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Welcome to The Glasgow Business Awards 2022
brought to you by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

 We are delighted to announce the winners of The Glasgow Business Awards 2022.

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“We are delighted to once again be supporting The Glasgow Business Awards and celebrating the incredible businesses that make the city such a diverse, vibrant and important economy.

“This success is built upon the hard work and innovation of its entrepreneurs and business leaders who have faced the most incredible challenges over the last two years. The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate their resilience and devotion, something that we should all be proud of.” 

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

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What the 2021 winners say about the awards

  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Excellence in Communications

    San Marco Scotland Ltd (Battlefield Rest)

    Battlefield Rest is a unique place. I’m speechless and over the moon about winning the award. I’m very humbled, it has been a hard year and communications has been a priority.

    Marco Giannasi Owner
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Net Zero Achievement

    Star Refrigeration Ltd

    We are thrilled. We’re a Glasgow business and have been around for 51 years and to win this is fantastic. The net zero environment project that we won the award for was at John Brown’s shipyard in Glasgow, on Queen’s Quay.

    Angus Douglas Finance Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award for
    International Trade

    Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging

    We are really proud to have won this international trade award as we are exporting as far as Chile, Singapore and Australia. Everything we manufacture is bio-degradable and sustainable, if possible, and made in Glasgow.

    David MacDonald Owner and Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Sustainable Development

    Scottish Leather Group

    We’re absolutely delighted for the recognition of a journey that started way back in 2007 in terms of becoming the best company for low-carbon leather, anywhere in the world.

    Nicholas Muirhead Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Health and Wellbeing

    JW Filshill

    We are totally over the moon. Our wellness team has worked incredibly hard to support our people and their families and we will share this award with our people as we continue to help each other.

    Amanda Casey Health and Safety Manager
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Innovation in Business

    WEEE Scotland Ltd

    We are absolutely delighted to accept the Innovation in Business award. It’s massive winning in the year of COP26 in Glasgow. The last 18 months have been hard and coming back with this is the icing on the cake.

    Gerry Docherty Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Community Wealth Building

    Total Homes Co-operative

    This is a great night to celebrate, particularly after the time we’ve all had during the pandemic. We’re very proud to be able to showcase that we are a zero-waste company when COP26 is on the doorstep.

    Marcus McNeilly Chief Executive Officer
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Young Business Person of the Year

    Chris Hughes, Present Pal

    It’s brilliant to receive this award. We’ve had an incredible 18 months of real growth throughout the pandemic. We’ve gone into the disabled student market and supported 8,000 disabled students in the UK and the US.

    Chris Hughes Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Family Business of the Year

    JW Filshill

    We’re absolutely delighted about this. We pride ourselves not just being a family business, but a business for families, it’s an important part of our culture.

    Simon Hannah Chief Executive Officer
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Green Champion

    Dear Green Coffee Roasters

    It’s amazing to have won this award. We have always been a green business, and it is really nice to be acknowledged for that. Many people are now seeing it as important in their business, but it’s always been part of our journey.

    Lisa Lawson Founder
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Entrepreneur of the Year

    Tony Quinn, Silver Cloud

    I’m absolutely honoured and delighted to have won this award. I’m a bit taken aback, I really didn’t think I would win against such excellent other contenders and hard competition.

    Tony Quinn Chief Executive Officer
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Small-Medium Business

    Total Homes Co-operative

    Wow! This is amazing. All of our profits go into charitable organisations and the award is a great recognition for the work that we have been doing. We have a social purpose as well and that means we have to be enterprising.

    Pauline Smith Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Large Business

    Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging

    It is great to win this award. To be fair, it’s been a success story for a long time. It is nice to finally get recognition in Glasgow for a 100-year-old business that is in 33 countries worldwide.

    David MacDonald Director
  • Evening Times Award
    for Glasgow’s Favourite Business

    The Good Spirits Co

    It has been great to celebrate with a few drinks tonight! We have been open all the way through the pandemic, and what we’ve seen is a change in footfall and customer interactions.

    Matthew McFadyen Director
  • Go Radio
    £5K Prize

    Present Pal

    I’m very surprised to receive the new radio station for Glasgow, Go Radio's £5,000 prize. It’s a real testament to myself and the team over the last 18 months.

    Chris Hughes Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Award
    for Most Outstanding Business

    JW Filshill

    I could not be happier with this award. It fills me with immense pride and I want to give full credit to the team. We have now created a platform for growth, and everyone is excited about that. This is the real icing on the cake.

    Simon Hannah Chief Executive Officer
  • Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Award
    for Lifetime Achievement

    Eddie Hawthorne, Arnold Clark

    I’m absolutely humbled. It’s been 23 years - taking over the reigns in 1998 as Group Managing Director and becoming CEO in 2017. A lifetime working with a fantastic business.

    Eddie Hawthorne Chief Executive Officer