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2016 Main, Category and In Kind Sponsors

Glasgow Business Awards 2016 - Main, Category and In Kind Sponsors

The Glasgow Business Awards 2016
were organised by

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Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce strives to help your company to trade, save and grow and influences the future prosperity of Glasgow for the best benefit of its members. The Chamber has served the business community in the city since 1783 and offers a comprehensive range of business services, products and expert training, to help business realise its potential.

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Main Sponsor

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Bank of Scotland

At Bank of Scotland we view business success as a journey. We want to provide combined support that adds real value, and secures long-term growth. Scotland is home to a vibrant business landscape, where traditional industries such as agriculture, tourism and manufacturing meet the entrepreneurial craft producers finding success in both domestic and international markets.

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Category Sponsors 


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City Building

City Building is a highly successful and evolving business which has a proven track record of strategic delivery within the commercial marketplace. Now one of Scotland’s largest construction companies, City Building was established on 6 October 2006 from the former Building Services  of Glasgow City Council to provide a range of repairs and maintenance, construction and refurbishment services across the public, private and third sectors.  They have delivered more than £50m in cash surplus over the last 10 years, which was returned to Glasgow City Council for investment in frontline services.

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City of Glasgow College

The City of Glasgow College is Scotland’s largest and most diverse college. Situated in the heart of Glasgow, the college has approximately 2,500 courses, across 36 departments based within 6 Faculties. Employing 1200 staff we live by our mission, vision and values as we aim to give individuals the best possible chance of forging a successful future. Our specialist curriculum is continually updated to meet the needs and demands of employers and partner universities, ensuring that students reach their full potential while studying with us.

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Got a story to tell? We can help you find your voice. Whether it’s a targeted message to your customers, an update for your employees or something to reach the wider world, we make it happen.We are Connect and we innovate through communication. We create content that is engaging, inspiring and entertaining. Pixels or paper, exhibition or electronic newsletter, we’re experts at telling stories that travel and resonate.

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Developing the Young Workforce

Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow is part of the Scottish Government’s strategy, aimed at creating stronger industry links with education and increasing youth employment. Our vision is to use employer leadership within the youth employment and skills system, creating opportunities for young people which in turn support industry and local economic development.

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Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council is Scotland's biggest local authority, providing services to its population of around 600,000 with the ultimate aim of ensuring the city is an attractive place to live, work or study in, and visit. Glasgow is Scotland's commercial capital and is one of Europe's top 20 financial centres. The retail sector is very strong in Glasgow, with wide recognition that the city is the top retail centre in the UK outside of London’s West End.

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Glasgow School for Business and Society,
Glasgow Caledonian University

Through leading edge research, academic and professional body accreditations and opportunities for international work placements, we support over 4,500 students, drawn from over 100 nations, at our locations in Glasgow and London. We also offer Executive Education Programmes at the University's campus in the heart of New York City. We encourage our students to be creative in their thinking, international in their outlook and entrepreneurial in their actions.

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Invest Glasgow

Invest Glasgow, Glasgow City Council’s inward investment team is dedicated to encouraging and assisting investment and promoting the city as one of the most business-friendly locations in the UK and Europe. Their professional, collaborative approach addresses the needs of investors and businesses alike and facilitates access to a wide range of partners across the city: Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, property agents and other Council services such as Planning and Business Services.

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MadeBrave® is a full service digital creative agency based in Glasgow. We spend our days coming up with ideas and campaigns that make brands bigger, bolder and better. Services include branding, design, web design, digital, social media, photography and video. Andrew Dobbie founded the company in March 2012, just two weeks after he became a dad to son Finlay and with just £1000 of personal cash in the bank. Four years on, the 20+ strong business now offers services to companies based in Scotland, the UK and abroad. 

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Scottish Water

Scottish Water is trusted to serve Scotland, providing vital services which are essential to daily life. We provide high quality drinking water to households and business premises across Scotland and we treat their waste water before returning it safely to the environment. Our investment programme in 2015-21 will enable Scottish Water to continue providing first-class customer service, while supporting the Scottish economy and creating jobs in the construction industry.

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ScottishPower has been at the heart of energy generation and distribution in Glasgow and beyond, for over 100 years. Providing energy services to around 200,000 businesses throughout the UK, ScottishPower recognises that as a supplier of one of the essential services, it plays a key role in helping small businesses grow and develop.

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Media Partner

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Evening Times

Nobody Knows Glasgow Better
For over a century the Evening Times has been keeping Glasgow up to date with everything that happens across the city. Today, through our print and online editions, more than 420,000 people are kept informed with all the latest in news, business, sport and entertainment.

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Print courtesy of

MBM Print and Supply Chain Solutions                    

MBM Print and Supply Chain Solutions

MBM Print and Supply Chain Solutions (formerly DS Smith Print Solutions) is a long established printing company based in Glasgow - but we don't stop there. With our extensive market experience, we have evolved to offer comprehensive supply chain solutions that reach far and beyond the traditional printing process. Designed to add value and seamless integration, our service covers pre- press, print, fulfilment and distribution from our dedicated Glasgow facility.

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Photography courtesy of

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Great Scot Photography
(Stewart Cunningham)

One shot. No luck. Here are 250 words. You shouldn’t read them all, because most of them don’t really matter. The ones that do are pictures. Or to be precise, the ones that do are: ‘pictures’; ‘Stewart’ and ‘Cunningham’. And in an online publication, the words, in hypertext, ‘click here’. To sell most things - services, goods, even people - pictures work better than words. There’s an instant connection from image to brain. On a website especially. See, want, click, buy. The visual is all.

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Pre Dinner Drinks Reception courtesy of

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Hilton Glasgow 

Stay at the Hilton Glasgow and enjoy a wide variety of services and facilities designed to make your stay perfect. Spend a relaxing afternoon in the luxurious spa or explore the bustling city centre right on your doorstep. Host meetings and events for up to 1,000 guests at Hilton Glasgow, and enjoy the prestige of one of Glasgow’s finest venues.

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Goody Bags courtesy of

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SAS & Company Ltd 

At SAS & Company, we understand the importance of building brands. We focus on sustaining long term development within a market that we know and understand inside out and in doing so, we’ve created something quite spectacular. From the very get-go, it’s been our mission to be a first class distributor of all things wonderful - fragrances, cosmetics, skin care and beauty accessories, some of the most important things in life.

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Floral Arrangements provided by

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Enhancing Environments 

Enhancing Environments is Kira Patwal’s unique and exciting business. Inspired by non inspiring business environments, office receptions, restaurants, clubs, even cafes, it offers clients a free consultation to discuss "breaking empty spaces" with specially selected beautiful paintings, eye catching flowers, quirky plants and interesting object d’art which add that certain je ne sais quoi. And they don’t have to cost the earth!

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AV provided by

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VisionEvents is an industry-leading production company creating world-class events across the UK and Europe from our HQ in Edinburgh and further warehouses in Glasgow and London. We have a 30+ year history of producing outstanding events - it's our passion. As with our client list, our events and projects vary enormously; ranging from small product launches and intimate parties through to full-scale international Conferences, glittering awards ceremonies and complex roadshows.

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How to Get Involved

What better way to profile your company than sponsor a category at The Glasgow Business Awards.

For further details on category sponsorship or other sponsorship options, please contact Anne Marie Hughes, Glasgow Business Awards Project Manager, Tel: 0141 204 8325, Email: