Those promoting meaningful shifts towards a more open, sustainable and innovative future for the Scottish economy will be celebrated at next weeks inaugural, Herald Pioneer Awards.

The event which is organised by The Herald and supported by CGI, City of Glasgow College and Newton Property Management, is set to recognise and reward companies across all business sectors who have engaged in sustainability and innovation in climate change action, driving for a more sustainable Scotland.
Finalists from both businesses and individuals across 11 categories that recognise innovation, entrepreneurship, cultural change and sustainability will be rewarded.

Hosted by weather presenter Sean Batty, the awards will be presented at a black-tie awards ceremony which takes place on Wednesday, November 13 at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.

Lindsay McGranaghan, Senior Vice President, Scotland said: “CGI is looking forward to presenting the award for Innovation in STEM at the inaugural Herald Pioneer Awards. CGI recognises the growing need for expertise in STEM subjects in the Scottish economy and beyond. The high number of quality entries is a reflection of the great work being done in this space. Congratulations to all the Herald Pioneer Award finalists.”

Roy Gardner, Vice Principal Corporate Development & Innovation, City of Glasgow College, added: “With four finalists in the SME Innovation category, we are looking forward to seeing the range of innovative solutions these businesses have created to tackle the impact of sustainability.”

Derek MacDonald, Joint Managing Director, Newton Property Management concluded: “The standard of the entrants to this year’s event is truly outstanding. It’s such a tough decision for the judges. Everyone on the shortlist is in fact a winner in our eyes.”

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Or for more information, please call Kirsty Loughlin, Events Manager, on 0141 302 6016 or email

2019 Shortlist

Research Business Award
EGG lighting
Ingenza Ltd & Amprologix Ltd

Pioneer Award
Altitude Thinking
Gordon McConnell
John Hancox, Scottish Fruit Trees

SME Innovation – sponsored by City of Glasgow College
CelluComp Ltd
EGG lighting
Proterra Energy Ltd

Climate Neutral
Dundee and Angus College
University of the West of Scotland

Diversity in Innovation
Young Enterprise Scotland

Circular Breakthrough
CMS Windows Systems
EGG lighting

Altitude Thinking

Sustainable Business Award
Bright Green Business
Newton Property Management
Scottish Leather Group Limited
Total Homes Co-operative

Young Pioneers – sponsored by Newton Property Management
Dale Colley – Altitude Thinking
Rebecca Menzies
Innovation in STEM – sponsored by CGI
Glasgow Clyde College
STEM Glasgow
West Lothian College

Partnership for Change
2050 Climate Group
Bright Green Business
Circular Glasgow, an initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
Ingenza Ltd & Amprologix Ltd
The Leven Programme