3 October 2019, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central

Welcome to The Glasgow Business Awards 2019

The 2019 Glasgow Business Awards has closed for nominations, and judging is now underway. 

Take part in the public vote for The Evening Times Glasgow's Favourite Business by clicking here. 

Keep an eye on @GlasgowBusAward for the latest #GBA19 news and finalist shortlisting announcements.

The Awards will take place on 3 October 2019 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central. 

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“For more than a generation these awards have offered an opportunity to celebrate the wealth of skill and depth of talent which exists here in this city, showcasing the enterprise and ingenuity which keeps Glasgow at the forefront of Scottish business.

“This is our third year supporting these awards and we continue to be inspired by the outstanding entrants who call this city their home. We wish 2019’s entrants the very best of luck – all proud ambassadors for business in Glasgow.”

Jim McIntyre, Regional Director, Royal Bank of Scotland

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What the 2018 winners say about the awards

  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Family Business of the Year

    S Collins & Son

    We’ve won over 70 industry awards, including Scottish Butcher of the Year, but to win The Glasgow Business Award for Family Business of the Year is something special. It gives us and our 25 staff the recognition for all the hard work we do every day. I’ll be back in the shop again at 5.00 am tomorrow sharing this award with our guys who make it all possible.

    Stewart Collins Owner
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Sustainable Development

    City Building LLP

    It is a superb achievement and we are really delighted. It’s been a fabulous evening and a credit to everyone at City Building. We are all very, very pleased about this

    Craig Manson Environmental Officer
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Business (1-99 employees)

    Premiership Experience

    I can’t thank everyone enough for this amazing award. It is something I will cherish. It has been a fabulous few years growing the business and increasing our footprint across the world, especially into China. This is not just for me but for my family and their fantastic support, and for the people who have made Premiership Experience something truly special. I’d also like to thank Glasgow Chamber of Commerce for their support which has certainly helped me

    Kieran Coyle Founder and Owner
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Business (100 + employees)

    A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd

    We were delighted to win Best Performing Large Business, the team work tirelessly to deliver our exceptional quality standards. Winning this award is recognition of their efforts and shows the hugely positive effect it has on the business as a whole.

    Jennifer Phin Managing Directir
  • Evening Times Award
    for Glasgow’s Favourite Business

    Dear Green Coffee Roasters

    It was such a surprise to win and we have been overwhelmed by the positive response and the messages of congratulations that have poured in afterwards and throughout the year following. The populist vote is a great one to win. For a company to be named after the city that voted it Glasgow's Favourite Business is pretty special and a great acknowledgment and appreciation for the hard work of our team!

    Lisa Lawson Founder
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Award
    for Most Outstanding Business

    Renewable Parts Ltd

    We’ve just received an unexpected yet pleasant surprise, and our team has been left speechless when it was announced we were the winners of the Royal Bank of Scotland Award for Most Outstanding Business. It’s an incredible honour for us, and we couldn’t be prouder

    James Barry Chief Executive
  • Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Award
    for Lifetime Achievement

    Bill Munro, Barrhead Travel

    Bill Munro could not be with the audience but sent his best wishes by video link. He said he was proud to have built his travel business in Glasgow. He said people in Glasgow work hard and love their holidays and he had a commitment to make sure that people got excellent value for the money the spent on their time off. He said he had loved every minute.

    Bill Munro Chairman, Barrhead Travel
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Young Business Person of the Year

    Kieran Coyle, Premiership Experience

    Although we operate across several international markets, to be recognised in your own city and with two Glasgow Business Awards was a very proud moment for the business, as well as myself personally. It is also testament to the hard work of the team as we continue to push the boundaries in markets such as China, the Middle East & US.

    Kieran Coyle Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Excellence in Communications

    Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

    We’re absolutely thrilled to receive this award and delighted for the whole team to be receiving such great recognition. We’re very proud to be Glasgow’s hospice and can’t thank Glasgow Chamber of Commerce enough for its continued support.

    Heather Manson Director of Fundraising
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Innovation in Business

    Renewable Parts Ltd

    Innovation is key to our philosophy and lies at the heart of all we do, so we are absolutely made up to have won the Innovation in Business Award. What a night for all of us

    Ewan Anderson Founder and Technical Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Healthy and Active Worplace

    City Building LLP

    We think this win says something about our great culture inside City Building in that we want to promote a healthy and active workplace where people can look after themselves and their health and fitness. We are delighted to have won this prestigious award

    Craig Manson Environmental Officer
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Green Champion

    Clyde Shopping Centre

    We work very hard every day to make sure the Clyde Shopping Centre in Clydebank is a great place to shop and that we are reducing our carbon footprint. Winning this award makes it all so worthwhile. We have a small team and we’re constantly doing what we can to become a greener, more efficient business. To get acknowledgment at an event like this is very special indeed and it will motivate everyone to keep going and continue to improve.

    David Stewart Environmental Manager
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Entrepreneur of the Year

    Andrew Duncan, Swarm Online

    I'm absolutely thrilled to win this prestigious and much coveted award. I hope to inspire others to follow their dreams in starting a business and joining our very vibrant community of entrepreneurs.

    Andrew Duncan Founder and Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award for
    International Trade

    Speyside Distillers Co Ltd

    We are delighted and honoured to receive this award. While we’re a whisky company with our roots in Speyside, our sales and marketing teams work in Glasgow. This is the lifeblood of selling overseas. I’m so pleased for all of our people,” said John Harvey McDonough, CEO.

    John Harvey McDonough Chief Execuitve
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    Healthy and Active Workplace

    City Building LLP

    We think this win says something about our great culture inside City Building in that we want to promote a healthy and active workplace where people can look after themselves and their health and fitness. We are delighted to have won this prestigious award

    Craig Manson Environmental Officer
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    Fair Work (1-50 employees)

    Hogganfield Loch Care Home

    We were delighted to hear that we had been winners in this category. We wanted to attend what sounded like a superb evening but we also wanted to ensure that our residents were well cared for. Our staff is really what makes this a special place

    Aileen Whitelock Manager
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    Fair Work (51 employees or over)

    Hogganfield Loch Care Home

    We are so pleased to have won this award. We are honoured to have been recognised for our culture and fair working practices. Over the last two years we have grown rapidly and while doing so have worked hard to make sure our values remain at the heart of everything we do. This award gives recognition to the strong equitable culture we have

    Jennifer Adams Corporate Development Director.

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