The winners of the British Coatings Federation (BCF) Awards 2022 were announced on October 13, at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club. Over 150 delegates were there to watch Paul Sinha, Sinnerman from ITV’s The Chase, hand out the awards over 10 categories.

Tom Bowtell, BCF chief executive, said, “Given the hugely challenging times our industry is facing, it was great to come together face-to-face and celebrate the many achievements of our member companies over the last 12 months. It is also exciting to see so much young talent in our sector, demonstrated particularly in our Apprentice of the Year and Young Leader of the Year categories. Many congratulations to all those who were shortlisted, but especially to the winners.”

The evening opened with the Sustainable Innovation Awards, split into Manufacturer and Supplier categories due to the record number of entries. The Sustainable Innovation Manufacturer Award was given to BASF for AGILIS, and the Sustainable Innovation Supplier Award was presented to Hexigone Inhibitors for Intelli-ion®.

The sustainability theme carried on through the evening with the Coatings Care Progress Award, and the Coatings Care Overall Best Performer Award. The Progress Award was given to joint winners Steyport and PPG Industrial Coatings, and Overall Best Performer was awarded to Farrow & Ball. The Corporate Social Responsibility Award was taken home by AkzoNobel for their True Colours Community Fund initiative.

The Customer Service Award was presented to Sherwin Williams Consumer Brands Group. For Marketing Campaign of the Year, it was the ‘Dulux Simply Refresh, with Changing Rooms’ campaign that took home the award for AkzoNobel.

The evening concluded by celebrating outstanding individual talent in the industry, recognized in the Apprentice of the Year Award, won by Andrew Roser from AkzoNobel; Young Leader of the Year Award, won by Emma Porter from hubergroup UK and Student of the Year Award, which saw Sam Gumbley from Belzona win.

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