Alison McGregor

Alison McGregor, CEO, HSBC Scotland

McGregor named corporate leader of the year

HSBC Scotland CEO Alison McGregor was among the winners at the inaugural Scottish Women’s Awards after being crowned corporate leader of the year.

The Scottish Women’s Awards recognise the success of women entrepreneurs, business women, professionals, civil servants, women in uniform, charity workers and many more who facilitate Scotland’s development as a country.

The black tie event was hosted by presenter Farah Bradford and Sky TV presenter David Tanner.

They welcomed on stage talented individuals and businesses, acknowledged for their dedication and hard work.

HSBC Scotland's Alison McGregor was among the business women to scoop awards after being named corporate leader of the year.

Irfan Younis, CEO of organisers Creative Oceanic, said: “We are honoured and delighted to have such great finalists and winners representing Scotland and enhancing its reputation nationally and internationally.”

“These were the first Scottish Women’s Awards. They are a true reflection of the talent in Scotland and we want to make sure that the hard work and determination of Scottish female professionals don’t go unnoticed.”

“We were very happy to welcome the guests and celebrate with them. Congratulations to all finalists and winners!”

In addition, the awards supported the Women’s Fund for Scotland and the charity raised £2.900.

The full list of winners:

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year went to Dr. Holly Butler (Clinspec DX - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
  • Creative Industries Leader of the Year went to Claudette Jones (University of the West of Scotland, Paisley)
  • Services to Charity/Third Sector went to Rhona M Baillie (The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow)
  • Rising Star of the Year went to Ashleigh McGill (Brewdog, Ellon)
  • Services to Science & Technology went to Carron Shankland (Univeristy of Stirling, Stirling)
  • Services to Sport went to Tracy Balmer (Scottish Rugby Union, Birmingham)
  • Contribution to Civil Service went to Kate Frame (Police Investigations & Review Commissioner, Hamilton)
  • Services to Medicine went to Alison Rennie (Southbank Child Centre, Templeton)
  • Services to Media went to Kirsty Wark (Black Pepper Media, Glasgow)
  • Services to Law went to Rachel Grant (Brodies Llp., Edinburgh)
  • Services to Education went to Donalda T McComb (Glasgow Gaelic School, Glasgow)
  • Services to Accounting and Finance went to Aileen Gates (Campbell Dallas Llp, Renfrew)
  • Community Award went to Glasgow Women’s Library (Glasgow)
  • Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year went to Kerri -Ann Angus (Peaches Wax Bar, Glasgow)
  • Contribution to Arts and Culture went to Heather Stuart (Fife Cultural Trust, Fife)
  • Corporate Leader of the Year went to Alison McGregor (HSBC, Glasgow)
  • Online Business of the Year went to SnapDragon Monitoring (Edinburgh)
  • Independent Retail Business of the Year went to Archipelago Bakery (Edinburgh)
  • Family Run Business of the Year went to Jannettas Gelateria Ltd. (St. Andrews)
  • Small Business of the Year went to MacArthur Leisure Ltd. - Curves Bishopbriggs (Glasgow)
  • Business of the Year went to Barrhead Travel (Glasgow)
  • Business of the Year (less than 50 staff) went to Healthy Nibbles (Edinburgh)
  • Business Woman of the Year went to Dr. Rabinder Buttar (ClinTec International Ltd., Glasgow)
  • Business Woman of the Year (less than 50 staff) went to Gillian Godsell (Exterion Media, Edinburgh)
  • Best Professional went to Sue Nicolson (Nicolson Accounting, Glasgow)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year went to Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne (Genius Foods, Edinburgh)
  • CEO of the Year went to Nicola Barclay (Homes For Scotland, Edinburgh)
  • Woman of the Year went to Catherine McCulloch (The Children's Parliament, Edinburgh)