4th October 2018 at Hilton Glasgow

Welcome to The Glasgow Business Awards 2018

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The Glasgow Business Awards took place on 4 October 2018 at Hilton Glasgow, and this year was extra special as the awards marked their 21st Anniversary.

Firmly established as the highlight of the Glasgow business calendar, the Awards offer Glasgow businesses the opportunity to promote major achievements and celebrate success. 

Find out who won on the night by clicking here.

The awards were once again supported by our main sponsor - Royal Bank of Scotland, who along with our category sponsors  Beam Digital,  Circular Glasgow, City of Glasgow College, Connect Communications, Get Living, Glasgow City Council, Ladbrokes Coral, Scottish Water, Scottish Power, Sustrans Scotland, Wright Johnston and Mackenzie LLP, Evening Times made the whole event possible.  Find our more about our sponsors here.

A huge thank you to all who helped us deliver such a fantastic celebration of Glasgow Business, in particular Great Scot Photography, Hilton Glasgow, MBM Print and Supply Chain Solutions and Vision Events Glasgow. 

And thank you to all who entered and came along and supported The Glasgow Business Awards 2018.  

We look forward to seeing you all again on 3 October 2019.

Find out how you can be part of The Glasgow Business Awards 2019 by contacting us on events@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com

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What the 2017 winners say about the awards

  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Excellence in Communications

    Glasgow Credit Union

    We’re absolutely ecstatic. It’s been a hard year for the team but we’ve pulled it out of the bag and are delighted. I cannot believe it.

    Euan Johnston Marketing Manager
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Innovation in Business

    Big Green Feet CiC

    It is great recognition. What we do is take food waste away from landfill and turn it into compost. It sounds very simple but we do it in an innovative way because we collect it by bicycle rather than by lorry.

    Steve Taylor Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Excellence in Customer Service

    A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd.

    We're absolutely delighted to be part of the whole process and, once again, to represent the local community in Glasgow. Winning this award is a great achievement for us.

    John Gallacher Health & Safety Manager
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Green Champion

    The Environmental Team, City Building LLP

    We’re absolutely delighted. We’ve worked really hard and it’s great to be recognised.

    Myra Conn Environmental Officer
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for People Development

    HLM Architects

    It’s amazing. I can hardly speak. It is absolutely fantastic and it is recognition for the direction of the business. We have put so much work into developing our people and we have our own HR academy.

    Amy Barratt Marketing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Entrepreneur of the Year

    Uisdean Fraser, Synergie Environ

    I’m absolutely delighted because Uisdean has worked so hard since 2009 to turn our small company into a million pound business. Time and time again, the clients keep coming back as our business delivers a quality service. Thank you Glasgow Business Awards, this is recognition for the hard work we’ve undertaken since 2009.

    Marina Fraser Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Family Business of the Year


    My husband and I joined the business five years ago. I’m absolutely delighted because everything is all about the family. Everything we do from shop floor to head office and serving customers is about creating a family environment. As a family business, you are hands on in everything.

    Wendy Laing Marketing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Young Business Person of the Year

    Wholesale Domestic

    I’m flabbergasted to have won it. Wholesale Domestic is developing an e-commerce site to be known as a UK brand as well as being a Glasgow company, based in Hillington. We’ve also just signed a lease to take our first showroom outside of Glasgow.

    Brian Toward Finance & IT Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Innovation in Youth Employment

    SP Energy Networks

    It is absolutely fantastic. We have spent a lot of time working with St Paul’s High School in Pollok and their pupils. They have put as much into this as our own team. We are delighted to share this award with them tonight.

    David Guthrie District General Manager
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Sustainable Development

    SLG Technology Ltd.

    We’re delighted to win this award which is recognition for what we’ve been doing globally. What we are doing is an industrial epiphany in the leather sector.

    Dr Warren Bowden Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Business (1-10 employees)

    School Cloud Systems

    I’ve never entered these awards before. I genuinely did not expect to win. It is unexpected and we are all over the moon. It means a lot to us. For a young business, winning this gets our name out and speaks wonders for the company.

    Marcus Fields Co-Founder and Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Business (11-50 employees)

    Douglas Laing & Co

    We are delighted. Winning this award is great for our team of 23 staff based in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. We’re a third generation business and we’ve been around since the 1940s when Fred Douglas Laing established the business in Glasgow.

    Chris Leggat Commercial Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Business (51 employees or over)

    Strathclyde Business School

    One of the unique things about Strathclyde Business School is that we are fully integrated into a leading international technological university, which in turn, is fully integrated into the business community in Scotland. Being the best performing business is actually a reflection of what we are doing at university level, so we’re absolutely delighted.

    David Hillier Executive Dean
  • Evening Times Award
    for Glasgow’s Favourite Business

    Tam Shepherds Trick Shop

    We’re absolutely delighted and very excited. The shop has been there for 135 years and our family has had it for 85 years. My mum, dad, sister and I run it now. It is really lovely to get this recognition.

    Sarah Cameron Owner
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Award
    for Most Outstanding Business

    SLG Technology Ltd.

    Winning this award means a great deal to all of us at SLG Technology Ltd. We’re proud to represent Glasgow and Scotland when we sell our products around the globe.

    Dr Warren Bowden Director
  • Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Award
    for Lifetime Achievement

    Lord Smith of Kelvin KT CH

    Thank you Glasgow Chamber of Commerce for honouring me in this way. I belong to Glasgow. I was born here, I was educated here and got my qualifications here. Glasgow made me and it’s been great to give something back. While I belong to Glasgow, maybe a wee bit of Glasgow belongs to me!

    Lord Smith of Kelvin KT CH