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The Performance Textiles Association Industry Awards

Each year we present our annual awards to the cream of the membership at the annual conference

2008 Winners:

Overall award for excellence
Heathcoat logoHeathcoat Fabrics
Business of the year
Arena logoArena Structures
Sponsor
Kayospruce Ltd
Product or Project of the year
J&J Carter logoJ & J Carter Ltd
Sponsor
Opas Southern Ltd
Business Person of the year
Visions logoChris Norman
Sponsor
Spaceworks
Innovation Award
Heathcoat logoHeathcoat Fabrics
Sponsor
Prima Direct
Presidents Award
John Carter

For 2007 it was a Green rather than a red carpet awards........

Clare Reed of Midlands based Reeds Carpeting Contractors has won the 2007 Performance Textiles Award for Excellence, scooping another two Awards in the process.

The annual Awards were presented on 6 March, 2007 at a Gala Dinner at the Park Inn Hotel in Telford, timed to coincide with the Performance Textiles two day exhibition at the nearby Telford International Centre. The Awards recognise and reward excellence in the many different spheres of the technical textiles industry.

2007 winners group photo

2007 Winners, sponsors & President

It proved a hat-trick for Clare who not only won the main award, but also two of the Awards' five categories, picking up the Business Person of the Year and also collecting the trophy on behalf of Reeds Carpeting Contractors in the Social Responsibility Category.

Completing the line-up of winners were Intension who won the Project of the Year category, De Boer Structures, winners in the Innovation category and Macey & Bond who took the Business of the Year.

One of the main focuses for Reeds which caught the attention of the Awards judges was their Evo-Collection of recyclable carpet systems, a new development which aims to reduce the staggering 12 million square metres of carpet from the events and exhibition industry which end up in landfill sites. The new system has been developed by working closely with manufacturers and Warwick University to fine tune a process which allows the carpet to be converted into mouldable plastic pellets which can be used to manufacture a wide range of products, from waste bins and buckets to plant pots and storage boxes. The judges also paid tribute to Clare's own dynamism and creative thinking in taking the company forward, recognising her "…talent in identifying an individual's capabilities and encouraging their personal development" along with "…an infectious enthusiasm and passion for what she believes in."

A special President's Award was also made by Performance Textiles Association President David Ramus to Mike Bunting in recognition of his outstanding service to improving standards within the UK marquee industry.


2006 Winners:

Nick Edwards of Losberger UK
Trophy Winner
Arena Structures
Business of the year
Sponsor
Kayospruce Ltd
Arena Structures (for Wembley Arena)
Product or Project of the year
Sponsor
J T Inglis & Sons Ltd
Nick Edwards
Business Person of the year
Sponsor
TTF & FIAB
Heathcoat Fabrics
Innovation Award
Sponsor
Prima Direct
John Attwooll & Co Ltd
Training and Social Responsibility Award
Sponsor
Spaceworks
Clare Reed
Presidents Award
2006 winners group photo

2006 Winners, sponsors & President



2005 Winners:

Intension
Trophy Winner
The Beal Group Ltd
Business of the year
Sponsor
Kayospruce Ltd
Intension
Product or Project of the year
Sponsor
J T Inglis & Sons Ltd
Bill Preston (GL Events, Owen Brown)
Business Person of the year
Sponsor
Spaceworks
Power Plastics
Innovation Award
Sponsor
Prima Direct
Bodill Parker Group
Training and Social Responsibility Award
Sponsor
Opas Southern Ltd
David Beal
Presidents Award
Intension receive their 2005 trophy

Overall Trophy winners for 2005, Intension, receive their award from President Ian Parkin



2004 Winners:

Lindstrand Balloons Ltd
Trophy Winner
Field & Lawn (Marquees) Ltd
Business of the year (over £1m TO)
Sponsor
Kayospruce Ltd
De Boer Structures
Product or Project of the year
Sponsor
J T Inglis & Sons Ltd
Sara Murphy (Macey & Bond)
Business Person of the year
Sponsor
Opas Southern Ltd
Lindstrand Balloons Ltd
Innovation Award
Sponsor
Vaughans of Leicester Ltd
Universal Events
Training Award
Sponsor
Spaceworks
John Carter
Presidents Award
Not awarded
Business of the year (under £1m TO)

2003 Winners:

Award winners
Arena Structures
Industry Award for Excellence 2003
Alfred Bull & Co
Business of the year (up to £1m TO.)
Sponsored by:
J T Inglis & Sons Ltd
J T Inglis
Business of the year (over£1m TO.)
Sponsored by:
Kayospruce Ltd
David Beal (J T Inglis)
Business Person of the Year
Sponsored by:
Coating Applications
Owen Brown
Training Award
Sponsored by:
Spaceworks
Arena Structures
Product/Project of the Year
Sponsored by:
Opas (Southern) Ltd
L H Woodhouse
innovation Award
Sponsored by:
Vaughans of Leicester Ltd
Stephen Keyes
Presidents Award