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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Cairney

FINALISTS!! The Glasgow Business Awards sponsored by RBS

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

The UPAC Group, Scotland's fastest growing Packaging Supplier, are delighted to announce that this year we have beaten off some tough competition to become finalist’s in 2 categories at The Glasgow Business Awards; Family Business of the Year and Best SME.

For over 20 years, the Glasgow Business Awards have championed the Glasgow business community and last year was the first absence of the awards, after being postponed by the pandemic.

The event, title sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2021 shortlist:

The Glasgow Business Award for Best Performing Small-Medium Business Sponsored by Beam Digital and Design

  • 4icg

  • A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd

  • The UPAC Group

  • Total Homes Cooperative

  • WEEE Scotland Ltd

  • Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms

The Glasgow Business Award for Family Business of the Year Sponsored by Get Living

  • B-DACS Ltd

  • Douglas Laing & Co

  • fatBuzz

  • JW Filshill

  • The UPAC Group

  • Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms

Announced at the awards, will be Royal Bank of Scotland’s Most Outstanding Business, with the title awarded to one of the winners from the other categories. In 2019, Allied Vehicles won the title, in addition to also winning Family Business of the Year and Best Performing Large Business.

Also up-for-grabs once again is Glasgow’s Favourite Business, sponsored by The Herald’s sister publication Glasgow Times, with SWG3 currently holding the title, after winning the public vote in 2019.

The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Award for Lifetime Achievement will also be presented on the night, most recently awarded to retired Edrington Chief Executive Ian Curle, commending his 15 years in the role.

Richard Muir, Deputy Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said:

The Glasgow Business Awards are a fantastic platform to showcase the triumphs from businesses of all sizes and specialisms in our city.

“Recognising businesses and celebrating their successes this year feels more poignant than ever as I have been so inspired by the resilience and innovation of our business community amidst such a challenging backdrop.

“Our thanks as always go to our title sponsors Royal Bank of Scotland and the strong array of category sponsors too. Congratulations to all of the shortlisted businesses, we wish them the best of luck for the awards this October.”

Malcolm Buchanan, Chair, Scotland Board, Royal Bank of Scotland, said:

“All eyes are on the city just now as it prepares to host COP26, so the time is right to celebrate the businesses and individuals who help make Glasgow great.

“The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Awards holds an important space on the city’s business and social calendar and Royal Bank of Scotland is delighted once again to partner and support the event.

“Glasgow is a hive of business activity and these awards offer an opportunity to celebrate the skill, enterprise and diversity which exists here and showcase the ecosystem and support which helps businesses here thrive.

“We wish every entrant the best of luck and encourage everyone who has the opportunity to enter to do so.”

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