01452) 899889

Category shortlist:
Bam Life | bam.life
British Polo Gin | britishpologin.co.uk
Hillside Brewery | hillsidebrewery.com
Hobbs House Bakery | hobbshousebakery.co.uk
Jesse Smith Farm Shop | jessesmith.co.uk/farm-shop-coffee-house
Severn and Wye Smokery | severnandwye.co.uk
Stroud Brewery | stroudbrewery.co.uk
Stroud Micro Dairy | stroudmicrodairy.co.uk
The Cotswolds Distillery | cotswoldsdistillery.com
The Gloucester Biltong Company | gloucesterbiltong.co.uk
The Tewkesbury Mustard Company | tewkesburymustard.co.uk
Tubby Tom’s | tubbytoms.com


Pyromaniac Chef

About the sponsor: British Polo Gin is a quadruple distilled, hand crafted, small batch spirit which is steeped in history – using only the best organic ingredients to create one of the most flavoursome yet smoothest of gins on the market. Founded by Gloucestershire-based polo player, Richard Hine, in 2015, British Polo Gin is smooth enough to be drunk on the rocks, but still retains the classic flavour to cut through tonic. Choose from the classic No.3 Botanical or No.2 Sloe varieties, either of which make for a stylish addition to any drinks cabinet, and taste simply stunning.
britishpologin.co.uk | (01452) 730770

Category shortlist:
Café René | caferene.co.uk
Frog & Fiddle | frog-and-fiddleh
The Bottle of Sauce Pub | thebottleofsauce.com
The Carpenters Arms | thecarps-miserden.co.uk
The Craven Arms | thecravenarms.co.uk
The Ebrington Arms | theebringtonarms.co.uk
The Fire Station | thefirestationcheltenham.co.uk
The Golden Cross Inn | thegoldencrossinn.com
The Green Dragon Inn | green-dragon-inn.co.uk
The Gumstool Inn | calcot.co/dining-at-calcot/the-gumstool
The Hollow Bottom | hollowbottom.com
The Maytime Inn | themaytime.com
The Prince Albert | theprincealbertstroud.co.uk
The Royal Oak Tetbury |theroyaloaktetbury.co.uk
The Slaughters Country Inn |slaughtersinn.co.uk
The Village Pub |thevillagepub.co.uk
The Lamb Inn |cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/the-lamb-inn


Move Sales & Lettings

About the sponsor: Move Sales & Lettings, formed in Cheltenham, has a new and fresh approach to estate agency, and strives to improve the way in which the industry operates. With a reputation for outstanding customer service and a modern approach, Move’s team aims to make selling your property stress and hassle-free, and is a true expert in its field.
move.uk.net | (01242) 257333

Category shortlist:
Babel | babel-bars.co/babel-cheltenham
John Gordons | Johngordons.co.uk
MooMoo Clubrooms | moomoocheltenham.com
No 23 Bar & Bistro | no23stroud.com
Revolution | revolution-bars.co.uk/bar/cheltenham
Sixways Wine Bar | cheltenhamwineco.co.uk
Soho Bar | sohobarmontpellier.com
Stroud Brewery | stroudbrewery.co.uk
The Cosy Club | cosyclub.co.uk
The Fire Station | thefirestationcheltenham.co.uk
The Grape Escape | thecheltenhamgrape.com


Cotswold Home Cinema

About the sponsor: Cotswold Home Cinema is a family affair. A husband and wife team which can expertly transform an average room into a cinematic experience. Offering stunning home cinemas in buildings of all ages, Cotswold Home Cinema has worked to create memorable viewing spaces in offices, boutique hotels and even restaurants. Promising to prove how captivating films can be when played through the world’s best audio systems, Cotswold Home Cinema says its team are ‘blessed’ to call this their job.
cotswoldhomecinema.co.uk | (01789) 721175

Category shortlist:
Cowley Manor | cowleymanor.com
DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham | doubletreecheltenham.com
Ellenborough Park | ellenboroughpark.com
Hallmark Hotel Gloucester | hallmarkhotels.co.uk/gloucester
Hotel du Vin Cheltenham | hotelduvin.com
Malmaison Cheltenham | malmaison.com/locations/cheltenham/
Stonehouse Court Hotel | stonehousecourt.co.uk
The Greenway Hotel & Spa | thegreenwayhotelandspa.com
The Painswick | thepainswick.co.uk
The Slaughters Manor House | slaughtersmanor.co.uk
The Broadway Hotel | cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/the-broadway-hotel
The Close Hotel | cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/the-close-hotel
The Swan Hotel | cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/the-swan-hotel


