Now, innovative and creative flat glass designers, manufacturers, and architects are invited to compete for a prestigious new award recognising the importance of their work at the glass sector’s showcase of the year, Glass Focus.
‘Design of the Year - Flat Glass’, has been added to the highly popular annual ‘Glass Focus Awards’ organised by British Glass. The Awards are the showcase for the £1.6bn UK glass industry, and the new category will celebrate the very best in design throughout the flat glass sector and its supply chain.
Dave Dalton, Chief Executive of British Glass, said: “From architects, engineers and tradesmen, a huge supply chain helps keep the UK demand of over 700,000 tonnes of flat glass every year in supply.
“The flat glass sector shapes our landscapes and shapes the way we interact with spaces on a daily basis. Its versatility of use, from city skyscrapers through solar panels and automotive applications, is immense and has a clear but not always obvious impact on all our lives. It’s time to celebrate and highlight achievements in this area, and I am looking forward to some impressive entries.”
The 2019 event, which takes place on 21 November at the St Paul’s Mercure Hotel in Sheffield, also includes awards for glass-related work in the following areas:
- Design of the year – Container
- Innovative solution
- Health and safety action
- Sustainable practice
- Apprentice of the year
- Strengthening business through people
The contest is open to members and non-members while companies can enter multiple categories and submit more than one entry to the same or different categories.
British Glass members who enter any category will also automatically qualify for the British Glass Company of the Year award, which was won by Nippon Electric Glass Fibre in 2018.
Entries for all seven categories are now open and those who would like to enter should submit their entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org start the subject line with 2019 Awards entry.
The closing date for entries is noon on Wednesday 25 September.
For more information visit the Glass Focus page on the British Glass website.