CONGRATULATIONS poured in for the elated winner of the Glasgow’s Favourite Business award.

Dear Green Coffee Roasters took the Evening Times-sponsored accolade at the 2018 Glasgow Business Awards, which were hosted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland.

On Twitter the company described the award as “an absolute honour”, and received many congratulatory messages on social media.

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce said it had been a “triumphant night” for Glasgow’s businesses.

“It is always a pleasure to celebrate the fantastic achievements which have taken place over the last year in the city’s business community, and to see so many outstanding companies represented.

“Each year of The Glasgow Business Awards serves as a reminder of Glasgow’s diverse, thriving and inspiring business community.”

Malcolm Buchanan, chair of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Scotland Board, said: “Royal Bank of Scotland is delighted to be the main sponsor of The Glasgow Business Awards for a second year and once again this year’s event proved to be a great success.

“It is a real celebration of the quality and diversity of the businesses which operate here in this city. This evening’s winners are truly deserving of their success and a great inspiration to the business community here in Scotland.”

The winners were:

• Best Performing Small-Medium Business Award (Sponsored by Beam Digital and Design): Premiership Experience

• Best Performing Large Business Award (Sponsored by Ladbrokes Coral): A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd

• Young Business Person of the Year Award (Sponsored by City of Glasgow College): Kieran Coyle, Founder & Owner, Premiership Experience

•Innovation in Business Award (Sponsored by Circular Glasgow): Renewable Parts Ltd

• Fair Work Award (1-50 employees) (Sponsored by Glasgow City Council): Hogganfield Loch Care Home

• Fair Work Award (51 employees or over) (Sponsored by Glasgow City Council):

Incremental Group

• Sustainable Development Award (Sponsored by Scottish Water): City Building LLP

• Healthy and Active Workplace Award (Sponsored by Sustrans Scotland): City Building LLP

• Green Champion Award (Sponsored by ScottishPower): Clyde Shopping Centre

• Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Sponsored by Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP):

Andrew Duncan, Managing Director and Founder, SwarmOnline

Family Business of the Year Award (Sponsored by Get Living): S Collins & Son

• Excellence in Communications Award (Sponsored by Connect): The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

• International Trade Award (Supported by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce): Speyside Distillers Co Ltd

• Evening Times Award for Glasgow’s Favourite Business: Dear Green Coffee Roasters

• Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Award for Lifetime Achievement: Bill Munro

• Royal Bank of Scotland Award for Most Outstanding Business: Renewable Parts Ltd