The SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2023, sponsored
by Hazlewoods and Willans LLP, is set to be a celebration of the county’s business
talent like no other, with an incredible line-up of partners ready to make
it an extra special night to remember.
First of those partners to mention is the business that will host this year's pre-awards sponsors drinks reception, which is due to take place at the stunning studio that is home to Still Moving Media in Bishop's Cleeve on Tuesday 18 July 2023.
Judges will then convene on Wednesday 13 September 2023 at Malmaison – malmaison.com – Cheltenham, to decide the finalists in the running for the 22 awards, with those names being revealed on SoGlos on Friday 15 September 2023 and the winners announced on Thursday 19 October 2023 at the awards evening itself.
That exclusive night, a ticket only affair, will be made extra special thanks not just to the amazing venue, Gloucester South Community Fire Station – gloucestershire.gov.uk/glosfire – Tuffley, but all of the other partners too.
County-based PR Production Services – pr-productionservices.co.uk – a specialist in high-quality sound, staging, lighting and audio visual solutions, will make sure the technical side of the showcase event goes to plan.
In the style that has now become a trademark for the annual awards event, in just its third year, food and drink will come courtesy of some of the most exciting suppliers in Gloucestershire.
Fabioni’s – fabionis.co.uk – will provide the pizza, the Hungry Monkey – hungrymonkeycatering.co.uk – will be on hand with a selection of mouth-watering street food, and Wholly Gelato – whollygelato.co.uk – will be ready with its tasty ice cream – made right here in the county.
And making sure everyone is suitably refreshed, Gloucester-headquartered the WCD Group – watercoolersdirect.com – is supplying the chilled water for the event, Cheltenham-based Sibling Distillery – siblingdistillery.com – its selection of gins, and The Drunken Mare –thedrunkenmare.co.uk – the cocktails.
Bringing his usual energy and perfectly pitched presenting skills to the stage, BBC reporter and presenter Steve Knibbs will be returning as compère for the evening.
Proudly sponsored by co-headline sponsors Willans LLP solicitors – willans.co.uk – and Hazlewoods – hazlewoods.co.uk – the business advisors and accountants, the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards has fast become one of the the must-attend business events of the year.
Nominations open for businesses to put themselves forward on Wednesday 1 March 2023 and close on Friday 19 May 2023. More information is available on our #SGGBA 2023 awards page soglos.com/business-awards.
SGGBA 2023 categories and sponsors
This year's line-up of returning and new category sponsors include:
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 GFirst LEP – gfirstlep.com
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 of the Year – Sponsored by Six Property Consulting – sixpc.co.uk
Customer Excellence Award – Sponsored by MKM – mkm.com
International Business of the Year– Sponsored by Invest in Gloucestershire – investingloucestershire.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 Award – Sponsored by Gloucestershire County Council – gloucestershire.gov.uk
Young Business Leader Award – Sponsored by Ontic – ontic.com
Apprentice of the Year – Sponsored by Gloucestershire College – gloscol.ac.uk
Cyber Business of the Year – Sponsored by Cleevely Electric Vechicles – cleevelyev.co.uk
Charity of the Year – Sponsored by Nimble – nimble-elearning.com
Micro Business of the Year – Sponsored by 16i – 16i.co.uk
Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by HR Star – hr-star.co.uk
Medium Business of the Year – Workplace Interiors Co – workplaceco.co.uk
Large Business of the Year – Sponsored by Vitruvius – vitruviusms.co.uk
SGGBA 2023 key dates
Nominations open on Wednesday 1 March 2023 and close on Friday 19 May 2023.
Entries will be sent to SGGBA's experienced panel of judges – made up of 20+ representatives from headline and category sponsors – on Friday 26 May 2023, with shortlisted entries revealed on Wednesday 21 June 2023.
On Tuesday 18 July 2023, SoGlos will stage a sponsors and shortlisted businesses drinks reception at Still Moving in Bishop's Cleeve.
Judges will convene for the final panel meeting at Malmaison in Cheltenham on Wednesday 13 September 2023 to decide on the SGGBA 2023 finalists and winners.
Finalists will be announced on Friday 15 September 2023.
The winners will be revealed at the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2023 evening at Gloucester South Community Fire Station in Tuffley on Thursday 19 October 2023.
For more information, visit soglos.com/business-awards.