COVENTRY, UK — The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has had a record number of entries for its annual awards ceremony and has now revealed the finalists. This will be the tenth BCF Awards ceremony, celebrating success in coatings, wallcoverings and printing inks industries and showcasing the achievements of BCF member companies and individuals.
BCF Chief Executive Tom Bowtell commented, “I would like to thank this year’s entrants and send congratulations to everyone shortlisted. The awards sold out last year and, as our tenth, this year will be bigger and more competitive than ever with three new categories. I look forward to announcing the winners in November.”
The winners of BCF Awards will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Radisson Blu, East Midlands Airport. More information on the finalists and details on the event can be found at www.coatings.org.uk/bcfawards.
Finalists in the new award category, the Diversity and Inclusion Award, which is sponsored by BASF, include AkzoNobel, INKTECH, PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland, and U-POL.
Finalists in the new Marketing Campaign of the Year Award, sponsored by PCE International, include Crown Paints, Dulux Trade (AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK&I), PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland, U-POL, and Valspar.
Finalists in the new Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by Stort Chemicals, include Brannon Lee (Dacrylate), Shannon Williams (HMG), Nichole Tessier (James Briggs), Marcus Cheung (INX) and Samuel Lee (INX).
Finalists for the Young Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by Fenton Packaging, include Sofia Houmou (AkzoNobel), Stephen “Paddy” Dyson (HMG), Beth Hall (Dacrylate) and Dayne Fletcher (INKTECH).
Finalists in the Excellence in Training Award, sponsored by PRA, include AkzoNobel and PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland.
Finalists in the Sustainable Innovation Award, sponsored by Tradebe, include WasteCare, INKTECH, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, Dulux Trade (AkzoNobel Decorative Paint UK&I), Crown Paints, and PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland.
Finalists in the Corporate Social Responsibility Award include Dulux Trade (AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK&I), AkzoNobel, HMG, ORGANIK KIMYA, and PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland.
Finalists in the Coatings Care Awards Overall Best Performer, sponsored by ICB Group, include AkzoNobel, Ashington; AkzoNobel Packaging, Birmingham; Crown Paints, Hull; Crown Paints, Darwen; Pulse Printing Products, Wick; and Teal & Mackrill, Hull.
Finalists in the Coatings Care Awards Most Improved include Becker Industrial, Speke; NP Automotive (Europe), Swindon; PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland, Morley; Rustins, London; and Whitford, Runcorn.
Finalists in n the Student of the Year Award, sponsored by Synthomer, include Linda Ferrante (Fujichem Sonneborn), Mark Mils (Whitford) and Jamie Parsonage (Whitford).