It is time to celebrate…

The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in association with award winning city brand, PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW, are delighted to continue to celebrate the wealth and breadth of community, business, arts and sports organisations who are working tirelessly for this great city.

This year’s awards are supported by Anderson Strathern, Developing the Young Workforce, Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Fort, Glasgow Welcomes, Glasgow Taxis, Hacking & Paterson Management Services, Kings Theatre & Theatre Royal, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Ross Wilson Public Relations, Sir Robert McAlpine and Whyte & Mackay. These organisations have joined forces to host a glittering awards ceremony, hosted by STV’s Jennifer Reoch on Thursday, September 6, held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel. The event will bring together Glasgow’s GREATS!

This year saw a record number of entries with a fantastic line up of finalists including Allied Vehicles, Glasgow Council on Alcohol, LINIAN Supply Co Ltd and Tennents Training Academy to name a few.

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stuart Patrick said: “Two of the city’s most trusted and respected institutions have again joined forces with the city’s PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW brand to celebrate the individuals and organisations which contribute freely to the culture and economy of the city – to the benefit of all our citizens. It has become one of the highlights of the year, and all at the Chamber are looking forward to another memorable evening on September 6.”

Alison McRae, Senior Director, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce added: “The Developing Young Workforce Glasgow team is delighted to have been involved in this event since it began! It is truly one of the highlights of the awards calendar and once again this year promises to be better than the last.”

Craig Martin, Chair of the Glasgow Welcomes Initiative, and Head of HR at Glasgow Airport also said: “We’re really excited about the Inspiring City Awards this year, with a great calibre of entries for the Glasgow Welcomes Service Champion category. We’re delighted with the response and look forward to an evening which will celebrate best practice across the city.”

Stephen Flynn, Chairman of Glasgow Taxis said: “Glasgow is a very dynamic city and it is these companies and individuals nominated at The Inspiring City Awards who have aided in making this already brilliant city even more vibrant. Every year the Glasgow Taxis team leave feeling inspired by the great work being done across the city and we love nothing more than to see the nominees and winners receive the credit they deserve.

These awards celebrate a sense of community spirit, a principle which Glasgow Taxis are proud to share. We also recognise the important role of many organisations and individuals in encouraging the communities of Glasgow to continue to strive for success in education, business and social responsibility.”

David Doran, Director at Hacking and Paterson Management added: “Everyone at Hacking & Paterson is looking forward to the event on 6th September and celebrating the significant contribution all the finalists have made to our great city. As sponsors of the Inspiring City Awards 2018, we are particularly looking forward to meeting the nominees for the Legacy Award and extending our congratulations to all the worthy winners. “

Mark Gibson, Regional Managing Director, Sir Robert McAlpine, comments: “Sir Robert McAlpine has made a significant contribution to the arts and cultural buildings of Glasgow and, as we approach our 150-year anniversary, we have been reflecting on the strong foundations that our rich heritage provides for the future. We are keen to celebrate the people and projects that make a positive impact in our lives and build a lasting legacy, which is why we are really looking forward to this year’s Inspiring City Awards.”

Guests at the event can expect an evening filled with entertainment and will also hear from Geoff Ellis as he speaks about why DF Concerts brought TRSNMT to this vibrant city.

To attend the awards, please contact Kirsty Loughlin on 0141 302 6016 or visit,

Art and Culture Award
Supported by Sir Robert McAlpine

Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival and Wee Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival for Children and Young People
King’s Theatre & Theatre Royal
Tron Theatre
Vox Motus

Carer(s) of the Year Award
Supported by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Contact the Elderly
Flora Kerr
The NHS Centre for Integrative Care
The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award
GCU Glasgow School for Business and Society

Allied Vehicles
Glasgow Taxis
Merck, BioReliance Services
St. Enoch Centre

Education Award
Supported by Glasgow Taxis

Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation (CeFRI), Department of Accounting and Finance, Strathclyde Business School
Gail Morrison
Glasgow Clyde College
Impact Arts
Tennents Training Academy

Environmental Award
Supported by Anderson Strathern

Clyde Shopping Centre
Friends of Glasgow Local Nature Reserves
Knightswood Secondary School
Renewable Parts
Turning Point Scotland

Innovation in Business Award
Supported by King’s Theatre & Theatre Royal

Glasgow Taxis
LINIAN Supply Co Ltd
Renewable Parts
Sticky Heelz

Outstanding contribution by a Young Business Leader Award
Supported by Ross Wilson Public Relations

Chitresh Sharma
Dagmawi Belay
Fred Pullar
Lauren Stewart

Outstanding contribution by a Business Leader Award
Supported by Whyte & Mackay
Andrew Duncan
Anne Mulhern
Colin Lamb
Mark Haslam

Sport Award
Free Wheel North
Glasgow Eagles Sports Club
Jonathan Willcox
Raza Sadiq


Clare Cannon
Glasgow Council on Alcohol
Linda Bell
Susan Wilson

Industry & Young People Innovation Award
Supported by Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow

Enterprise Academy @Parkhill
Impact Arts
Merck, BioReliance Services
Tennents Training Academy & UTD Sports
The Drink Cabinet

Legacy Award
Supported by Hacking & Paterson Management

Glasgow Recovery Aftercare Communities
Glasgow Tigers Speedway
The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice
Glasgow Eagles Sports Club

Glasgow Welcomes Service Champion
Supported by Glasgow Welcomes

Gail Morrison
Glasgow Taxis
Ibis Glasgow City Centre Hotel
University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre

Young Person Award
Supported by Glasgow Fort

Abdul Haseeb
Asma Mohammed
Dagmawi Belay
Ross John Penman
Savannah Ross

Lifetime Achievement
Supported by Glasgow Airport

The winner of this award will be announced on the night