2020 Awards

The Proud Scotland Outstanding Contribution to LGBTQI+ Life Sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland

This grand award honours an individual whose distinguished accomplishments and service to the LGBTQ+ community in Scotland or further afield are self-evident and acclaimed.

Winner: Douglas Morgan

The Chair of the Judges Special Commendation

This grand award honours an individual whose distinguished accomplishments and service to the LGBTQ+ community in Scotland or further afield are self-evident and acclaimed.

Winner: Scott Cuthbertson & Natalie Scott

Employer Award (Large Business – over 500 employees) Sponsored by HSBC 

This award recognises any employer who has led the way in creating a culture conducive to happiness and security within the workplace.

Winner: SSE Energy Services (Part of OVO)Lloyds Bank The Royal Bank Of Scotland Sky

Employer Award (Small Business under 500 employees), Presented by RBS

This award recognises any employer who has led the way in creating a culture conducive to happiness and security within the workplace.

Winner: Glasgow Women's AidAction Group Itison Scotland Prestonfield House

Travel Company Award

This award thanks a company that delivers exceptional service to LGBTQ+ travellers at home or abroad or has shown real commitment to supporting LGBTQ+ employees.

 

Winner: Network Rail (Scotlands Railway) / Alex HynesGlasgow Airport Lothian Buses ScotRail

Arts and Media Award

This award recognises a group, company or individual who has accurately and truthfully supported challenges and advancement of the LGBT community in print, online, broadcast or performance.

Winner: Creative ElectricChannel 4 / Starbucks Scene Alba Sean Batty / STV Pride Campaign

Political Leadership Award

This award recognises an individual from any political party who has used their office to actively support and advance the cause of LGBTQ+ people or are a member of the community who have demonstrated Political Leadership in a campaign.

Winner: James Bushe / HIV ScotlandCouncillor Euan Blockley Jeane Freeman MSP Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Venue Award

This award recognises a thriving bar, club or venue within the community that provides a safe and enjoyable environment together with exceptional customer service.

Winner: WaterlooHabana Edinburgh Planet Bar & Kitchen Edinburgh The Gunsmiths Bar

Hospitality Award

This award recognises any hospitality business that invests in its approach to both its customers and staff within the community.

Winner: Kimpton Hotel, Blythswood Square Glasgow & Charlotte Square EdinburghAlex Hannah Pubs The Dhabba The Street

Retailer / Brand or Marketing Campaign Award

This award recognises any retail business that has developed a powerful appeal to member of the community, delivering a highly skilled service.

Winner: Mars - Skittles & MalteasersChivas - Absolut Diageo - Smirnoff Tesco

Professional Services Award

This award is where we can thank someone or even a team who has gone beyond to ensure that members of the LGBT communities have received outstanding service from a professional services provider.

Winner: AshurstCMS Mitchells Funeral Directors Ltd Pride Proms

Corporate Ally Award Sponsored by HSBC

This award is to honour an organisation or company who has demonstrated positivity, loyalty and support to LGBTQ+ customers.

Winner: Tri ServicesBAE Loganair

LGBTQI+ Network Group / Equal Rights Group Award

This is your chance to ensure that we get to hear about the work that your LGBTQ+ network at your work is doing to support and raise issues in the workplace.

Winner: PCS Scotland / Kris HendryThe University Of Edinburgh Staff Pride Network Glass Network Swan

Charity or Community Group Initiative Award

Third sector groups are the life blood of our community organisations and work so hard to help so many with often little income. Let’s look across Scotland at the groups fighting hard to enact change and support for us and ensure that they are recognised.

Winner: Luke McgregorGlasgow Women's Library Highland Pride Perthshire Pride

Celebrity Ally Award

This award recognises an individual from across the spectrum who has used their prominence to shine a positive light upon the LGBTQ+ community.

Joint Winners: Mark Hatley & Scott BrownChloe Donald Beverley Lyons

The Public Service Award Sponsored by HSBC

This award recognises any individual, team or organisation within the public sector, emergency services or armed forces who has made an exceptional contribution over the last year to the LGBT communities.

Winner: TIE ScotlandSsgt Johanne Mundie Street Assist Edinburgh Glencoats Primary Rainbow Squad

Sports Person / Sports Group Award

This award recognises excellence in any sport, or outstanding leadership in the encouragement of sport inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community.

Winner: Glasgow FrontrunnersAberdeen Taexali Rugby Club Glasgow Alphas Rangers Football Club Established 1872 & Charity Foundation

Community Ally Award, Presented by RBS

This award recognises an individual who is both dynamic and stands out in their particular field while making a significant contribution to the LGBTQ+ community as an ally.

Winner: Dionne MartinJessica Taylor Liam Stevenson Louise Bailey

Entertainer / Artist Award

This award recognises an entertainer (individual or group) in any field of entertainment who has best promoted the community in an exciting style.
Winner: Scott AgnewJust The Brave Official Loud And Proud Choir Tom Urie

The John Johnston Community Champion Award

This award recognises an individual who is both dynamic and stands out in their particular field while making a significant contribution to the LGBTQ+ community.

Winner: Kathryn Pierce

Douglas Morgan Natalie Scott

Judges Grand Commendation for Education and Civil Rights

Winner: Natalie Scott

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