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The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to launch the inaugural Inspiring Glasgow Awards which celebrate the people and organisations that make Glasgow great.
Glasgow has a long and distinguished history of innovators, pioneers and traders who have made their made their mark on the world stage.

As two of the city’s most trusted and respected institutions, both celebrating their 230th anniversaries in 2013, the time is right to recognise the new generation of citizens who are making a tremendous contribution to the cultural and economic climate of Glasgow.

Working in partnership with Glasgow’s new city brand – PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW – we will be rewarding individuals and organisations who have gone beyond the call of duty to encourage, mentor and support investment and growth in Glasgow.

We are inviting entries in ten categories including business, education, arts, culture and sport. All categories are open to individuals, businesses and third sector organisations.

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce deputy chief executive Richard Muir added: “It’s fitting that two of Glasgow’s most trusted and respected institutions, both celebrating their 230th anniversary this year, have joined forces to celebrate the people and organisations which contribute freely to the economy and culture of the city – to the benefit of citizens throughout our society.
“This partnership will provide a high-profile platform to reinforce our joint commitment to corporate social responsibility and we look forward to receiving lots of really strong nominations.”

Herald Editor Magnus Llewellin said: “The Herald is delighted to be launching these inaugural awards. The people and organisations who help make Glasgow a great city to live and work in have a great story to tell and we look forward to helping them celebrate their successes.”

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 and rewarding 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 supporting these important awards in their inaugural year and the milestone anniversaries of both The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.”

The awards will be presented at a celebratory dinner on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Scottish entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter will be guest speaker for this inaugural event.

Sir Tom said: “As business is central to Scotland’s development and has a pivotal role to play in driving us up and out of recession I’m delighted to be participating in the Inspiring City Awards.
“Glasgow has a proud history in commerce but also a unique opportunity to capitalise on that history and lead, not follow, in the development of the next generation of leading enterprises taking on the world. Let’s celebrate Glasgow’s success and plan out its future, a future where opportunity flourishes for all.”

Entry is free and nominations can be made easily online at: