Winners Revealed for Glass Focus Awards 2023

Glass Focus 2023 full winners photo.

The 2023 winners of the Glass Focus Awards were announced at a black-tie event at the National Football Museum in Manchester. Ardagh Glass Packaging took home the British Glass Company of the year award along with the sustainable practice award for their NextGen Furnace. The other big winner was Encirc, taking home three awards on the night, including the innovative solution award for their digital bottle. Vitritech won the inaugural SME member of the year award, other winners on the night included Verallia UK, Beatson Clark, Guardian Industries UK and Saint-Gobain Glass.

British Glass CEO Dave Dalton said: “It was a pleasure to gather with representatives from the industry in Manchester to celebrate the incredible achievements from across the glass supply chain. As we face challenges both within the UK and beyond, it is all the more vital that we come together to acknowledge and celebrate the immense strides we have made over the past year.

The full list of winners from the Glass Focus Awards 2023 are:

Design of the year – container (sponsored by Packaging Innovations and Empack): Barra Gin by Verallia UK

Design of the year – flat (sponsored by The Glass and Glazing Federation): One Black Friars by Guardian Industries UK

Innovative solution (sponsored by Glass Technology Services): The digital bottle by Encirc

Health and safety action (sponsored by Glass International): Hearing protection by Beatson Clark

Strengthening business through people (sponsored by Glass Worldwide): Rostered training project by Encirc

Rising Star (sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers): Beata Zalinska at Saint-Gobain Glass

Marketing Impact (sponsored by awesome): Embedding our mission by Encirc

Sustainable Practice (sponsored by Brook Green Supply Ltd): NextGen Furnace by Ardagh Glass Packaging

SME member of the year: VitriTech Limited

British Glass Company of the Year: Ardagh Glass Packaging

Glass Focus 2023 full winners photo.

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