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News release Glass Focus 2021 awards shortlist announced


The shortlist for the annual Glass Focus awards has been announced.

The awards, now in their eighth year, will once again celebrate the achievements of the glass industry and its supply chain.

This year we look forward to celebrating with all our winners in person at the black-tie award ceremony on 18 November at the Brooklyn Hotel in Manchester.

Commenting on behalf of the judges, Nick Kirk Technical director at British Glass said; “This year the quality and number of entries has been extraordinary and a real challenge to judge. It has been very encouraging to read and see some great examples of products, techniques, and practices from across the industry.”

The shortlist in full:

Design of the year – container

  • Allied Glass Containers – Clean T
  • Allied Glass Containers – Shivering Mountain
  • O-I Glass LTD – Charlie’s Chopper Clean Cut
  • Sklárny Moravia, a.s.  – Lab Gin

Design of the year – flat

  • Saint-Gobain Glass – The Spine
  • The Glass Company Ltd – G Smatt
  • The Glass Company Ltd – Ubiquitous Energy

Innovative solution – Sponsored by Glass Technology Services

  • Encric – The world’s most sustainable glass bottle
  • The Glass Company Ltd – Ubiquitous Energy
  • Virtual reality training Ltd – Virtual reality system

Health and safety action – Sponsored by Arco

  • Beatson Clark – Contractor control
  • Pilkington NSG – Incident investigation
  • Saint-Gobain Glass – Onsite defibrillators

Sustainable practice – Sponsored by Glass International

  • Beatson Clark – Investment in onsite recycling
  • Encirc – The world’s most sustainable glass bottle
  • Saint-Gobain Glass and Morley Glass & Glazing – Green Vision Fund

Rising Star – Sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London

  • Ardagh Glass – Michael Swindell
  • Encirc – Kerry Jackson
  • Saint-Gobain Glass – Will Ruane

Strengthening business through people – Sponsored by Glass Futures

  • Encirc – Ignite programme
  • O-I Glass Ltd – Graduate development programme
  • Pilkington NSG – Wellbeing Room

Marketing impact

  • The Armstrong Partnership – Encirc: Big 5
  • The Armstrong Partnership – Glass Futures- Future of Glass
  • The Armstrong Partnership – Sorg Clean meter

Tickets for the Glass Focus Awards 2021 are now on sale – to book your place.