Clearview South January 2014 - Issue 146 - Page 27

G13AWARDS AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT The FIT Show team scooped a trophy at last year’s G Awards, which took place at a glamorous presentation ceremony held in London’s Hilton Park Lane hotel. The FIT Show won the ‘Promotional Campaign of the Year – Trade’ category for the inaugural FIT Show that took place in April 2013. The The FIT Show team took to the stage to collect the G Awards trophy for ‘Promotional Campaign of the Year – Trade’, presented by Mike Butterick, Marketing Director of Glassolutions. event attracted more than 170 exhibitors and almost 6,000 visitors, the majority of whom were fabricators and installers, its core target group. More than 650 of the window, door and conservatory industry’s great and good looked on during the presentation as the FIT Show team took to the stage, invited by host for the evening, comedian and television presenter Dara O’Briain. “We are all so proud to win this award in front of so many of the people that made it possible,” exclaimed Matthew Glover, co-organiser of The FIT Show. “I have attended the G Awards many times but to actually win one of the categories is wonderful. I am delighted that our fantastic team has been recognised.” The G Awards trophy was the second The FIT Show won last year, also being presented with the prestigious ‘Trade Show Launch of the Year’ by the Association of Event Organisers (AEO). WINNER OF COMMERCIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR NSG Group, manufacturer of Pilkington glass in the UK, scooped Commercial Project of the Year at the G13 Awards – one of the main highlights in the glazing industry’s year. The award recognised the striking project for The Box Moor Trust, a charitable organisation in Hertfordshire dedicated to the upkeep of open spaces. The group were rewarded for their work with installers, Vitrine Systems, to modernise Box Moor’s new centre, where they added not just more space, but more light to the Centre too. Phil Savage, Commercial Contracts Sales Manager for the NSG Group, explains, “We worked very closely with Vitrine Systems and the architects to help create a modern structure, a light, airy space where visitors and staff could relax and make the most of their inspiring surroundings. We were obviously delighted to have all this work underscored by the project winning Commercial Project of the Year at the G13 Awards.” Pilkington Planar™ was installed in conjunction with Pilkington Suncool™ and Pilkington Optifloat™ for the atrium of the new building. The toughened product enables architects to construct entire structures out of glass. 9 is Fine In business, being recognised by your peers is the ultimate accolade and reaffirms all the hard work that has been put in by everyone involved in the company. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, a little pat on the back goes a long way. And that’s what happened to Lister Trade Frames of Stoke on Trent at the National G-Awards in London. Recognising the cream of the crop in the Fenestration Industry, Listers have been a common fixture of the awards having been winners and finalists for the last 9 years running. 2013 however brought rare treats to the table as Listers were finalists in a record five categories, a feat never achieved before by any company. “To be finalists in 5 categories is an incredible honour,” said MD Mark Warren “and genuinely we were delighted just to be recognised. The competition this year was of a very high standard and to be mentioned in t