Allied Vehicles was announced as the Industry and Business award winner at the 2016 Inspiring City Awards. Now in its fourth year the glitzy award ceremony paid tribute to the people and businesses that make Glasgow great.
Around 400 luminaries gathered at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow city centre for the gala awards organised in conjunction with The Herald and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. The prize giving kicked off with a performance by De Quorum, Glasgow’s saxophone quartet, and was hosted by BBC news-reader Catriona Shearer.
Councillor Frank McAveety, leader of Glasgow City Council and chairman of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau said: “Glasgow is ambitious, inventive, entrepreneurial and welcoming because our people and businesses are.”
People Make Glasgow
Glasgow has a long and distinguished history of innovators, pioneers and traders who have made their mark on the world stage.
Allied Vehicles fought off Chompsky, Glasgow Airport and Tempo Tea Bar to be crowned the winner in the Industry and Business award category.
Sales director, Peter Facenna, commented: “We’re delighted to receive this welcome recognition of our ongoing efforts to inspire the city of Glasgow.
“We’re delighted to receive this welcome recognition of our ongoing efforts to inspire the city of Glasgow.”
“We now employ over 580 people, including 43 apprentices, and we will continue to invest to ensure the company’s ongoing growth and success.”
Allied Vehicles represents one of Scotland’s most successful, indigenous growth stories over the past 20 years.