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 AHR, City Building, Developing the Young Workforce, European Championships 2018, Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Employer Board, Glasgow Welcomes, Glasgow Taxis, Hacking & Paterson Management Services, Laings of Glasgow, Scottish Water, Scullion LAW, Simon Driscoll Consultancy and The Watson Foundation. These organisations have joined together to host a glittering awards ceremony, hosted by Jennifer Reoch on Thursday, September 7, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Glasgow, the event will bring together the great and the good of Glasgow.

This year, saw a record number of entries with Glasgow companies leading the way through manufacturing special purpose vehicles for disables users, outward looking charities, focussed on the betterment of all Glasgow residents to fantastic care groups who strive to aid the lives of so many.

Alison McRae, Programme Director, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said “I have been lucky enough to be 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, Glasgow Employer Board said: “Last year I was on stage to accept an award on behalf of Glasgow Airport and this year I am delighted to be back again presenting an award in my capacity as Chair of the Glasgow Employer Board. It is always a great night showcasing the best of Glasgow.”

David Doran, Partner, Hacking and Paterson Management Services said: “All of us at Hacking and Paterson are so looking forward to the Inspiring City Awards Gala Dinner on 7th September. This will be a true celebration of the people and organisations who make Glasgow great and we are especially keen to meet the worthy nominees for the Legacy Award and congratulating all the deserving winners.”

Nicholas Scullion, MD, Scullion LAW said ‘We are truly inspired by the quality of entries this year and would like to thank everyone who contributes to make Glasgow great especially those who care for others. We at Scullion LAW are committed to all the individuals we work with and for. Our people go above and beyond for others, supporting them with a wide range of legal needs. It is our role to make each client feel special during what is often a distressing time in their lives – that is why we want to reward and recognise the caring individuals in our community who support others who are in need in a variety of ways daily. Our motto is, we rise by lifting others. Making others feel cared for and valued is the best gift you can give’.

Simon Driscoll, Managing Director, Simon Driscoll Consultancy said: “As a local Glasgow business, I’m delighted to be part of the 2017 Inspiring City Awards supporting other local companies and individuals. These awards truly show that people do make Glasgow and something I’m very proud to be associated with.”

John M Watson OBE of The Watson Foundation said: “This will be another splendid occasion where inspiring people from all walks of life will be justly rewarded. The Watson Foundation

Is delighted to be involved again in celebrating the talent that helps makes Glasgow great.”

Craig Martin, Chair of the Glasgow Welcomes Initiative and Head of HR at Glasgow Airport said: “We’re really excited about the Inspiring City Awards, as this is the first time Glasgow Welcomes is sponsoring a category. We’re delighted with the response and look forward to an evening which will celebrate best practice across the city.”

Richard Blair, Director of AHR, said “With such a diverse range of awards and contenders we are really excited to be supporting the event this year. No other event brings Glasgow together like the Inspiring City Awards.”

Dr Graham Paterson, Executive Director of City Building, said: “The Inspiring City Awards are always a highlight of the Glasgow social calendar, giving some of the individuals and businesses that make our city great the recognition they deserve.

“As one of the city’s biggest employers, we are committed to celebrating organisations which have taken innovative and inspiring steps to foster economic growth within Glasgow.

“We are proud to be a part of the experience, and wish all those shortlisted the very best of luck.”

Alan R. Thomson, Head of Corporate Relations, Scottish Water said:“ it is great to see the quality and range of entries for all of this year’s awards. Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted and I look forward to a great evening to recognise the fantastic achievements of businesses in the City”

Stephen Flynn, Chairman of Glasgow Taxis Ltd, said: “Every year the Inspiring City Awards shows its gratitude to individuals and businesses for their significant contributions to making the city a better place. It is a privilege to be able to sponsor the education award and to recognise the major role played by teachers, lecturers and other institutions across the city. We are proud to be a supporter of this great evening, and look forward to celebrating the incredible Glaswegians that help make our city so special.”

Glasgow 2018 Championships Director Colin Hartley said: “The Inspiring City Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the many individuals and organisations who help make Glasgow such a prosperous and vibrant city. This year’s awards come during a golden era for sport with the city set to host the 2018 European Championships – the biggest event to be staged in Scotland since the Commonwealth Games.

“Glasgow 2018 will help inspire a new generation of young athletes building on the hard work and commitment of sports clubs, coaches and volunteers across the city who do so much to promote sport at a grassroots level. Those are the very qualities that will be recognised at the Inspiring City Awards and we look forward to hearing the successes of all the shortlisted finalists.”

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “There are so many people and organisations that have dedicated their time to the development of the city, and they deserve huge credit for making Glasgow such a fantastic place to live, work and invest. “We look forward to another fantastic Inspiring City Awards ceremony later this year.”