7 October 2021DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central

Welcome to The Glasgow Business Awards 2021
brought to you by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce


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“The last 12 months have been one of the most challenging periods in history for families, customers, businesses and communities throughout Scotland.

“For companies across all sectors, this has been a testing time and as we begin to exit lockdown it is wonderful to see the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Awards return.  These awards holds an important space on the city’s business and social calendar and Royal Bank of Scotland is delighted once again to partner and support the event.

“Whether an owner, client or customer, the last year has been a reminder of the important role our city’s businesses serve and we would encourage everyone to join in this celebration of the value they provide for us all.”

Malcolm Buchanan, Chair, Scotland Board, Royal Bank of Scotland

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What the 2019 winners say about the awards

  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Excellence in Communications

    Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity - Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail

    There have been 200 Oor Wullies all over Scotland, 60 in the West of Scotland, and over the summer the public enjoyed seeing and interacting with them. They have all been auctioned off and raised £419,000, and along with the other donations we expect Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to bring in £500,000.

    Shona Cardle CEO
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Innovation in Business

    EGG Lighting

    We are surprised and delighted that we won the award. We were not expecting this. It’s fantastic. There are so many really good companies here tonight and to get recognition in our own city in this community of very good businesses is amazing.

    Matthew Bonner and Brian O’Reilly Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Healthy and Active Workplace

    Glasgow Airport Ltd

    It is fantastic recognition for the airport and testament to all the hard work that Jackie O’Mara and the team have undertaken. Everyone works hard, and we always want to improve everyone’s physical health and well-being in the workplace.

    Mark Johnston and Jackie O’Mara Managing Director and Occupational Health Adviser
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Entrepreneur of the Year

    Kieran Coyle, Premiership Experience

    It is great to have won this award. Now with our offices in Shanghai and India, we are a truly international business with opportunities to expand, but our heart and headquarters are in Glasgow. To attain this award tonight is fantastic.

    Kieran Coyle Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Green Champion

    Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), University of Strathclyde

    We’re delighted to win this particular award. We put sustainability at the very centre of everything we do. We’ve worked hard to gain Green Tourism Gold accreditation and we want to embed sustainability to help clients understand how they can make their events greener and have less carbon impact on the world.

    Gordon Hodge Head of Conferencing and Events
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Family Business of the Year

    Allied Vehicles Group

    It’s really exciting. We are a true family business based in Glasgow and I’ve just started working full time this year. We’re delighted to win this award, it means a lot to everyone.

    Cameron Facenna Manager
  • The Glasgow Business Award for
    International Trade

    Premiership Experience

    It is superb to be recognised for our international work. While football experiences have always been the core, we now have dancing and performing arts, which has been part of the business for the last three years. We have 70 children from China coming to Glasgow to see Scottish Opera and the Confucius Institute, who are our partners.

    Kieran Coyle Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Sustainable Development

    Ideeas Ltd

    This is absolutely incredible. We are a very small company and we’ve had a whirlwind of projects and adventures, looking at renewables, sustainable management studies at festivals and events across the UK. This really helps raise our profile because this is what we do, we advocate for sustainable everything.

    Eireann Harkins Sustainability Manager
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Young Business Person of the Year

    Tony Quinn, Silver Cloud Ltd

    It’s amazing. I’m really delighted to win Young Business Person of the Year. I started the business five years ago in a room with a phone and laptop, and we had no customers. We now have over 1,000 customers and a turnover of just under £5 million this year, with 35 staff.

    Tony Quinn CEO
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Fair Work (1-50 employees)

    Connect Three

    This is about recognition for what we do. It is really important for us to practice what we preach. We are there to help businesses be more productive and get the best out of their people. As career and people consultants, we like to do that by demonstrating best practice in our own business.

    Colin Lamb Chief Explorer
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Fair Work (51 employees or over)


    We all work so hard and for the best interests of our staff and clients. We look after people’s mental health with free counselling services in the community. Our service is so in demand that we can’t meet everyone we need to and winning this award will help to raise the profile for clients.

    Scott McAlpine Head of Operations
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Small-Medium Business

    Silver Cloud Ltd

    It’s phenomenal. It’s all about the staff and the amazing year that we have had and the growth we’ve had with the business. I’m ecstatic for them. Without the staff and their dedication, we wouldn’t have won this award.

    Michael McMillan Silver Cloud
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Large Business

    Allied Vehicles Group

    We are absolutely delighted to win this award. We came last year and saw the standard of the entries involved, so to go away with a trophy this year is amazing. We worked really hard on our people agenda and on training and we have over 700 staff.

    Gemma Zak-Duport Communications Manager
  • Evening Times Award
    for Glasgow’s Favourite Business


    This is so nice to be appreciated. We are all massively engrained in the business. We’ve worked in mysterious ways for 18 years, throwing parties and creating artist studios and all this stuff no-one knows us for, then everyone thinks we’ve only been around for the past few years.

    Meryl Gilbert Commercial Manager
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Award
    for Most Outstanding Business

    Allied Vehicles Group

    Winning this award in a field of fantastic and highly impressive businesses is a crowning achievement for Allied Vehicles Group so I’d like to thank all of our employees, without whom this wouldn’t be possible.

    Gerry Facenna Owner
  • Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Award
    for Lifetime Achievement

    Ian Curle

    It was a great honour to receive this award from Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, and I have to say it came as a real surprise. I would like to thank all of my former colleagues in Edrington around the world and in the wider Scotch Whisky sector for helping me to enjoy a long and fulfilling career in this wonderful global industry. (Award was collected by Graham Hutcheon)

    Ian Curle Former Chief Executive Officer, Edrington