SoGlos is thrilled to announce the co-headline and category sponsors, as well as unveil the list of categories, for the sixth annual SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards, taking place in June 2023.
Pledging their support to the county's biggest awards for another year, Visit Gloucestershire is returning as headline sponsor – this year sharing the honour jointly with Made in Gloucestershire, an initiative from influential business group GFirst LEP.
SGGLA continues to celebrate the very best lifestyle sector businesses and charities in and around Gloucestershire; an ambition shared by Visit Gloucestershire as the county's Strategic Management Organisation, which strives to create a partnership of hospitality and visitor economy businesses and develop a responsible and sustainable tourism sector for Gloucestershire; and Made in Gloucestershire, which has been established to connect the county’s fantastic food and drink producers with locals, tourists and hospitality businesses to facilitate procurement.
Following an incredible SGGLA 2022, which took over the taproom at DEYA Brewing Company for a vibrant evening celebrating all things Gloucestershire, SGGLA 2023 promises to be even bigger – with more opportunities for local businesses to nominate themselves across a diverse selection of new categories.
In addition to fan-favourites like Restaurant and Family Day Out of the Year, new categories include Chef, Pet Business and Property/Interiors Business of the Year.
SGGLA 2023 will culminate in the anticipated awards, to be held at Dunkertons Cider on the outskirts of Cheltenham on Thursday 29 June 2023, with partners The Lucky Onion and PR Production Services, along with returning compere Steve Knibbs, helping to make it a night to remember!
SGGLA 2023 categories and sponsors
This year’s line-up of returning and new category sponsors include:
Cultural Venue of the Year - Sponsored by 16i - 16i.co.uk
Independent School of the Year - Sponsored by Montrose Group - montrose-group.co.uk
Entertainment Venue of the Year - Sponsored by Cleevely Electric Vehicles - cleevelyev.co.uk
Sporting Venue of the Year - Sponsored by Pro Global - pro-global.com
Restaurant of the Year - Sponsored by Prosperity Care and Wellbeing - prosperitycare.co.uk
Food/Drink Producer of the Year - Sponsored by Hazlewoods - hazlewoods.co.uk
Pub/Bar of the Year - Sponsored by The Growth Hub - thegrowthhub.biz
Café/Coffee Shop of the Year - Sponsored by ActionCOACH Cheltenham - cheltenham.actioncoach.co.uk
Chef of the Year - Sponsored by The Royal Agricultural University - rau.ac.uk
Hotel of the Year - Sponsored by Six Property Consulting - sixpc.co.uk
Shopping & Leisure Destination of the Year - Sponsored by Clockwise Cheltenham - work-clockwise.com
Independent Retailer of the Year - Sponsored by ReformIT - reformit.co.uk
Pet Business of the Year - Sponsored by Cotswold RAW - cotswoldraw.com
Property/Interiors Business of the Year - Sponsored by Severnside Security - severnsidesecurityltd.co.uk
Event of the Year - Sponsored by Smart Home Sounds - smarthomesounds.co.uk
Charity of the Year - Sponsored by Active Gloucestershire - activegloucestershire.org
Outstanding Contribution Award - Sponsored by Cheltenham College - cheltenhamcollege.org
SGGLA 2023 key dates
Nominations open on Monday 23 January 2023 and close on Friday 31 March 2023.
A shortlist will be revealed on Tuesday 11 April 2023 and members of the public will be able to vote for their favourites in each category.
Voting closes on Friday 26 May 2023, with the finalists revealed and invited to the official awards evening on Tuesday 30 May 2023.
New for 2023, this year's winners and highly commended entries will be selected from the public's choice of finalists by an esteemed panel of judges, including representatives from the co-headline sponsors and SoGlos, who will be looking closely at nominees’ full applications – as well as their websites and social media.
This exciting development will provide fair opportunity for businesses of all shapes and sizes to gain recognition, continuing the evolution of SGGLA as Gloucestershire's leading lifestyle awards.
Finally, the much-anticipated awards evening will take place on Thursday 29 June 2023 at Dunkertons Cider.
For more information about this year's SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards, visit soglos.com/lifestyle-awards.