Successful night at the UK Packaging Awards for British Glass members

Successful night at the UK Packaging Awards for British Glass members

October 31, 2018
British Glass Operations & Commercial Director Gareth Jones presents Allied Glass with the Glass Pack of the Year Award

British Glass was proud to sponsor two awards at the UK Packaging Awards in London last night, with members Allied Glass and Stölzle Flaconnage taking home prizes.

Allied claimed the Glass Pack of the Year: Spirits perfume and cosmetics award for their Manchester Gin bottle, which features the spirit’s honeycomb label design embossed on Extra White flint glass.

Earlier in the night the Leeds firm were also awarded the Best Packaging of a New Product prize for their Smeaton’s Gin bottle, capping off a successful evening for the company.

The bottle stayed close to the Bristolian Dry Gin’s heritage using frosted blue glass and a floral paper wrap on the neck of the bottle.

Elsewhere, Stölzle Flaconnage, the British arm of the Stölzle glass group and British Glass member, received the Limited Edition of the Year prize for their Johnnie Walker Blade Runner – Directors cut project.

After featuring in the cult classic original Blade Runner film, the iconic whisky brand returned in the 2017 sequel Blade Runner: 2049 and Stölzle created a futuristic bottle made entirely from flint glass to match the tone of the film.

South Yorkshire based firm Beatson Clark took home the second award sponsored by British Glass, the Glass Pack of the Year: other drinks, food and other glass award for their 235ml M&S own-brand dressing bottle.

Commenting on the winners, Commercial Manager Chris Sorsby said: 

“It was a pleasure to represent Glass Technology Services as one of the judges and I was absolutely delighted by the quality of their entries which were both innovative and thoughtful.

“It was good to see the glass sector so well represented by the entries.”

Fellow British Glass members O-I and Ardagh were also nominated for awards during the ceremony at the Grovesnor House Hotel in London.

British Glass would like to congratulate all the winners of the awards and those who were nominated.

For a full gallery of pictures from the awards night, visit the UK Packaging Awards website.