Two members of British Glass were victorious at the Packaging Awards 2019 at The Grovesnor House Hotel in London on Thursday night (7 November).
British Glass sponsored two awards at the esteemed ceremony, with member Stolzle Flacconage receiving the Glass Pack of the Year: Spirits, Perfumes and Cosmetics award for their Tarquin’s Cornish Gin bottle.
Stolzle designed a bottle that kept the distinctive wax seal of the Cornish Distillery and incorporated an embossed puffin representing the brand’s emblem into the sleek and streamlined bottle.
The judges complimented the bottle on its standout shelf presence, attractiveness and its brand enhancing capabilities.
Earlier in the evening Stolzle also claimed the Best Packaging of a New Product award for their Mount Rigi Swiss Aperitif bottle, with judges praising the Knottingley-based company for overcoming challenges in both the design and technical production to deliver the bottle.
Bruni Glass took home the other award sponsored by British Glass, Glass Pack of the Year: Other Drinks, Food and Other Glass, for their intricate Glacierfire water bottle.
Commenting on the design, the judges said:
“Beautiful design and a very interesting concept. We loved the fact that the glass type and purity has been considered. The bottle form & outer match up perfectly to deliver a beautiful premium offer. There is great work on the typography and readability too and very interesting cap which is the cherry on the cake.”
The Ardagh Group were also victorious on the night in the CSR Initiative of the Year for their work with the Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s OnSide project, which develops prisoners in HMP Hatfield through challenging activities and value-based lessons to show how to take positive steps forward.
After beginning in mid-2018, each eight-week course provides classroom and physical sessions with the Ardagh Group hosting participants in a recruitment day and holding mock interviews with senior management at the end of each course to prepare prisoners for job seeking on their release.
Judges were keen to praise the initiative and Ardagh’s role within it.
They said: “We wish there were hundreds of these schemes throughout the UK. Ardagh recognise the need to ensure prisoners do not re-offend and being able to get a job is essential. This scheme gives prisoners a chance”
The Packaging and Luxury Packaging Awards are hosted annually by Packaging News.