The winners of the ninth British Coatings Federation (BCF) Awards 2018 were announced at the annual BCF Awards in Cheshire, across seven categories showcasing brilliance in the coatings industry.
The 2018 Awards continued to celebrate talent in the coatings industry with wins for Young Leader of the Year, picked up by Kirsty Woodbine of AkzoNobel and Kieran Parker of Whitford for Student of the Year.
In line with the training theme, the Excellence in Training Award was presented to Crown Paints.
Two companies were declared winners for the Corporate Social Responsibility Award – to PPG for the second year and for the first time to Seagulls Re-use Paints.
With a spotlight on sustainability in the coatings industry, the Sustainable Innovation Award was presented to AkzoNobel/Dulux for the second year running.
Finally, the BCF’s long-standing Coatings Care Awards were presented to two BCF member companies participating in the programme: the Coatings Care Overall Best Performer Award went to Pulse Printing Products in Wick, and the Coatings Care Progress Award to Firwood Pains in Bolton.
Tom Bowtell, BCF Chief Executive Officer, said: “At a potentially confusing and disruptive time for our industry with Brexit on the horizon, it’s wonderful for us to come together and celebrate all that’s great in coatings.”
BCF Awards 2018 Winners
Sustainable Innovation Award – Sponsored by Tradebe
Winner: AkzoNobel Decorative Paints
Customer Service Award – Sponsored by HermexFX
Winner: Dulux Decorator Centre (AkzoNobel)
Excellence in Training Award - Sponsored by Cogent Skills
Winner: Crown Paints Ltd
Young Leader of the Year Award - Sponsored by Fenton Packaging
Winner: Kirsty Woodbine, AkzoNobel
Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Sponsored by Merck
Winners: PPG & Seagulls Re-use Paints Limited
Student of the Year Award – Sponsored by Synthomer
Winner: Kieran Parker, Whitford Ltd
Coatings Care Progress Award
Winner: Firwood Paints (Trimite Global Coatings), Bolton
Coatings Care Overall Best Performer Award – Sponsored by PRA
Winner: Pulse Printing Products Ltd, Wick