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Entry Deadline Wednesday 31 July 2024

Entry Deadline G24 Awards

Best Business Initiative of the Year

About the award : Recognising inspiring and successful business initiatives that bring a positive change, results and innovation, 

Who should enter : This award is open to companies which can demonstrate real business growth through enterprise and initiative, while keeping in mind the sustainability and circular ambitions of the industry today. For example, new business development, export growth, entering new markets, customer care initiatives, quality programmes, innovative marketing strategies, taking advantage of external help and advice, implementing management/planning software, improving supply chain management and so on.

Please read the basic criteria information before entering to ensure your entry is eligible.

Commercial Project of the Year

About the award: The demands now being put on the glass, glazing and hardware companies in the commercial sector are unprecedented. As architects and construction companies seek to allow more and more light into a building, so the design, comfort and security standards are being continually tested.

Who should enter :  Companies, partners and collaborations involved in exceptional commercial projects. 

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Component Supplier of the Year

About the award: The category is open to any component supplier of any size or market sector. This award recognises companies who may only serve a niche market, or companies who would not be able to fit into the other categories.

Who should enter : Suppliers of critical components, parts or solutions. 

Please read the basic criteria information before entering to ensure your entry is eligible.

Customer Care Initiative of the Year

About the award: Retaining existing customers often comes down to more than just product. Customer service is essential in building and maintaining healthy, profitable relationships. 

Who should enter: This award recognises companies who go the extra mile to offer exemplary customer service and is open to all types and size of business who can demonstrate how they systematically offer the best service they can.

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Fabricator of the Year

About this award: Fabricators are a crucial part of the manufacturing process and this award recognises excellence in this field. Always a popular category. For those that are selected as a finalist in this category, they will receive a site visit from one of the judges. 

Who should enter: This category is open to window fabricators of any material, including composites, aluminium, PVC-u or timber. Any size of business can enter. While the amount of windows you produce is important, it is not vital and it is how you run your business, how it has grown, the quality of workmanship, your achievements to date and how you expect to continue in the future that interests the judges.

Please read the basic criteria information before entering to ensure your entry is eligible.

Glass Company of the Year

About the award:  This award salutes, celebrates and encourages the important work of glass companies in the UK. The judges are interested in how you run your business, how it has grown, how you meet and exceed standards, your achievements to date and your plans for the future.

Who should enterThis category is open to manufacturers, processors, designers and importers of glass, of any company size.

Please read the basic criteria information before entering to ensure your entry is eligible.

Installer of the Year

About this award: This award celebrates the very best window, door and conservatory installation companies. The judges will be looking for information about the success of your business, how it has grown, your achievements over the last 18 months and your plans for the future. For those that are selected as a finalist in this category, they will receive a site visit from one of the judges.

Who should enter: This is open to installers of any size including conservatory installers, installers of any product or material, all disciplines and importers of glass.

Please read the basic criteria information before entering to ensure your entry is eligible.

Machinery Innovation

New for 2024!  This award focuses on innovative machinery advancements, equipment and solutions for the industry.

Judges will need to see evidence of effectiveness, efficiency, innovation, performance, quality and cost-efficiency. 

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New Product of the Year

About the award: This award seeks to identify outstanding new and innovative products making major inroads to improving overall building performance, as well as making significant contributions to the company balance sheet.

Who should enter: Judges will consider any product that improves building performance and will be looking for evidence of:

  • Research, testing, development 
  • Innovation in design, technology and/or application
  • Improvement over existing products in terms of performance
  • Use of recycled materials and recyclability of the product
  • Performance in operation as well as factory or laboratory test results
  • Clear product technical information for specifiers, designers, installers and operators

Please read the basic criteria information before entering to ensure your entry is eligible.

Promotional Campaign of the Year

About this award: This award recognises the importance of marketing and promotion, and rewards exceptional campaigns.

Who should enter:  This category is open to any business type or size that has embraced marketing in their campaigns this year for trade or retail. It can relate to any product or products, and any type of promotional campaign.

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Rising Star

About this award: The Rising Star Award is intended to recognise an emerging leader in the glass and glazing industry whose record reflects ongoing and exceptional growth, increased levels of leadership, responsibility, and sphere of impact. While eligible nominees have not yet reached a senior- or chief-level position, their track-record reflects a strong career trajectory with the possibility of forward advancement and potential for appointment at the highest levels in the industry.

Nomination requirements : The nominator will need to summarise the nominee's achievements, growth and accomplishments in sufficient detail to document why this individual should be considered as a "rising star" in the glass and glazing industry.Nominations must contain sufficient information to inform the judges, without additional research .

Please note: Self nominations are not permitted.

Please read the basic criteria information before entering to ensure your entry is eligible.

Sustainability Initiative of the Year

About this award :  This award applauds the achievements of companies’ sustainability efforts and initiatives. 

Entries will be judged on the following criteria

  •  Adoption of measures to minimise, reuse and recycle waste
  •  Protection and enhancement of the surrounding environment and its biodiversity and the avoidance of pollution
  •  Evidence of the successful operation of an environmental management system
  •  Use of recycled building products and renewable energy
  •  Use of measures to minimise energy use during construction and occupancy
  •  Measures to demonstrate the mitigation of climate change

Judges will be particularly interested in completed entries which are accompanied by evidence of measured energy performance over at least a year of operation.

Who should enter: This category is open to all companies regardless of size or discipline and the entry can be applied to a manufacturing process, and while it is not project specific, a project may of course be used to demonstrate an entrant's commitment to environmental sustainability.

Please read the basic criteria information before entering to ensure your entry is eligible.

Training & Development Initiative of the Year

About this award : Staff training and development is the bedrock of a successful business. Ensuring individuals are suitably qualified to perform, and given the opportunity to improve and progress is a must in today’s competitive business environment. This award is designed to reward those that have been seen to excel in this area, whether as an individual completing and gaining a qualification, or as a manager implementing schemes that have seen trainees or apprentices flourish. 

Who should enter: This category is open to companies that embrace the training and development ethic in house, or institutions that specialise in this subject and can demonstrate tangible success through results.

Your submission should include evidence of:

  • The nature of the initiative and how it leads to better performance
  • Any special challenges or constraints experienced in the development of the initiative and how they were overcome
  • Examples of training materials used
  • The successful application of the initiative and its impact (actual or intended)
  • How the initiative met or exceeded the original objectives

Please read the basic criteria information before entering to ensure your entry is eligible.

Unsung Hero

About this award : Do you have a member of staff who works tirelessly for your organisation, who always goes the extra mile, but who doesn’t make a big song and dance about it? Is there someone in your company, whether they work on the shop floor, the boardroom, or anywhere in-between, who you think should get much wider recognition for what they do for the business? The winner will receive a trophy on stage plus Champagne Lunch for Two at Gordon Ramsay's Savoy Grill.

Nomination requirements : Simply nominate the employee who you think should be recognised with the ‘Unsung Hero’ award, outlining what he or she does in your company and tell us why you think they should win.

It doesn’t matter if they have worked for your company for a couple of years or a couple of decades; the overriding factor will be the difference they make to your business. While there is no upper limit on time spent working for a company, nominated employees should have worked at the firm for at least 12 months and still be working for the firm at the time of entry.

Please read the basic criteria information before entering to ensure your entry is eligible.