In a break from previous tradition, the organisers of the Plastics Industry Awards are calling for nominations for this year’s Plastics Industry Ambassador Award. Previously the distinguished Ambassador Award was made at the discretion of the judging panel, but nominations are now being opened up in order to ensure the award draws on the input of the full diversity of the plastics manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to submit nominations for the Plastics Industry Ambassador Award,” said Matt Barber, Sales and Events Director at Crain Communications. “Our individual awards for Young Designer, Apprentice or Trainee and Unsung Hero are among our most popular and it is right to open up the Ambassador Award to the same nominations process.”
A special award to recognise the industry’s COVID-19 Business Hero has been introduced to the PIA’s for 2021. This category will honour businesses that have reacted to the global pandemic and pivoted operations to be a force for good within the plastics industry. Likely examples might include making specialist PPE, providing specific machinery or resources to help businesses and people during these difficult times, as well as adapting businesses in the light of the pandemic to retain jobs and win new business through innovation.
Entries for the awards via the website www.plasticsawards.com close on 14th June.