Nominations open for Believe in Gloucester Awards 2024

Believe in Gloucester Awards are back for the first time since 2019, celebrating businesses, community projects and dedicated individuals across the city.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
Gloucester Business Improvement District is celebrating the fantastic work that goes on across the city in the Believe in Gloucester Awards 2024.

Nominations are open for the Believe in Gloucester Awards 2024 with categories honouring a range of businesses, community projects and dedicated individuals from the city. 

The awards are returning for the first time since 2019, giving locals the chance to put forward their favourite features of city life, such as a restaurant, pub and hair salon; or a much-loved community volunteer who deserves recognition.

Businesses, organisations and events can also nominate themselves to be in with a chance to win.

The awards are being organised by Gloucester Business Improvement District — and the ceremony at Gloucester Guildhall is shaping up to be a highlight in the city’s calendar this autumn.

Gloucester Quays and WSP Solicitors are the title sponsors for the awards, with WSP also sponsoring the the business of the year category.

Head of marketing and business development at WSP, Silas Millar, said: 'We are delighted to be involved in the BiG awards again, as they return.

'WSP were always huge supporters of the awards as they are a true celebration of the city in which many of us work and live. We are excited to be headline sponsors for the awards going into this first year back and are really looking forward to seeing the entries roll in.'

There are 15 different categories available for nomination including ambassador and young ambassador of the year; business, small business and new business of the year; hair and beauty business of the year; food business of the year; retailer of the year; bar or pub of the year; best customer service award; sustainability award; heritage/regeneration award; community project/organisation of the year; event of the year and charity of the year.

Gloucester Quays is sponsoring the retailer of the year category. Centre manager Owen Acland said: 'We are thrilled to be supporting the Believe in Gloucester Awards 2024 as a headline sponsor.

'As well as being a sponsor, we are looking forward to helping to promote the awards to all our retailers and customers this year. Gloucester is a fantastic small city that has great businesses and a superb community.'

Nominations are open until Thursday 31 May 2024 and the finalists for each category will be revealed later in the year. Category winners will then be decided by a public vote.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Guildhall on Wednesday 20 November 2024.

To nominate your favourite business, community group, event or individual, visit

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