One Grove

About the sponsor: One Grove, based in central Cheltenham near Waitrose, is a specialist Pilates and health collective with three well-equipped studios. It offers Pilates equipment, mat and barre classes, cardio workout classes, yoga classes and private rehab sessions. There are no termly commitments, over 50 classes a week to choose from, knowledgeable and experienced instructors, and all ages and abilities are catered for.
onegrove.co.uk | (01242) 255111

Category shortlist:
Barnsley House | barnsleyhouse.com
Calcot | calcot.co
Chapel Spa | chapelspa.co.uk
C-Side Spa at Cowley Manor | cowleymanor.com
Ellenborough Park | ellenboroughpark.com
The Greenway Hotel & Spa | thegreenwayhotelandspa.com

Hair Salon

Sponsorship is still available for the Hair Salon of the Year category. See below for contact details.

Category shortlist:
Ben Ryan Hair | benryanhair.com
Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty | lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk
Mccaffreys | mccaffreyscheltenham.co.uk
Peter Hickman Hairdressing | peterhickmanhair.co.uk
Tabitha James Kraan | tabithajameskraan.co.uk


Royal Oak Tetbury

About the sponsor: The Royal Oak, situated in the heart of the town of Tetbury, is a traditional inn that has been sympathetically restored to offer a relaxed and friendly drinking and dining experience in the Cotswolds. Specialising in organic food, the restaurant changes its menus on a monthly basis to serve diners the best seasonal produce across its interesting selection of starters, mains and desserts.
theroyaloaktetbury.co.uk | (01666) 500021

Category shortlist:
Anna lizzio | annalizzio.co.uk
Artique | artique.uk.com
Barnbury | barnbury.com
Bay Gallery Home | baygalleryhome.com
Court Farm Shop | courtfarmshop.co.uk
Domestic Science | Domestic-science-home.co.uk
Jesse Smith Farm Shop | jessesmith.co.uk
Keith Scarrott Shoes | keithscarrott.co.uk
Lisa von Hallwyl Millinery | lisavonhallwylmillinery.com
Malt House Emporium | malthouseemporium.com
Meggie’s | shopmeggies.co.uk
Number 85 Coffee Kitchen | 85coffeekitchen.co.uk
Pink Vintage
The Barn at Severn & Wye | severnandwye.co.uk
The Union Project | THEUNIONPROJECT.CO.UK
The Willow Tree | shopthewillowtree.com


Montpellier Lodge

About the sponsor: Montpellier Lodge is the ultimate destination for relaxed dining in Cheltenham. A perfect fusion between elegant modern dining and heritage decor; located in the heart of regency Cheltenham. Montpellier Lodge is passionate about sourcing and serving big flavours from around the south west. From its aged, local beef through to premium artisan spirits, let the team at Montpellier Lodge take you on a taste journey that will delight the senses.
montpellier-lodge.co.uk | (01242) 262666

Category shortlist:
Kitebrook Preparatory School | kitebrookhouse.com
Cheltenham Ladies’ College | cheltladiescollege.org
Dean Close School | deanclose.org.uk
Hopelands Independent School | hopelands.org.uk
Malvern St James Girls’ School | malvernstjames.co.uk
Rendcomb College | rendcombcollege.org.uk
The King’s School | thekingsschool.co.uk

Homes & Interiors Business

Sponsorship is still available for the Homes & Interiors Business of the Year category. See below for contact details.

Category shortlist:
Barnbury | barnbury.com
Barrington Decorators | barringtonpainting.co.uk
Bay Gallery Home | baygalleryhome.com
Cotswold Home Cinema | cotswoldhomecinema.co.uk
Deca Design Flooring | decadesignflooring.co.uk
L’una Design | lunadesign.co.uk
Lauren Gilberthorpe Interiors | laurengilberthorpeinteriors.com
Malt House Emporium | malthouseemporium.com
My Interior Design School | myinteriordesign.school
Pavilion Broadway | pavilionbroadway.co.uk
Pittville | pittville.co.uk

Shopping Destination

About the sponsor: Aztec Hotel and Spa offers modern rooms, conferencing facilities and even an on-site spa. Located close to the M5 Motorway in Bristol’s Aztec West business park, the hotel caters to those travelling on business, families and even those seeking a relaxing spa weekend. Offering indulgent treatments, delicious meals in the Aztec Hotel’s stylish restaurant and a comfortable room in which to rest your head; a stay at Aztec Hotel and Spa ticks all the boxes for a short city break in Bristol.
thwaites.co.uk | (01454) 201090

Category shortlist:
Cirencester Market Place | cirencester.gov.uk
King’s Walk Shopping Centre | kingswalk.co.
Regent Arcade Shopping Centre | regentarcade.co.uk
Tetbury Edit | baygalleryhome.com
The Suffolks | thesuffolks.co.uk


