Published On: Tue, Nov 28th, 2023

Very best of the UK Glass & Glazing Industry celebrated at the G23 Awards

The winners of the G23 Awards were announced on Friday night, 24 November, at a black-tie gala evening at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Hosted by actor and comedian Omid Djalili, the awards recognised and celebrated the very best of the UK glass & glazing industry.

With fourteen categories that were fiercely contested, the huge audience of over 700 saw the following winners pick up the coveted trophies with Everglade Windows and Kubu Smart both celebrating a double award win.

Winners List at G23 Awards

Training & Development Initiative of the Year – Sternfenster

Promotional Campaign of the Year – Deceuninck

Unsung Hero Award – Peter Eatough, VEKA

Customer Care Initiative of the Year – Everglade Windows

Component Supplier of the Year – Kubu Smart

Rising Star Award – Ben Hartshorn, Sheerline

Commercial Project of the Year – The Residence Collection and HWL, Old Beech Farm Development

Sustainability Initiative of the Year – Saint-Gobain Glass and Morley Glass

Machinery Supplier Award – Haffner

New Product of the Year – Kubu Floating Window Sensor, Kubu Smart

Best Business Initiative of the Year – Epwin Window Systems

Installer of the Year – Clearview Home Improvements

Glass Company of the Year – ESG Group

Fabricator of the Year – Everglade Windows

Tony Higgin, the event organiser said: “What a night! Many congratulations to this year’s winners of the G23 Awards. The quality and quantity of entries was truly outstanding, and this year’s winners fully deserve this recognition for the innovation and professionalism they have shown in the industry.”

The London Hilton on Park Lane was full to the rafters and industry colleagues and guests enjoyed a champagne reception sponsored by Emplas and Thermoseal Group. Category Sponsors for the event included: AluK GB, BM Group, Deceuninck, Doorco, Epwin Window Systems, FENSA, GGF, Saint-Gobain, Sheerline, UAP and Veka.

Thanks must go to Pilkington for sponsoring the table centres, Carl F Groupco as the trophy sponsor, Listers for the table plan, Eurocell for sponsoring the winners’ interviews and Forel for sponsoring the 360° photobooth. The guests enjoyed a fun casino sponsored by VBH (UK) and after show entertainment until the early hours.

The awards enjoy the support industry associations and media including FENSA, GGF, The Glazine, Glazing Times and Windows Active. The organisers were keen to thank all the judges who make the event possible including:  Andy Cassie, Brian Shillibeer – Editor of The Installer,  Brian Smith – Director of BAJ Smith Consulting, Charissa King – Editor of GGP Glass & Glazing Products, Chris Beedel – Head of Government Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations at the Glass & Glazing Federation, Dave           Borland – Head of Technical Department at the Glass & Glazing Federation, David Mechem – Head of Operations at RISA, Douglas Masterson –  Technical Manager of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers, Jon Vanstone – Chairman of  Certass, Kevin Jones – Senior Technical Officer at the Glass & Glazing Federation, LukeWood  – Editor of Glass Times, Mick Clayton – CEO of GQA Qualifications, Phil Heavy, Rod  Appleyard – Principal of Verification Associates and Steve May-Russell – CEO of Smallfry.