It’s nice to get a pat on the back.

2021

Which? best service station

Gloucester Services came top of a Which? survey ranking Britain’s best and worst service stations (followed by our other businesses Tebay Services and Cairn Lodge Services in second and third place).

2019

Corporate Partnership of the Year

Third Sector Awards. Our unique partnership with Gloucester Gateway Trust was recognised for bringing strong mutual benefits to both partners.

2019

Long-term Partnership Award

Charity Business Awards. Our partnership with Gloucestershire Gateway Trust was recognised for its positive long-term impacts and community driven approach.

2018

Outstanding Contribution to the Local or National Economy

Cotswold Life Business & Professional Family Business Awards.

2017

Project of the Year

RICS Awards, South West. Awarded to a project seen as an excellent example of best practice by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

2017

Infrastructure Award

RICS Awards, South West. Judges described Gloucester Services as ‘a well designed and beautifully crafted building’ that sets ‘new standards for the motorway service area sector’.

2017

Community Benefit Award

RICS Awards, South West. Judges called Gloucester Services a ‘quantum leap in the design and operation of motorway service areas’ that ‘directly benefits the local community’.

2016

National and Cultural Heritage Award

BCIA (British Construction Industry) Awards. Awarded to the Westmorland Family, Glenn Howells Architects, AFL Architects, The Buckingham Group and BWB Consulting.

2016

RIBA National Award

Gloucester Services by Glenn Howells Architects with AFL Architects for Westmorland Ltd was recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects for its significant contribution to architecture.

2016

RIBA South West Award

We were one of ten recipients of a RIBA South West Award, also winning the 2016 Sustainability Award and the Client of the Year Award for Westmorland Ltd (nominated by Glenn Howells Architects).

2016

CPRE Gloucestershire Award

Gloucester Services was one of seven new buildings commended for outstanding contribution to the environment and community at the annual awards presented by the Gloucestershire branch of the countryside charity.

2016

The Good Food Guide

Gloucester Services became the first and only UK motorway service area to be listed in the prestigious restaurant guide.

2016

Gloucester Business Awards

In May, Gloucester Services was awarded Best in Gloucestershire at the Gloucestershire Business Awards.

2016

Commendation, Civic Trust Awards

Awarded for significant contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment.

2015

Winner: Civic Voice Design Awards

Gloucester Services Northbound was named the overall winner and winner of the New Buildings award.

2015

Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award

Gloucester Services and Tebay Services were joint recipients of this award at Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards, which recognises businesses that support rural communities to maintain a vibrant, sustainable and prosperous rural economy.

2015

Winner: ACE Engineering Excellence Awards

Civil and Structural Engineers BWB won the Project Design category of the ACE (Association for Consultancy and Engineering) Engineering Excellence Awards for their work on Gloucester Services.

2015

Winner: Independent Travel Awards

Winning the ‘Destination Innovation’ category in The Independent’s inaugural travel awards, we were described by the judges as the ‘Glastonbury of road stops’.

2015

Forecourt Trader of the Year Award

We won the top prize at the annual industry awards, where we also won in the categories Best Community Engagement, Best Design & Development, Motorway Services and Retailer Champion.

2015

Best Cotswold Menu

Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards. The judges described Gloucester Services as a superb showcase for local produce and a real boost to the region’s economy.

2015

Winner: Outstanding Contribution to Local Food Development

Western Daily Press Food & Farming Awards.

2015

Visit England Five-Star Award

Together with our sister business Tebay Services we were one of only seven MSAs to achieve the top rating and we have retained our five-star rating ever since.

2014

Outstanding Contribution to Nature Award

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Nature Works Business Awards.

2014

Best Retail Entrepreneur (CEO Sarah Dunning)

Our former CEO (now Chair) received the Best Retail Entrepreneur award (turnover over £20 million) at the inaugural Investec Food and Drink Entrepreneur of the Year event held at the House of Commons.

2014

Observer Food Monthly Awards

Winner: Best Newcomer. Restaurant critic Jay Rayner described Gloucester Services as ‘a beacon of hope for hungry drivers looking for quality food’ and ‘a radical business model that gives to the community’.

2014

Taste of the West Awards

Winner: Best Local Food to Go.

2013

OBE for services to food, drink and hospitality (CEO Sarah Dunning)

Our former CEO (now Chair) was named in the New Year’s Honours List, receiving the OBE in recognition of her services to the food, drink and hospitality sectors.

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