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Glasgow honours those who make a difference

John GallacherPeople and organisations who make a difference to the lives of others in Glasgow were honoured at a celebration ceremony at the city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel.

More than 400 guests attended the event organised by The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, and the city brand People Make Glasgow.

The event recognised those in and around the city who have worked to help other people across a number of sectors, including, sport, business, art and culture, community and the environment.

The awards were supported by Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Taxis, Glasgow Clyde College, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Inspiring 500, Royal Bank of Scotland, Virgin Trains, St Enoch Centre and AHR Architects.

Winners included:

Legacy:  John Gallacher (pictured), former managing director of Cruden Estates and director of City Legacy, for re-shaping Glasgow’s housing areas and overseeing the completion of the Commonwealth Games Athlete’s Village project.

Lifetime achievement: Maurice Taylor, founder and chief executive of the Chardon Group for his outstanding contribution over 50 years in the hospitality sector.

Art and Culture:  Glasgow Life’s Celtic Connections Festival which has grown from an event held in a single venue to an 18-day festival staging more than 300 gigs.

Industry and Business:  University of Strathclyde in recognition of their dedication to learning and development.

Education award: University of Strathclyde.

Outstanding contribution by a business leader: Bill Munro, the founder of Barrhead Travel

Outstanding contribution by a young business leader: Angela Morrison for her inspirational success story in founding her business amiProperty.

Best Corporate Social Responsibility:  Celtic FC Foundation for its assistance to people in the community who face daily challenges.

Industry and Young People Innovation: SmartSTEMs for its work in improving the efficiency of STEM engagement in Scotland.

Outstanding contribution by organisations to Enhance Glasgow’s Environment: The Coach House Trust.

People Make Glasgow:  Amanda McMillan and her team at Glasgow Airport.

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