The awards are run by the Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in partnership with People Make Glasgow. 

Glasgow has a long and distinguished history of innovators, pioneers and traders who have made their mark on the world stage. The Inspiring City Awards recognise the new generation of citizens who are making a tremendous contribution to the cultural and economic climate of Glasgow.

The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 6 at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow.

Full list of finalists

Art and Culture Award

  • Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival and Wee Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival for Children and Young People
  • King’s Theatre & Theatre Royal
  • Tron Theatre
  • Vox Motus

Carer(s) of the Year Award

  • Contact the Elderly
  • Flora Kerr
  • The NHS Centre for Integrative Care
  • The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award

  • Allied Vehicles
  • Glasgow Taxis
  • Merck, BioReliance Services
  • St. Enoch Centre

Education Award

  • Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation (CeFRI), Department of Accounting and Finance, Strathclyde Business School
  • Gail Morrison
  • Glasgow Clyde College
  • Impact Arts
  • Tennents Training Academy

Environmental Award

  • Clyde Shopping Centre
  • Friends of Glasgow Local Nature Reserves
  • Knightswood Secondary School
  • Renewable Parts
  • Turning Point Scotland

Innovation in Business Award

  • Glasgow Taxis
  • LINIAN Supply Co Ltd
  • Renewable Parts
  • Sticky Heelz

Outstanding Contribution by a Young Business Leader Award

  • Chitresh Sharma
  • Dagmawi Belay
  • Fred Pullar
  • Lauren Stewart

Outstanding Contribution by a Business Leader Award

  • Andrew Duncan
  • Anne Mulhern
  • Colin Lamb
  • Mark Haslam

Sport Award

  • Free Wheel North
  • Glasgow Eagles Sports Club
  • Jonathan Willcox
  • Raza Sadiq

The People Make Glasgow Award

  • Professor Brenda Gibson
  • Clare Cannon
  • Glasgow Council on Alcohol
  • Linda Bell
  • Refuweegee
  • Susan Wilson

Industry and Young People Innovation Award

  • Enterprise Academy @Parkhill
  • Impact Arts
  • Merck, BioReliance Services
  • Tennents Training Academy & UTD Sports
  • The Drink Cabinet

Legacy Award

  • Glasgow Recovery Aftercare Communities
  • Glasgow Tigers Speedway
  • The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice
  • Glasgow Eagles Sports Club

Glasgow Welcomes Service Champion Award

  • Gail Morrison
  • Glasgow Taxis
  • Ibis Glasgow City Centre Hotel
  • University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre

Young Person Award

  • Abdul Haseeb
  • Asma Mohammed
  • Dagmawi Belay
  • Ross John Penman
  • Savannah Ross

Lifetime Achievement

  • The winner of this award will be announced on the night



Inspiring City Awards