Celebrating Excellence: Highlights from the Glass Focus Awards 2023 Gala
In a dazzling black-tie affair held at the National Football Museum in Manchester, British Glass hosted the prestigious Glass Focus Awards 2023. This grand event brought together businesses from every corner of the glass supply chain, converging to honor the outstanding achievements of the industry throughout the past year.
Ardagh Glass Packaging Leads the Way
Ardagh Glass Packaging emerged as a double victor, clinching the esteemed British Glass Company of the Year award. Their revolutionary NextGen Furnace secured them an additional accolade for Sustainable Practice, marking a commendable commitment to environmental stewardship.
Triumphs for Encirc
Encirc stole the spotlight, claiming three notable awards. Their groundbreaking digital bottle earned them the Innovative Solution Award. Additionally, their dedication to health and safety, exemplified by the Hearing Protection initiative, and the Rostered Training Project’s impact on business growth, earned well-deserved recognition.
VitriTech Limited Triumphs as SME Member of the Year
VitriTech Limited made history, winning the inaugural SME Member of the Year award, a testament to their noteworthy contributions within the glass industry.
Diverse Accolades Across the Board
Other deserving winners included Verallia UK for Design of the Year – Container with Barra Gin, Guardian Industries UK for Design of the Year – Flat with One Black Friars, Beatson Clark for Health and Safety Action with Hearing Protection, and Saint-Gobain Glass’s Beata Zalinska as the Rising Star.
Marketing Impact and Sustainable Practice Recognized
Encirc continued its success, earning the Marketing Impact Award for “Embedding Our Mission,” reinforcing their commitment to strategic communication. Ardagh Glass Packaging’s NextGen Furnace secured recognition in the Sustainable Practice category, showcasing a dedication to eco-friendly practices.
Looking Ahead: A Message from British Glass CEO, Dave Dalton
Reflecting on the evening, British Glass CEO Dave Dalton expressed pride in the industry’s achievements. He emphasized the importance of unity in the face of challenges, celebrating innovations, sustainability efforts, and the undeniable talent within the workforce. As the industry navigates the future, the commitment to building on these successes remains steadfast.
The Glass Focus Awards 2023 not only showcased excellence but also set the stage for a dynamic and promising future for the glass industry. Congratulations to all the winners who continue to elevate the standards of innovation, sustainability, and dedication within this thriving sector.
Source: British Glass with additional information added by Apazone