The award was presented in recognition of his outstanding contribution and dedication to the fenestration industry.
The judges selected Jim as a worthy recipient for his ‘…innovation and creativity, with a sustained commitment to influence the industry for the good – something that the late Derek Bonnard was committed to throughout his 34 years within the window and glass industry.”
Jim is credited with introducing PVC-U windows to the UK in 1976; starting his business from a garage in Brixham, Devon. He is considered to be one of the industry’s most respected and influential voices.
Leading the Epwin Group with a team of divisional managing directors’ he remains hands on and continues to exert a direct influence over all aspects of the Group’s day-to-day operations. Despite the recent unfavourable economic climate the Epwin Group remains a source of stability for its companies, individual brands and customers; a testament to Jim’s talent, drive and enthusiasm.
Commenting on his award win, Jim said: “It is a pleasure and a privilege to have been selected for this special award. I see this as a testament to the Epwin Group, and I would like to thank everyone involved in its development over the past 37 years.”
Left to Right: Epwin Group chairman, Jim Rawson was presented with the Derek Bonnard Award for Excellence by David Stockton-Chalk, chairman of Promac Group.