Nominations open for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021

The sponsors are in place, the judging panel is poised and it’s now time to nominate your business or the individuals you think should walk away with the honours at this year’s SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021.

Nominations are now 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. Visit to enter.

Born to showcase and celebrate the very best Gloucestershire has to offer, the new awards give credit where it is due to the tremendous businesses, entrepreneurs, managers and staff across the county.

As a media business created by Gloucestershire people to champion the county, this is a hugely important event for SoGlos, and we feel incredibly proud to have GFirst LEP and The Growth Hub as headline co-sponsors.

Last year saw SoGlos launch its new Business section, investing in our team of journalists to deliver dedicated editorially-led quality business content and partner with some of the county’s most dynamic companies.

‘We have been thrilled that local enterprise partnership, GFirst LEP, The Growth Hub and so many businesses were keen to support the idea of a truly Gloucestershire business awards celebrating the county,’ said James Fyrne, co-founder of the Cheltenham-headquartered SoGlos.

‘More than a decade ago we set out to create an independent online magazine that would go on to become the definitive media for inspiration on living in and enjoying Gloucestershire, and in doing so showcase just how much the county has to offer.

‘It was a natural progression that we expanded our coverage to provide quality journalism to focus on working in Gloucestershire too.

‘And from there, the next natural step is this year’s SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards – which will showcase the very best the county has to offer.’

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.

SGGBA 2021 categories and sponsors

New Business of the year – Sponsored by Bamboo –

Most Innovative Business of the year – Sponsored by Hartpury -

Growth Business of year – Sponsored by Willans LLP solicitors -

Family Business of the year – Sponsored by QuoLux -

Green Business of the year – Sponsored by Ecotricity -

Employer Engagement Award – Sponsored by Hazlewoods -

Best Place to Work of the year – Sponsored by Brunsdon Financial -

Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Sponsored by RockWealth -

Customer Excellence Award – Sponsored by Gloucestershire College -

International Business of the year – Sponsored by Barclays -

Pivoting Business of the year – Sponsored by Evans Jones -

Entrepreneur of the year – Sponsored by University of Gloucestershire -

Employee of the year – Sponsored by GB Solutions -

Team of the year – Sponsored by ReformIT -

Heritage Business of the year – Sponsored by Hewer FM -

Business Leader Award – Sponsored by Gloucestershire County Council -

Business of the year – Sponsored by GFirst and The Growth Hub - /

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 to enter.

By Andrew Merrell

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© SoGlos
Monday 22 March 2021

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