Time to recognise and celebrate the inspirations of Glasgow.

Organised by The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in association with the world renowned brand PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW, the Inspiring City Awards 2018 provides a platform for the people of Glasgow to shine.

We are asking the citizens of Glasgow to nominate businesses, educational institutions and charities who have gone beyond the call of duty to make Glasgow a success.

citzenM walked away as winners of the Glasgow Welcomes Service Champions in 2017 as guest satisfaction was at the core of everything we do.

Craig Martin, Head of HR at Glasgow Airport and Chair of Glasgow Welcomes said: “Glasgow Welcomes inspires and develops our people to deliver outstanding levels of customer service to provide a truly memorable visitor experience.

“We’re keen to recognise individuals or businesses working in Glasgow’s tourism, leisure, retail and hospitality sectors who have made a stand-out contribution to the city’s reputation for customer service excellence.”

David Doran, Chief Executive at Hacking and Paterson added: “We are proud of our long-standing establishment in the city of Glasgow and firmly believe in supporting local and surrounding communities, particularly in the investment in, and continued maintenance of, the city’s housing stock for the benefit of its homeowners.

“Having supported the Inspiring City Awards Legacy Award for the third year running, Hacking and Paterson Management Services are encouraged by the long-lasting contributions made by like-minded individuals and organisations to create positive change for the betterment of Glasgow and its people and we look forward to the 2018 Awards highlighting the special efforts of new entrants.”

Stephen Flynn, Chairman of Glasgow Taxis commented: “We believe in the power of strong communities as a force for good, and the ethos of The Inspiring Cities’ Education Award underpins everything that we believe makes the Glasgow community such a special one.

“This city has always looked to improve the life of its people by pioneering innovative learning and development solutions, so it’s an honour to celebrate those who have dedicated their careers to engaging, motivating and moulding the people of Glasgow. Glasgow Taxis are very proud to show our support by sponsoring this award.”

New for this year is the Young Person Award supported by Glasgow Fort. Phil Goodman – Centre Director, Glasgow Fort said: “Since opening nearly 15 years ago, Glasgow Fort has worked to support and help develop the communities around it.

“Much of this work has been focused around young people and so initiatives such as our groundbreaking work with FARE to help break down territorialism in the East End and with Playbusters in street play initiatives encouraging children and families to develop a more active lifestyle, have been widely recognised for the contribution they have made.

“Latterly, we continue to work with young people and this year sees the second of our Bright Lights programmes take off , designed to get young people ready for the wold of work and managed in conjunction with our own retail and restaurant occupiers who provide on the job training to support the classroom activity on which the course is based.

“We are delighted therefore to be supporting the Inspiring City Awards young person’s category, especially so in this, Scotland’s First Year of Young People.”

Professor John Lennon, Dean of Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), said: “As the University for the Common Good we promote socially responsible citizenship behaviours by individuals, businesses and organisations.

“We educate and encourage our students to make a positive contribution to society as critical participants and responsible leaders. We are proud to sponsor an award that recognises the positive economic and social impact of the world-class companies and organisations based in Glasgow.”

Alison McRae, Senior Director, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce also added: “The Developing Young Workforce Glasgow Industry and Young People Innovation Award is an opportunity for businesses to profile the work they have been doing to support young people across the city.

“Working with industry to create interesting and relevant opportunities for young people is at the heart of DYW. We would like to see applications from businesses that believe they have gone the extra mile in developing the workforce for the future.”

Entry is FREE and all nominations can be made online on our dedicated event site – https://newsquestscotlandevents.com/events/icas/

If you would like to know more about the event, please contact Kirsty Loughlin on 0141 302 6016 or email Kirsty.loughlin@newsquest.co.uk

You have until Wednesday, July 18, 2018 do not miss the opportunity to reward your team’s success.