During the 2021 British Coatings Federation Awards, HMG Paints was honoured with the CSR prize.
The UK paint manufacturer HMG Paints won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award at the 2021 British Coatings Federation (BCF) Awards. The ceremony, which took place at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel on 14th
October, also honoured HMG’s Chairman John Falder with the BCF Silver Medal.
It is the third time HMG has won the CSR prize. However, beyond the two awards, the company was also a finalist in both the Coatings Care and Apprentice of the Year categories. As a matter of fact, Josh Taylor and Nathan Eckersley were amongst the first in UK to complete the new Industrial Coating Applicator Apprenticeship.
“After a really challenging time for our industry, it was great to come together face to face and celebrate the achievements of our member companies. It is also exciting to see so much young talent in our sector, demonstrated particularly in our Apprentice of the Year and Young Leader of the Year categories. Many congratulations to all those who were shortlisted, but especially to the winners,” stated the Chief Executive of the British Coatings Federation, Tom Bowtell.
“As an SME, with only 180 employees, Covid would have brought significant business challenges. Despite these, alongside development of new hand sanitiser products with commercial benefits but also provided to charities and local communities, they maintained a comprehensive CSR programme clearly immersed and invested in the local community,” commented the judges of the CSR category. “Noted also was a focus on staff wellbeing during the pandemic. Their continued documented charity support, remembered from their application in 2017, and supporting new Charites since the start of the pandemic, well reported on their programme and benefits this delivered.”