After the largest ever nominations phase in NFA history, we can now reveal this year’s shortlists!

We had a record 271 nominations across 17 different fenestration sectors, making this easily the most represented and all-inclusive awards in the industry. Above all else, all nominations were submitted by those in the industry. From now, it is the industry that will decide this year’s winners from these shortlists.

So, derived from the hundreds of nominations received this year, these are the #NFA16 shortlists and finalists!

Social Networker 2016

·         @Northwestbifold – Steve
·         @SynsealTweet
·         Andrew Scott – Ascot Group
·         Anglian Home Improvements – Louie Watts
·         Ben Warren – The Window Outlet
·         Claire Miller – Atlas
·         DUTEMANN
·         Ian Wolley – SwiftGlide
·         Laura Morgan – AluK
·         Liniar
·         Mark Warren – Lister Trade Frames Ltd
·         Nigel Grant – Nigel Grant Upvc
·         Peter Gray – Premier Conservatory Supplies
·         Petita Wiles – MACO
·         Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories Ltd
·         Purplex Marketing
·         Residence 9
·         Samantha Hill – Thermoseal
·         Sarah Ball – Balls2 Marketing
·         Solidor

Hardware Company 2016

·         Avocet Hardware

·         Brisant Secure

·         Caldwell Hardware

·         Ingenious Locks & Hardware

·         Maco Door & Window Hardware (UK) Ltd

·         MILA

·         Sealco

·         Trojan

·         VBH

Young Person 2016 – category sponsored by GQA Qualifications

·         Jessica Bailey – 21 – Atlas Roof Solutions, Marketing Assistant

·         Luke Platt – 16 – Prefix Systems, apprentice

·         Sam Kay – 25 – K Glazing Ltd Managing Director

Systems Company 2016

·         AluK

·         Liniar

·         REHAU

·         Synseal

·         Selecta Systems Ltd

·         Residence Collection

Glass Systems Company 2016

·         Guardian

·         Pilkington

·         Saint-Gobain

Composite / Paneled Doors 2016

·         DOORCO Ltd

·         Endurance Doors

·         Solidor

·         Vista Panels

·         Shepley

·         Selecta

·         IG Doors

Timber Company 2016

·         The Sash Window Workshop

·         Glyngary

·         Dempsey Dyer

·         Ecosash Ltd

·         Coastal Joinery Hardware

Aluminium Company 2016

·         Aire Valley Architectural

·         AluFold Direct

·         Customade (UK) Ltd

·         DUTEMANN

·         Jack Aluminium

·         Kestrel Aluminium Systems Ltd

·         Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd

·         The Window Outlet Ltd

·         TWR Bifolds

·         UK Bifold

PVC Company 2016

·         REHAU Ltd.

·         Sealtite

·         JDC Windows Lyd

·         HWL Windows Group

·         Dekko Window Systems

·         Quickslide ltd.

·         Truemans Limited

·         Premier Supplies Ltd

Digital Specialist 2016

·         Purplex Marketing

·         Balls2 Marketing

·         Graffika Media & Design

·         The Consultancy

Timber Alternative Company 2016

·         Evolution Windows

·         Residence Collection

·         Prestige by Aztec Windows

Fabricator / Manufacturer 2016

·         Philip Whear Windows & Conservatories

·         Glyngary

·         Lancashire Trade Frames

·         Pearl upvc

·         DUTEMANN

·         Dekko

·         Polyframe

·         Quickslide Ltd.

·         Solidor

·         Shepley

·         Everglade Windows

·         Frame Fast

·         Emplas

IGU Manufacturer 2016 – category sponsored by Edgetech (UK) Ltd

·         Clayton Glass

·         Decorative Door Products (DDP) by RegaLead

·         Oakland Glass

·         Anglian Home Improvements

·         System 3

·         Regency Glass Ltd

·         Morley Glass

Conservatory Roof Fabricator 2016

·         Prefix Systems

·         Premier conservatory supplies

·         Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions

·         Icotherm

·         Frame Fast

Spacer Bar Manufacturer 2016

·         Thermoseal Group Limited

·         Edgetech (UK) Ltd

·         SWISSPACER

Machinery Company 2016

·         Promac

·         Haffner Murat Ltd

·         Glass machinery company

·         Stuga

Training Centre 2016

·         North Lancs Training Group Ltd

·         Fit For Trade Ltd

·         IPS international

A massive well done if you have made it to this stage of the campaign, and commiserations to those who do not see their names on these shortlists this year.

So what happens now?

Here’s where things really start to ramp up. We have already made the voting live in all 17 categories, so you can already start placing your votes to help decide this year’s #NFA16 winners. You can click here to go straight to the categories dashboard or use the menu on the left hand side.

Also, we will be contacting every single person and company to invite them to create a profile page which they can use to promote and for those sitting on the fence to read up on before placing their votes. However, as this is the biggest NFAs yet, this may take a little time. So, if you’re a finalist, please allow 10-14 days to contact you and get things set up. Once we contact you, you’ll also be sent your own “NFA Finalist” logo to display however you wish.

This year’s voting phase will run until 10pm on Wednesday 30th November. From then, we will put the site into maintenance mode as we get ready to announce this year’s winners during Winner’s Week. Winner’s Week was an experimental method of announcing last year’s winners which went very well, so we have decided to do the same thing again. This will begin from Monday 5th December, and we will announce a batch of winners each day until the Friday of that week.

This year’s winners will be treated to an excellent days hospitality at Oulton Park Race Track, racing some fantastic high performance racing cars, superb food, brilliant evening entertainment, a free bar and of course the awards presentation. Guests who attended the 2015 Winners Event called it the highlight of the year, so it’s definitely worth getting involved!

For an idea of what to expect, here’s some clips of the 2015 Winners event:

So, a massive well done to all those who made it to the voting phase, and good luck over the next seven weeks of what is set to be intense and competitive voting!