BAMA Awards 2012
Recognising innovation, success and continuous improvement in the UK aerosol industryNow in their fourth year, the BAMA Awards recognise and promote the high standards in the UK aerosol industry. The Awards Dinner was open to all members at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on 11 October, 2012. The awards categories are based on the three pillars of sustainability: Social Responsibility, Environmental Benefit and Economic Sustainability.
The Expert Judges:
Jane Bickerstaff, Director of INCPEN (The Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment
John Noble, Director of British Brands Group
Jo Jacobius, Managing Director of Axiom Communications
Economic Sustainability: Winner – Colep UK Ltd
Pictured: BAMA Chairman-Ian Mackinnon, Swallowfield plc, Jens-Peter Wulf, Colep UK Ltd, Guest Speaker - Tony Hawks
COLEP: Together with Britvic, Colep won this category with its innovative aerosol application with the launch of ‘New Turbo Tango’. Colep and Britvic developed the first aerosol soft drink in a plastic package, which was designed to engage with and enthrall Tango’s young consumer audiences.
The Judges said: “Brave use of an established brand to promote a new technology”
Highly Commended - Ardagh Group
Pictured: BAMA Chairman-Ian Mackinnon, Swallowfield plc, Neil Chapman, Ardagh Group, Guest Speaker - Tony Hawks
ARDAGH GROUP: 212 NYC Carolina Herrera Designer de-bossed aerosols. The de-bossed aerosols for men and women introduced a cutting edge design that created a visually stunning new aerosol.
Short Listed Entries - Cascade Technologies Ltd, Swallowfield plc, Unilever.
Social Responsibilty: Joint Winners - Swallowfield plc & Reabrook Ltd
Pictured: BAMA Chairman-Ian Mackinnon, Swallowfield plc, Richard Earnshaw - Swallowfield plc, Guest Speaker - Tony Hawks
SWALLOWFIELD: The Prince’s Trust Lipstick Project. Swallowfield produced a lipstick under the brand name TRUST exclusively for the Princes Trust. The judges were impressed that this was the first Prince’s Trust product to donate 100 per cent of the retail price to the charity raising £66,000 pounds.
The Judges said: “A good model for a successful initiative: the TRUST lipstick had sales of £66k”
Pictured: BAMA Chairman-Ian Mackinnon, Swallowfield plc, Malcolm Watkins, Reabrook Ltd, Guest Speaker - Tony Hawks
REABROOK: National Forest project to create a new local landscape. Reabrook undertook a significant tree planting programme working in the heart of The National Forest and involved its directors, employees and their families as well as customers, making this not only a sound environmental campaign but a programme that involved the whole company and parts of the wider community.
The Judges said: “Loved the sense of family, community – a joyous event”
Highly Commended – Unilever
Pictured: BAMA Chairman-Ian Mackinnon, Swallowfield plc, Dominic Mooney, Unilever, Guest Speaker - Tony Hawks
UNILEVER: Contractor Safety Performance Improvement. Unilever demonstrated that it is constantly striving to improve its performance and sustain excellence in safe working practices and this programme was commended not just for its work on Unilever sites with some 150 external contractors but for the way in which these safety measures could be taken forward by contractors into other areas of work.
Dr John Morris, Chief Executive of BAMA, said: “The BAMA Awards aim to highlight and recognise the continuous improvement, innovation and economic viability within the UK aerosol industry. The aerosol sector continues to show not just resilience but firm growth when the financial climate and consumer spending make for tough trading. I congratulate all Members who entered on the high standard of their entries. It never ceases to inspire me to see just how innovative our industry is and how the sector continues to strive for excellence demonstrating the immense strengths and value the UK aerosol industry brings to the global aerosol market”.
Environmental Benefits: Winner - Cascade Technologies LtdPictured: BAMA Chairman-Ian Mackinnon, Swallowfield plc, Richard Cooper, Cascade Technologies Ltd, Guest Speaker - Tony Hawks
CASCADE TECHNOLOGIES: Aerosol Leak Detection System. Cascade has produced a viable alternative to the hot water bath test that is compatible with a wider range of propellants. The system uses less power and, because it takes up less space than traditional methods, is therefore capable of use by smaller companies - so widening the environmental benefits of the system.
All THE WINNERS:
Pictured: Representatives from the winning, highly commended and short listed companies of the BAMA Awards 2012 with (fourth from left) Ian Mackinnon, Chairman of BAMA;(fifth from left) comedian and broadcaster, Tony Hawks, Guest Speaker, and BAMA Chief Executive, Dr John Morris (sixth from left).