Industry buzzes after NFA shortlists announced
Voting has been live for less than two weeks when this was written, but the announcement of the shortlists on Monday night saw an explosion of activity within the industry.
It had been an epic 7 month long nominations process which saw over 200 separate submissions from all 13 represented sectors of the UK fenestration industry. That was a level of engagement which went way beyond what was seen in 2013, confirming that the National Fenestration Awards have made significant progress since it’s inaugural year.
On the evening of Monday 8th September, the lucky finalists were emailed privately to be informed of their success, with the shortlists and voting being made public soon afterwards. These are this year’s finalists by category:
Social Networker 2014:-
Hardware Company 2014:-
Young Person 2014:-
Greg Johnson (Warwick Sliders)
Tanasen Surawoot (Joedan Glass)
Glass Systems Company 2014:-
Systems Company 2014:-
The VEKA UK Group
Composite & Paneled Doors 2014:-
Lister Trade Frames
Steel Company 2014:-
Timber Company 2014:-
PVC Company 2014:-
Eden Windows, Doors & Conservatories
Aluminium Company 2014:-
Digital Specialist 2014:-
Timber Alternative 2014:-
Ecclectic Systems / Residence9
Prestige by Aztec
Manufacturer / Fabricator 2014:-
Premier Conservatory Systems
Pearl Window Systems
The pride and excitement shown by the finalists has been evident, with many tweeting images of their finalists logos. Some have even gone as far as to change their Twitter profile images, backgrounds and bios to show off their success at getting to this stage of the annual competition. The NFAs have created a massive and unique energy that has captured the attention and excitement of many parts of the UK fenestration industry.
Every vote counts
Since voting went live on Monday 8th September, votes have flooded in at a stunning pace, far outstripping the levels seen in it’s inaugural year. With voting live right up until December 1st, the total number of expected votes looks set to smash the number recorded last year.
With that taken into account, every single vote counts. Taking part is very simple. If you’re a registered user on the site, you’re already eligible to vote. If not don’t worry. It takes less than a minute to register and once your details have been confirmed, you’re all set to cast your 13 votes, one per category.
Anyone is free to take part. Whether you’re on the shop floor, an installer, a manager, a MD or anything in between, the National Fenestration Awards allows you to have YOUR say on who you think deserves to be rewarded at the end of the year. There’s nothing else like it in the industry.
Voting closes Monday 1st December. Don’t leave it too late to cast your vote!
To find out more about the National Fenestration Awards and to get involved visit: www.fenestrationawards.co.uk or follow them on Twitter: @NatFenAwards for all the latest news and announcements from the fastest growing independent awards in the industry!