03 Jul 2019
For six years, the Inspiring City Awards have brought people together to showcase the talents and success stories of businesses, educational institutions, individuals and charities from across the city who are making a contribution to the cultural and economic climate – all going the extra mile and making Glasgow thrive. This is why The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce are once again teaming up to provide a platform to recognise the citizens and organisations who are working at every level – in the local community, sport, education, industry, culture, arts and the environment at the seventh annual Inspiring City Awards.
Returning in 2019, the awards have a fresh identity designed to bring Glasgow into the heart of the brand. The new logo features the iconic skyline of the city, and some of the buildings which have inspired Glaswegians for generations.
Glasgow has a long and distinguished history of innovators, pioneers and traders who have made their mark and continue to do so on the world stage. At the 2018 awards over 400 of the most inspirational people gathered to hear and reward some of the amazing things happening in the city. Winners on the evening included Flora Kerr, Allied Vehicles, CeFrRI, Clare Cannon, Tennents Training Academy, UTD Sports, Tron Theatre, Sticky Heelz, Friends of Glasgow’s Local Nature Reserves, Andrew Duncan, Jonathan Wilcox, Asma Mohammed, Glasgow Taxis, Glasgow Tigers Speedway and Dagmawi Belay. The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Dr Adele Patrick of Glasgow Women’s Library.
Working with our 2019 partners, Cala Homes West, DYW Glasgow, Glasgow Airport, Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Volunteer Glasgow, it is now time for us to once again recognise the organisations and individuals who inspire Glaswegians today.
Professor John Lennon, Dean of Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University and sponsor of our Best Corporate Social Responsibility Category said:
“We are delighted to support these awards which showcase the world-class performance of companies and organisations within Glasgow. We are particularly proud to sponsor an award that promotes and recognises the positive social impact of those activities and achievements”.
Alison McRae, Senior Director at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce said:
“The Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow Industry and Young People Innovation Award is an opportunity for businesses to showcase the work they have been doing to support young people across the city which demonstrates a unique approach. Working with industry to create interesting and relevant opportunities for young people is at the heart of DYWG. We would like to see applications from businesses that believe they have gone the extra mile in developing the workforce for the future.”
Liana Canavan, Sales and Marketing Director of CALA Homes (West) who are new partners in 2019, supporting the Legacy Award said:
“We are very proud to be sponsoring the Legacy Award at this year’s Inspiring City Awards, which are a true celebration of the people and businesses that make Glasgow such an incredible city.
“As well as building homes, we engage with local communities in and around Glasgow, leaving a lasting legacy for the people who live there, so the Legacy Award category felt like the perfect fit for us to support. We look forward to seeing the amazing entries submitted.”
In 2019 we are also introducing a new category, with new partners Volunteer Glasgow. The Alistair Malloy Award for Inclusive Volunteering will recognise volunteering initiatives that can evidence an inclusive approach involving people from all sections of the community it serves.
David Maxwell, the Acting Chief Executive at Volunteer Glasgow said:
“We are delighted to work with the Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce to ensure people’s contributions to Glasgow are recognised. We’re convinced that the very best of the city’s inclusive volunteering programmes can inspire others in memory of our former colleague and friend, Ally.”
ART & CULTURE AWARD
This category will reward an outstanding contribution that has enhanced the reputation of Glasgow’s cultural ambitions on the global stage. This category will embrace all art forms, including digital, design and architecture.
BEST CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
This category will recognise an individual or group within an organisation who has inspired actions that make a significant difference to the wellbeing of the community in which they operate.
Sponsored by GCU Glasgow School for Business and Society
CARER(S) OF THE YEAR AWARD
This category will recognise a very special care worker or team who work in the care profession or perhaps someone who looks after a relative, neighbour or friend providing care and support to them or within their local community. If you know someone who is kind, thoughtful and compassionate, and who invariably goes above and beyond the call of duty to care for those less fortunate then please enter them today.
Sponsored by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
INNOVATION IN BUSINESS AWARD
This award will recognise outstanding innovation within business, a person or organisation that pushes the boundaries of their industry and has encouraged, inspired and fostered business growth and development in the city. Judges will examine how an innovation or business concept has been developed and applied to deliver improvements in the business process, developments of new products or services improved the levels of efficiency, staff moral and/or local community.
This award will recognise an outstanding contribution to enhance Glasgow’s environment and/or combating climate change within the country.
This award will recognise a pioneering achievement by an individual or institution that has made an impact on the learning and development of Glasgow citizens at all levels.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION BY A BUSINESS LEADER
This award will recognise an individual at the forefront of business who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and commitment to Glasgow. Judges will look for someone who inspires others through their contribution with exceptional commitment, motivation, effort and vision.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION BY A YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER
This award will recognise a young individual (under 35) at the forefront of business who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and commitment to Glasgow. Judges will look for someone who inspires others through their contribution with exceptional commitment, motivation, effort and vision.
Sponsored by Arnold Clark
To recognise an outstanding achievement that has fostered the development of sport in the city. They may have inspired others to become more active, been a role model or helped secure facilities and funding within their local communities, region or throughout Scotland.
INDUSTRY & YOUNG PEOPLE INNOVATION AWARD
This category will recognise where industry has created an innovative project that has proven to make a significant difference to young people in the city. We want to hear about the main aims and objectives of the project and a short description of the activities undertaken by the partnership.
Sponsored by Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow
Judges will assess how projects, businesses, individuals and communities can create lasting change across Glasgow. For example, has your business successfully secured new contracts or has your community been improved by new facilities and greater engagement. We want to hear about the organisations and people who create legacy and a positive difference for Glasgow citizens.
Sponsored by Cala Homes (West)
THE ALISTAIR MALLOY AWARD FOR INCLUSIVE VOLUNTEERING
This Award was created in memory of Alistair Malloy and will recognise a volunteering initiative that can evidence an inclusive approach, involving people from across all sections of the community it serves whilst demonstrating excellent volunteering practice and the difference its work makes to the city.
Sponsored by Volunteer Glasgow
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The award will be presented to an outstanding individual/organisation who have dedicated their time to the development of the city and its people.
Sponsored by Glasgow Airport
For further information and to apply click here.