Shortlist announced for the British Coatings Federation’s 2023 Awards

12 July 2023

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) is pleased to announce the shortlisted entries for the 2023 Awards. Following a series of judging days conducted by an independent panel of judges in each category, they have reached a carefully selected shortlist from a wide variety of high-quality entries.

The winners will be announced at the Awards dinner on Thursday 19th October at The Grand Hotel in Birmingham.

Sustainable Innovation: Multinational Award shortlist:

Organik Kimya

Sun Chemical


BASF plc


Sustainable Innovation: SME shortlist:

Little Greene


Race to Net Zero Award shortlist:

Crown Paints

BASF plc

GDB Paint & Coatings

Customer Service Award shortlist:

AkzoNobel – Dulux

Crown Paints

Pulse Printing Products

Excellence in Training Award shortlist:

HMG Paints


Anstey Wallpaper

AkzoNobel – Dulux

Diversity and Inclusion Award shortlist:



Young Leader of the Year Award shortlist:

Molly Kershaw, PPG Architectural Coatings UK&I

Nathan Featherstone, hubergroup UK

James Davis, A-Chem Limited

Chris Morton, Crown Paints

Olly Sheppard, Pulse Printing Products

Corporate Social Responsibility Award shortlist:

Banner Chemicals

PPG Architectural Coatings UK

Crown Paints

Marketing Campaign of the Year Award shortlist:

Farrow & Ball

HMG Paints

AkzoNobel – Dulux

Axalta Coatings Systems

Apprentice of the Year Award shortlist:

Kris Richens, AkzoNobel

Katie Sterrett, AkzoNobel

Brandon Morgan, hubergroup UK

Melissa Strowbridge, HMG Paints

Richard Morgan, AkzoNobel – Dulux

Sean Kelly, Anstey Wallpaper

Student of the Year Award shortlist:

Courtney Turner, Tor Coatings

Patrycja Zuchowska, PRA World

Rebecca Jones, Beckers

Melanie Brogden, Belzona Polymerics

The shortlisted companies for both Coatings Care Awards will be announced in September.

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