Worthy winners

Twelve worthy winners stood on stage at the G14 Awards presentation and gala dinner last Friday, in addition to this year’s recipient of the Derek Bonnard Award for Excellence. The event was hosted by comedian Kevin Bridges, who brought his unique humour to the proceedings.

Tony Higgin, organiser of the G-Awards, spoke about this year’s winners calling them all “outstanding”. He continued: “After 11 years, the G-Awards are still going strong thanks to the continuously excellent standard of entries we receive. Each year I wonder how we can beat the previous one, but it happens every time. All our finalists should be extremely proud, and our winners represent everything to which we all aspire in terms of commitment, dedication and passion. This is what makes our industry great.”

The G14 Award winners are:

Commercial Project of the Year: Pilkington UK for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre

Component Supplier of the Year: ERA

Conservatory Installer of the Year: T&K Home Improvements

Customer Care Initiative of the Year: Emplas Window Systems

Environmental Initiative of the Year: Glassolutions Saint-Gobain for Salford Energy House

Fabricator of the Year: Polyframe

Glass Company of the Year: Ravensby Glass

Installer of the Year: The Window Company (Contracts)

New Product of the Year: Ultraframe for LivinROOF

Promotional Campaign of the Year – Retail: Eclectic Systems for Your Residence 9

Promotional Campaign of the Year – Trade: Reynaers for Reynaers At Home

Training & Development Initiative of the Year: Quickslide for its in-house training and development programme

The Derek Bonnard Award for Excellence was presented to Gary Morton from GM Fundraising to recognise not just his contribution to the glazing industry, but also his extraordinary leadership in raising more than £1 million for Hope House Children’s Hospice. Joe Hague, managing director of Award sponsor, Promac Group, commented: “Gary was the perfect choice for the Derek Bonnard Award this year. Promac was an early supporter of GM Fundraising and we have watched in amazement at his energy and effort in raising such a huge amount of money for children with life-limiting illnesses. It is an astonishing achievement.”

Higgin concluded: “I want to offer my thanks to everyone who entered, all our judges and everyone who attended the G14 Awards presentation and gala dinner. My sincere congratulations go to all our winners. We will be here again on Friday 27 November 2015 for what I’m sure will be another year of outstanding results.”

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