An astonishing 421 nominations featuring 190 different companies tested our judges, but when their deliberations were over they delivered a strong list of finalists for the inaugural SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards.
The mammoth initial list of entries was slimmed down at SoGlos’s Cheltenham headquarters before being put before the independent panel, made up of the sponsors making the showcase event possible.
And following a secret socially distanced gathering at Cheltenham Trust’s Skillicorne Gardens we can now unveil the definitive list of finalists for the 17 SGGBA awards – plus an extra ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business in Gloucestershire’ award, now published via soglos.com/awards-business.
James Fyrne, group publisher and co-founder of SoGlos, said: ‘We were overwhelmed by the level of support from our sponsors and then came the incredible interest from Gloucestershire businesses and individuals who threw their names into the ring.
‘Whitling down the original list of entries was tough, but the judges went on to do an incredible job in delivering what we think is a really exciting and really strong list of contenders showing the depth and breadth of talent in the county.
‘All of the finalists will now be invited to join sponsors and special guests at the SGGBA awards evening at Weston Aviation’s Gloucestershire Airport headquarters on Thursday 9 September 2021 – when the winners will be revealed for the first time.’
SGGBA 2021 categories and sponsors
New Business of the year – Sponsored by Bamboo – bamboo.tech
Most Innovative Business of the year – Sponsored by Hartpury – hartpury.ac.uk
Growth Business of year – Sponsored by Willans LLP solicitors – willans.co.uk
Family Business of the year – Sponsored by QuoLux – quolux.co.uk
Green Business of the year – Sponsored by Ecotricity – ecotricity.co.uk
Employer Engagement Award – Sponsored by Hazlewoods – hazlewoods.co.uk
Best Place to Work of the year – Sponsored by Brunsdon Financial – brunsdonfinancial.co.uk
Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Sponsored by RockWealth – rock-wealth.co.uk
Customer Excellence Award – Sponsored by Gloucestershire College – gloscol.ac.uk
International Business of the year – Sponsored by Barclays – barclayscorporate.com
Pivoting Business of the year – Sponsored by Evans Jones – evansjones.co.uk
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
Business of the year – Sponsored by GFirst and The Growth Hub – gfirstlep.com / thegrowthhub.biz
To find out which businesses and individuals have been recognised as SGGBA 2021 finalists, and to watch video interviews with the sponsors, visit soglos.com/awards-business.
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