3 October 2024DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central

Welcome to The Glasgow Business Awards 2024
brought to you by
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
in partnership with
University of Strathclyde

Entries for The Glasgow Business Awards 2024 have now closed.

The Glasgow Business Awards Ceremony and Dinner is recognised as the ‘go to’ business event in the city and celebrates and rewards business excellence, leadership and innovation.

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What the 2023 winners say about the awards

  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Family Business of the Year

    Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms

    We’ve been successful at these awards before, but it never gets less nervy, so we’re delighted to be winners. We love coming to the awards and we’re really happy and buzzing to win this.

    Brian Toward CEO
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Net Zero Achievement

    Dear Green Coffee Roasters

    I didn’t actually expect to win it! The wider knowledge base around the net zero world is not there yet, but small businesses can be more mobile to make changes.

    Lisa Lawson Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award for
    International Trade

    Cullen Eco Friendly Packaging

    We’ve been very successful over the past few years at the GBAs. We are currently exporting to over 35 countries and we’re growing, so this award is of huge value as our business grows.

    Maureen Stevenson Head of Marketing
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Business Resilience

    Allied Vehicles Limited

    It’s fantastic that we have received this award. During the Covid pandemic, we kept the business going and it was challenging. We dropped back slightly in staff, and we’ve increased back to roughly where we were. It’s been great.

    Bryan Ritchie Finance Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Community Wealth Building

    Homes for Good

    I’ve grown with the whole team which is part of our community building. My story was part of the submission for this award, and I’m really delighted that we have won.

    Sarah Adamson Lettings Manager
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Sustainable Development

    Matthew Algie

    It is a fantastic achievement. We were here last year, and we’re delighted to be back and winning this sustainability award. We are all fully involved in all the sustainable projects that we are working on at Matthew Algie.

    Paul Chadderton Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Excellence in Communications

    Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

    We are really grateful to Glasgow Chamber of Commerce for putting on such an amazing event. It is special for us to win this award for our campaign ‘Games for the Weans’.

    Douglas Samson Head of Marketing and Fundraising
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Fair and Healthy Workplace

    City of Glasgow College

    It’s great to get this award and recognition not only for our team, but for the whole college. We’re delighted that health and wellbeing in further education is seen as an important part of what we do each day.

    Chris Earle Wellbeing Officer
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Innovation in Business

    Optimum Business Growth

    I’m overwhelmed. This is amazing for us. We’re a relatively new small business, set up in 2020. The award is for our bid-journey methodology, and this gives us credibility and validates what we have been doing.

    Paul Johnstone Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Young Business Person of the Year

    Victoria Nicol, My Language Connection

    I’m overjoyed. My team is here tonight, and they are sharing this with me. Coming along this evening and picking up this award is just so special for all of us.

    Victoria Nicol Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Entrepreneur of the Year

    David MacDonald, Cullen Eco-Friendly Packaging

    David will be delighted to have won this award. He is travelling the world to meet clients at the moment. His mission is to replace single-use plastic packaging with sustainable packaging.

    Maureen Stevenson Head of Marketing
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Green Champion

    Peel Ports Clydeport

    This is great recognition for the work we do to develop the offshore renewables sector in Scotland. We have six sites in Scotland and our goal is to get to net zero five years ahead of the UK Government legislation.

    David Wilson Deputy Port Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Small-Medium Business

    DMG Services Group Ltd

    This is outstanding recognition for our dedication and determination to give something back to our chosen trade by creating apprenticeships and local jobs, while growing our business.

    Darren McGhee Managing Director
  • The Glasgow Business Award
    for Best Performing Large Business

    Allied Vehicles Limited

    It is great to get this award for the company. There has been a lot of growth this year and it’s going to be one of the best years ever for us. We are the biggest in the world for wheel-chair accessible vehicles.

    Gerry Facenna Chairman
  • Glasgow Times Award
    for Glasgow’s Favourite Business

    The National Piping Centre

    We’re very excited to have won the award as the city’s favourite business. It is brilliant to win the vote of the Glasgow public, which is amazing and special. We just had the 20th edition of our Piping Live! festival.

    Helen Urquhart Head of Events
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Award
    for Most Outstanding Business

    Matthew Algie

    It is a fantastic team effort. For us, it is all about focusing on our customers, suppliers and colleagues that work with us. It’s a collective team effort as we strive for our goal of net zero by 2040.

    Paul Chadderton Managing Director
  • Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Award
    for Lifetime Achievement

    Dr Bridget McConnell CBE

    Thank you to Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and to the 2,500 staff of Glasgow Life who are responsible for looking after and conserving the city treasures and its sporting venues.

    Dr Bridget McConnell CBE