SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2022

Launched in 2018 to celebrate our thriving lifestyle sector with a fresh awards approach, the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards have grown to become the county’s biggest awards – with 2022 marking the exciting fifth year of SGGLA.

Each year Gloucestershire’s very best cultural venues, restaurants, pubs, independent schools, sporting venues, independent shops, events and more put themselves forward for a SGGLA, before SoGlos readers vote for one or more of their favourites across the categories.

The SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards culminate with a relaxed celebration evening at a unique venue each year, with finalists, sponsors and special guests coming together for the exciting live reveal of winners.

Kicking off in January and building up to the anticipated awards evening at DEYA Brewing Company at the end of June, SGGLA 2022 promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Limited SGGLA 2022 sponsorship
opportunities are now available

To find out about aligning your business with
Gloucestershire's biggest awards for 2022, please contact:

SoGlos Advertising Hub
advertising@sopublishing.com
(01242) 210330

SGGLA 2022 key dates

January 2022: Nominations open

Thursday 31 March 2022: Nominations close

Friday 1 April to Friday 8 April 2022: Shortlisting phase

April date TBC Shortlist of finalists revealed, voting opens to members of the public

Friday 10 June 2022 Voting closes

Wednesday 29 June 2022: Awards evening at DEYA Brewing Company

SGGLA 2022 headline sponsor

Headline sponsor

Headline sponsor to be confirmed.
headline sponsor website

SGGLA 2022 categories & sponsors

Cultural Venue of the Year

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

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: 16i
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.
16i.co.uk

Family Day Out Venue of the Year

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

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: The King’s School
The King’s School Gloucester is an independent day school for girls and boys aged three to 18. The impressive campus of historic buildings, state-of-the-art facilities and a brand new sixth form centre are adjacent to Gloucester Cathedral, which is the inspirational setting for daily assemblies. The school prides itself on offering academic excellence together with a wide range of co-curricular activities and outstanding pastoral care.
thekingsschool.co.uk

Independent School of the Year

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

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Sponsorship available
Category sponsor details
sponsor website

Live Entertainment Venue of the Year

Open to nominations from music, theatre and comedy venues.

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Nuffield Health
Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital is home to state-of-the-art medical and surgical facilities, with both the technology and expertise to treat a wide range of health conditions. Patients receive individual care throughout their stay with access to the very best treatment, rapid assessments and diagnoses without long waiting lists.
nuffieldhealth.com/cheltenham

Live Music Venue of the Year

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

Nominations open January 2022

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.
gcprinting.co.uk

Sporting Venue of the Year

Open to nominations from businesses across all types of sports.

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Pro.
Details coming soon.
pro-global.com

Restaurant of the Year

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

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Sponsorship available
Category sponsor details
sponsor website

Food / Drink Producer of the Year

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.

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Sponsorship available
Category sponsor details
sponsor website

Pub / Bar of the Year

Open to nominations from countryside inns to town centre pubs and bars.

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Sponsorship available
Category sponsor details
sponsor website

Hotel of the Year

Open to nominations from small to large hotels.

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Six Property Consulting
Details coming soon.
sixpc.co.uk

Independent Shop of the Year

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

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Severn Wye Energy Agency
Severn Wye Energy Agency is a sustainability charity based in Gloucestershire and promotes energy efficiency, low carbon development and the shift to renewable energy. Severn Wye’s Target 2030 programme helps Gloucestershire businesses to reduce their carbon footprint with free expertise and grant funding towards carbon-saving improvements.
severnwye.org.uk

Shopping Destination of the Year

Open to nominations from shopping centres and town collectives.

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Sponsorship available
Category sponsor details
sponsor website

Fitness Business of the Year

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

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Sponsorship available
Category sponsor details
sponsor website

Wedding Venue of the Year

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

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Barrington Decorators
Barrington Decorators is a family-run team specialising in heritage property painting and decoration. Founded in the Cotswolds and now based in Cheltenham, Barrington uses its expertise in period restoration and decoration to give heritage properties a new lease of life – from modernising country estates and beautifying private residences to carrying out historical conservation work across Gloucestershire and beyond.
barringtondecorators.com

Event of the Year

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

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Sponsorship available
Category sponsor details
sponsor website

Charity of the Year

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

Nominations open January 2022

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Hooray Recruitment
An independent recruitment agency based in the centre of Cheltenham, Hooray prides itself on its refreshing attitude to employment. Delivering effective recruitment solutions, whilst maintaining its commitment to ethical principles, Hooray promises to be ‘the good recruitment company’ – setting high standards to ensure the happiness of both clients and candidates.
hoorayworks.co.uk

Business of the Year
This winner of this category will be chosen by the headline sponsor

The winner of this special award will be chosen by the headline sponsor, from the list of winners across all categories.

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Sponsorship available
Category sponsor details
sponsor website

SGGLA 2022 compère

Meet our returning SGGLA compère for 2022.

Steve Knibbs

Steve Knibbs

We are delighted to welcome back Steve Knibbs, the well-known BBC regional news reporter and presenter, as compère of the fifth annual SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards. Steve, who has been a face of BBC Points West for more than 15 years, joined us for SGGLA's real-life return in 2021, and will have the honour of unveiling the winners on Wednesday 29 June 2022 at the official venue, DEYA Brewing Company.

SGGLA 2022 partners & associates

We are delighted to once again be working in partnership with a dream team of amazing businesses to make the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards evening the celebration of the year. Check back here for details of partners as they're confirmed.

DEYA Brewing Company

Details coming soon
deyabrewing.com

SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards success: 2018 to 2021

SGGLA 2021

The SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards returned to its real life form with a bang in 2021, as finalists, sponsors and special guests gathered at the breath taking Cheltenham Ladies' College to find out who would be crowned SoGlos readers’ favourites.
Following a very challenging 20 months for the lifestyle sector, SGGLA 2021 was all the more important as an opportunity to reflect on the hard work, determination and adaptability it took to survive the pandemic. It was also a chance to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the outstanding individuals, teams and organisations who made it through to the final stage of the awards – and to raise a glass to us all continuing to make Gloucestershire a wonderful place to live, work and visit.

251
Businesses nominated
125
Businesses shortlisted
21,463
Public votes cast
7,600,600+
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SGGLA 2020 winners SGGLA 2021 awards night photos

SGGLA 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic meant many awards across the UK were cancelled in 2020, the third annual SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards forged ahead with an innovative virtual awards ceremony in October 2020, held via Facebook Live. The anticipated online event was the culmination of nomination and voting phases held earlier in the year, and saw more than 2,400 people tune in to see which businesses has scooped a coveted award.

Thanks once again to our sponsors, finalists and to SoGlos readers for helping making SGGLA 2020 such a storming virtual success, in a year when is was more important than ever to support Gloucestershire’s amazing lifestyle sector.

505
Businesses nominated
215
Businesses shortlisted
38,076
Public votes cast
7,000,000+
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SGGLA 2020 winners

SGGLA 2019

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.

476
Businesses nominated
257
Businesses shortlisted
30,650
Public votes cast
3,000,000+
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SGGLA 2019 winners SGGLA 2019 Facebook Photo Gallery SGGLA 2019 Facebook live stream

SGGLA 2018

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.

300
Businesses nominated
200
Businesses shortlisted
20,966
Public votes cast
1,200,000+
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SGGLA 2018 winners SGGLA 2018 Facebook Photo Gallery

SGGLA frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to enter?
How do I nominate my business?
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 increases every year, so we'll be looking for businesses which represent the best of the best in each specific 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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