The best of the best in glass and glazing have once again been recognised at the G16 Awards held at a special Gala Dinner and Awards evening at the London Hilton Park Lane on Friday (Nov 18).
More than 600 industry people and guests applauded winners chosen by a panel of independent expert judges at the annual event, this year hosted by comedian Milton Jones.
Winner in the Best New Product category this year was Epwin Window Systems with the Optima PVC-U system from Profile 22.
The other winners were:
Fabricator of the Year: Solidor
Installer of the Year: Sheffield Window Centre
Conservatory Installer of the Year: Sherborne
Glass Company of the Year: Dual Seal Glass
Commercial Project of the Year: Glassolutions
Training and Development Initiative of the Year: Quickslide
Promotional Campaign of the Year (Retail): Composite Wood Company
Promotional Campaign of the Year (Trade): Mila
Component Supplier of the Year: Thermoseal Group
Customer Care Initiative of the Year: Roseview Windows
The Unsung Hero, in the new category launched last year, was Jude Knowles of Business Micros.
The Derek Bonnard Award for Excellence was awarded to the Glass & Glazing Federation.
The choice of trophy winners was tougher than ever this year, as G-Awards organiser Tony Higgin explained:
“In every one of the categories, the judges reported that the results were very close, reflecting the excellent standard of entries among all of the 30-plus finalists. Also, the overall number of entries, as well as the near-record attendance at this year’s event, are a clear indication of the regard in which these awards are held.
“Every one of the winners should be proud of their achievement as we are proud to recognise them with these trophies.”
The event was sponsored by a number of leading industry organisations including: Business Micros, Deceuninck, Emplas. Epwin Window Systems Division, ERA, GGF, Mila, Pilkington UK, Polyframe, Saint-Gobain Glass UK, Swisspacer, Synseal, Thermoseal Group, VBH and The VEKA UK Group.
An extensive gallery of video clips and pictures of the event, including all the winners is at:
Further information on the G-Awards is at: