Glass Focus 2020

The winners of the Glass Focus Awards 2020 will be announced as part of a virtual presentation on 12 November 2020.

Running alongside an increased online presence, the virtual ceremony, black tie encouraged, will be an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate the achievements of our industry in what has been a strange year for all of us.

The event will take place from 4.30–6pm on 12 November and will feature all the award presentations, an update from our CEO, Dave Dalton, as well as a few extra surprises. Register now for free – it would be great to see you there on the night!

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Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted for the Glass Focus Awards 2020!

Design of the year – container

•    Allied Glass – Cù Bòcan
•    Stoelzle Flaconnage Ltd – Carbon Sake 
•    Stoelzle Flaconnage Ltd – Whitby Gin 

Sponsored by Packaging News

Design of the year – flat

•    Pilkington United Kingdom Limited – SaniTise
•    Saint Gobain Glass UK – University of East Anglia 
•    StealthCase Oy – New generation glass antenna

Sponsored by Glass International 

Innovative solution

•    Ardagh Glass – Briquette project 
•    StealthCase Oy – New generation glass antenna
•    VRMT – Virtual reality training 

Sponsored by Glass Technology Services 

Health and safety action

•    Encirc – Automated platform 
•    Pilkington United Kingdom Limited – COVID MS forms
•    Pilkington United Kingdom Limited – Wellbeing kiosks 

Sponsored by Arco 

Sustainable practice 

•    Ardagh Glass – Briquette project 
•    Croxsons – Love Gin 
•    Encirc - Belu partnership

Sponsored by Glass Futures

Rising Star

•    Allied Glass – James Miller 
•    Allied Glass – Liam Appleyard
•    Allied Glass – Rob Windley 
•    Electric Glass Fibre – Mathew Coffey
•    Encirc – Erin Miller 

Sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London

Strengthening business through people 

•    Electric Glass Fibre – Cultural change programme 
•    Encirc – In it together 
•    Pilkington United Kingdom Limited - NSG 'Anzen Bunka' Improvement Strategy

Sponsored by Glass Worldwide

Marketing impact

•    Allister Malcolm Glass Limited – Beauty, artistry, cherish forever
•    Encirc – Women with bottle 
•    Saint Gobain Glass UK – Glass Tech Hub

Sponsored by FEVE

Company of the year

All British Glass members that enter for an award will be put forward for the title of British Glass Company of the year.
The company of the year will be given to a British Glass member based on their award entries, engagement in British glass activities and committees, attendance of British Glass events and overall impact of the company of the glass industry and its reputation.

Sign up to join us for the virtual ceremony on 12 November and celebrate live with the winners.


Thanks to our supporters

Glass Focus sponsors

Glass Futures

The headline sponsor for Glass Focus 2019, Glass Futures is a not-for-profit company, created as a core entity to develop two UK-based “Catapult-like” Centres of Excellence in glass comprising R&D, innovation, technology incubation and implementation, training and up-skilling. It brings together the global glass industry and academia.


Arco is the UK’s leading safety company, dedicated to offering the very best safety products and services to the glass industry with a core purpose of keeping people safe at work. Through its dedicated in-house experts, Arco helps to shape the safety world to ensure UK workers go home safe every night.  It distributes a world-class range of over 170,000 quality assured, branded and own brand products, including personal protective equipment, workwear, safety footwear, gloves, workplace safety and hygiene products. It also provides professional safety services encompassing training, consultancy and site services.  

Glass Technology Services Ltd

Glass Technology Services Ltd provides analysis, testing, consultancy and research and development support to all parts of the glass supply chain – from raw materials to the end consumer. The experts in glass pride themselves on their reputation, confidentiality and impartiality and are accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025 standards. 

Glass International

Glass International offers readers the latest news from across the hollow, container, flat, and speciality glassmaking industry. The magazine and website focuses on glassmaking from raw materials to the hot and cold ends and everything in between. Regular features comprise of company and country profiles, technical innovations to improve the efficiency of the glassmaking process and previews and reviews of industry conferences and exhibitions.

Glass Worldwide

Glass Worldwide is the leading bi-monthly magazine for the UK and global glass industry. Every issue features a broad cross-section of articles that assist all areas of production and processing. Whatever your company’s area of glass making expertise, Glass Worldwide will provide you with balanced editorial coverage of the latest news, technology, profiles, market reports and event coverage.

The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London

The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London received its Charter in 1664. Initially founded to regulate the Glass Selling and Pot-Making industries within the City of London, the role of the livery company today is to: Maintain cordial relationships within the Company, the City and the wider glass industry, stimulate interest in glass in all its aspects, carry out charitable works, with special emphasis on education, maintain the Company’s traditions, values and customs, provide pastoral care for members in distress and support the Lord Mayor & the Corporation of the City of London.


FEVE is the Federation of European manufacturers of glass containers for food and beverage and flacons for perfumery, cosmetics and pharmacy markets. Its members produce over 80 billion glass containers per year.  The association has some 60 corporate members belonging to approximately 20 independent corporate groups.  Their 160 manufacturing plants manufacturing plants are located across 23 European States and maintain 125.000 direct and indirect jobs along the total supply chain.

Packaging News

Packaging is one of the UK economy’s most vibrant, creative and diverse industries. With a supply chain covering manufacturing, retail, design, logistics and more, the industry has a broad and demanding range of information needs. Packaging News, both in print and online, sits right at the heart of that supply chain.