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Finalists in the Stroud Life Awards 2017 are unveiled

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Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 19 May 2017 8:18

Finalists in the Stroud Life Awards 2017 are unveiled

Finalists in this year’s Stroud Life Awards have been unveiled.

The judging panel for the annual event which has become a major date on the Five Valley’s calendar, met on Thursday, May 11 at The Bear of Rodborough Hotel.

Entries were received throughout the early part of this year for the awards night, made possible once again by headline sponsor WSP Solicitors.

“We had a tough task as judges to find the very best and we all gave the entries very careful consideration,” said Stroud Life editor Ben Falconer.

“I would like to thank our sponsors and judges for taking their duties so seriously, and choosing worthy finalists and winners.

“I thank all those who entered and congratulate all those who have made it to the final stage – the awards evening on Thursday, June 29 promises to be a memorable occasion, celebrating the very best of Stroud.”

Every year since 2009 - June 24 to be precise, at Forest Green Rovers FC’s Nailsworth football ground – the awards have celebrated those companies and individuals who make Stroud district the great place it is to live and work.

“Stroud Life awards are a great way of celebrating the diverse, innovative and loyal place that the Stroud District is,” said Judi Bonham, managing partner of WSP – which has offices in Stroud, Durlsey, Nailsworth and Gloucester.

“With WSP having been involved as main sponsors for seven years I can honestly say it gives me great pleasure to see businesses and individuals that have entered the awards flourish.”

To get tickets for the awards event, which as ever promises to be a great night out, visit the Awards page on and follow the links


Best community project

Access Bike Project – Creative Sustainability CIC

Bandit Music Projects

Down to Earth Stroud

Best eating out establishment/best bar

Jolly Nice

Bar Munchinhampton

Salutation Inn

Business of the year

Fluid Transfer International

Nimble elearning

RemPods Ltd

Business person

Caroline Saturley, The Vault, Canteen and Hog

John Little, Fluid Transfer

Peter Tiley, Salutation Inn

Contribution to the community

Cotswold Canals Trust


Rush Skatepark

Lifetime achievement

Amanda Godber, Down to Earth

Gary Clark, SGS College

Ryan Davis

Social enterprise

Down to Earth Stroud

Stroud Fringe Festival

The Grace Network

Sporting hero

Dion Trigg

Gwen Kinsey

Max Pemberton

Stroud apprentice

Kyle Evans, EESI Group Ltd

Lauren Holbrow, Stroud District Council

Stroud district ambassador

Amanda Godber, Down to Earth Stroud

Clare Garrett, Allsorts

Geoff Dawe, Severn Area Rescue Association

Young business

Nimble elearning

SpaceHoppers Co-working Ltd

The Vault

Young business person

Alice Paling SpaceHoppers Co-working

James Horwood, Kitchen Garden Foods

Tom De Brabant, The Marshall Rooms

To find out more visit the Awards page.

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