About the Event

26th April 2018

Glasgow Science Centre


Black Tie

Event Format

6.30pm - Drinks reception and Showcase

7.00pm - Guests seated

7.15pm - Welcome

7.30pm - Dinner

9.15pm - Awards 1-5

9.45pm - Speaker

10.15pm - Awards 6-10

11.00pm - Carriages


Sarah Heaney

Sarah Heaney

Sarah started her TV career in Scotland where she was anchor for 'Scotland Today', Scottish Television's main news programme for seven years. Sarah also fronted Scottish Passport, Room at the Top and many other programmes.

More recently Sarah has presented ITV’s crime programme Manhunt to ITV’s Wish You Were Here. Although Scottish, Sarah now lives in London and has two children and takes any opportunity to head back home to Scotland.


Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

Lucinda's first son was diagnosed with a severe allergy to dairy products and her second son, an intolerance to gluten. A situation that challenged eating normally as a family. Her determination to create soft and tasty, fresh brown and white bread, firstly for her son and her book, and then for people like her, struggling to find tasty gluten free bread in the supermarket, became her all consuming passion for three years.

These bread recipes became Genius Foods in 2009 bringing normality and relief to many consumers following a gluten free diet across the UK. Genius has quickly responded to consumer demand from around the world, and now sells its innovative products in North America, Europe, Australia and the UAE. The last few years have proved particularly dynamic for Genius, and the achievements of Lucinda and her team have been recognized by consumers and the business community alike with a number of coveted award wins.

Lucinda sits on the Board at Genius as Product Director and spends a great deal of time in the company's two bakeries, developing pioneering and tasty new products. In addition she acts as brand ambassador for the company, keeping in close contact with Genius consumers and speaking at seminars, universities and business events. She is also committed to supporting and encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Lucinda lives in Edinburgh, where Genius is based, with her family.