The shortlisted entries for the G-Awards 2018 have been announced.

Commercial Project of the Year: Aluk; Fineline Aluminium; Glassolutions And Saint-Gobain Glass; Kier; Pilkington UK; Rehau.

Component Supplier of the Year: Edgetech; Mila; Morley Glass and Glazing; Thermoseal Group; VBH.

Customer Care Initiative of the Year: Deceuninck; Everglade Windows; Reveal Door and Windows; SEH BAC; Thermoseal Group; Window Ware.

Fabricator of the Year: AluFoldDirect; Emplas; Glazerite.

Glass Company of the Year: Double R Glass And Roofing Systems; Epwin Glass; Fire Glass UK; Go Glass.

Installer of the Year: Nolan UPVC; Spooner Brothers; The Window Company (Contracts); Thistle Windows and Conservatories.

Sustainability Initiative of the Year: Epwn Window Systems; Eurocell; ODL.

New Product of the Year: Aluk; Deceuninck; Gowercroft Joinery; Rehau; Viiu.

Promotional Campaign of the Year: Aluk; Real Aluminium; Veka; Virtuoso Doors.

Training and Development Initiative of the Year: AluFoldDirect; Milwood Group; Reynaers;
Veka Group.

Trade Counter of the Year: Eurocell; Protrade UPVC; UPVC Maintenance; Stevenswood Trade Centres; Worcester Trade Frames.

Unsung Hero Award: Mark Castle, Deceuninck; David Earnshaw, UPVC Maintenance; Eilidh-Anne Haggart, Thistle Windows; Anna Plesniar, Aluk; Kevin Scott, Tru Plastics Group.

Ryan Johnson, managing director of Emplas, which is up for Fabricator of the Year, said: “2018 has been a very important year for us. We’ve celebrated our 40th  year in business recognising some key milestones in our journey so far.

“At the same time, we’ve remained focused on the future. This includes a £multi-million spend on an expansion of our manufacturing facility and new machinery, in addition to the acquisition of Padiham Glass in May which lay the foundations for our future growth.”

Rehau is a finalist in two categories: New Product of the Year for its Total70 co-extruded profile; and Commercial Project of the Year for its part in Coventry University’s Cycle Works student accommodation block.

Stephen Beresford, head of marketing and communications at Rehau, said: “It’s certainly a competitive field for both categories so we are very pleased the judging panel recognised the innovative approach taken by Rehau both when it comes to providing solutions for projects and in our new product development.”

An independent panel of judges will now review 54 finalists who will compete for the 12 coveted trophies in the G18 Awards, set to take place on November 30 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.