It's completely free to nominate your company or organisation, and you can enter as many categories as are relevant. The Platinum Award is given to the Judges' choice of the overall Winner of Winners on the night. See this year’s categories and past Winners below...
New category for 2018! Are you a Rising Star? Or do you have a great young talent in your business who shows limitless potential and ambition? Then nominate them for an award! Cut off point: need to be 25 or under on December 31st 2017!
The Rising Star Award at the Bath Life Awards is a new category to recognise young talent either within a business or running their own business. As this category is to award an individual, rather than a company or organisation it has a separate Nomination Form to complete. This Nomination can be written and submitted by the Rising Star, colleague or manager.
The Platinum Award is given to the crème de la crème, best category winner on the night chosen by our judges.
2017 Winner: Kaleidoscope Collection
2016 Winner: Bath Half Marathon
From crafts, plays, music, paintings, dance and galleries – Arts make the city so unique. Tell us what makes your organisation special...
2017 Winner: 44AD Artspace
2016 Winner: Fringe Arts Bath
2015 Winner: Ustinov Studio
2014 Winner: RUH: Art at the Heart
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!
2017 Winner: Sub 13
2016 Winner: The Common Room
2015 Winner: Sub 13
2014 Winner: Sub 13
The Business Services category is for all companies with a specific B2B offering, selling your goods or services to other businesses. (Please note: there is a separate category for Legal and Financial companies.)
2017 Winner: SearchStar
2016 Winner: Minuteman Press
We want to hear all about the finest cafés, coffee shops, tea shops and delis. Whether great for coffee, cake, brunch, lunch or simply hanging out, what makes your place special?
2017 Winner: Comins Tea
2016 Winner: Green Bird Café
2015 Winner: Café Lucca
2014 Winner: Hartley Farm Shop & Café.
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.
2017 Winner: Jamie's Farm
2016 Winner: Genesis Trust
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…
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!
2017 Winner: King Edward's School
2016 Winner: Bath Studio School
2015 Winner: Calder House School
Brand new category for 2018! The Environmental category is open to any company or organisation which has achieved something significant environmentally in 2017.
Do you have a new or enhanced environmental initiative? What makes your organisation stand out environmentally? – You could be the first to win!
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.
2017 Winner: Bath Christmas Market
2016 Winner: Bath Half Marathon
2015 Winner: Great Bath Feast
2014 Winner: Bath in Fashion
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.
2017 Winner: The Long Arms
2016 Winner: The Long Arms
2015 Winner: The Fox at Broughton Gifford
2014 Winner: The Fox at Broughton Gifford
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!
2017 Winner: Zara Perry
2016 Winner: LittleLAB
2015 Winner: Natural Spa Factory
2014 Winner: David Maxwell Hairdressing
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.
2017 Winner: Yogadoo
2016 Winner: Bath Spa Dentistry
2015 Winner: Bath Yoga Studio
2014 Winner: Bath Fertility Centre
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!
2017 Winner: Hawker Joinery
2016 Winner: Woodhouse and Law
2015 Winner: Coppice Guild
2014 Winner: Bisque
Calling all solicitors, accountants, banks, lawyers, financial advisors, insurance, legal experts, wealth managers, law firms and more. This category is open to all legal or financial companies in the area, whether supplying services to businesses or consumers.
2017 Winner: Epoch Wealth Management
2016 Winner: Epoch Wealth Management
This category is all about enjoyment in the city: venues, events and festivals, accommodation, activities or visitor attractions, whether for tourists and residents.
2017 Winner: Kaleidoscope Collection
2016 Winner: The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
2015 Winner: The Abbey Hotel
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!
2017 Winner: Electric Bear Brewing
2016 Winner: Joining Forces Training
2015 Winner: Henny and Joes
2014 Winner: Go Active
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.
2017 Winner: Kersfield
2016 Winner: Savills
2015 Winner: Ashford Homes
2014 Winner: Carter Jonas
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.]
2017 Winner: Corkage
2016 Winner: The Scallop Shell
2015 Winner: Yammo
2014 Winner: Clayton’s Kitchen
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…
2017 Winner: Graham and Green
2016 Winner: Moss of Bath
2015 Winner: Jolly’s
2014 Winner: Fabulous Collections
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!
2017 Winner: Doodlemaths