We are now taking bookings for the 2019 BAMA Forum & Awards Dinner which will take place at the luxurious Oulton Hall for it's final year on the 16th & 17th October 2019. We received excellent feedback about this venue from guests who attended the event in 2017 & 2018.

Although we do not have a programme available yet, bookings can be taken at a cost of £260.00+VAT.

The two day event has continued to show a significant rise in numbers, something which we felt extremely happy with and hope this will continue to develop through to 2019. Throughout the two days, you can make use of your time by catching up with industry colleagues, getting up to speed with the latest issues within the aerosol industry and learn about innovation and design all in one place.

The Venue

Within this grand 18th century setting, Oulton Hall boasts a state-of-the-art spa, well-equipped health club, beautifully landscaped gardens and a drawing room. The hotel is complete with 300 free parking spaces and offers complimentary WIFI to all BAMA delegates. The venue is ideally located 10 minutes from Leeds City Centre and train station and 15miles from Leeds Bradford Airport.

The Forum

The forum will start on Wednesday 16th October 2019 at midday with registration and lunch ending at approximately 5.00pm followed by a short AGM. On Thursday 17th October, the forum will begin at 9.30am and is expected to close at 2.00pm with a buffet lunch.

Awards Dinner

For its eleventh year, the BAMA Awards dinner will take place on Wednesday 16th October and will start from 6:30pm. The BAMA Awards ceremony is the perfect opportunity to highlight many of the UK Industry's success stories to guests and BAMA members, sharing best practice and recognising innovative skills across the industry. We will also have an after dinner Guest Speaker to keep you entertained.


We have arranged a special members’ rate with the venue. The total will include the two day forum, lunch both days, the awards dinner and accommodation on Wednesday 16th October and breakfast the next day. The cost for members is £260.00+VAT.

Please note: spaces are limited at Oulton Hall so please ensure you book early. 

Non-members may not attend the seminar but Members are encouraged to invite non-members to attend the awards dinner which takes place on the Wednesday evening. The cost for dinner guests is £80.00+VATpp or dinner and accommodation at the rate of £260.00+VAT.


To book at the members' rate, please book your place here (you need to log in first). Alternatively you can complete the booking form which you will find under the downloads section or email the BAMA team - bamaadmin@bama.co.uk

The programme, which will include an interactive session on day 2, will be available closer to the event, in the meantime book your place here (you need to log in first).

All members will be notified when Award Entries are open, the BAMA Awards will bring public recognition for your brand, company or team. 

With £500 up for grabs for the Winners and £250 for Runners-Up, you really should consider highlighting your recent company innovations, training programmes, sustainability initiatives etc. 

The 2018 BAMA Awards – Results Announced

The 2018 winners of the BAMA Awards were selected by a panel drawn from the worlds of retailing, politics and environmental sustainability. The judges were: Lisa Hipgrave who is the director of the UK fragrance association, IFRA.  Matt Sykes who is technical liaison manager at the metal packaging manufactures association, MPMA, and Paul Jenkins who is the founder of the packaging consultancy service, Packhub.


The winners are:

Aerosol of the Year Winner: 
James Briggs for RENU Action Paint.  The judges were pleased to receive the samples of this product and to try them themselves. We believe it is likely to be great success.

Aerosol of the Year Runner up: 
Batista hair benefits from Church and Dwight.  The judges thought that extending the dry shampoo concept to offer the same benefits as traditional shampoos and conditioners was an excellent range development for the Batiste brand.

Aerosol Packaging Winner:
The Enhanced Mist Technology from Lindal Group.  Lindal supplied us with samples for the judges to use and they couldn’t believe that a spray quality this fine could be created by a compressed gas spray system.
Aerosol Packaging Runner Up:

Eyeris from Ball Aerocan. The judges were impressed with the incredible print quality on a container printed in the round and look forward to seeing products hitting the shelf with this enhanced print quality.

Sustainability Winner:
Grundon Waste Management for the AeroPak aerosol recycling facility.  As the circular economy package continues to develop the judges felt that recycling systems of this kind are essential for our industry to ensure we have a coherent recycling message to present to regulators.

Sustainability Runner Up:
Unilever for their revolutionary hairspray.  Given the complexity of hairspray formulation, and the importance of how the spray works relative to its function, the judges thought this a worthy recipient of the runner up award and look forward to similar developments coming in to the UK and European mark.

Sustainability Highly Commended:
Plastipak for their Clean Tech recycling plant.  The judges were very impressed that Plastipak had taken on the operation of their plant in 2016 and look forward to seeing plastic aerosols being recycled there in the very near future.

Process Safety and Training Winner:
Alloway for their Filled aerosol cap and spray off verification system. The benefits for aerosol manufacturers were obvious to see and the judges were proud to be able to make this award to Alloway as the drive for continual improvements in manufacturing safety should be recognised.

Process Safety and Training Highly Commended:
The highly commended award goes to Cascade for their CT4214/CT4404 All in one leak detection and analysis system.  The judges thought the benefits this system could offer in both production and R&D would be of great benefit to the industry.