Arts & Business Scotland 30th Annual Awards

The countdown is on!

The countdown is on for the Arts & Business Scotland 30th Annual Awards. There's not long to go now until we have the opportunity to network with some of Scotland’s key figures from the cultural and business sectors and showcases the importance of collaborative working, and most importantly, find out who the lucky winners are!

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The event

The Awards, which celebrate outstanding collaborations between the business and cultural sectors, will be held in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Approximate timings for attendees are as follows:

  • 6pm - Welcome Reception
  • 7.15pm prompt - Awards Ceremony
  • 9pm - Supper and Drinks Party
  • Midnight - Event End

All attendees will receive admittance cards in the post with final timings and seat numbers. 

The event is badged, so if you have not yet sent over your list of names, please send these to by Wednesday 1st March.


The shortlist

We're delighted to announce the shortlist for the 30th Annual Awards. 


The categories: 

Placemaking sponsored by VisitScotland
Innovation sponsored by Black Light
Enterprise sponsored by Turcan Connell
Business Creativity sponsored by Inksters Solicitors
Enterprising Museum sponsored by Museums Galleries Scotland

And new for our 30th Annual Awards...

Fundraising Excellence 


The venue:

The prestigious Glasgow Royal Concert Hall located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre is renowned for hosting world class cultural events with the likes of BB King, Johnny Cash and Van Morrison having performed there. 


The judges: 

Our judging panel, which changes year on year, consists of some of the most influential names from across the cultural and business sectors. Judging for the 30th Annual Awards will be undertaken by: 

Nesta Gilliland - Abellio ScotRail Ltd 
Sir John Leighton - National Galleries of Scotland 
Jo Macsween - Macsween of Edinburgh 
Diana Murray - Arts & Business Scotland 
Dr Adele Patrick - Glasgow Women's Library 
Christopher Wynn - Edinburgh International Festival


Sponsorship opportunities 

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please get in touch with our events team by emailing or calling 0131 556 3353. 


Here's a short film looking back at the best bits from this year's Awards ceremony. 

Previous winners

Read the case studies of our winning partnerships from previous years here.