Pilkington UK, part of the NSG group, won Company of the Year at last week’s Glass Focus Awards by British Glass at Sefton Park, Liverpool, UK.

British Glass CEO Dave Dalton said that the organisation looked at companies who had gone above and beyond the pale.

He said: “It's been a very difficult year and we've had to rely on companies to go that extra mile.

“To step up and help us communicate with authorities, help us get through the energy crisis, provide data, but also demonstrate through challenges.”

Mr Dalton said that Pilkington’s sustainability initiatives had been essential for demonstrating the glass industry’s potential.

These included Pilkington’s hydrogen trials with HyNet and biofuel trial with Glass Futures.

Mr Dalton said: “Over the years, the company has always demonstrated a good lead for the industry. Across this year, they've been party to demonstration trials and switching fuels, looking at hydrogen – doing all manner of things that have set an exemplar to the glass industry and in our communications with legislators.”

He continued that it was important for British Glass members to form connections with industry-related authorities to help advocate for the glass industry.

Pilkington UK also won the Health & Safety Action award for its vehicle and pedestrian GAP analysis tool.

Neil Syder, Managing Director of Pilkington UK, said: “These awards are a result of the hard work put in by our teams and I’d like to thank the British Glass panel for their recognition.”