The National Fenestration Awards Winners Week has been kicking off as you may have seen, and has been taking over Twitter at 9pm every night.

The reactions we have been getting have been tremendous, with great spirit shown by both winners and runners up towards each other. I would like to think that the NFAs do bring out the very best in people and companies in this industry. Everything we have seen so far has been very nice natured and congratulatory.

If you don’t know what Winners Week is all about, the 17 categories are spread out over the course of the week, with a small group of winners announced each day at 9pm. We announce the winners across our social network platforms and watch the results unfold. To find out more about the awards and how it all works, click here.

We announced the first four winners of the 2017 campaign on Monday, and these were the lucky ducks who get to end 2017 on a high:

Hardware Company 2017 – joint winners:

Ingenious Locks & Hardware Ltd | Brisant Secure – BRAND NEW WINNER (BRISANT SECURE)

IGU Manufacturer 2017:

Morley Glass & Glazing – BRAND NEW WINNER

Young Person 2017 – category sponsored by GQA Qualifications:

James Haselden – Premier Conservatory Supplies – BRAND NEW WINNER

Systems Company 2017:

Selecta Systems – BRAND NEW WINNER

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Four categories, four brand new winners

There are a whole host of stats that we could reel off about the 2017 National Fenestration Awards, but that is for a later post. The one that stands out the most is that out of the 17 categories in total, 13 were won by completely brand new people and companies. Those who had not won any other form of NFA award in previous years.

This was the case on Monday, as the first four category winners were all brand new. The only exception being Ingenious which shared being at the top of their category for a second year with Brisant Secure, who were first time winners for 2017.

What this demonstrates is the reach and engagement the NFAs now has across the industry. A few changes were made to the voting this year, and work was done to make the user experience easier and simpler. We think that this has paid dividends.

A big well done to the winners announced on Monday, and a big well done to all finalists who made it all the way to this point of the campaign. It’s always a long one, and to get this far still demonstrates a high level of respect and admiration from industry peers.

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