We have a diverse range of categories to suit all businesses.
From crafts, plays, music, paintings, dance and galleries – Arts make the city so unique. Tell us what makes your organisation special...
2018 Winner: Spike Island
2017 Winner: Brave Bold Drama
From the Big Night Out to a drink after work, bars are an important part of this city. Category includes cocktail bars, wine bars, craft beer venues and pubs. Nominate to share what makes yours best!
2018 Winner: Strawberry Thief
2017 Winner: The Old Bookshop
The Business Services category is for all companies with a specific B2B offering, selling your goods or services to other businesses. (Please note: there are separate categories for both Legal and Financial companies.)
2018 Winner: Bottle Yard Studios
2017 Winner: Kinneir Dufort
We want to hear all about the finest cafés, coffee shops and delis. Whether great for coffee, cake or simply hanging out, what makes your location special?
2018 Winner: Cox & Baloney Tea Rooms
2017 Winner: The Eating Room
The Charity category is open to all local independent registered charities. Nominate your organisation to showcase your cause and the great contribution you make locally.
2018 Winner: Bristol Rovers Community Trust
2017 Winner: Empire Fighting Chance
New for 2019! The Civic Award highlights the contribution of an organisation or company which has improved Bristol this year. Some new initiative which makes our city better or commitment to helping develop others or notable charitable work. This is open to ANY company in Bristol and will clearly be a very attractive Award.
This category is for any creative organisation from marketing/PR agencies, publishers, web designers, designers, TV film and video companies, photographers and makers – and so-oh much more! This city is full of creativity and this is your opportunity to write the best pitch ever…
2018 Winner: Window Wanderland
2017 Winner: Milliners’ Guild
The Education category is for any teaching establishments (schools, classes, colleges and universities) or education-focused organisations. Think you could come top of your class? Imagine winning!
2018 Winner: Weston College
2017 Winner: Flamingo Chicks
From festivals, to community, to sporting, to corporate and all in between, events make a huge impact on the culture of a city – share your event successes and you could win the Event category.
2018 Winner: The Downs Festival
2017 Winner: Upfest
Do you have the best produce in the city? Tell us all about the Food/Drink you produce and why it deserves an Award...
2018 Winner: Dunleavy Vineyards
2017 Joint Winners: Pieminister / The Severn Project
This financial category is open to all financial companies in the area, supplying services to businesses and individuals alike. Could your company be award winning?
2018 Winner: Key Solutions
2017 Winner: VWV
This Award will be given to a place that serves great quality food and drink, supported by amazing service and a comfortable vibe, all within in a relaxed pub atmosphere.
2018 Winner: The Pony & Trap
2017 Winner: The Greenbank
The Hair & Beauty category is open to all beauty and hair salons in the area. Tell us about your great successes and client feedback, and you could be an Award winner!
2018 Winner: Hair At 58
2017 Winner: Hobbs
This category is for any organisation which helps the community improve its health and wellbeing. This could be anything from nutrition, fitness classes or groups, healthcare, dentists, opticians, doctors, surgeries, health clubs and more! Share your results and successes by nominating in this category.
2018 Winner: Great Weston Ride
2017 Winner: Bristol Nordic Walking
The Home & Interiors category is for any business that designs, decorates, furnishes or refurbishes a commercial or private property. Stand-out year, with significant, successful projects..? You could soon be furnished with one of our splendid Awards!
2018 Winner: Bristol Upholstery Collective
2017 Winner: Sustainable Kitchens
This category is all about enjoyment in the city: venues, events and festivals, accommodation, activities or visitor attractions, whether for tourists and residents.
2018 Winner: Aerospace
2017 Winner: Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
The New Business category is for absolutely any business which has started in the city after 1 July 2016. Nominate your new business, celebrate your success, raise your profile – and you could win an Award!
2018 Winner: Mobius Works
2017 Winner: Bristol Energy
If you’re making a big difference to the property sector locally, this one’s for you. From estate agents and letting agents to developers, architects, construction/building companies and surveyors, tell our judges about your success.
2018 Winner: Acorn Property Group
2017 Winner: Wapping Wharf
With so many excellent local eateries to choose from, what makes your restaurant stand out from the crowd? This award is for establishments from casual eateries to fine dining restaurants and anything in between. [Please note: Gastropub and Café have their own categories.]
2018 Winner: The Old Market Assembly
2017 Winner: Casamia
This Award is for both offline and online retailers that are based in the city, whether physical stores or online offering. Or both. If your store has had a great year of trading and great customer satisfaction, why not nominate? You could soon have an Award in your shop window, physical or digital…
2018 Winner: Papersmiths
2017 Winner: Nicholas Wylde
This Awards is open to all companies centred on tech and innovation: developers, fintech, biotech, healthtech, app builders, product development, online platforms, designers, tech retailers. Digital focus? Nominate!
2018 Winner: Unit DX
2017 Winner: Yellow Dog