Nominations are open for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards – now in its second year and proudly supported by headline co-sponsors Hazlewoods and Willans LLP solicitors – but time is running out.
For SoGlos this is one of the most exciting phases of our now annual business awards, when we begin to receive entries from some of the county’s most outstanding companies.
Last year there were more 400 nominations – with nominations then whittled down and presented to a judging panel made up of prestigious county businesspeople, before we announce the final shortlist.
Entry is free of charge and businesses shortlisted also receiving two tickets for the SGGBA awards night.
Boldly shaking up the traditional awards format and first unveiled at the end of 2020, as part of SoGlos’s expansion to become the definitive county business platform, the SGGBAs recognise and celebrate innovative start-ups through to the top 100 businesses in Gloucestershire.
Following a hugely successful first year, which culminated with 300 guests gathering in Weston Aviation’s aircraft hangar at Gloucestershire Airport for a special evening of supper, drinks and the thrilling live reveal of winners by compère Steve Knibbs, SGGBA 2022 is set to be even bigger and better.
Exciting developments in 2022 include a host of new categories, an even more extensive “high calibre roster of industry sponsors, and a new sponsors and finalists drinks event at Gloucester Brewery – culminating with the awards night itself at the Hub8 Minster Exchange in Cheltenham, with partners Oasis Events, Neptune Rum, Wild Pizza Co making it another celebration to remember.
Nominations close on Wednesday 1 June 2022. To find out more and to enter visit soglos.com/awards-business.
SGGBA 2022 key dates
Wednesday 2 March 2022: Nominations open
Wednesday 1 June 2022: Nominations close
Wednesday 15 June 2022: Shortlisted entries sent to judges for review and scoring
Tuesday 5 July 2022: Judges panel meeting at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie Cheltenham
Wednesday 6 July 2022: Finalists announced
Tuesday 19 July 2022: Sponsors and finalists drinks event at Gloucester Brewery
Thursday 20 October 2022: Awards night at the Minster Exchange, Cheltenham
SGGBA 2022 categories and sponsors
New Business of the Year – Sponsored by Montrose Group – montrose-group.co.uk
Most Innovative Business of the Year – Sponsored by Hartpury University and Hartpury College – hartpury.ac.uk
Growth Business of the Year – Sponsored by The Growth Hub – thegrowthhub.biz
Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by QuoLux – quolux.com
Green Business of the Year – Sponsored by Ecotricity – ecotricity.co.uk
Best Place to Work – Sponsored by Brunsdon Financial – brunsdonfinancial.co.uk
Corporate Social Responsibility – Sponsored by Target – targetgroup.co.uk
Customer Excellence – Sponsored by Nimble – nimble-elearning.com
International Business – Sponsored by Barclays – barclayscorporate.com
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 – Sponsored by Gloucestershire County Council –
Young Business Leader – Sponsored by Green Gourmet – greengourmet.co.uk
Apprentice of the Year – Sponsored by Gloucestershire College – gloscol.ac.uk
Public Sector Excellence – Sponsored by Roberts Limbrick – robertslimbrick.com
Micro Business of the Year – Sponsored by Business Furniture Direct – business-furniture-direct.co.uk
Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by HR Star – hr-star.co.uk
Medium Business of the Year – Sponsored by 16i – 16i.co.uk
Large Business of the Year – Sponsored by Evans Jones – evansjones.co.uk