Glasgow Credit Union has been shortlisted for another very prestigious award! We are in the running for the highly coveted accolade of Financial Services Company of the Year at the Scottish Business Awards 2015. This award recognises the most outstanding companies in the financial services industry in Scotland.
The Scottish Business Awards is the calendar event for the Scottish business community. Last year 2000 of the Scottish business elite – representing over £100 billion in turnover – attended the ceremony with keynote speaker Sir Richard Branson, raising a considerable sum for good causes. Alongside the celebration of Scottish business excellence and success, 100% of the event’s profits are donated to charity, demonstrating the power of the Scottish Business Community to come together to create powerful social change.
The Awards ceremony, which is supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland and attended by 2,000 business leaders from across Scotland and the UK, will be addressed by Hollywood legend George Clooney at the EICC in Edinburgh on November 12th.
Organisers announcing the shortlist declared this year the most competitive applications process to date with around 250 entries. The other finalists in the Financial Services Company of the Year category, alongside Glasgow Credit Union, include Scottish Friendly, Green Investment Bank, Social Investment Scotland, Virgin Money, Tesco Bank, Royal London and Nucleus Financial.
Josh Littlejohn, the founder of the Scottish Business Awards, said – “We are delighted by the shortlist for the 2015 awards – every year the shortlist gets stronger and stronger. The companies and business leaders involved are truly the heartbeat of our economy. We are looking forward to bringing the Scottish business community together for an evening which includes a once in a lifetime audience with George Clooney to celebrate the success stories of the Scottish economy and raising a considerable sum for charity.”
This year’s Scottish Business Awards will see Clooney take part in a Q&A during a ceremony hosted by A-list comedian Rob Brydon. Clooney will focus on the ‘business of Hollywood’ and his humanitarian work in sub-Saharan Africa. The event will also feature a guest appearance by Scottish Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy.
Clooney follows a prestigious list of Scottish Business Awards speakers including Sir Richard Branson, President Bill Clinton and Sir Bob Geldof. This year’s event aims to break the £500,000 mark for good causes this year which include the Social Bite Fund, Scot Edge and Not On Our Watch.
The Scottish Business Awards will take place on November 12th 2015 at the EICC.