Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB), said: “The Inspiring City Awards are aimed at recognising those truly remarkable individuals, businesses and organisations that consistently go the extra mile to ensure Glasgow continues to flourish.   “From those inspiring action in their local community to those enhancing the city’s reputation internationally, people make Glasgow, which is why the city is delighted to be continuing its support for these important awards.”

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said:
“Our city has been renowned for enterprise and creativity throughout its history so The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce deserve huge credit for recognising both the individuals and organisations that make Glasgow.

“As two of our greatest institutions themselves, The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce have helped shape the destiny of the city for more than two centuries by encouraging debate about the issues that matter and giving industry a common voice. “Glasgow has always been synonymous with art and culture so we had no hesitation in supporting this award, and look forward to another fantastic Inspiring City Awards later this year.”

Professor John Wilson, Executive Dean of Glasgow School for Business and Society, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), said: “Glasgow School for Business and Society is delighted to support these awards which helps highlight the economic and employment impact of companies and organisations within the city. This is a vital way for the city to gain profile for its commercial elements and its commitment to quality, growth and globalisation.”

June Walker, Chief Executive of Glasgow Credit Union said:  ‘We’re delighted to be supporting the Inspiring City Awards again this year.  It’s a unique celebration of all the positive things that are happening in our city, in business, sport, community initiatives, education and beyond.  With everything that’s happening in and around Glasgow this year, there’s a real buzz about the city and what better way to highlight this than to celebrate the people that help to make the city great.’

Stephen Flynn, Vice Chairman of Glasgow Taxis Ltd, said: “The Inspiring City Awards are a fantastic way of not only recognising but also rewarding those individuals and organisations that go above and beyond to support and encourage investment and growth in Glasgow.  “Their contributions are tremendously important to the city and we’re extremely pleased to be supporting this year’s Awards.”

Anne Ledgerwood, general manager of St. Enoch Centre, said: “As one of Glasgow’s biggest shopping destinations, we’re proud to support the Inspiring City Awards 2014. “With so much going on in the city this year, it is more important than ever to showcase the achievements of the individuals and organisations who work hard to promote and develop Glasgow. “It is thanks to the efforts of those who go above and beyond that Glasgow continues to be a significant player on the world stage.”