Blackfriars Priory event venue

The Brief

Our brilliant and bold clients So Glos, Gloucestershire’s leading media brand launched the inaugural So Glos Gloucestershire lifestyle Awards(#SGGLA) at historic Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester in May 2018. We were invited to be Event Partner to make it all happen for them, and haven’t looked back, partnering with So Glos ever since for #SGGLA events subsequently held at the glorious Gloucester Cathedral in 2019 (online in 2020 of course) and at Cheltenham Ladies College in 2021.

Pre-awards drinks and networking

The Solution

The ambition is always to create an event that is relaxed and informal, slick in its delivery and with a celebratory atmosphere. Oasis provides the So Glos team with meeting, site visit, venue and supplier coordination, budgeting and scheduling, we coordinate the installation and setup, run the rehearsals and support the final stages of the preparations.

So Glos works to secure awards, food and drink sponsorship and the chosen venue, and we then put all the pieces together into a schedule which runs smoothly, allowing for safe and timely production of the set ups and collections, and speaker and host rehearsals.

Everywhere the awards have taken us the venues have their own unique benefits and set of challenges to ensure a good flow for the attendee journey, sight lines and acoustics for the awards presentations, and opportunities to dress and light the spaces to keep them on brand. We love working with this team and having the opportunity to be working in such a variety of iconic local venues.