SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2021

The annual SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards - sponsored by Willans LLP solicitors again in 2021, are the definitive awards of their kind, each year recognising and celebrating the very best lifestyle sector businesses in and around the county - with all winners chosen by public vote.

The first year of the awards, held in 2018, culminated in an exciting new awards event format at the historic Blackfriars prior in Gloucester, while in 2019 it was the spectacular Gloucester Cathedral which played host to the SGGLA event and celebrations.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, there was no stopping SGGLA in 2020, with an innovative virtual awards event held via Facebook Live, providing some much needed positivity in what was a particularly challenging year for Gloucestershire businesses.

The date and venue have already been set for SGGLA 2021, on Thursday 21 October 2021 at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, when we hope to see the annual highlight return to its real life-format, providing the perfect chance to celebrate Gloucestershire’s businesses with new optimism and vigour!

SGGLA 2021 category sponsorship
opportunities are now available

To find out about aligning your business with Gloucestershire's leading lifestly awards, please contact:

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

SGGLA 2021 headline sponsor

Willans LLP 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.
willans.co.uk

SGGLA 2021 categories & sponsors

Cultural Venue of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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

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Family Day Out Venue of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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

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Independent School of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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

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Live Entertainment Venue of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

Open to nominations from music, theatre and comedy venues.

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Sporting Venue of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

Open to nominations from businesses across all types of sports.

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Live Music Venue of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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

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Restaurant of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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

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Food / Drink Producer of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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.

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Pub / Bar of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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

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Hotel of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

Open to nominations from small to large hotels.

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Independent Shop of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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

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Shopping Destination of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

Open to nominations from shopping centres and town collectives.

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Health / Beauty Business of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

Open to nominations from gyms, yoga and Pilates studios, fitness studios, personal trainers, hair salons, spas, beauty salons and independent beauty practitioners.

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Wedding Venue of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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

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Event of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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

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Charity of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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

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Business of the Year
Nominations open March 2021

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

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: Willans LLP solicitors
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SGGLA 2021 partners & associates

We are delighted to be working with a number of amazing businesses which will be helping to make the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards evening the celebration of the year...

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 2021 awards evening.
cheltladiescollege.org

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 fourth year running.
oasisevents.co.uk

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.
hillsidebrewery.com

Cotswolds Distillery

Cotswolds Distillery produces multi award-winning whisky, gin and liqueurs from its distillery in the beautiful North Cotswolds. Priding itself on using the highest quality ingredients, The Cotswolds Distillery is best known for its single malt whisky and its dry gin that makes an unmistakably Cotswolds Cloudy G&T. Available to buy at a great range of stores, The Cotswolds Distillery also offers tours and tastings daily, as well as a range of masterclasses at its stylish visitor centre.
cotswoldsdistillery.com

Baz and Fred

Established in 2012, Gloucestershire pizza duo Baz and Fred use freshly-made dough proved for 72 hours, topped with the best available ingredients sourced from Italy or right here in the county. You can book Baz & Fred’s legendary pizzas to come almost anywhere thanks to their mobile catering rig – which will be fired up and serving guests at SGGLA 2021. You can also sample their pizza and pasta delights at the reinvented Cotswold Inn, The Stump.
bazfred.com | thestump.co.uk

Richard Parsons, Magician

Gloucestershire magician Richard Parsons is an award-winning professional close-up magician and pickpocket. A regular performer at weddings, parties, trade shows and corporate events, Richard is a member of the Magic Circle, and has worked with brands including Honda, Waitrose, Gloucester Rugby and the NHS.
gloucestershiremagician.co.uk

Cotswold Gold

Cotswold Gold is a premium extra virgin rapeseed oil made in the Cotswold village of Broadway. Created using traditional cold pressing methods, the award-winning oil is used in 19 Michelin star restaurants across the country and is grown, harvested, pressed and bottled in the Cotswolds.
cotswoldgold.co.uk

SGGLA 2020 success

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 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.

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 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.

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 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??
SGGLA 2020

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