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Headline and category partners revealed for Gloucestershire Business Awards 2024

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Back bigger and better than ever, SoGlos is proud to announce the Gloucestershire Business Awards 2024, in partnership with headline co-partners Hazlewoods and Willans LLP solicitors — with support from a diverse and high-calibre selection of category partners. 

Legal 500 and Chambers UK-rated Willans has been trusted by clients locally, nationally and internationally for more than 75 years; while UK Top 35 accountants Hazlewoods offers strong values and sector expertise that’s hard to find elsewhere — with both headline co-partners back on board for another year in 2024. 

A panel of esteemed judges, comprising of representatives from Willans and Hazlewoods as well as each category partner, will be tasked with whittling down the shortlist, with the pivotal Meet the Judges event taking place at Clavell & Hind this year — and the Judges Panel Meeting to decide the winners and finalists taking place at the Bugatti Owners Club.

Following on from the enormous success of 2023’s event, which saw guests spend an exciting evening in a working community fire station, the venue for this year is the prestigious Hartpury University, bringing finalists and special guests together to celebrate the very best of Gloucestershire’s vibrant business community on Thursday 17 October 2024.

Helping to make the magic happen once again on the big night is event partner PR Production Services; with Hungry Monkey cooking up a storm for guests, Gloucester Brewery providing the refreshments and beloved BBC journalist, Steve Knibbs, returning to compère the evening. 

And here are this year’s categories and partners…

Gloucestershire Business Awards 2024 categories and partners

New Business of the Year — In partnership with Clockwise — work-clockwise.com/locations/cheltenham

Innovative Business of the Year — In partnership with Hartpury University and Hartpury College — hartpury.ac.uk

Growth Business of the Year — In partnership with PoloWorks — polo.works

Family Business of the Year — In partnership with QuoLux — quolux.com

Green Business of the Year — In partnership with Gloucestershire County Council — gloucestershire.gov.uk

Best Place to Work Award — In partnership with The Growth Hub — thegrowthhub.biz

Customer Excellence Award — In partnership with MKM — mkm.com

International Business of the Year — In partnership with Ecctis — ecctis.com

Employee of the Year — In partnership with GB Solutions — gbsolutions.co.uk

Team of the Year — In partnership with Fat Potato — fat-potato.co.uk

Apprentice of the Year — In partnership with SGS College — sgscol.ac.uk

Cyber Business of the Year — In partnership with Cleevely EV — cleevelyev.co.uk

Charity of the Year — In partnership with Nimble Elearning — nimble-elearning.com

Corporate Social Responsibility Award — In partnership with Green Gourmet — greengourmet.co.uk

Micro Business of the Year — In partnership with Newent Community School — newent.gloucs.sch.uk

Small Business of the Year — In partnership with HR Star — hr-star.co.uk

Medium Business of the Year — In partnership with 16i — 16i.co.uk

Large Business of the Year — In partnership with Vitruvius — vitruviusms.co.uk

Business of the Year — In partnership with headline co-partners Hazlewoods and Willans LLP solicitors — hazlewoods.co.uk / willans.co.uk

Gloucestershire Business Awards 2024 key dates

Entries open to businesses on Monday 18 March and close on Friday 3 May 2024.

A shortlist will be revealed on Friday 7 June 2024 and sent to the judging panel, comprised of a representative from each category partner. 

During the judging stage, shortlisted businesses are invited to a Meet the Judges event at Clavell & Hind on Tuesday 9 July 2024 — and judges will also have the opportunity to follow up with shortlisted businesses for further consideration, before submitting their scores on Friday 6 September 2024.

The Judges Panel Meeting takes place at the Bugatti Owners Club on Wednesday 18 September 2024, with their scores determining the winners and highly commended entries.

Finalists will be revealed on Monday 23 September 2024 and invited to the official awards evening.

Finally, the much-anticipated awards evening will take place on Thursday 17 October 2024 at Hartpury University.

For the full details of this year’s Gloucestershire Business Awards, visit soglos.com/business-awards.

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