The shortlist for the annual Glass Focus Awards, supported by Glass Futures, has been announced.

The awards, in their ninth year, will celebrate the achievements of the glass industry and its supply chain.

This year we look forward to celebrating the International Year of Glass with all our winners in person at the black-tie award ceremony on 17 November at Sefton Park Palm House in Liverpool.

Commenting on behalf of the judges, Nick Kirk Technical Director at British Glass said:

“We have received some excellent submissions making it very difficult to split out the super from the exceptional.

“From the rising stars shining at their respective businesses and the spectacular, intricate container and flat glass designs to the health and safety champions protecting our workforce and the latest innovations driving change beyond our industry, it has been a pleasure to see everything that makes our sector great represented throughout each category.”

Tickets for the Glass Focus Awards 2022 are now on sale, and you can book your place on the British Glass website.

The shortlist in full:

Design of the year – container

  • Stoelzle Flaconnage Ltd – Forged Gin
  • Stoelzle Flaconnage Ltd – One Gin
  • Allied Glass Containers – Divine Gin
  • Allied Glass Containers – Wire Works Whiskey

Design of the year – flat – Sponsored by Glass International

  • Saint-Gobain Glass UK – The Spark
  • Pilkington UK Ltd – Knightsbridge Gate
  • Volframi – Partial processing technology

Innovative solution – Sponsored by Glass Technology Services

  • Encric – Cooling system improvements
  • Saint-Gobain Glass UK – E-checks
  • Volframi – Partial processing technology

Health and safety action

  • Pilkington UK Ltd – Wellbeing Committee
  • Pilkington UK Ltd – Vehicle and pedestrian GAP analysis tool
  • O-I Glass Ltd – Safety leadership training

Sustainable practice – Sponsored by Glass Futures

  • Ardagh Glass Packaging – Water saving initiative
  • Encirc – Lehr upgrades
  • Pilkington UK Ltd – Hydrogen and biofuel trials

Rising Star – Sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London

  • Beatson Clark Ltd – Dana Godfrey
  • Encirc – Beckie Smith
  • Ardagh Glass Packaging – Abigail Ackroyd

Strengthening business through people

  • Glass Futures Ltd – Taking the Glass Industry to the Next Generation
  • Beatson Clark Ltd – Senior leadership programme
  • Saint-Gobain Glass UK – Complex Cold repair

Marketing impact

  • The Armstrong Partnership – Bucher Emhart Glass Inspection
  • The Armstrong Partnership – Encirc Net Zero Carbon 2030
  • Ardagh Glass Packaging – The Glass making process