Glass Focus 2017

Glass Focus 2017

Glass Focus Awards 2017 logoOur 2017 awards event – supported by Glass Worldwide – took place on Thursday 15 June 2017.

The black-tie ceremony and dinner were held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds – at the centre of our country’s great east-west glass manufacturing corridor, where nine out of ten of the UK’s largest glass manufacturers have production sites.

It was a great chance to get face-to- face with people from across the glass industry and show what we all can do – at individual, company and industry level.

We're very grateful to all who helped make this event possible - especially our sponsors, which this year included Glass Technology Services Ltd and Flexion Global.

The sponsors

Glass Futures
Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers
Glass Technology Services Ltd
Flexion Global
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The winners

The awards themselves covered areas including product design, sustainability, health and safety, workforce development and more.

British Glass’ Company of the Year

Saint-Gobain Glass

A clear commitment to continuous improvement in its own production, the wellbeing of its staff, and the health of the sector have led to Saint-Gobain being named British Glass Company of the Year at the Glass Focus Awards 2017. Find out more...

Saint-Gobain collects the Glass Focus award for Glass Company of the Year

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British Glass

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Apprentice of the Year

Samantha Coolledge of Saint-Gobain Glass

Samantha Coolledge’s entry highlighted her positivity and ability to be proactive in every task she undertakes. In the entry Samantha’s employer, Saint-Goabin, described her as excellent project leader who takes a leading role in meetings on a weekly basis, ensures actions are followed through to completion and that work is clearly documented. Find out more...

Samantha Coollegde collects the Glass Focus Award for Apprentice of the Year

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Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers

Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers

Innovative Solution

AMETEK Land, Encirc and Simpson Combustion and Energy

For the collaboration between AMETEK Land, Simpson Combustion and Energy and Encirc in which temperature data from AMETEK Land’s near infrared borescope (NIR-B) was used to optimise furnace operation at Encirc’s Elton site. The work has also demonstrated potential for future reductions in operating costs and emissions. Find out more...  

AMETEK Land collects the Glass Focus award for Innovative Solution

Sponsored by:
Glass Technology Services Ltd

Glass Technology Services Ltd

Health and Safety Action

Ardagh Glass

The safety strategy implemented at its Doncaster plant has made the safety of every employee a priority. The multiple strand strategy – involving all staff –  included initiatives such as each department collectively identifying its own key risks and having daily departmental H&S team briefings. Find out more...

Ardagh Group collects the Glass Focus Award for Health and Safety Action

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Flexion Global

Flexion Global

Design of the Year

The Stölzle Glass Group

For the WWII-inspired design of the Squadron 303 Vodka  – which mixes metal and glass in a stunning yet robust design. Squadron 303 takes its name from a highly successful Polish World War II squadron which distilled its own vodka. Find out more...   

Stoelzle receive Glass Focus Award for design of the year, sponsored by Daedalain Glass Studios

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Daedalian Glass Studios

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Sustainable Practice

Encirc

For their £6 million investment in an onsite railhead at its Elton site – enabling delivery of raw materials directly to the site by train is saving millions of road miles and reducing carbon emissions for Encirc and its customers’ supply chains. Find out more...   

Encirc receives the Glass Focus Award for Sustainable practice, sponsored by KiWi Power

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KiWi Powered Ltd

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