The Herald today launches the Scottish Politician of the Year Awards 2018, recognising those who played a key role in one of the stormiest years of devolution….
Politics is never dull.
From the twists and turns of the Brexit rollercoaster and arguments over a second independence referendum to President Trump’s visit, this year has already proved that.
Throughout 2018, The Herald has led the debate in Scotland with its agenda-setting series and investigations, tackling the issues that affect our daily lives. We have continued our unparalleled coverage and comment both in print and online.
We are also hosting The Herald Scottish Politician of the Year Awards. These are an annual highlight of the country’s political and social calendar.
Since they were established in 1999, The Herald has used them to bring people together to promote high standards of political performance and to foster constructive relationships between the worlds of politics and business.
The evening is enjoyed by elected officials, key decision makers, commentators and opinion formers and is an ideal way to make new contacts and renew old acquaintances.
The event is always memorable.
As well as being hugely enjoyable it also recognises the excellent work carried out at both Holyrood and Westminster and recognises politicians – at a national and local level – who have helped to shape events.
The 2018 Herald Scottish Politician of the Year Awards will take place on Thursday, November 22 at Prestonfield, Edinburgh. To book your table please contact Lyndsay Wilson, Events Director on 0141 302 7407 or email Lyndsay.email@example.com
To put forward suggestions into the Public Campaigner of the Year Award please email Lyndsay Wilson, Events Director at Lyndsay.firstname.lastname@example.org You have until Thursday, September 13, 2018 to enter that category.
Best Scot at Westminster – Supported by Virgin Trains
- Stephen Gethins (SNP)
- David Mundell (Con)
- Alison Thewliss (SNP) – Winner
Donald Dewar Debater of the Year – Supported by Aiir Networks an NVT Group company.
- Jackson Carlaw (Con)
- Kezia Dugdale (Lab) – Winner
- Neil Findlay (Lab)
One to Watch – Supported by ScottishPower Renewables
- Miles Briggs (Con)
- Kate Forbes (SNP)
- Monica Lennon (Lab) – Winner
- Ben Macpherson (SNP)
Committee MSP of the Year – Supported by SELECT
- Neil Findlay (Lab)
- Alex Neil (SNP) – Winner
- Adam Tomkins (Con)
Community MSP of the Year
- Mairi Gougeon / Evans (SNP)
- Tavish Scott (LibDem, Shetland) and Liam McArthur (LibDem, Orkney)
- Andy Wightman (Green, Lothians) – Winner
Politics in Business Award – Supported by The Royal Bank of Scotland
- Keith Brown (SNP)
- Murdo Fraser (Con) – Winner
- Dean Lockhart (Con)
- Ruth Davidson (Con) – Winner
- Murdo Fraser (Con)
- Stewart McDonald (SNP)
Public Campaigner of the Year
- Amanda Kopel: Frank’s Law – Winner
- Have You Got The Bottle?
- Mesh Campaigners
Scottish Local Politician of the Year – Supported by IS
- Susan Aitken (SNP)
- Jenny Laing (Lab) – Winner
- Lewis Ritchie (SNP)
Scottish Politician of the Year
- Ruth Davidson (Con) – Winner
- Willie Rennie (LibDem)
- Michael Russell (SNP)
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.email@example.com
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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