Today is the day for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022

There's not long to wait to find out who will walk away with the top honours from this year’s SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022, sponsored by Willans LLP solicitors and Hazlewoods, with all to be revealed at the exciting awards evening very soon.

By Andrew Merrell  |  Published
Winners from last year's inaugural SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021. Just who will be following them on stage this year will be revealed on Thursday 20 October 2022.

Businesses, staff and individual entrepreneurs in the running for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022 will find out if they will be crowned an SGGBA winner on Thursday 20 October 2022.

The finalists (see a full list below) and those on the exclusive guest list will gather at the University of Gloucestershire’s Business School at Oxstalls campus  for an evening that will celebrate everyone who made the shortlist.

Judges whittled down hundreds of entries that only underlined the depth of business talent in the county, with the final winners revealed in 22 categories by compere and BBC journalist Steve Knibbs on the night, and all the results also shared live on SoGlos's Twitter account, with a full report on SoGlos and LinkedIn immediately after the event - follow the hashtag #SGGBA for the very latest.

The roll-call of honour announced on the night will include the headline-grabbing Business of the Year award, made possible by the headline sponsors for the event, law firm Willans LLP solicitors and accountants and business experts Hazelwood.

James Fyrne, managing director of SoGlos, a business he co-founded 15 years ago with now group editor Michelle Fyrne, said: ‘We received a staggering 382 nominations from 178 different companies, which we spent a week reviewing to draw up the shortlist.’

Chris Wills, a partner at Willans LLP solicitors, said: ‘You think you know all the businesses there are to know in Gloucestershire – then you get a list like this and realise there are still so many fantastic businesses out there doing fantastic things whose stories you have yet to hear.’

Ryan Hancock, a director of the corporate services team at Hazlewoods, said: ‘The number and diversity of the nominations, which include many new names, just goes to show how business in Gloucestershire is not only healthy but thriving.

'I’m very much looking forward to meeting the people who are driving them forward and will be following their progress with interest.’

BBC reporter and Points West presenter Steve Knibbs will be revealing the winners again at this year's SGGBA 2022 awards.

The Gloucestershire Business School, also home to The Growth Hub, GFirst LEP and the Start and Grow Enterprise, will be dressed and prepared for the showcase evening by our partners Oasis Events, with sound and lighting by county-based PR Production Services.

Drinks for guests will be supplied by Cheltenham's Neptune Rum, with food from the Wild Pizza Company. With Gloucester Brewery also a partner
for the official SGGBA finalists event
earlier in the year.

For more information about the headline sponsors Willans LLP solicitors visit and for more information about Hazlewoods visit

SGGBA 2022 categories, sponsors and finalists

New Business of the year
Sponsored by Montrose –

  • AccXel Ltd
  • Fleet Electric Leasing Ltd
  • Montpellier Legal
  • PACE Manufacturing Ltd
  • Topaz Luxe Ltd

Most Innovative Business of the year
Sponsored by Hartpury –

  • Cirencester Fabrication Services
  • DPS Designs
  • Duku
  • Golden Valley Development
  • Loop BI
  • The Protrack Group (Protrack Solutions Limited)

Growth Business of year
Sponsored by The Growth Hub –

  • Atlas Camps
  • Core to Cloud ltd
  • Farrar & Tanner
  • Kalex Films Ltd
  • Stewart Golf Ltd

Family Business of the year
Sponsored by QuoLux –

  • Cotteswold Dairy Ltd
  • Gloucester Carpet Outlet
  • Hobbs House Bakery
  • K W Bell Group
  • Printwaste Recycling & Shredding

Green Business of the year
Sponsored by Ecotricity –

  • for peat's sake!
  • Freeman Homes
  • Howard Tenens Logistics Ltd
  • Simply Washrooms
  • Stroud Brewery

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

  • FD Works
  • Gloucester City Homes
  • Lanes Health
  • Radioactive
  • Savient Limited
  • Wagada Digital

Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Sponsored by Target –

  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • Hooray
  • ProCook plc
  • Savient Limited
  • The Cotswold Cup CIC
  • Tidal Training Direct Ltd and Public Hearts Cheltenham Defibrillator Campaign

Customer Excellence Award
Sponsored by Nimble –

  • Bamboo Technology Group Limited
  • Bennetts Coaches Ltd
  • Direct Online Services
  • Smart Home Sounds
  • Workplace Interiors Co
  • WSP Solicitor 

  • International Business of the year
    Sponsored by Barclays

  • ALS Mechatronic Ltd
  • CloudTamers Ltd
  • DPS Designs
  • Stewart Golf Ltd
  • Wildlife World

Entrepreneur of the year
Sponsored by University of Gloucestershire –

  • AccXel Ltd - Nicola Bird
  • for peat's sake! - George Davies
  • J.LUXE.FIT - Jordan Tuck
  • ORNA Inc. - Martyn Gill
  • Toddle - Hannah Saunders

Employee of the year
Sponsored by GB Solutions –

  • Bamboo Technology Group Limited - Candice de Klerk
  • Cheltenham BID - Belinda Hunt
  • Room 58 Ltd - Emma Grazier
  • St Edward's, Cheltenham - Mrs Pat Hemming
  • Wagada Digital - Tzara Marriott

Team of the year
Sponsored by ReformIT –

  • Aquascape swimming pools ltd
  • Dashing Duck Marketing
  • SLG Brands
  • The Fireplace Gallery Cheltenham Ltd
  • WSP Solicitors

Heritage Business of the year
Sponsored by Hewer FM –

  • Cattle Country Farm Park
  • Cleevely Motors and Cleevely Electric Vehicles
  • Hobbs House Bakery
  • LanesHealth
  • Markey Group

Business Leader of the year
Sponsored by Gloucestershire County Council –

  • Forge Motorsport - Peter Miles
  • Gloucester Brewery ltd - Jared Brown
  • ProCook - Daniel O'Neill
  • Radioactive - Angharad Planells
  • The Cheltenham Trust - Laurie Bell

Young Business Leader of the year
Sponsored by Green Gourmet –

  • AccXel Ltd - Nicola Bird & Natalie Bell
  • Hexe Digital Ltd - Anya McKenna
  • Nutrition X - James Markey
  • Salus Cyber - Jason Kalwa
  • Severnside Security Ltd - Kane Lewis

Apprentice of the year
Sponsored by Gloucestershire College –

  • Gloucestershire Engineering Training - James Ashly
  • HR People Support - Hope Ward
  • Ontic Engineering & Manufacturing UK Ltd - Karim Ali
  • Optimising IT - James Rodgers
  • Stagecoach - Matt Hyatt

Public Sector Excellence Award of the year
Sponsored by Roberts Limbrick –

  • Cheltenham Borough Council
  • Forest of Dean District Council, Regeneration Department
  • Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Libraries
  • Start and Grow Enterprise
  • Stroud District Council

Micro Business of the year
Sponsored by Business Furniture Direct –

  • Bolthole Retreats
  • Cleevely Motors and Cleevely Electric Vehicles
  • Fire & Flow Coffee
  • Kalex Films Ltd
  • Non solo pasta ltd
  • PACE Manufacturing Ltd

Small Business of the year
Sponsored by HR Star –

  • Brace Creative Agency
  • Core to Cloud ltd
  • duku
  • Hooray
  • Salus Cyber
  • Stewart Golf Ltd

Medium Business of the year
Sponsored by 16i –

  • Atlas Camps
  • Bamboo Technology Group Limited
  • Hobbs House Bakery
  • WSP Solicitors

Large Business of the year
Sponsored by Evans Jones

  • Cotteswold Dairy
  • Direct Online Services
  • K W Bell Group
  • Markey Group
  • ProCook plc

Business of the year co-sponsored by Willans LLP solicitors  and Hazlewoods

To be revealed on the night

Find out more about the SGGBA 2022 finalists and find out who won last year's event, plus pictures and video

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