Uberglam Awards, 22 April 2021

2020 Winners

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Platinum Award

Winner:

LettUs Grow

“LettUs Grow is positioned to become a Bristol-based global leader in the indoor farming technology supply chain. Powered by its £2.35m seed funding investment this year, its grassroots activism and schemes inspire vigorous spirit of change.”

@LettUsGrow | lettusgrow.com 

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Arts

Winner:

Early Day Films

“Early Day made huge impact and gained international recognition with its critically-acclaimed, hauntingly memorable film Bait: simply put, it’s one of the greatest British independent films in years.”

@earlydayfilms | earlydayfilms.com

Strawberry Thief

Bar

Winner:

The Strawberry Thief

“This quirky bohemian bar offers a traditional pub experience and has overseen massive growth in popularity, social media and impressive revenue which quadrupled in 2019.”

@strawbthief | strawberrythiefbar.com

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Business Services

Winner:

Loom Digital

“Its milestone 10th anniversary brought with it a creative rebrand, and Loom was born. What followed was a 30% revenue growth and remarkable client retention. Going from strength to strength.”

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Café

Winner:

Vintage Birdcage Cakery

“This beautiful, idiosyncratic destination cakery has expanded its offering with increased capacity and its social media has rocketed with clever marketing. Plays its hand well – and confidently.”

@vintagebirdcake | vintagebirdcage.co.uk

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Charity

Winner:

Fareshare South West

“FareShare is a vital lifeblood to Bristol communities kickstarting poverty campaigns whilst delivering enough food to hit an incredible milestone of one million meals to those in need. Local heroes…”

@FareShareSW | faresharesouthwest.org.uk

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Civic

Winner:

City to Sea

“City to Sea is leading the fight for a sustainable, plastic-free future whilst developing essential environment awareness. Its innovation behind the Refill initiative is to be applauded”

@CitytoSea_ | citytosea.org.uk

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Creative

Winner:

Istoria Group

“This highly-ambitious, distinctive collective creative group had an active year with a catalysing rebrand, national recognition, international collaborations and 26% employee growth underpinning step up to £13m sales.”

@IstoriaGroup | istoriagroup.com

Bristol Upholstery Collective

Education

Winner:

Bristol Upholstery Collective

This creative company filmed 16 projects in 2019 and has brought inspiration to upcycling and restoration using media to grow exponentially. Smart, thoughtful operators.”

@BristolChairs | bristolupholsterycollective.com

Bristol Pride

Event

Winner:

Bristol Pride

“2019 was a huge year for the festival, doubling in size with record attendance. Hundreds of organisations benefited from this rising event, one of the leaders in the UK”

@BristolPride | bristolpride.co.uk

Bristol Credit Union

Financial

Winner:

Bristol Credit Union

“Clear plan to triple in size over next five years with substantial investment. Its new scheme ‘Family Finance Plan’ has helped 300+ families with flexible financial management.”

@BristolCULtd | bristolcreditunion.org

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Food/Drink Producer

Winner:

Grow Bristol

“Returned to business with a bang in 2019, building an impressive new farm, enhanced its production offering and always backed by great belief in environmentally-friendly food.”

The Bank Tavern

Foodie Pub

Winner:

The Bank Tavern

“The Bank Tavern has rightfully received massive praise for its award-winning roast, high quality food and phenomenal chefs. Fully booked on Sundays until May 2022: what demand!”

@Banktavern | banktavern.com

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Hair & Beauty

Winner:

Bloggs Salon

“Exceptional customer service with 87% client retention, Bloggs is run smartly with loyalty membership deals resulting in very happy customers and a profitable business.”

@bloggssalons | bloggssalons.com

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Health & Wellbeing

Winner:

Access Sport

“Its unique collaborative programmes enticed disadvantaged groups to enjoy sport in their local community, with hundreds of Access Sports’ participants and volunteers doing the city proud.”

@AccessSport | accesssport.co.uk

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Homes & Interiors

Winner:

Stylemongers Of Bristol

“Exceptional year of clever brand-building and increased exposure, creating affordable workshops and design options, grounded in great ethics and powered by engaging exuberance.”

stylemongersofbristol.co.uk

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Legal

Winner:

Gregg Latchams

“Admirable growth in its Bristol team with its notably long-serving employees being a clear testament to its approach. Impressive contributor to the social and business fabric of Bristol.”

@GreggLatchams | gregglatchams.com

Quirky Campers

Leisure & Tourism

Winner:

Quirky Campers

“Quirky by name, increasingly mainstream by nature: has become a UK’s leader for handmade campervan hire with more vans, bigger team while retaining distinctive values.  Great achievement!”

@QuirkyCampers | quirkycampers.com/uk/

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New Business

Winner:

Oceans Adventures

“Well-run soft play business has gained rave reviews: first in UK to use new cleaning tech and already one of the highest rated in the south west.”

oceanadventurers.com

NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator

People Services

Winner:

NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator

“Actively supporting entrepreneurs is at the heart of its business. This small team achieves much: running countless advice events and helping create over 200 new jobs for young people.”

business.natwest.com

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Property

Winner:

Sweet Construct

“Clear strategy in 2019 led to clients at record commercial levels, forecasted turnover growth of 52% and much pride in its project redeveloping the Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory.”

@sweetconstruct | sweetconstruct.co.uk

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Restaurant

Winner:

The Malago

“An ingenious, inventive menu and hospitality space at the core of Bedminster, the Malago has expanded its local food offering and mastered new vegan deals to cater to all taste buds.”

Eclectic Gift Shop

Retailer

Winner:

Eclectic Gift Shop

“A real highlight of Hanham High Street! Profitable within three months of opening and strongly encourages business collaboration, particularly with its beloved fortnightly workshops.”

@EclecticGiftSho | eclecticgiftshop.co.uk

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Technology & Innovation

Winner:

LettUs Grow

“This smart, sustainable business has grown immensely with over 300 enquiries across five continents, featuring in 450 news stories and working with Bristol Council to extend the city’s proud green reputation. Pioneers!”

@lettusgrow | lettusgrow.com