THE Royal Bank of Scotland has been unveiled as the headline sponsor for the 2017 Glasgow Business Awards, which are staged by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

The prestigious financial institution will be sponsoring the event in its 20th anniversary year, supporting the ceremony which will be held on October 5 at the Hilton Glasgow.

The Awards feature 13 competitive categories. Judges from The Royal Bank of Scotland will also select a winner for the Most Outstanding Business category.

Also up for grabs once again is the Evening Times Award for Glasgow’s Favourite Business, which is also open for nominations.

Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “We’re immensely proud to welcome The Royal Bank of Scotland as our headline sponsor, a true testament to the prominent standing of the Glasgow Business Awards.

“The Royal Bank of Scotland is one of the biggest names in global finance whilst also working with thousands of SMEs across the west of Scotland to support growth and drive investment."

Malcolm Buchanan, Chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland’s Scottish board, said: “As a supporter of customers, communities and businesses across this city since our first branch opened at High Street on September 15, 1783, the Royal Bank of Scotland is delighted to become a key partner and headline sponsor of the Glasgow Business Awards.

“These awards offer an opportunity to celebrate the wealth of skill and depth of talent which exists in Glasgow and offer a platform to showcase the qualities and resources which have made it a capital of enterprise for generations.

“We are sure this year’s event, which marks the 20th year of the awards and the Royal Bank of Scotland’s 290th anniversary, will be a great success.”

Cast a vote to win top hotel prize

WE'RE looking for your nominations for the Favourite Business category. It can be a music venue, an artisan coffee shop, a restaurant, a tattoo parlour, a baker’s, a pub. It can be a fast-food place, a sportswear shop, a fashion store, a bookstore.

And this year, for the first time, we’re offering a special incentive. Hilton Glasgow – the venue where the awards are being staged – is offering one lucky reader an overnight stay for two plus dinner.

Everyone who puts forward a nomination will be entered into a draw. The winner’s name will be selected at random.

To nominate for the title of Glasgow’s Favourite Business, simply email us the name of your favourite business to

Or, if you prefer to do it post, drop us a line at Glasgow’s Favourite Business, Evening Times newsdesk, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB. The closing date is tomorrow, June 30.

The senders of all the nominations will after that date be entered into a prize draw. The first name pulled out at random will win dinner for two and an overnight stay at Hilton Glasgow.