The finalists for Glasgow’s 2018 Inspiring City Awards, run in association with People Make Glasgow, have been announced.

Now in their sixth year, organised by The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, the awards celebrate the people and organisations that make Glasgow a remarkable place to live, work and play.

We are delighted to be working with Anderson Strathern, Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Fort, Glasgow Welcomes, Glasgow Taxis, Hacking and Paterson Management, Kings Theatre & Theatre Royal, NHS Great Glasgow and Clyde, Ross Wilson Public Relations and Sir Robert McAlpine to celebrate the incredible talent in Glasgow, through business, education, arts and the environment by hosting the annual awards ceremony on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stuart Patrick said: “Huge congratulations to our shortlisted finalists, all of whom would be deserved winners.

“The Inspiring City Awards is the perfect platform to reward the remarkable individuals, businesses and organisations that go the extra mile to ensure Glasgow continues to flourish at home and internationally.”

The black-tie event will take place at the Double Tree by Hilton, Glasgow, bringing together those at the heart of making Glasgow flourish.

Alison McRae, Senior Director, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce said: “On behalf of the Developing Young Workforce Glasgow team, I’d like to congratulate the shortlisted finalists.

“It was a tough decision to get it down to these organisations. Each one would be a deserved winner.”

Professor John Lennon, Dean of Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), said: Glasgow School for Business and Society would like to congratulate all finalists and particularly, of course, those shortlisted for the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

“To be shortlisted is itself an impressive achievement and we look forward to hearing how these organisations enhance lives and business in Glasgow.”

Phil Goodman, Centre Director at Glasgow Fort added: “We are delighted to be associated with the Inspiring City Awards this year and we are particularly proud to be sponsoring the Young person’s category, in this Scotland’s first year of Young people.

“We applaud all of the finalists for getting this far and wish them the very best of luck for the big night.”

Stephen Flynn, Chairman of Glasgow Taxis also said: “We would like to congratulate all of this year’s finalists, especially those in The Inspiring City Award’s Education Award category.

“Each candidate has made a significant contribution to individuals, their sector and to Glasgow as a whole.

“As a Glaswegian company we are steadfast in our support of this fantastic city in any way possible, so we cannot think of a group of people we would more proudly sponsor than those individuals and businesses who have been nominated for their diligence in positively impacting the learning and development sector in Glasgow.”

Craig Martin, Head of HR, Glasgow Airport, and Chair, Glasgow Welcomes Initiative also said: “Many congratulations to all the finalists nominated for the category of Glasgow Welcomes Service Champion.

“These individuals and businesses represent the finest of our city’s tourism and hospitality sector and reflect the quality of Glasgow’s visitor experience. We wish them every success.”

David Doran, Director of Hacking and Paterson Management said: “We are pleased to sponsor the Inspiring City’s Legacy Award for the third year running and extend our congratulations to this year’s finalists.

“Nominations for the award showcase the significant differences being made throughout this city and highlight exactly what it is that makes Glasgow great. “Recognition of the people and organisations responsible for making such positive changes to our city is well-deserved.”

James Haworth, Theatre Director of King’s and Theatre Royal said: “Congratulations to all shortlisted in the Innovation in Business category.

“We look forward to hearing more from those who really pushed the boundaries within their organisation.”

Ross Wilson of Ross Wilson Public Relations said: “Those who have made the cut in the Outstanding Contribution by a Young Business Leader category deserve our congratulations for being selected as finalists.

“They clearly have something special to offer and should be very proud of making it this far. We look forward to this fantastic occasion in early September when the winner will be revealed.”

Mark Gibson, Regional Managing Director, Sir Robert McAlpine, commented: “We congratulate all the Art and Culture Award finalists for the tremendous contribution they make to enhancing Glasgow’s rich heritage and reputation worldwide.

“Sir Robert McAlpine is delighted to support this category as it aligns perfectly with our ambition to proudly build Britain’s future heritage, and our values to make a significant social impact.”

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