Uberglam Awards, 18 May 2022

2022 Winners

Platinum Award

Winner:

Huboo Technologies

“An extraordinary 12 months: it drove revenues up 124%, team expanded by 341, increased warehouse space by 66%, and opened in Eindhoven and Madrid. Huboo is the standout star in the Bristol firmament.”

@huboofulfilment | www.huboo.com

Arts

Winner:

Vanguard

“Vanguard towered over the Bristol arts scene with a landmark exhibition at M Shed, engaged over a million people in its channels and attracted 30,000 visitors. Bravo!”

@vanguardstreetart | www.vanguardstreetart.com

Sponsored by: Lexus Bristol

Bar

Winner:

Kask Wine Bar

“This clever bar pivoted excellently through a tough period, with innovative virtual wine tasting events for Redbull and Microsoft a clear standout. An organic success story.”

@kaskwine | www.kaskwine.co.uk

Business Services

Winner:

Ghyston

“Strong business growth of 30%, sales through £4m, a decent profit margin plus great profit shar scheme all demonstrated what a superb year Ghyston had in 2021.”

@GhystonSoftware | www.ghyston.com

Sponsored by: EntreConf

Café

Winner:

Burra Bristol

“Burra proved itself a smart operator with a distinct offering in Bristol’s strong café culture. Success indicated via its new Gloucester Road opening soon.”

@burrabristol | www.burrabristol.co.uk

Sponsored by: Crumbs

Charity

Winner:

Children’s Hospice South West

“Imaginative, innovative efforts in its 30th anniversary year, CHSW aided thousands of children and carers when it mattered most. Such an important contribution to the community.”

Sponsored by: VWV

Civic

Winner:

Bristol Books

“Published high quality, well-researched books on untold Bristol stories: important work in tough times. It has helped authors and contributed to the city’s culture and heritage.”

@Bristol_Books | www.bristolbooks.org
Sponsored by: Bristol Life

Creative

Winner:

Studio Giggle

“Incredible work ethic with a 92% increase in its content output, while improving its virtual events with a new XR events studio. A shining example of success through creativity.”

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

Education

Winner:

Razzamataz Theatre Schools

“Razzamataz went large in 2021 with numbers growing strongly at both its Bristol Schools. An encouraging, highly educative organisation that’s changing so many young lives.”

@razzbristol | www.bristolnorth.razzamataz.co.uk

Sustainability

Winner:

Sustainable Fashion Week UK

“Leading the fight for sustainability awareness, with this 12-day umbrella event stimulated awareness and change with 28 industry figures and more than 9,000 people engaged. Fashioning change.”

Event

Winner:

Valley Fest

“Tremendous achievement with its first ever sell-out crowd of 10,000 despite being organised in the pandemic and with only two weeks of approval. Fun, educative and successful.”

@Valleyfest | www.valleyfest.co.uk

Financial

Winner:

Hargreaves Lansdown

“A hugely significant 12 months: £8.7 billion of net new revenue and 233,000 of net new clients, including a strategically-important shift to younger clients. Notable civic work too.”

@HLInvest | www.hl.co.uk

Sponsored by: Bristol City Centre BID and Redcliffe & Temple BID

Food/Drink Producer

Winner:

Caleño Drinks

“In 2021 Caleño massively increased rate of supermarket sales, gained new listings in M&S, Waitrose Harvey Nicks and Ocado and doubled sales on Amazon. Clever business.”

@calenodrinks | www.calenodrinks.com

Hair & Beauty

Winner:

Nuala Morey

“A powerhouse of a salon with a distinctive offering and high re-booking rate, with 86% of its customers consistently returning. A local treat yet also with international clients.”

@nualamoreysalon | www.nualahairdressing.com

Health & Wellbeing

Winner:

First Aid Bristol

“Reinvigorating the first aid industry whilst providing a first-class training programme that has gained overwhelming feedback. Became easily accessible for all in 2021.”

www.firstaidbristol.co.uk

Homes & Interiors

Winner:

Hannah Redden Interiors

“Building richly layered interiors with real meaning and feeling, Hannah increased leads by 130% and ran monthly workshops on North Street that have thrived. An adaptable, entrepreneurial business.”

@HannahRtextiles | www.hannahredden.co.uk

Legal

Winner:

Bevan Brittan

“Bevan Brittan capped eight years of consecutive growth with an excellent 2021: sales up 9.1%, profits up 29.5%, with powerful growth of 21% in its emerging markets.”

@BevanBrittanLLP | www.bevanbrittan.com

Sponsored by: Burston Cook

Leisure & Tourism

Winner:

Ocean Adventurers

“It’s at the peak of its powers with 150,000 visitors in 2021 and gaining a Visit England Rose – the only UK indoor play chain to achieve the accolade.”

@oceanadventurers | www.oceanadventurers.com

New Business

Winner:

LOKI POKÉ

“From hopeful lockdown project to exciting local destination, highly-regarded Loki Poké has already received excellent national recognition. Cool place, great impact, one to watch.”

@lokipokeUK | www.lokipokeuk.com

Sponsored by: JAS Building Services

People Services

Winner:

Baltimore Consulting

“Terrific work from this smartly run business. Sales up 28% to £12.6m, record profits, 90% staff retention and an additional 13 people employed plus numerous national awards.”

@baltimorerec | www.baltimoreconsultingltd.com

Property

Winner:

JAS Building Services

“Impressive growth for this long-standing family business, which has seen it double its staff and with turnover on track to increase by 70%. Clear focus on integrity and innovation.”

@JASBuilding | www.jasbuildingservices.co.uk

Sponsored by: Bristol Property Awards

Restaurant

Winner:

Koocha Mezze Bar

“Has shone brightly since opening in 2018, becoming a hub for vegan excellence. Had national and international recognition in 2021 and proudly serve 1,000 customers a week.”

@koochamezzebar | www.koochamezzebar.com

Sponsored by: Thatchers

Retailer

Winner:

NE Appliances

“Rebrand helped power sales up 99% with appliance box numbers soaring. Took a great risk for big reward, and current sales now on track for £13/15m. Thriving.”

@neappliances | www.neappliances.com

Technology & Innovation

Winner:

Huboo Technologies

“Superb growth in sales and headcount driven by innovation, particularly its micro-hub model and its clever use of AI, robotic technology and 3D modelling to maximise warehouse efficiency.”

@huboofulfilment | www.huboo.com

Sponsored by: Close Brothers Asset Management