Business & Entrepreneurs

In good company … West End quartet are shortlisted in Glasgow Business Awards

By Ellen Thomson at

Four West End businesses are vying for honours in the 22nd annual Glasgow Business Awards, sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland.

Sporting tours and events company Premiership Experience is in the running for the International Trade Award.

Its founder and managing director Kieran Coyle is also shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year, after winning Young Business Person of the Year at the 2018 awards.

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Premiership Experience is in the running for the International Trade Award. Image credit: Premiership Experience

Popular Park Road Italian eatery Eusebi’s Deli has been nominated for the first time.

The family run business is in with the chance of winning the Evening Times Award for Glasgow’s Favourite Business, the only category voted for by the public.

The University of Glasgow is up against five other businesses in the Fair Work (51 employees or over) category.

Meanwhile, while Scots gift and homeware designer Gie it Laldy has been shortlisted for Best Performing Small-Medium Business and Excellence Communications.

Eusebi's Deli

Eusebi’s Deli on Park Road Photo: Eusebi Deli

Run by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, the event will take place on Thursday October 3, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central.

The awards began in 1997 when they were held in the then Thistle Hotel, in front of 250 people.

This year 700 guests will enjoy the awards ceremony.


Scots gift and homeware designer Gie it Laldy on Crow Road. Photo: Gie It Laldy

Richard Muir, deputy chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “It’s encouraging to see so many new names among the shortlist as we remain committed to providing the best possible platform for Glasgow’s businesses, whether established or emerging, to showcase their accomplishments.

“Well done to all of the shortlisted companies and we wish them the very best of luck on the night.”

Malcolm Buchanan, chair, Scotland Board, Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “Glasgow is a hive of business activity and these awards offer an opportunity to celebrate the skill, talent and diversity which exists in this city, and showcase the ecosystem and support which helps businesses here thrive.

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

“We wish the very best of luck to every entrant.”