EFIA members celebrate awards success
(Posted on 26/03/15)
Once again the Board of EFIA delivered a fantastic Annual Print Awards & Gala Dinner to great acclaim.
Held at a new location for the 2015 event, The Devere Orchard Hotel and Conference Venue, Nottingham, the feedback from the attendees was overwhelming. Sold out over a month before the evening, the popularity of the event was clear and reflected the current buoyancy in the flexo market.
Mr Andy Young, newly appointed EFIA Chairman, commented: “It’s always a risk moving a prestigious event like this to a new location and, as a Board, we were certainly nervous before the event about how it would be received. It’s clear now that the combination of the contemporary on-site hotel, fantastic food and modern venue facilities, centrally located with easy access for the entire UK, was really appreciated by everyone.“
Best in Show Award Winners TRM Packaging Ltd celebrated in style with their Border Biscuits Luxury Mini Pack design received to cannon fireworks and paper confetti falling from the ceiling to spectacular effect. Debbie Waldron-Hoines, EFIA Executive Director said: “We saw some great flexo work this year but TRM just pipped everyone to the post with their work. The standards are getting higher and higher each year and the judges have a really tough job.”
A new award was also presented this year for Outstanding Contribution to the Flexo Industry, which was presented for the first time to Geoff Walton, who received his award from David Galton of Asahi Photoproducts UK Ltd. Geoff delivered an emotional speech to great applause. Geoff is a well-known and respected figure in the flexo industry, a former chairman of EFTA and dedicated to the promotion of the industry through public speaking and helping with numerous training programmes. A well deserved winner!
All the photos of the award winners, their work and a gallery of images from the evening are now available via the EFIA website.
For more information on future EFIA events including the Packaging & Print Technical Seminar to be held at Kodak on April 23rd or to book your place on the Annual EFIA Golf Day on June 18th, please visit www.efia.uk.com or contact Debbie Waldron Hoines on email for more information.