Finalists announced for the BCF Awards 2017

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has revealed the finalists for its annual awards celebration, which recognises excellence within the coatings industry. The BCF Awards received the highest number of entries in its eight-year history.

BCF Chief Executive, Tom Bowtell, said, “With a two-fold increase in entries received from our members, the BCF Awards 2017 will be the biggest and best yet. Congratulations to those who have been shortlisted and I look forward to announcing our winners next month.”

The winners of the BCF Awards will be announced on November 23 at the Cranage Estate, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire. More information on the finalists and details on the event can be found here.

The BCF Awards 2017 finalists are:

Sustainable Innovation Award — Sponsored by Veolia

  • AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK — Most Sustainable Plant Ever
  • Beckers Group — Sustainability Index
  • BYK-Gardner Q.C. Instruments — True Digital Masters
  • Inter-GreeN UK Sustainability — Recycle, Reuse, Reduce
  • IST METZ — ‘Hot Swap’ Drying System
  • Lonza — Sustainable In-can Preservation
  • PPG (Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland) — Waste Minimisation Program
  • PPG (Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland) — Johnstone’s Trade Cleanable Matt
  • PPG (Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland) — Energy Reduction Program

Customer Service Award — Sponsored by BMS

  • AkzoNobel — Transformation of a Paints Business
  • Fujichem Sonneborn — Servicing its Customers on a Shared Path to Success
  • PPG (Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland) — Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Thermaset — Caring for the Customer

Excellence in Training Award — Sponsored by Cogent Skills

  • AkzoNobel Dulux Academy — The Home of Painting and Decorating Excellence
  • Fujichem Sonneborn — Training with a Purpose, Training for the Future
  • HMG Paints — HMG Paints Next Generation Development Programme
  • PPG (Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland) — Excellence in Training: Academies
  • PPG (Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland) — Excellence in Training: Application Friday
  • Ricoh UK Products — Customer Advanced Waveform Training

Young Leader of the Year — Sponsored by Fenton Packaging

  • AkzoNobel — Robert Lever
  • Fine Décor Wallcoverings — Alison Henshaw
  • Jotun Paint (Europe) — Robert Marsden
  • Thermaset — Claire Jennens

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK and Ireland — Dulux Let’s Colour
  • Crown Paints — Putting CSR at the Heart of the Business
  • HMG Paints — Paint the Town Green Campaign
  • Merck Performance Materials — Responsibility in the Mica Supply Chain
  • Paint 360 — Ticking the Right Boxes
  • PPG (Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland) — Community Engagement Programme

Student of the Year Award — Sponsored by Synthomer

  • HMG Paints — Darren James
  • HMG Paints — Jacopo Milani
  • AkzoNobel — Michael Francis
  • PPG Architectural Coatings UK and Ireland — Sheridan Smith

Coatings Care Progress Award

  • AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, Slough
  • Paragon Inks (Holdings), Livingston
  • Tor Coatings, Chester-le-Street
  • U-Pol Products, Wellingborough
  • Whitford, Runcorn

Coatings Care Overall Best Performer Award

  • AkzoNobel Packaging Coatings, Birmingham
  • Crown Paints, Darwen
  • Crown Paints, Hull
  • Farrow and Ball, Wimborne
  • Teal and Mackrill, Hull