Nominations are still open for the inaugural SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards, giving businesses and individuals in the county a brand-new opportunity to gain the recognition they deserve.
But you only have until Friday (18 June 2021) to visit soglos.com/awards-business to enter your nominations, before the judges descend.
Unlike some awards nominating is no onerous task, with the aim to make entry as easy as possible so we have the very best chance of ensuring showcase and celebrate the very best Gloucestershire has to offer – giving credit where it is due to the tremendous businesses, entrepreneurs, managers and staff across the county.
And who better than the businesses themselves, many of whom have stepped forward to make these awards possible, to explain why you should step forward and nominate.
Sebastian Merritt, head of corporate services and employee benefits at Brunsdon Financial, sponsor of Best Place to Work Award, said: ‘It is very important to recognise success in what has been a very difficult 12 to 18 months.
‘Giving people the opportunity to compete and be successful is a really important that we give business the recognition for the good job they are doing.’
Stuart Emmerson director of business development at Hartpury University and Hartpury College - category sponsor of the 'Most Innovative Business' of the Year, said: ‘I think the SoGlos business awards are incredibly important for the county.
‘Despite Covid there is much to be positive about. We can come together to acknowledge the challenging times business have been through and shine a light and showcase those businesses that have supported and kept communities going.’
Chris Wills, corporate partner at Willans LLP, which is sponsoring the Growth Business of the Year Award at the event, said: ‘We urge you to enter your business and to be part of the inaugural awards. All businesses in 2021 can benefit from a platform like SGGBA, no matter how big or small, with many award categories to choose from.
‘The county is an exceptional place to live, work and do business, and when a well-known brand like SoGlos throws its weight behind these awards, we know it will help to reinforce this message.’
The SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards are free to enter, open to businesses regardless of size and turnover, and welcomes everyone from the very biggest household names to newcomers which are already blazing a trail.
New Business of the year – Sponsored by Bamboo – bamboo.tech
Most Innovative Business of the year – Sponsored by Hartpury - hartpury.ac.uk
Growth Business of year – Sponsored by Willans LLP solicitors - willans.co.uk
Family Business of the year – Sponsored by QuoLux - quolux.co.uk
Green Business of the year – Sponsored by Ecotricity - ecotricity.co.uk
Employer Engagement Award – Sponsored by Hazlewoods - hazlewoods.co.uk
Best Place to Work of the year – Sponsored by Brunsdon Financial - brunsdonfinancial.co.uk
Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Sponsored by RockWealth - rock-wealth.co.uk
Customer Excellence Award – Sponsored by Gloucestershire College - gloscol.ac.uk
International Business of the year – Sponsored by Barclays - barclayscorporate.com
Pivoting Business of the year – Sponsored by Evans Jones - evansjones.co.uk
Entrepreneur of the year – Sponsored by University of Gloucestershire - glos.ac.uk
Employee of the year – Sponsored by GB Solutions - gbsolutions.co.uk
Team of the year – Sponsored by ReformIT - reformit.co.uk
Heritage Business of the year – Sponsored by Hewer FM - hewerfm.co.uk
Business Leader Award – Sponsored by Gloucestershire County Council - gloucestershire.gov.uk
Admission to the awards night will be by invitation only, to include sponsors, special guests and finalists, and will also be free of charge – ensuring the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards is the most authentic of its kind in the region.
Expect a relaxed party atmosphere complete with a chance to meet other businesses and network, supper and drinks on arrival, before the live reveal kicks off at 8pm.
Nominations close on Friday 18 June 2021.
Entries will then go before the panel of judges for review and scoring, with a judging meeting due for Friday 16 July 2021, and the finalists in each category announced on Monday 26 July 2021.
The awards ceremony itself is due to take place in the autumn at a date and venue to be unveiled shortly. Watch this space.
Visit soglos.com/awards-business to enter.
By Andrew Merrell
Wednesday 02 June 2021
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