Clearview South January 2014 - Issue 146 - Page 24

G13AWARDS Tony Higgin, on stage at the G13 Awards SALUTING THE GLASS AND GLAZING INDUSTRY AT 10TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT The G13 Awards marked its tenth anniversary in November last year at the biggest G-Awards ceremony in several years, in order to publicly recognise the best that the glass and glazing industry has to offer. Derek Bonnard Award for Excellence: Jim Rawson, Epwin Group 24 JAN 2014 Over 640 people congregated at the London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel for the G13 Awards Presentation & Gala Dinner, hosted by the talented Dara O Briain, to give their support to the twelve G13 Award winners and a special Derek Bonnard Award for Excellence. The Derek Bonnard Award for Excellence was presented to Jim Rawson, Chairman of the Epwin Group, for his outstanding contribution to the UK fenestration industry. Tony Higgin, G-Awards organiser, comments, “For the last ten years, the G-Awards have been the platform for the glass and glazing industry to show just how robust and pioneering it is. The fact that this year’s event was one of the largest in the last decade proves that there is much to celebrate and we can feel optimistic as we move into 2014. My congratulations go to all this year’s winners and finalists, particularly the new faces who might not have entered the G-Awards before. As they say, you’ve got to be in it to win it!” In a frantic year of activity, culminating in the Hope66 charity cycle ride, over £1,300 was raised for GM Fundraising, in aid of Hope House Children’s Hospices at the Charity Fun Casino, sponsored by Solidor. To read more, visit