The SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards is back for 2023, with nominations officially open now via soglos.com/awards-lifestyle.
Sponsored by co-headline sponsors Visit Gloucestershire and Made in Gloucestershire, SGGLA is now in its sixth year – first launching in 2018 to shine a spotlight on the very best lifestyle sector businesses and charities in and around Gloucestershire.
Last year, SGGLA took over the taproom at Cheltenham's colourful DEYA Brewing Company to recognise Gloucestershire lifestyle businesses of all shapes, sizes and reputations; and this year's awards ceremony at Dunkertons Cider is set to be another unforgettable evening, with a high calibre of sponsors and event partners on board to make it the night of the year.
SoGlos is also thrilled to reveal an important development for this year's SGGLA entry and voting process.
As in previous years, businesses will nominate themselves and SoGlos readers will vote to decide a select list of finalists. But this year's winners and highly commended entries will be handpicked from the public's choice of finalists by a respected panel of judges, who will be looking closely at nominees' full applications – as well as their websites and social media – and drawing on first-hand experience.
This exciting development will provide fair opportunity for businesses of all backgrounds to gain recognition at this year's SGGLA, continuing its evolution as Gloucestershire's leading lifestyle awards. Just remember, it means the quality of your nomination form is more important than ever before!
Businesses can nominate themselves across 18 diverse categories, from the hotly contested Restaurant of the Year, to the brand-new addition of Pet Business of the Year; while exceptional individuals in the lifestyle sector can get the kudos they deserve through the returning Outstanding Contribution Award and the new Chef of the Year accolade.
Plus, all businesses in the running are in with the chance of being named overall Lifestyle Business of the Year – with the winner of this special award being chosen by headline co-sponsors, from the list of winners across all categories.
To find out more and enter the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2023, visit soglos.com/awards-lifestyle.
Nominations must be made through an official representative of the company – so remember to send your favourite Gloucestershire businesses a link to this page if you want to see them in the running. While anyone can nominate an individual for the Outstanding Contribution Award.
SGGLA 2023 categories and sponsors
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 are now open 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.
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 and to nominate your business, visit soglos.com/lifestyle-awards.