Glasgow is delighted to have been awarded the European Entrepreneurial Region award for 2016 in recognition of our outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial strategy; we are the first city in the UK to achieve this accolade. The award reaffirms Glasgow's commitment to the Small Business Act Europe, and during the label period, an action plan has been implemented to enhance the economic ecosystem and support its growth throughout 2016 and beyond.
The European Commission recognises and rewards EU regions which show an outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy, irrespective of their size, wealth and competence. Regions with the most credible, forward-thinking and promising vision plans are granted the label. Glasgow is only the second city in Europe to be awarded this status for 2016. The Programme Directorate sits within the Committee of Regions, the voice of regions and cities across the EU. Read more