Those promoting meaningful shifts towards a more open, sustainable and innovative future for the Scottish economy will be celebrated at next weeks inaugural, Herald Pioneer Awards.

The event which is organised by The Herald and supported by CGI, the City of Glasgow College and Newton Property Management, is set to recognise and reward companies across all business sectors who have engaged in sustainability and innovation in climate change action, driving for a more sustainable Scotland.

Finalists from both businesses and individuals across 11 categories that recognise innovation, entrepreneurship, cultural change and sustainability will be rewarded.

Hosted by weather presenter Sean Batty, the awards will be presented at a black-tie awards ceremony which takes place on Wednesday, November 13 at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.

Lindsay McGranaghan, Senior Vice President, Scotland said: “CGI is looking forward to presenting the award for Innovation in STEM at the inaugural Herald Pioneer Awards. CGI recognises the growing need for expertise in STEM subjects in the Scottish economy and beyond. The high number of quality entries is a reflection of the great work being done in this space. Congratulations to all the Herald Pioneer Award finalists.”

Roy Gardner, Vice-Principal Corporate Development & Innovation, City of Glasgow College, added: “With four finalists in the SME Innovation category, we are looking forward to seeing the range of innovative solutions these businesses have created to tackle the impact of sustainability.” 

Derek MacDonald, Joint Managing Director, Newton Property Management concluded: “The standard of the entrants to this year’s event is truly outstanding. It’s such a tough decision for the judges. Everyone on the shortlist is in fact a winner in our eyes.”

To book your place at the event, please visit

Or for more information, please call Kirsty Loughlin, Events Manager, on 0141 302 6016 or email

Research Business Award


EGG lighting

Ingenza Ltd & Amprologix Ltd


Pioneer Award

Altitude Thinking

Gordon McConnell

John Hancox, Scottish Fruit Trees


SME Innovation – sponsored by City of Glasgow College

CelluComp Ltd

EGG lighting


Proterra Energy Ltd

Climate Neutral

Dundee and Angus College


University of the West of Scotland

Diversity in Innovation



Young Enterprise Scotland

Circular Breakthrough

CMS Windows Systems


EGG lighting



Altitude Thinking



Sustainable Business Award

Bright Green Business

Newton Property Management

Scottish Leather Group Limited

Total Homes Co-operative

Young Pioneers – sponsored by Newton Property Management

Dale Colley - Altitude Thinking

Rebecca Menzies

Innovation in STEM – sponsored by CGI


Glasgow Clyde College

STEM Glasgow

West Lothian College

Partnership for Change

2050 Climate Group

Bright Green Business

Circular Glasgow, an initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Ingenza Ltd & Amprologix Ltd

The Leven Programme