Business & Organisation

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 Royal Bank of Scotland

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 Colin Cooper Photography

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

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