The Herald Scottish Politician of the Year Awards recognises those Politicians who have played a key role in shaping events both at a local and national level in Scotland.
2018 saw the Scottish Politician Awards move into its 20th year as it continues to be the highlight of the Politician calendar. The evening is enjoyed by elected officials, key decision makers, commentators and opinion formers who all come together to find out the results of the through judging process which celebrates their efforts across a range of categories.
The Awards took place on Thursday November 22nd, 2018 at the Prestonfield House, Edinburgh. A full shortlist of our finalists and winners can be found below along with event images and a short video to show you the highlights of the evening.
For more information on the 2019 awards please contact Event Director, Lyndsay Wilson on 0141 302 7407 or email Lyndsay.Wilson@heraldandtimes.co.uk
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2018 SHORTLIST & WINNERS
Best Scot at Westminster – Supported by Virgin Trains
- Ian Blackford MP
- Jo Swinson MP
- Paul Sweeney MP – Winner
Donald Dewar Debater of the Year – Supported by NVT Group
- Jackie Baillie MSP
- John Swinney MSP
- Michael Russell MSP – Winner
- Willie Rennie MSP
One to Watch – Supported by ScottishPower
- Kate Forbes MSP – Winner
- Liam Kerr MSP
- Ross Greer MSP
Committee MSP of the Year
- Alex Neil MSP, Public Audit
- Bruce Crawford MSP, Finance and Constitution Committee – Winner
- Jenny Marra MSP, Public Audit
Community MSP of the Year
- Anas Sarwar MSP – Winner
- Jenny Marra MSP
- Neil Findlay MSP
- Richard Lochhead MSP
Politics in Business – Supported by Royal Bank of Scotland
- Fergus Ewing MSP
- Murdo Fraser MSP – Winner
- Ruth Davidson MSP
E-politician of the Year
- Humza Yousaf MSP
- Jo Swinson MP
- Nicola Sturgeon MSP – Winner
Public Campaign or Campaigner of the Year
- Fans Against Criminalisation
- Gillian Murray – Winner
- Scottish Women’s Aid
Scottish Local Politician of the Year – Supported by Openreach
- Councillor Adam McVey, SNP, leader of City of Edinburgh Council
- Councillor Alison Evison, Labour, COSLA President
- Councillor John Alexander, SNP, leader of Dundee City Council – Winner
- Councillor Stephen McCabe, Labour leader of Inverclyde
Scottish Politician of the Year – Presented by The Herald
- Jeane Freeman MSP – Winner
- Michael Russell MSP
- Ruth Davidson MSP
The Herald Politician of the Year Awards provides a national platform to bring people together to promote high standards of political performance and foster constructive relationships between the worlds of politics and business.
The event offers a comprehensive long term marketing campaign which confirms your strong commitment to Scotland’s business and political landscape.
The Herald welcomes the opportunity to work in partnership with a variety of organisations to promote and grow these important national awards.
For more information on the sponsorship packages available, please contact, Events Director, Lyndsay Wilson on 0141 302 7407 or Lyndsay.firstname.lastname@example.org
Category sponsorships of The Herald Scottish Politician of the Year Awards 2018 offer a unique opportunity to associate your organisation with the leading political and business event in Scotland and offers your organisation:
FACE TO FACE CONTACT – with key decision makers.
FLEXIBILITY – long term and tactical media activity.
EXCLUSIVITY – entertain key clients in a relaxed, informed and unique environment.
ACHIEVE TIGHTER TARGETING – build & deepen a relationship with your desired audience segment and key business and political figures.
Tickets to this awards ceremony and gala dinner include a champagne reception, three-course dinner with wine and coffee. Each table has the option to be joined for dinner by up to two MSPs. Please note that no guarantee will be given for specific MSPs for any individual table. We invite all MSP’s and Scottish MP’s to the event but you are entitled to invite them also of which we would recommend you do this as far in advance as possible to secure your desired guest list.
All tables seat 12 and up to two MSPs will be invited to join your table of ten to accommodate politicians. Alternatively a table of 12 may be reserved which allows you to have control over all 12 places and the option of having no politicians if you do not wish to have any. You will be sent email confirmation on receipt of your cheque and your tickets will be dispatched two weeks prior to the event.
Tables of 10 are priced at £2,200 + VAT
Tables of 12 are priced at £2,500 + VAT
If you require any assistance with your booking please contact Lyndsay Wilson on 0141 302 7407 or email Lyndsay.email@example.com