Wasps has been shortlisted for two awards given by Glasgow City Council and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce this year, with the winners being announced at a black-tie event this October. It’s an honour for Wasps to be named amongst the best of businesses in the city, and we thank everyone who voted for us and the Chamber of Commerce for the recognition.
Wasps was first shortlisted for the Community Wealth Building Award alongside two other businesses (Kibble and Pest Solutions), before receiving the news that we’d been shortlisted for the prestigious Glasgow’s Favourite Business Award. Our commitment to protecting artistic jobs and providing affordable dedicated studios and offices through the pandemic has been commended, as well as our mission to reclaim historically significant buildings across Scotland and refurbish them into thriving cultural spaces. This particular nomination is momentous because it’s governed by a public vote, so we thank everyone who voted for us.
From CEO Audrey Carlin on the nomination: “It’s about keeping talent in Scotland and allowing people to have sustainable creative careers. Wasps has been around for 45 years and we’ve supported a whole creative community for that length of time in four buildings across Glasgow, with probably about 500 creative people. So it’s fantastic to have ourselves and our creative community recognised as being a favourite business.”
Good luck to our fellow nominees; Glasgow Science Centre, Silverburn, Sprigg, Glasgow Central Hotel and Marshall Travel Ltd. See you in October!