The Glasgow Times’ Scotswoman of the Year in association with St Enoch Centre is a unique celebration of the accomplishments of woman across Scotland.
We are once again delighted to show our support to the unsung women who make the world a better place. These awards provide the perfect opportunity to once again recognise the talents and achievements of some of our nation’s most remarkable women.
From top flight businesswomen to compassionate carers, from scientists working on lifesaving breakthroughs to teachers nurturing tomorrow’s leaders, from record breaking sportswomen to your local lollipop lady, the aim of the event is to acknowledge our debt for their, often, selfless and unacknowledged hard work.
Scotland has many inspirational women in many walks of life. And it is right and fitting that we celebrate and honour their work and contributions. Every one of our winners over the decades has been an outstanding individual.
And what better way to pay tribute to these truly inspirational women than at the Scotswoman of Year Awards.
Last year we launched a new category to secure the legacy of SWOTY and crowned our first ever Young Scotswoman of the Year. Our exciting new category is open again in 2019 to girls and young females between the ages of 12 and 21.
We are proud that we have celebrated their contributions for more than half a century and we look forward to doing so for many years to come.
Callum Baird, Managing Editor, Glasgow Times
St. Enoch Centre is a leading Scottish retail destination located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre.
St. Enoch has more than 90 retailers under one roof including an unrivalled selection of leading department stores, exclusive brands and Scotland’s largest food court. The centre is popular amongst shoppers of all ages and features a number of great brands, including Hotel Chocolat, H&M, Disney Store and Fossil. Other major retailers within the Centre include Debenhams, Boots, Dorothy Perkins and Quiz.
The 850,000 sq ft centre, which was the first of its kind in Scotland when it opened in 1989, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019 and work is currently well underway on the £40 million redevelopment to create a nine-screen VUE cinema as well as bringing in new restaurants and retailers, due to open summer 2020.
Renowned for its Victorian architecture, ornate pillars and chandeliers and regarded as a landmark building and location, Grand Central hotel has set the tone for style and services within the city for decades. A classic fixture, the hotel is loved for its modern-day interpretation of the traditional British hotel experience – offering relaxed luxury and unstuffy service, all in a great location for guest travel, situated adjacent to Central Station and just 8 miles from Glasgow Airport.
Mackay and Inglis, printers and print finishers, are based in Glasgow and have the experience and resources to deliver quality printed jobs to our customers across Scotland. Our product range includes commercial stationery, programmes, brochures, magazines, annual reports and leaflets for the public and private sectors including Glasgow Times.
2018 Scotswoman of the Year
Five years ago, at the age of 19, Lucy became the youngest person in Scotland to be diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Since then, she has opened up her life to raise awareness of this devastating condition and has fought to raise money for a cure – £183,000 and counting. Lucy lives life to the max, refusing to give up, and her positive attitude and determination to support others has touched the hearts of many.
2018 Young Scotswoman of the Year
Already a multiple World and Paralympic medallist and world record holder, Maria added a European gold and a Commonwealth Games silver to her impressive resume at the Gold Coast last year. The teenager, from Dunbar, inspires many with her determination to overcome the obstacles she faces living with cerebral palsy. Maria also manages to find time to support local charities including East Lothian Special Needs Play Scheme and Support in Mind Scotland. Maria was one of the first British athletes to talk about the mental health stresses involved in dealing with life both on and off the track and she has been widely praised for helping to end the stigma of mental health issues.
Association with the Glasgow Times Scotswoman of the Year Awards in association with St Enoch Centre will:
* Position your company as a leading organisations supporting Scottish women
* Offer your organisation flexible, long term tactical media activity.
* Provide exclusivity; entertain key clients in a relaxed, informed and unique environment.
* Enable you to achieve tighter targeting by building and deepening the relationship with your desired audience segment along with key business figures.
Sponsorship of this exclusive opportunity is available, to discuss this opportunity further, please contact: Lyndsay Wilson, Events Director, Evening Times (Newsquest Scotland Events).
For more information on the event or to find out more about the awards, please contact event organiser Nina Holmes on 0141 302 6036.