The BCF award wins come after HMG Paints’ hat-trick win at the Family Business of the Year Awards in June where HMG were crowned overall Supreme Family Business of the Year as well as Family Business of the Year in Manufacturing and the North and Northern Ireland.
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award is given to the company that has demonstrated an outstanding and successful charity or CSR campaign across any aspect of social responsibility, and is awarded to the coatings company that has demonstrated the most beneficial impact to the public. HMG created a unique all-inclusive program in order to create maximum benefit for both the recipient charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, HMG staff and the community of Greater Manchester.
As well as hugely successful staff teambuilding and fundraising activities, HMG in collaboration with Macmillan in Greater Manchester, released an exclusive decorative paints range, the Manchester Colour Collection in which part of the profit went directly to Macmillan. Lastly as part of the BCF Paintcare initiative HMG utilised unused and specially made paints for Macmillan Solutions in Greater Manchester, who provide practical, emotional and financial support for people affected by cancer, in volunteer led painting projects to help create comfort in their homes.
“We have had a fantastic 2-year partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and not only have we raised a huge amount for them, the process has benefitted the company as a whole through fantastic fundraising activities including our annual cross-country bike ride,” said Gracienne Ikin, HMG Paints Marketing and Communications Executive.
The Student of the Year award is presented to the student who, in the opinion of the tutors of the Coatings Training Institute, has consistently demonstrated the highest level of understanding and achieved outstanding scores in examinations and practical work when completing their training modules.
“I am over the moon!” James said.
The BCF Awards were held at the De Vere, Cranage Estate in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire on Nov. 23.