5 October 2023DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central

Welcome to The Glasgow Business Awards 2023
brought to you by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted entries for The Glasgow Business Awards 2023, revealing the very best of the city’s business community.


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“As The Glasgow Business Awards enters its 25th year, we are delighted to once again be a partner,
spotlighting the people, businesses and sectors who make this city thrive.

“Glasgow plays a crucial role in Scotland’s economy and its history of being a hub for innovation,
entrepreneurship and progress continues as the country enters a new chapter in its story.

“The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the city’s impact and those who make it
a great place to lead, work and live.”

Judith Cruickshank, Chair, One Bank Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland

Latest News

The best of Glasgow named as shortlist unveiled for The Glasgow Business Awards

17 August 2023

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has announced the shortlisted entries for The Glasgow Business Awards 2023, revealing the very best of the city’s business community.

Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging wins £425,000 grant for 54 jobs and global growth and welcomes MSP to open new factory extension

06 June 2023

With the climate crisis looming ever larger, The Scottish Minister for Small Business, Trade and Innovation, Richard Lochhead MSP, today officially opened a new factory extension in Glasgow for global sustainable packaging pioneers, Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging. The firm had secured a £425,000 grant from Scottish Enterprise Federation for job creation and to expand its world class manufacturing capacity.

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31 May 2023

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What the 2022 winners say about the awards

  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Sustainable Development

    Barclays Glasgow Campus

    It’s amazing. We didn’t expect to win this award. We are delighted to have everyone in our team here this evening, including the designer and the chief engineer, to share in the atmosphere and the success.

    Veronica Coghill Programme Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Family Business of the Year

    Allied Vehicles Group

    It is fantastic recognition for the business and the 700 strong team. It has been an incredible journey for us over the last few years, particularly coming through the Covid 19 pandemic and we have doubled our profits.

    Gerry Facenna Chairman
  • The Glasgow Business Award for
    International Trade

    KC Group Shipping Ltd

    We’re very proud to win this award. It is amazing to be up there with the other finalists. We’ve had a fantastic couple of years and our growth has been unbelievable for the last four or five years.

    David W Milne Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Green Champion

    Matthew Algie

    This is fantastic. It means so much to us. There are ten of us here this evening, but we are representing 430 colleagues. It will mean so much for all of them too. We have been in business in the city for over 150 years.

    Paul Chadderton Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Business Resilience

    Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

    It’s absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to tell all of our staff, colleagues and volunteers. This is for them as much as anyone. We have been able to bring a few of our partners and volunteers to experience this great event.

    Kirsten Watson Chief Executive
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Fair and Healthy Workplace

    City of Glasgow College

    We are absolutely delighted to win this important award for everyone at the college. It means a great deal to us.

    Jill Loftus Associate Director, People and Culture
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Excellence in Communications

    A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd

    It’s amazing. My biggest concern in our business is communications, and telling our clients and our workers what we are doing is very important. To get this recognition means a great deal.

    Jenna Wilson Marketing Manager
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Young Business Person of the Year

    Caitlin White, fatBuzz Ltd

    It is such a brilliant category to be included in, but to actually win it, that’s unbelievable. I put my success in business 100% down to my parents. I wouldn’t be here in life or in business without their support and backing.

    Caitlin White Head of Marketing
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Net Zero Achievement

    GlasGo Bus Alliance

    We’re delighted that we have won this award for zero emissions. There has been a lot of investment across a lot of operators in Glasgow as we’ve introduced electric buses. We will keep going.

    Fiona Doherty Chair
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Community Wealth Building

    Pest Solutions

    This is a real accolade for everyone. I’m new to working in this industry and it’s been really brilliant. This is our first time at The Glasgow Business Awards, and it’s been a fabulous evening.

    Hayley Rafferty Finance Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Entrepreneur of the Year

    David W Milne, KC Group Shipping Ltd

    This award is amazing and to be recognised is fantastic. I’ve been with KC Group Shipping since I was 15 years old. I bought the business in 2016 and I’m now the sole owner. But the award has to go to the team too.

    David W Milne Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Innovation in Business

    Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging

    We are just about to spend another £15 million on another factory and that will take us to over 400 people. I’m excited because I believe we have something that can help solve some of the plastic challenges.

    David MacDonald Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Small-Medium Business

    WEEE Scotland Ltd

    This award confirms everything that we are trying to do. It is a real boost. In really difficult times, this helps catapult our business forward. Getting this kind of recognition and the response from the audience is amazing.

    Lyndsay Stewart Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Large Business

    Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging

    Winning this for two years in a row is amazing. Everything we do is 100% plastic free. We did over a billion products last year in 34 countries, as far as Chile, Singapore, and Australia, and it all comes from Glasgow.

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

    Glasgow Science Centre

    I’m absolutely delighted. I’d like to thank the Chamber for all of its support, and the Glasgow Times. We’ve had an incredible year including being at the centre of COP26 and have a brilliant team who have met all the challenges.

    Stephen Breslin Chief Executive
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Award
    for Most Outstanding Business

    Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging

    I’m really surprised. It’s already been an incredible evening for all of us. To be honest I never thought we would win this one.

    David MacDonald Director
  • Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Award
    for Lifetime Achievement

    Professor Pamela Gillies CBE, Glasgow Caledonian University

    I truly am humbled to receive this award. My job as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University for the last 17 years has been the most challenging, but also the most rewarding and joyful of them all.

    Professor Pamela Gillies CBE Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor