Member News 11th October 2017
Scottish Leather Group, Renfrewshire, 9th October 2017 – SLG Technology, part of Scottish Leather Group – the largest leather manufacturer in the United Kingdom and a Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 British company – has been named Most Outstanding Business at the 20th annual Glasgow Business Awards (GBA).
Selected from all category winners at the awards (SLG Technology won the Sustainable Development category), the award for Most Outstanding Business of 2017 is the among the most coveted of the night, and is decided upon by GBA main sponsor, Royal Bank of Scotland.
The Renfrewshire leather manufacturer has long been a pioneer in environmental policies and sustainable production, through an innovative thermal energy plant at Bridge of Weir, and its unique offering of Low Carbon Leather – the only of its kind in the world. Such innovations within the Group are delivered by the SLG Technology division – Glasgow Business Awards’ winner for both the Sustainable Development category and overall Most Outstanding Business of the Year for 2017.
Presenting SLG Technology with the prestigious honours, Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce said: “Now in our twentieth year of hosting the event, The Glasgow Business Awards continue to honour the city’s thriving business community and celebrate yet another year of excellent accomplishments. Glasgow has a wealth of strong and diverse businesses across all sectors, and that was reflected amongst the winners tonight. A huge well done SLG Technology Ltd for winning its Most Outstanding Business award. Congratulations to each of the winners tonight, and all those who were commended.”
Receiving the awards on behalf of SLG Technology, Environmental Director, Dr. Warren Bowden, said: “Sustainability is among the most important considerations in our business. Indeed, much of our marketing and promotion is based on the innovative techniques and processes we’ve adopted over the last 10 years to ensure we are market leaders in this field. It is an honour to be recognized by the Glasgow Business Awards for the fantastic efforts of our dedicated team at Scottish Leather Group. It is true that we are recognized around the world, and we’re very proud of this, but we are even more proud of the fact that our achievements in sustainable development and business in general are derived from our headquarters right here in Renfrewshire.”
With a combined heritage of nearly 500 years and its leather exported to over 60 countries around the world, Scottish Leather Group companies are a continuing international success story, supplying many of the world’s best known businesses and brands.