British Coatings Federation industry award winners recognised

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

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