The shortlist for the annual Glass Focus Awards, hosted by British Glass, has been announced.

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

The event will be held in-person on the 16th of November 2023 at the National Football Museum in Manchester, UK.

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

The shortlist in full:

Design of the year – container – sponsored by Packaging Innovations and Empack

• WhataHoot – Stoelzle Flaconnage Ltd
• Verallia – UK Burnt Faith
• Verallia UK – Barra Gin
• Ardagh Glass Packaging – Absolut Spirit of Togetherness
• Verallia UK – Egg Royale

Design of the year – flat

• Saint-Gobain Glass UK – The Black & White Building
• Pilkington UK – Glass Futures’ Centre of Excellence
• Guardian Industries UK – One Black Friars
• The Glass Company – Sunage

Innovative solution sponsored by Glass Technology Services

• Saint-Gobain Glass – Glass Forever
• Encirc – The digital bottle
• Ardagh Glass Packaging – NextGen Furnace
• Vitritech Limited – Vitrireinforce

Health and safety action

• Beatson Clark – Hearing protection initiative
• Guardian Industries – UK Hazard reporting app
• Pilkington UK – Heat stress monitoring
• O-I Glass Ltd – My Safety Matters

Sustainable practice

• Ardagh Glass Packaging – NextGen Furnace
• Pilkington UK – Project Broadway
• Allister Malcolm Glass Limited – Sustainable improvements
• Guardian Industries UK – Reductions in energy consumption

Rising Star supported by The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London

• Beata Zalinska – Saint-Gobain Glass
• Becky Adcock – Encirc
• Megan McElroy – Encirc
• Megan Hoyle – Ardagh Glass Packaging
• Joshua Banton – Vitritech Limited

Strengthening business through people

• Guardian Industries UK – Waste and value add categorisation
• O-I Glass Ltd – Glass Industry Taster Sessions
• O-I Ltd – Leadership Development through emotional intelligence and resilience
• Encirc – Rostered training project

Marketing impact

• Lattimer Limited – New glass forming products
• Guardian Industries UK – E-commerce portal
• Encirc – Embedding our mission
• Ardagh Glass Packaging – NextGen Furnace

SME member of the year

• Pattesons Glass Ltd
• Calumite Limited
• Vitritech Limited