Gradwell team members are gearing up to don their bow ties and dancing shoes in anticipation of a big local event at the Bath Racecourses this Thursday, the Bath Chronicle Business Awards 2014.

The awards are in their 4th year and the annual programme focuses on recognising business success across the region.

This year, Gradwell is sponsoring the Innovative Start-up Business of the Year award which will be handed out to a company that has launched or has had a change of ownership within the last two years. We’ve been a part of the Bath community for many years and are proud to celebrate alongside all the candidates. Everyone is a winner in our eyes.

Oh, and here’s a funny story for you. The event is black tie and several of our guests actually asked us what that really means, which prompted us to look into the history. The tradition of dressing up for after dark has been around for centuries; however, before the mid-1700s, such evening events typically included members of the aristocracy and they seemingly made it a goal to wear the most overstated apparel they could find. Cutaway coats with long, taut skirts, upright collars, long waistcoats with overly-ornate embroidery, knee-length trousers with stockings and even big buckled shoes. Are you thinking about the movie Amadeus right now? We did. Well, it’s not that formal these days of course but we look forward to seeing everyone dressed to the nines on Thursday.

Watch this space and our Twitter page  for more exciting coverage from the awards ceremony. We don’t know if there will be a red carpet, but it certainly is an evening not to be missed.


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  1. Kasya 9th September 2014 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Looking forward to it.

    • Sue & Amy Adams 10th September 2014 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      Can’t believe it’s finally come round.
      Brows and lashes fully sorted, ready to rock and roll!

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