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2022 SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Award winners revealed

21 October 2022

Following our support for the 2021 inaugural event, Willans was incredibly proud to be co-headline sponsors of this year’s SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards, which has now recognised the county’s most inspiring businesses and individuals.

The 2022 awards ceremony, which took place at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls campus, was presented by Steve Knibbs and brought together 300 people from the Gloucestershire business community, after 382 nominations were made by 178 companies earlier this year.

As co-headline sponsors alongside Hazlewoods, we were delighted to be involved in an initiative that celebrates and champions local businesses.

Chris Wills, partner and head of our corporate & commercial team, was involved in the awards judging process and said: “It was a pleasure to be part of showcasing the stories, challenges and successes of SGGBA’s winning businesses and individuals. On a personal note, I really enjoyed meeting those who attended and raising a glass to our collective achievements over the past year.”

From all of us at Willans, a huge congratulations to the 2022 SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Award winners:

New Business of the Year

PACE Manufacturing

Most Innovative Business of the Year

DPS Designs

Growth Business of the Year

Core to Cloud

Family Business of the Year

Cotteswold Dairy

Green Business of the Year

For Peat’s Sake! / Eco Coir Compost

Best Place to Work of the Year

Gloucester City Homes

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Tidal Training Direct and their ‘Public Hearts Cheltenham’ defibrillator campaign

Customer Excellence Award

Bamboo Technology Group

International Business of the Year

ALS Mechatronic

Entrepreneur of the Year

AccXel’s Nicola Bird

Employee of the Year

Belinda Hunt of Cheltenham BID

Team of the Year

SLG Brands

Heritage Business of the Year

Hobbs House Bakery

Business Leader Award

 ProCook’s Daniel O’Neill

Young Business Leader Award

Kane Lewis of Severnside Security

Apprentice of the Year

James Ashly of Gloucestershire Engineering Training

Public Sector Excellence Award

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Micro Business of the Year

Cleevely Motors and Cleevely Electric Vehicles

Small Business of the Year

Hooray Recruitment

Medium Business of the Year

Bamboo Technology Group

Large Business of the Year


Business of the Year

Cotteswold Dairy


Search the hashtag #SGGBA or visit @WillansLLP  on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for a running commentary of the awards ceremony. You can also visit SoGlos to keep an eye out for official photos from the event.

SoGlos is one of Gloucestershire’s leading media and publishing companies and celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

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