Category: Awards

The GloucestershireLive Business Awards are back for their 25th year

The main event will celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and creativity – here’s how you can take part in the county’s biggest business celebration.

We were thrilled to host the launch of the GloucestershireLive Business Awards 2023 here at Chargrove House last week. Previous winners and sponsors gathered for an early morning networking launch event with hot drinks, orange juice and breakfast bites – thanks to local caterer, Joanna Parker.

After a warm welcome, Tim introduced Marcia Mitchell, Event Director, and Alistair Houghton, BusinessLive Editor, who spoke about plans for this year’s awards and celebrations for their 25th year.

Marcia announced this year’s host and key note speaker will be Iwan Thomas MBE and ran through the 12 award categories.

Alistair shared his top tips for writing an award entry:

  1. Provide an overview of your business.
  2. Include the reason for your nomination.
  3. Detail recent achievements in relation to the category you are entering.
  4. Remember to highlight what makes your business/ you stand out from your competitors.
  5. End with your development plans for the next 12 months.

Alistair also announced a special 25th Anniversary offer of FREE digital advertising with Reach including £250 for all nominees and £1000 for every winner (terms and conditions apply).

Anna Mason, Community Fundraiser for Maggie’s Centre Cheltenham, concluded by saying a few words about the charity and how delighted she was on behalf of Maggie’s to be confirmed as the charity partner for this year’s awards.

These awards are open to businesses of all types and sizes, so whatever your company does, there will be a category that fits. There are also categories for individuals, from apprentices starting out, to people who have been making a difference for decades.

The awards are FREE TO ENTER, so for your chance to be a winner, simply fill out the online form. Entries close on July 14 and winners will be announced at the silver anniversary awards ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse, on Thursday, October 12.

See full list of categories for 2023