The 2014 National Fenestration Awards have been announced.

The list is compiled of the same categories as in 2013, including the steel award. We were disappointed that we couldn’t take the steel award to the 2014 final voting phase, but we hope that a bigger award this year will attract more interest from the steel section of our industry.

Below are your 2014 winners!

Votes Cast

Social Networker 2014
1st: Petita Wiles – @PetitaWiles (MACO)
2nd: Liniar – @Liniarprofiles | 3rd: Ben Warren – @TheWindowOutlet

Hardware Company 2014
1st: MACO
2nd: Glazpart | 3rd: Adams Rite

Young Person 2014:
1st: Hannah Howdle – Truemans Windows
2nd: Surawoot Tanasen – Joedans Glass

Glass Systems Company 2014
1st: Pilkington
2nd: Saint-Gobain | 3rd: Guardian

Systems Company 2014
1st: Liniar
2nd: The VEKA UK Group | 3rd: Accoya

Composite & Paneled Doors 2014
1st: Lister Trade Frames
2nd: Distinction Doors | 3rd: Britdoors Group

Steel Company 2014:
1st: Crittall Windows™
2nd: Clement Windows | 3rd: Cotswold Casements

Timber Company 2014:
1st: Glyngary
Joint 2nd: Merrin Joinery &  Stanbrook & Nicholson

Aluminium Company 2014:
1st: Schuco
2nd: AluK | 3rd: UK Bifold

PVC Company 2014:
1st: Truemans
2nd: Liniar | 3rd: John Fredericks

Digital Specialist 2014:
1st: The Consultancy
2nd: Motion Lab | 3rd: L8EST

Timber Alternative 2014:
1st: Residence 9
2nd: Evolution | 3rd: Prestige by Aztec

Manufacturer/Fabricator 2014:
1st: Polyframe
2nd: Lister Trade Frames | 3rd: Pearl Window Systems

Congratulations to all 2014 Winners!

The day…  It all kicked off at 10 am with registration and breakfast. You can’t have a day of racing cars without a good hearty breakfast!

The 2014 group was then split into two teams, Hamilton and Button. Each team would then take part in racing excellent Caterham 7s, 4 x 4 Defenders on a brilliant off-road circuit, and brand spanking new Toyota GT 86 Rally cars across a dedicated wet track.  The morning saw both teams take on one car each in the morning. One team took on the Defender challenge over a really funky, tricky course which saw them go through water, balance on logs and try and hit white markers with their wing mirrors!

The other team took on the Caterham 7s in a head to head battle with each other. Both went down well. Some initially nervous drivers came back buzzing to a fantastic lunch and ready to get back out there!  With a breezy but awesome day of driving done, it was back to the Foggarty Moss suite for more refreshments and the main reason we were all there. 

The people…  The guys and girls that came and represented their companies at this event were absolutely top-notch bunch of people. If there was a group of people I had to pick to represent the industry as a whole, it would have been these guys. They were all genuinely nice, down to earth, friendly people who demonstrated the professional, fun hard-working side of our industry. And this isn’t flattery for flattery’s sake.  Everyone seemed to get on really well throughout the day, and the evening drinks at the Macdonald Portal Hotel just a few miles from the track.

It was a perfect way to relax and re-live the 2014 event day. It was fantastic to see everyone talking about how much fun they had and how it was nice to do something that they wouldn’t normally get to do. People were already saying they were looking forward to the next time before we’d even said we’d be doing it again. So I guess that decision has been made for us!