The black-tie event was hosted by BBC Points West presenter Alex Lovell which as usual took place at Cheltenham Racecourse, on Thursday 13 October.
The winners of the Gloucestershire Live Business Awards 2022 were revealed during the prestigious black-tie event, organised by Reach Plc and sister site Business Live.
Once again, we were proud to be headline sponsor of the event and have been recognising the county’s best businesses from across a wide range of industries for 10 years now. As is customary our Managing Partner Tim Watkins addressed the room as part of the welcome speeches and later on to announce the winner of the Business of the Year category.
BBC Points West television presenter Alex Lovell hosted the ceremony, which brought together some of Gloucestershire’s most successful companies – and their leaders.
Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner and entertainment from Universal Entertainments who opened the ceremony with a ‘Greatest Showman’ themed act.
This year, family-owned Leeway’s Packaging Services – a supplier of thermoformed plastic packaging – scooped Business of the Year, while former Western Daily Press editor and Business West director for Gloucestershire Ian Mean was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards’ charity partner for 2022 was the Hollie Gazzard Trust, which was set up following the murder of 20-year-old Hollie Gazzard in 2014 by her ex-partner. The charity was founded by her parents, Nick and Mandy, along with sister Chloe, and works to reduce domestic violence by delivering programmes on domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships to schools and colleges.
We are delighted that a total of £8,341.70 was raised on the night from the silent auction and envelopes on the tables. This is an incredible amount which will go towards their continued work in schools in Gloucestershire, to deliver workshops on healthy relationships for free.
Sarah Pullen, Reach Plc’s commercial director of regionals, who addressed the event, said: “There’s something unique and special about the county of Gloucestershire. Whether you are living here as well as setting up business here – the warmth, the co-opetition, the collaboration and the imagination of businesses in Gloucestershire is outstanding.”
The winners of the Gloucestershire Live Business Awards 2022
GloucestershireLive Business of the Year sponsored by Randall & Payne
Leeway’s Packaging Services
GloucestershireLive Small Business of the Year sponsored by Newent School
Every Cloud Play Therapy and Creative Arts Therapy
GloucestershireLive Family Business of the Year, sponsored by WSP Solicitors
Printwaste Recycling & Shredding
GloucestershireLive Start-Up Business of the Year sponsored by Cyber Security Associates
Kalex Films Ltd
GloucestershireLive Best Place to Work Award sponsored by Glevum Security
Prosperity Care and Wellbeing
GloucestershireLive Corporate Social Responsibility Award sponsored by Steve Gooch Estate Agents
GloucestershireLive Best Employee Award, sponsored by Spirax Sarco
Josh Boiles, Nicks & Company (Timber)
GloucestershireLive Business Innovation Award, sponsored by EESI Group Services
GloucestershireLive Local Business Hero, sponsored by Spirax Sarco
GloucestershireLive Young Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Renishaw
James Markey, Nutrition X
GloucestershireLive Charity of the Year Award, sponsored by Nicks & Co (Timber ) Ltd
Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity
GloucestershireLive Sustainability Award sponsored by LB Bentley Limited
Joint winner: Commercial Corporate Services and Sanctus
Thank you to Sarah Pullen, Hannah Baker, Jane Smallwoord, Simone Joynes and the rest of the team at Reach Plc who made the event such a success and the photos used were taken for the Gloucestershire Live Business Awards.
Finally congratulations again to all the winners and finalists of the 24th Gloucestershire Live Business Awards!
Above shows some of the Randall & Payne team enjoying a welcome drink on arrival.