On 23 November, the British Coatings Federation (BCF) picked up a third major award this year, winning the Industry Leadership award at the fourth British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Awards. As described in the BSI’s citation, ‘This award recognises exceptional support for standards making by a trade association or professional body or an individual company. The recipient will have demonstrated how they have supported and enabled committee members to actively participate in standards making and how, as an organization, they have constructively engaged in standards making and supported the benefits of using standards.’
BCF members have actively been involved with standards development for many years, and most recently contributed to BS EN 16623:2015, BS 8001:2017, the recent revision of BS EN ISO 12944 and the current work on BS 6150. BCF members are also taking the lead in reviving a key committee associated with aerospace coatings standards development, in particular in order to meet the key challenges arising from the REACH authorisation of chromate pigments.
This latest achievement is the third high profile award win for the BCF in 2017, with the Federation presented with a double win at the Trade Association Forum earlier in the year for ‘Marketing Initiative of the Year’ and for their top honour as ‘Trade Association of the Year’.
Commenting on the BSI award, BCF’s regulatory affairs manager Trevor Fielding, said: ‘We are extremely pleased to have received this Award on behalf of all our members involved with standards work. We are delighted to see that BCF member participation in standards making has been recognised by the BSI and we look forward to continuing to lead the way in standards development for the paint, coatings, inks and wallcoverings sectors in the coming years, at both national and international level.’
From left to right: Henrietta Jowitt Deputy, director general – commercial at The Confederation of British Industry CBI, Trevor Fielding, regulatory affairs manager, Dr Scott Steadman, CBE, director of Standards, BSI.