Why do we need to Rock the Cotswolds?

There are well-loved images of the Cotswolds: honey-coloured houses, rolling green hills…however what you might not appreciate is just how HOT the Cotswolds is.

There are companies here creating, designing and selling in some of the most exciting global industries. There are hotels and restaurants that would make London blush. There are fashion labels that rock the world. And superstars in every sector who call the Cotswolds home.

Our award-winning campaign is shaking things up. Challenging conventions. Opening eyes to make the world realise that the Cotswolds is the best place in the UK to live and work with some of the most creative, clever and brilliant people around.

In order to show how much talent lies in the Cotswolds, we host a variety of events (see our galleries section for more) and run various initiatives to show that the Cotswolds is simply THE best area to live and work.

Help us spread the love – follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest and nominate a Rocker – a person, place, service or product that showcases the very best the Cotswolds has to offer and if you need a little inspiration take a look at our Rockers page.

So please support us as it will take a groundswell of positive vibes, social networking, word of mouth chit-chat and to keep this going.

It’s a not-for-profit, teeny tiny team with day jobs who are doing this because we’re passionate about the area and its potential over anywhere else in the world.

And big ol’ thanks if you’re still reading this far down. Better get on and do something useful, like nominate someone you know…?

Melissa, Oli and Nicky  x

Rock the Cotswolds team

Nicky, Oli and Melissa winning Gloucestershire Business Awards’ ‘Best Marketing Campaign

Our rockin' team

Melissa Ormiston

Melissa Ormiston

Over 25 years’ experience in event management and marketing in the UK and abroad in the consumer, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Melissa also writes and edits having worked with national, trade and consumer publications and has looked after chefs such as Giorgio Locatelli and authors including Terry Pratchett…whose carpet she once accidentally covered in coffee.  He was very nice about it.

Oli Christie

Oli Christie

Founder and CEO of mobile games studio Neon Play, recently acquired by Hachette UK, the second biggest book publisher in the UK.

The company, winner of many accolades including The Queens Award for Enterprise, has had 160 million downloads and 20 of its games have achieved over 1 million downloads each. Hits include Roller Splat (55m), Idle Tap Strongman (8m) and Soccer Kick (25m).

Nicky Godding

Nicky Godding

Co-owner and Editor in Chief at NK Media Ltd, which publishes Business & Innovation Magazine, the fast-growing, editorially-led regional business magazine.

Before launching NK Media in 2017, Nicky was a freelance journalist and PR consultant specialising in international retail.