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Gloucestershire Live Business Awards

The long-awaited GloucestershireLive Business Awards, brought to you by Reach plc | GloucestershireLive and BusinessLive – in partnership with returning headline sponsors, Randall & Payne – have returned for 2021 for their 23rd year and we’re honoured to be recognising the resilience and achievements of our business community.

Gloucestershire is home to many incredible success stories – from large corporations to SMEs – and it’s now more than ever that we strongly believe in the importance of celebrating the positive accomplishment of businesses in Gloucestershire. It is an opportunity to come together as a collective business community and support each other. We want you to share with us your can-do initiatives, your positive updates and your optimistic projects.

And it’s not just businesses which are celebrated. The GloucestershireLive Business Awards also recognise individual talent, whether you are an entrepreneur who has launched a business and grown it successfully, or a star employee who has stood out from all others.

The awards also remind us that Gloucestershire is a great place to live, work and do business. They toast success, celebrate achievement and highlight successful and innovative businesses doing great things right here in the region.

Managing Partner Tim Watkins from our headline sponsor, Randall & Payne, who are sponsoring the awards for the ninth time emphasised the importance of acknowledging the perseverance of businesses in the face of adversity:

“It gives us great pleasure to be involved once more with the GloucestershireLive Business Awards now that they are finally able to return after such a challenging year. As a business community we need more than ever to get together and acknowledge our achievements and share our stories of resilience during such unprecedented times. Personally I am looking forward to reading and judging the entries and am hopeful that we can gather for the awards ceremony later this year when restrictions are over and confidence is returning for us all.”

The Event

Entries Open
Thu 18 Feb
Entries Close
Tue 29 Jun
Awards Ceremony
Wed 15 Sep
The GloucestershireLive Business Awards are taking place in The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse and will commence from 6.30pm on Wednesday 15th September. Join us as we bring together the Gloucestershire business community to celebrate our 2021 business champions who have gone above and beyond in the face of adversity.
Tickets include a welcome drink, three course dinner with coffee and exclusive access to the 23rd annual GloucestershireLive Business Awards ceremony and networking opportunities.

Meet the 2021 GloucestershireLive Business Awards Finalists

GloucestershireLive Business Of The Year 

AP Air Europe Ltd
CGT Lettings
The Cheltenham Trust
Spirax Sarco

GloucestershireLive Family Business Of The Year

AP Air Europe Ltd
Badham Pharmacy Ltd
Brace Creative Agency
Gloucester Student Houses

GloucestershireLive Small Business of the Year 

Dean Forest Railway
Leaf Creative Design
Savient Limited
Ocere Ltd

GloucestershireLive Start-Up Business Of The Year

Cotswold Ice Creams
Leaf Creative Design Limited
Murdock & Wasley Estate Agents Ltd
Prosperity Care and Wellbeing Ltd
Wembley Partners

GloucestershireLive Business Innovation Award

Fire & Flow Coffee
Get On Site

GloucestershireLive Best Place To Work Award

Brace Creative Agency
Spirax Sarco
Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics

GloucestershireLive Corporate Social Responsibility Award

The Beeswax Wrap Co.
Glevum Security
Longlevens Rugby Club
Spirax Sarco
Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics

GloucestershireLive Best Employee Award

Benjamin Craig, InfoSec People
Paul Dixon, Mill House Care and Dementia Care Home
Remi Ashton, Ocere Ltd

GloucestershireLive Business In The Face Of Adversity Special Award

The Cheltenham Trust
Gloucester City AFC
Goose & Gander
Spirax Sarco

GloucestershireLive Local Business Hero

Chris York, The Royal Oak, Tetbury
Jake & Luke McMahon, Little Monsters Rugby
Paul Dixon, Mill House Care & Dementia Home

GloucestershireLive Young Business Person Of The Year

Danny Matthews, Danny&co.
Oliver Bruce, PinPoint Media
Oliver White & Marian Hewish, Goose & Gander


Scoo-B-Doo was established in 1982 by a small group of grateful parents, together with doctors and nurses. Today, the registered charity is still run entirely by volunteers and supports the Neonatal Unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in caring for sick and premature babies from Gloucestershire and beyond.

From day one, the charity has been actively fundraising to provide equipment and essential items. Over 80% of the equipment used on the ward every day has been funded by Scoo-B-Doo, helping to ensure that the babies are given the best possible care. Recently, the charity has not only bought equipment, but has refurbished the room where mothers express their breast-milk, as well as funding special training for nurses.

The NHS does it’s part too of course, providing us with a building and paying for all of the dedicated medical staff as well as the life-saving drugs used on the ward. But with the NHS under constant financial pressure, the money Scoo-B-Doo raises is vital in supporting the service and that is critical to the survival of these vulnerable patients.

However you choose to donate, your contribution is very welcome and will be put to good use – 100% of every donation goes to help our vulnerable patients and their families. Scoo-B-Doo buys smaller items from £15 for small gifts for mums to help with infant feeding and £70 for stethoscopes, right up to £20,000 for incubators and ventilators.

We accept donations by the traditional means of collecting tins, cash donations and cheques which can be handed in or posted to the neonatal unit, or a committee member can arrange to collect from you. Alternatively, please visit the link below to donate now.




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GloucestershireLive Business of the Year

GloucestershireLive Business In The Face Of Adversity Special Award

GloucestershireLive Small Business of the Year

GloucestershireLive Family Business of the Year Award

GloucestershireLive Start-Up Business of the Year Award

GloucestershireLive Young Business Person of the Year

GloucestershireLive Business Innovation

GloucestershireLive Best Place To Work Award

GloucestershireLive Corporate Social Responsibility Award

GloucestershireLive Employee of the Year

GloucestershireLive Lifetime Achievement Award

GloucestershireLive Local Business Hero

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The Judges

Tim Watkins

Managing Partner, Randall & Payne

Tom Gibbon

Editor, In Your Area, Reach plc

Emma Slee

Regional Editor, Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire, Reach plc

Ian Mean

Gloucestershire Director, Business West

Suzanne Hall-Gibbins

Director, Circle2Success

Angela Edwards

Director, Circle2Success

Greg Godfrey-Williams

UK Supply General Manager, Spirax Sarco

Nicholas Granger

Auctioneer & Valuer, British Bespoke Auctions

Judi Bonham

Managing Director, WSP Solicitors

Dr Polly Pick

Director of Business Engagement and Partnerships, University of Gloucestershire

Matthew Wasley

Company Director, Murdock & Wasley Estate Agents

Martyn Gill

Co-Founder & Global Managing Partner, Wembley Partners

Chris Pockett

Head of Communications, Renishaw plc

Hannah Baker

South West Editor, BusinessLive, Reach plc

Contact Us

Louise Symonds
Regional Event Manager | South
Simone Joynes
Event Executive | South
Alastair Orchard
Key Account Director - SW & SE
Michelle Zoller
Account Manager - South West
Jane Smallwood
Head of Event Management