British Coatings Federation (BCF) has announced its finalists for the Student of the Year and Coatings Care awards.

The Student of the Year is awarded to a student who has achieved the best grades in their Coatings Training Institute (CTI) modules. The CTI offers 52 module choices with a mix and match approach that includes modules aimed at level 2 through to level 5. For more information on the CTI courses that are available, please view the website:

The shortlisted students are:
Linda Ferrante, FCSonneborn
Bert Jones, FCSonneborn
Georgina Tobin, Color Communications Europe CCE

The BCF is grateful to Synthomer for sponsoring this Award.

Coatings Care is a voluntary programme where members can benchmark their environmental performance against 45 KPIs.

The Coatings Care Overall Best Performer Award is presented to the company that has demonstrated best in class performance across a range of key performance indicators, such as waste and recycling, and VOC emissions.

The companies shortlisted for this award are:
Teal & Mackrill Ltd                                         
Farrow and Ball                                               
AkzoNobel Decorative Ashington           
HMG Paints                                                      

Thank you to Verlingue for sponsoring this award again.

The Coatings Care Progress Award is presented to the company that has made the most significant year on year improvement in their performance against the 45 KPIs.

The shortlisted companies for this award are:
Crown Paints (Hull)       
Pulse Printing Products
Crown Paints (Darwen)
PPG Whitford                  

The winners of these Awards will be announced at the BCF’s Annual Conference and Awards dinner in Manchester on the 14th of October. Information on the rest of the Awards categories is available here.

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