We are seeking the best and most imaginative work in the public and voluntary sector as we launch the Herald Society Awards 2018

Today we are delighted to launch the 2018 Herald Society Awards, which will highlight achievement in the public and third sectors, and are supported by CELCIS, evh, MacRoberts LLP and TSI.

Each year, an expert panel of judges helps us to assess the most dedicated workers and initiatives which have had an major impact and the most imaginative ideas from across Scotland. No other awards cover education, health, social services and charities in such breadth.

The awards, in 13 categories, recognise this hard work and the gala ceremony – to be held on Thursday November 1st, at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow – ia a chance to chance to meet with and celebrate those behind Scotland’s most inspiring social initiatives.

CELCIS is backing the new Improving Children’s Lives’ Award, which will recognise work to prioritise the needs of children of all ages. Claire Burns, Celcis’ Director of Programmes and Services says: “People change children’s lives for the better every day. We are looking for initiatives in Scotland’s public and third sectors that have made changes for the better that have provided real value for children, young people and their families.”

Eamonn Connolly, Director, evh said, “Once again, we are delighted to be associated with these prestigious awards; which celebrate those wonderful people who give selflessly for the betterment of their fellow citizens.” Helen Macneil, CEO of GCVS said: “The calibre of nominees last year was incredibly high, so we are looking forward to celebrating the important work being done by projects around the country.”

Valerie Surgenor, Partner, MacRoberts said: “We are delighted to once again sponsor the Herald Society Awards.

“The awards fit naturally with MacRoberts as we regularly work alongside and support Scottish organisations and social business in the Charities and Third Sector.”

To enter please visit www.herald-events.com/societyawards. Entry is free and you can enter multiple categories, but you must do so by Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

For more information contact Hannah Docherty on 0141 302 6037 or hannah.docherty@newsquest.co.uk