SIX city businesses are competing for the title of Favourite Business of the Year award in October - and they are looking for your votes.

Only one will win the coveted title, which is sponsored by the Evening Times and is part of the Glasgow Business Awards 2018, which are organised by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

The awards are celebrating their 21st anniversary this year with their main sponsor, Royal Bank of Scotland.

The magificent six are the Glasgow Distillery Company, Dear Green Coffee Roasters, Princes Square, The Garage, DF Concerts and Piece.

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The award will be one of 16 to be presented at a black-tie dinner at Hilton Glasgow on October 4.

Once again the MC will be Fred MacAulay.

“I’m delighted and thrilled to have been asked back again to host The Glasgow Business Awards,” Fred said this week.

“It is without doubt one of the most prestigious awards dinners in the calendar and the atmosphere is always electric. So are the lights.

“I wish all of the entrants and finalists all the best - and if you don’t win on the night…..come and have a word with me at the bar afterwards!”

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: "We're thrilled that the Evening Times has once again come on board as sponsor of the Favourite Business category.

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"Over the years the award has put a welcomed spotlight on some of the biggest names in the city, from the Pavilion Theatre and Glasgow Taxis to Tam Shepherd's and Slater Menswear, all of whom won the title.

"Every company that has won has been delighted to have been chosen by public vote - it really does mean a lot to them, and they are so proud to be able to publicise the honour on their marketing material.

"And for all the contenders, the chance to compete for the accolade is in itself recognition from the city of which they are part.

"The Chamber would like to wish all the contenders for the 2018 award the best of luck - and we'll see you at Hilton Glasgow on October 4 for the awards dinner.”

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The awards to be presented on the night also include:

*Royal Bank of Scotland Award for Most Outstanding Business

*The Glasgow Business Award for Best Performing Large Business

*The Glasgow Business Award for Best Performing Small-Medium Business

*The Glasgow Business Award for Entrepreneur of the Year

*The Glasgow Business Award for Excellence in Communications

*The Glasgow Business Award for Fair Work (1-50 employees)

*The Glasgow Business Award for Fair Work (51 employees or over)

*The Glasgow Business Award for Family Business of the Year

*The Glasgow Business Award for Green Champion

*The Glasgow Business Award for Healthy and Active Workplace

*The Glasgow Business Award for Innovation in Business

*The Glasgow Business Award for International Trade

*The Glasgow Business Award for Sustainable Development

*The Glasgow Business Award for Young Business Person of the Year

*The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Award for Lifetime Achievement.

To take part in the voting for Glasgow’s Favourite Business category, vist here - and cast your vote for the business you would like to see win.

The closing date for votes is August 10.