The Isbourne

About the sponsor: 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.
isbourne.org | (01242) 254321

Category shortlist:
2000trees Festival | twothousandtreesfestival.co.uk
Cheltenham Jazz Festival | cheltenhamfestivals.com
Cheltenham Literature Festival | cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature
Cheltenham Music Festival | cheltenhamfestivals.com/music
Cheltenham Science Festival | cheltenhamfestivals.com/science
Giffords Circus | giffordscircus.com
Lechlade Festival | lechladefestival.co.uk
Longborough Festival Opera | lfo.org.uk
RHS Malvern Spring Festival | rhsmalvern.co.uk
Robert Dover’s Cotswold Olimpicks | olimpickgames.co.uk
Strike A Light | strikealightfestival.org.uk
The Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse | cheltenham.co.uk
Witcombe Cider Festival | witcombeciderfestival.co.uk
Wychwood Festival | wychwoodfestival.com
The Cotswold Show | cotswoldshow.co.uk

Social Media Influencer
Blackfriars priory is an architectural gem, nestled in the heart of Gloucester. Steeped in heritage, this lovingly restored 13th century venue offers an atmospheric backdrop for events spanning weddings, exhibitions and corporate parties. In addition to its sensational North Range function room, the site also offers a private cloister garden and a scriptorium; the oldest, most well preserved medieval library in Britain. Providing a magnificently rustic blank canvas, Blackfriars Priory is an impressive venue for those wanting to inject some personality into their party.
gloucesterblackfriars.co.uk | (01452) 396384

Category shortlist:
The Cotswolds Gentleman | thecotswoldsgentleman.co.uk
Cara Sutherland | withinthesewallsblog.com
Cheltenham Foodie | cheltenhamfoodie.com
CheltenhamMaman | cheltenhammaman.co.uk
Honeybourne Line | honeybourneline.co.uk
LewisLoves | LewisLoves.com
Sharpfox Social | sharpfox.co.uk
The Ink Closet | theinkcloset.com/blog



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Sponsorship opportunities

We are delighted to offer businesses the opportunity to sponsor the exciting new #SGGLA awards, benefiting from a unique promotional opportunity.

Prestigious headline sponsorship and individual award category sponsorship opportunities are available.

Please contact:

James Fyrne Group Publisher
james@sopublishing.com (01242) 210330

Sophie Lucas Advertising Hub Team Leader
sophie@sopublishing.com (01242) 210330

Terri Chapman Senior Advertising Consultant
terri@sopublishing.com (01242) 210330


Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to enter?

Sensational businesses of all shapes and sizes, new or long established, which are based in Gloucestershire or the surrounding area and fit with one of the categories are invited to enter.

How do I nominate my business?

Visit soglos.com/awards between Thursday 1 February and Monday 5 March 2018 and complete a brief entry form.

Nominations should be made by an official representative of the business who will be the point of contact through the process.

Can I nominate my favourite business for an award?

No, but you can recomend your favourite business enters for themselves. They can do so via this page once nominations open on Thursday 1 February 2018.

Who will decide the shortlist before it goes to public vote, and what’s the criteria?

The panel of judges will be made up of members of the SoPublishing team. They’ll be looking at each nominee’s application, as well as their website and social media, and also drawing upon first-hand experiences to create the shortlist which then goes to public vote.

We will be ensuring only the very best quality nominees make it through to the public vote. Please note, SoGlos advertisers won’t be given preferential treatment.

How will the voting process take place?

The voting process will open on Monday 19 March 2018, when members of the public will have their chance to make one top choice from any or all of the categories. Voting will exclusively take place via soglos.com/awards, and can be done via desktop computers, laptops, tablets or mobile phones.

There isn’t a category suitable for my business, would you consider adding one?

The 2018 list of award categories has now been finalised, but we may consider adding new categories next year. Please email info@sopublishing.com with any requests or feedback.

Why didn’t I make the shortlist?

The number and quality of entrants is expected to be high, so our judges will be looking for businesses which have a strong chance of winning their category this year.

Can I enter more than one category?

Yes, please feel free to enter any category which fits your business.

What will the winner of each award receive?

Glory and fame! Plus, a coveted trophy to display at their business, as well as a winner’s certificate, official winner badge to use on their website, and editorial support on SoGlos (110,000 monthly readers), its email newsletter (35,000 subscribers) and social media channels (50,000 followers).

Will there just be one winner per category?

Yes, but there will also be a highly commended business per category, which will receive a certificate and official badge to use on their website too.

I’m just on the Gloucestershire border, can I still enter?

Yes!

Will this be an annual awards?

Yes, and not only that, with your support our aim is for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards to become the Gloucestershire awards.

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