Uberglam Awards, 12 May 2022

2021 Winners

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Platinum Award

Winner:

Breaking Bread

“Breaking Bread kept the Bristol spirit alive across the pandemic, not to mention helping countless sectors. Hundreds of hospitality companies, restaurants, bars, musicians, comedians and staff all benefitted and around 37,000 visited. What a business life saver!”

@BreadBristol | www.breakingbreadbristol.co.uk

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Arts

Winner:

Trinity Community Arts 

“A truly one-of-a-kind art space that this year engaged 60,000+ people across over 1,000 events and cultural experiences. A consistent innovator and champion of diversity.”

@TrinityBristol | trinitybristol.org.uk

Sponsored by: Lexus Bristol

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Bar

Winner:

The Coconut Tree

“The Coconut Tree brought Sri Lankan excellence to Bristol with its distinctive Cocotails proving hugely popular! Has innovated with distilleries to concoct an expanded drinks menu.”

@CoconutTreeUK | www.thecoconut-tree.com

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Business Services

Winner:

CMC Marquees

“Smartly diversified its offering despite its events calendar being hit, growing business by 30%. Offered companies vital support with storage and emergency structures.”

@CMCMarquees | www.cmcmarquees.co.uk

Sponsored by: Spaces

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Café

Winner:

Ahh Toots

“Ahh Toots cleverly maneuvered around its recent shop move with strong focus on its takeaway and seasonal treats, not to mention a highly popular click and collect service.”

@AhhToots | www.ahhtoots.com

Sponsored by: Total produce

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Charity

Joint Winner:

Bristol Rovers Community Trust

“Using its impressive reach associated with one of the city’s professional football clubs, the trust acted remarkably to provide thousands of pandemic food deliveries, garden visits and strong community service.”

@BristolRoversCT | www.bristolroverscommunity.org.uk

Sponsored by: VWV

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Charity

Joint Winner:

Caring in Bristol

“A shining example of giving generously with its campaign ‘Cheers Drive’, the UK’s first free food delivery service to the homeless, delivering 80,000 meals. Empowered much-needed activism in Bristol.”

@caringinbristol | www.caringinbristol.co.uk
Sponsored by: VWV
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Civic

Winner:

Out of Hand

“This clever print design business rose to the occasion! Countless charities, event spaces and venues were supported with Covid safety and guideline signage from this cool, responsible team.”

@outofhandprint | www.outofhand.co.uk
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Creative

Winner:

Studio Giggle

“Incredible work ethic from a growing team; mastering virtual events to double its total portfolio this year, including a massive partnership with Manchester United. Glory, glory, Studio Giggle!”

@studiogiggle | www.studiogiggle.co.uk
Sponsored by: SLX
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Education

Winner:

Boomsatsuma

“Boomsatsuma went big in 2020 launching six creative degrees accredited by Bath Spa Uni along with a vital new partnership with Tobacco Factory. Terrific work also on the WIDJET project.”

@boomsatsuma | www.boomsatsuma.education

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Environmental

Winner:

Ignition DG

“Ignition delivered exceptional exhibitions and events with its lightweight kit supporting 100% complete re-use. It’s been recognised as an environmental industry leader and catalyst for change.”

@Ignition_DG | www.ignitiondg.com
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Event

Winner:

Bristol Pride

“Great representation of Bristol with 80% of its performers local to the area. Its inventive virtual event attracted 32,000 streams across multiple platforms and reached an incredible 400,000 people.”

@BristolPride | www.bristolpride.co.uk

Sponsored by: Curo

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Financial

Winner:

Fox Davidson

“A hugely significant 12 months with strong revenue and profit growth, up 20% year on year. Helped its many clients secure millions in loans, changing fortunes and making memorable deals.”

www.foxdavidson.co.uk

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Food/Drink Producer

Winner:

Good Chemistry Brewing

“Celebrated a successful fifth year anniversary as a brewery by re-releasing its most popular Morello Theory beer, which sold out in record time. Its Help Us Help Pubs initiative deserves huge praise.”

@GoodChemBrew | www.goodchemistrybrewing.co.uk

Sponsored by: British Corner Shop

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Hair & Beauty

Winner:

Beauty Oasis Spa

“Beauty Oasis Spa provides the ultimate urban spa retreat and boosted its offering with new manicure area, zen garden and hot tubs. A relaxing treat for its many loyal customers.”

www.beautyoasisspa.co.uk

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Health & Wellbeing

Winner:

Great Weston Ride

“Showed resilient resolve to perform a ‘real-life’ event where all others of its kind couldn’t, and lauded by British Cycling as the standout example of fighting covid odds. A true 5 star showing!”

@GreatWestonRide | www.greatwestonride.com

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Health & Wellbeing

Winner:

Talk Club

“What a year, definitely one to watch! Brought a community together with its group increasing by 60% and has been an incredible advocate for male mental health and suicide awareness.”

@TalkClubUK | www.wetalkclub.com

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Homes & Interiors

Winner:

Konk Furniture

“Consistently pushing boundaries of design. Konk took the home desk and office market by storm to triple its sales, investing smartly to produce even higher quality products.”

www.konkfurniture.com

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Legal

Winner:

Bevan Brittan

“Pivoted smartly to advise the NHS on emergency Nightingale hospitals and performed exceptionally for a seventh consecutive year of profit growth. Developing as one of the UK’s finest law firms.”

@BevanBrittanLLP | www.bevanbrittan.com

Sponsored by: Burston Cook

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Leisure & Tourism

Winner:

Breaking Bread

“This beloved pop-up site proved immensely popular with the Bristol public, selling out weekly across four months. Provided much-needed economic boosts for hospitality throughout lockdowns.”

@BreadBristol | www.breakingbreadbristol.co.uk

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New Business

Winner:

Feel Fit

“Opened the south west’s first eco-powered fitness studio and gives students that perfect platform to improve themselves physically. All topped off with a fantastic new website and clothing range.”

@FeelFitUK | www.myfeelfit.com

Sponsored by: Anderson Financial Management

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People Services

Winner:

NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator

“Championed the potential of over 100 new businesses with expert support and programmes and has delivered hundreds of one-on-one coaching and workshops. A true business accelerator!”

@OllyReid1 | www.accelerator.natwest.com

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Property

Winner:

Wapping Wharf Phase 2, delivered by Umberslade and Muse Developments

“This widely-praised major regeneration has welcomed inhabitants ahead of schedule with over 80% of its sale homes taken already. Bringing unique culture and life to Wapping Wharf.”

@WappingWharfBS1 | www.wappingwharf.co.uk

Sponsored by: Brunel Insurance Brokers

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Restaurant

Winner:

Pizzarova

“Overcame a tough start to 2021, sold over 100,000 pizzas across the pandemic and kickstarted a cook at home craze with its ‘Make your own’ kits. Remarkable output and service.”

@pizzarova | www.pizzarova.com

Sponsored by: Thatchers

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Retailer

Winner:

Boxlocal

“Combined retail and charity in one incredible business, supplying artisan giftboxes to Bristol companies and investing thousands in the local economy, as well as going global delivering across Europe and America.”

@boxlocal1 | www.boxlocal.co.uk

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Technology & Innovation

Winner:

Proctor & Stevenson

“It has built up an impressive portfolio of work both globally and within Bristol, becoming a leader in digital technology and web development with WebFlow. Creative, strategy and tech perfectionists.”

@ProctorsBristol | www.proctors.co.uk

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