Tom Bowtell, CEO of the British Coatings Federation, received the Public Sector/Charity/Trade Association Leadership Award.
At the Business of Science Conference held in October 2021, British Coatings Federation’s Chief Executive Tom Bowtell was honoured with a Leadership Award in the category Public Sector/Charity/Trade Association. This recognition, sponsored by PZ Cussons, rewards the important contribution that the CEO has made to the scientific community.
Steve Bennett, who organised the Business of Science Conference commented, “the Business of Science Leadership Awards are given to highlight significant Leadership across Science, Innovation and Business. In the Public Sector/Charity/Trade Association sector, the judges were delighted to recognise Tom Bowtell’s work over the last 18 months in not only leading the British Coatings Federation to support its members during the pandemic and the onset of Brexit, but in his industry-wide leadership across the UK Coatings and Chemical Industries, most notably battling the wider implications of UK REACH”. “Tom’s work in ensuring that the potential costs and significant challenges to industry supply chains were communicated, recognised and considered has been exemplary, and as a result, the judges felt unanimously that Tom would be a very worthy recipient of this Award.”
“I am honoured to receive this award on behalf of the BCF. Our team has done a great job supporting our members through challenging times with Brexit and Covid and we have successfully punched above our weight as the industry’s public voice to Government, NGOs and academia. Now we look forward to trying to create proportionate chemical regulations that stimulate manufacturing and innovation in the UK, and to drive the sustainability agenda for the sector, with a Net Zero pledge by 2050, and a more immediate goal to see 75% of leftover decorative paint reused, recycled, or remanufactured by 2030, compared to a derisory 2% today”, added Tom Bowtell.