The winners of the tenth British Coatings Federation (BCF) 2019 were announced on 28 November at the annual BCF Awards at the Radisson Blu, East Midlands Airport, across ten categories showcasing brilliance in the coatings industry in front of over 160 delegates.
Three new categories were introduced for 2019. Diversity and Inclusion was the first of those awarded, and this win was taken by Inktech, with U-POL being highly commended for their entry. Receiving more entries than any other category, Marketing Campaign of the Year was awarded to U-POL while both Dulux Trade (AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK&I) and PPG (Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland) were highly commended for their campaigns. Celebrating young talent in the industry, Apprentice of the Year was received by Brannon Lee of Dacrylate Paints.
The 2019 Awards continued to celebrate great talent in the coatings industry with wins for Young Leader of the Year, picked up by Dayne Fletcher of Inktech and Mark Mills from Whitford (now a part of PPG) gaining Student of the Year. Further on the training theme, the Excellence in Training Award was presented to PPG (Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland), with AkzoNobel highly commended for their entry.
Highlighting sustainability within the coatings industry, the Sustainable Innovation Award was given to PPG (Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland). Plus, 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 AkzoNobel Packaging for their site in Birmingham while Coatings Care Progress was awarded to Whitford (now a part of PPG) in Runcorn.
Two companies were declared winner for the Customer Service Award – to AkzoNobel and Inktech respectively. Finally, Corporate Social Responsibility saw Organik Kimya highly commended while HMG Paints took home the win.
Tom Bowtell, BCF Chief Executive said “At such an unsettling time for our industry, it was great to come together in order to celebrate all that is fantastic in the coatings industry, with the event continuing to grow year by year. The competition was the toughest yet, so many congratulations to all those who were shortlisted, but especially to the winners.”
BCF Awards 2019 Winners
Sustainable Innovation Award – sponsored by Tradebe
Winner – PPG Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland)
Corporate Social Responsibility
Winner – HMG Paints
Coatings Care Progress Award
Winner – PPG (Whitford), Runcorn
Coatings Care Overall Best Award – sponsored by ICB Group
Winner – AkzoNobel Packaging, Birmingham
Diversity and Inclusion Award – sponsored by BASF
Winner – Inktech
Marketing Campaign of the Year – sponsored by PCE International
Winner – U-POL
Customer Service Award – sponsored by Silberline
Winner – AkzoNobel
Winner – Inktech
Excellence in Training – sponsored by PRA
Winner – PPG (Architectural Coatings UK & Ireland)
Student of the Year – sponsored by Synthomer
Winner – Mark Mills, PPG (Whitford)
Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Stort Chemicals
Winner – Brannon Lee, Dacrylate Paints
Young Leader of the Year – sponsored by Fenton Packaging
Winner – Dayne Fletcher, Inktech