We are now taking bookings for the 2019 BAMA Forum & Awards Dinner and the Award Entries are now open!!

The (Members Only) Award Entry form is now available for download. The closing date for entries is 5pm on 6th September 2019. If you would like to enter the BAMA Awards but are not yet a member, you must apply for membership of the Association first.
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 BAMA Awards will bring public recognition for your brand, company or team.
Here are some things to consider for each category
  • Aerosol of the Year – a new aerosol product made in the UK but sold ANYWHERE in the world.
  • Aerosol Packaging - aerosol PACKAGING made in the UK but sold ANYWHERE in the world. Can include the can/actuator/valve/new branding or update in design etc.
  • Sustainability – product or company related – CSR, reduction in carbon footprint – have you been innovative with your logistics and manufacturing programmes?
  • Process Safety and Training – product or company related. Look at the training processes and new systems you have in place. Highlight your apprenticeship schemes and HR initiatives. Think of staff involvement and business safety in addition to the manufacturing element.
  • NEW for 2019: Aerosol in Action photography - Member companies are welcome to submit a relevant image of a product or process which illustrates the theme of "Aerosol in Action". 
This year the BAMA Forum & Awards Dinner will take place for its final year at the luxurious Oulton Hall in Leeds on the 16th & 17th October 2019. Within this grand 18th century setting, the hotel also boasts a state-of-the-art spa, well-equipped health club, golf course, beautifully landscaped gardens and a drawing room. The hotel is complete with 300 free parking spaces and offers complimentary WIFI to all BAMA event guests. The venue is ideally located 10 minutes from both Leeds city centre and train station and 15miles from Leeds Bradford Airport.   
The Forum
The Forum will start at 12pm with registration and lunch on Wednesday 16th October 2019, ending at approximately 5.00pm followed by a short AGM for members only. On Thursday 17th October, the day will begin at 9.30am with an interactive session and is expected to close at 2.00pm with a buffet lunch. The programme is currently being finalised and you will be notified of the final conference agenda shortly. 
Awards Dinner
For its eleventh year, the BAMA Awards dinner will take place on Wednesday 16th October and will start at 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 also have a guest appearance from stand-up comedian and television & radio presenter Des Clarke. 
We have arranged a special members’ rate with the venue. The total cost of £260.00+VAT will include:
  • the two day forum
  • lunch both days
  • the awards dinner
  • accommodation on Wednesday 16th October and
  • breakfast on the 17th October.


Please note: Accommodation at Oulton Hall is not guaranteed. Once all places have been filled, an over-spill hotel will be used or accommodation will need to be sourced by yourselves. For any queries please contact the BAMA office prior to booking your place at the event.

Non-members may not attend the conference but are encouraged to attend the awards dinner. at the invitation of a BAMA member. The cost for dinner guests is £80.00+VAT, or dinner and accommodation at the rate of £260.00+VAT.

Members can book your place here (you need to log in first). Alternatively you can download and complete the Booking form or email the BAMA team at bamaadmin@bama.co.uk.


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.