Alison McRae, Project Director at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “Inspiring500 was launched following the success of the partnership between Glasgow Chamber and The Herald and we are delighted that they are sponsoring the Industry & Youth Innovation Award.  “This award will recognise the businesses in the city who work hard to support our young people and we are delighted to be able to acknowledge their valuable work.”

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “The airport is incredibly proud to be the gateway to this fantastic city, welcoming millions of visitors from across the globe every year.  “Our city enjoys a well-earned reputation for enterprise and creativity throughout its history, so The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce deserve huge credit for organising these awards, which give due recognition to the individuals and organisations that make Glasgow so special.”

Anne Ledgerwood, general manager of St. Enoch Centre, said: “St. Enoch Centre is proud to sponsor the Inspiring City Awards 2015.  “Glasgow must be the envy of cities across the world right now. Last year we hosted the Commonwealth Games, we’ve got one of busiest live music venues internationally at the SSE Hydro and our reputation as a great place to do business continues to grow and thrive.  “It is an honour to acknowledge the people and organisations who are contributing to Glasgow’s success and enhancing its reputation as world-class.”

Professor John Lennon, Assistant Vice Principal, Glasgow Caledonian University 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 with a real interest in the social impact of their business. This is pivotal in building the profile of local businesses in the field of corporate social responsibility which our university continues to champion.”

Stephen Flynn, Vice Chairman of Glasgow Taxis Ltd, said: “The Inspiring City Awards have become a fantastic part of Glasgow’s events calendar, rewarding some of the most committed organisations and individuals who make this great city tick.  “Glasgow Taxis Ltd is once again a very proud supporter of the event this year and we are looking forward to another fantastic night of celebrations in September.”

NHSGGC Chairman Andrew Robertson, said, “Once again Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board are proud to support The Inspiring City Awards and to encourage the growing international reputation that Scotland’s largest city has gained for education, research, healthcare, development, innovation, hospitality, and sheer style!”

Susan Fauquier, regional managing director, business banking in Scotland, said: “The Royal Bank of Scotland is delighted to once again support the Inspiring City awards.  “The event is a celebration of everything that makes Glasgow great and we are honoured to be the sponsor of the Best Contribution by a Business Leader category.”

“Glasgow Clyde College are proud to be sponsoring the Industry and Business category of the Inspiring City Awards. We value all the young people growing up in and around the Glasgow area. Helping people make the most of their opportunities is paramount for Glasgow Clyde College and these awards help to recognise the great work the people of Glasgow are doing. We’re excited to be supporting the awards and look forward to celebrating the winners and watching to see what great things they achieve in the future.”

Anna Doran, Virgin Trains General Manager for Anglo-Scottish services, said: “There’s so many great things going on in Glasgow at the moment, we need an event like this to celebrate all the amazing people who are making it happen and we’re proud to play our part in supporting this. Virgin Trains has served Glasgow since 1997 and we have a really strong relationship with the city which goes from strength to strength.”