With just a few weeks left before Glasgow Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual business awards ceremony, the city looks to be flourishing with a wealth of diversity and talent in local businesses and multinational corporations. With a 10% increase on the previous year’s entries, a record number of firms from a broad range of sectors have been nominated for this year’s awards. This is good news for the economic environment of the city, and beyond, proving Glasgow’s capacity for generating and attracting business.
A proud history of innovation
A city known for its determination, innovation, engineering and artistic heritage, Glasgow offers an excellent platform for many businesses across all sectors of the market. Scots in general love trying out new things and pushing above and beyond what is expected, so it comes as no surprise that the city continues to flourish during times of economic difficulties. Home to one of the world’s highest ranking universities, Glasgow is also admired for its academic excellence and research, attracting people from all around the world to study, work and do business. Yet another reason for the city’s continued success.
Companies of all sizes
Business plays a key role in Scotland’s development and economic future, and this includes companies of all sizes. The success of large businesses tends to generate big news, but small businesses can offer a great deal to a city’s economy. With around 16,000 businesses operating in Glasgow, more that 14,000 of these are considered small. This vast number is clear evidence that start-ups and small businesses are thriving in Glasgow and this is due, in no small part, to the availability of support from government and non-government business agencies
Support and funding
With more small businesses than any other city in Scotland, there is a wealth of advice, support and funding available from organisations such as Business Gateway, Glasgow City Council, and Scottish Enterprise. Whether you are just starting out, or looking to improve your existing business, Glasgow is certainly proving itself to be a good place to be. The business awards will take place on Thursday 3rd October, so keep an eye out for the results and see what businesses come out on top.