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2021 SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Award winners announced

22 October 2021

Leading Gloucestershire lifestyle businesses were recognised and celebrated at last night’s SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards.

As headline sponsors for a second year, Willans was delighted to open the evening’s awards ceremony, which was presented by Steve Knibbs.

The highly-anticipated event took place at Cheltenham Ladies College after nominations and votes were cast by businesses and individuals around the county. After a difficult 20 months, celebrating the attractions, entertainment venues, eateries and lifestyle businesses enjoyed by so many couldn’t have come at a better time.

Felicity McClintock, head of marketing and business development at Willans, delivered the headline sponsor welcome on behalf of the firm. She commented:

“It means a great deal to show our support to Gloucestershire’s lifestyle businesses after such a challenging time. Our firm has been part of the local community for 75 years this April and our 100-strong team is proud to work, live and breathe Gloucestershire, so it means a great deal to us to be headline sponsor.”

“It was also an honour for our corporate partner, Rishi Ladwa, to present the inaugural ‘Business of the Year’ award to Gloucester Cathedral; a breathtaking and iconic attraction, which has shown true resilience throughout the pandemic and was a standout favourite in the public vote. We couldn’t think of a more worthy winner.”

Congratulations to the winners and highly commended recipients of the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2021:

Cultural Venue of the Year 2021 – Gloucester Cathedral

Highly commended – Dean Forest Railway

Family Day Out Venue of the Year 2021 – WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Highly commended – Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park

Independent School of the Year 2021 – The King’s School Gloucester

Highly commended – Berkhampstead School

Live Entertainment Venue of the Year 2021 – Everyman Theatre

Highly commended – Cheltenham Town Hall

Sporting Venue of the Year 2021 – Sandford Lido

Highly commended – Cheltenham Racecourse

Live Music Venue of the Year 2021 – Gloucester Guildhall

Highly commended – The Outdoor Inn

Restaurant of the Year 2021 – KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar

Highly commended – No.131

Food/Drink Producer of the Year 2021 – Wholly Gelato

Highly commended – Gloucester Brewery

Pub/Bar of the Year 2021 – The Suffolk Arms

Highly commended – Café Rene

Hotel of the Year 2021 – Cowley Manor

Highly commended – Queens Hotel Cheltenham

Health/Beauty Business of the Year 2021 – CLC Health & Fitness Centre

Highly commended – The Beehive Hair Lounge

Independent Shop of the Year 2021 – Made in Stroud

Highly commended – Favourite Beers

Shopping Destination of the Year 2021 – Gloucester Quays

Highly commended – John Lewis Cheltenham

Event of the Year 2021 – Cheltenham Literature Festival

Highly commended – Gifford’s Circus

Wedding Venue of the Year 2021 – Ellenborough Park

Highly commended – Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Charity of the Year 2021 – Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

Highly commended – Gloucestershire Animal Welfare Association and Cheltenham Animal Shelter

Business of the Year 2021 – Gloucester Cathedral

SoGlos is a leading online lifestyle magazine which reports on the best places to eat, days out, events and leisure activities for those living in and visiting Gloucestershire. The SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards is their flagship event, which is now in its fourth year.

To view photos from the night, visit the official SoGlos gallery here and if you missed the live streaming of the awards, you can watch it back on Facebook.

Search the hashtag #SGGLA or visit @WillansLLP on Twitter for a running social commentary of the awards, as well as updates on the winners.

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