Birmingham, England, March 17, 2014 -- Recofloor members celebrated their vinyl flooring recycling achievements at the program’s third annual awards event.
Flooring companies, contractors and distributors, who have collected nearly 1,700 tons of vinyl flooring since the UK program’s inception in 2009, received their trophies and certificates from guest host and BBC Sport’s football pundit Mark Lawrenson.
Hull Flooring took Construction Project of the Year for integrating Recofloor into its working practices at a number of retail projects.
Distributor of the Year and a Gold Award went to Cardiff-based 3D Flooring Supplies for strongly promoting the scheme to local contractors and ensuring returned material meets the Recofloor specification.
Progressive Floors of Camberley took the Drop-off Site User of the Year award for frequently using its local C&F drop-off point with material collected mainly from Health sector projects.
Carpet & Flooring, Manchester scooped the Greatest Improver prize, which celebrates the biggest year-on-year increase weighted by the size of the company concerned. It also won a Gold Award.
North West-based Lee Floorstok Ltd collected the Outstanding Achievement award which recognized efforts in putting sustainable practices at the heart of their operations.
Birch Distribution clinched the Long-Standing Service Award for its vital support to both the industry and Recofloor’s outstanding success.
Mercado, Leeds received Best Newcomer for support in extending the program to its seven branches across the UK since joining Recofloor in June 2013.
Norwich-based Reform Flooring was rewarded with the Contractor of the Year trophy. Bulking up large amounts of material enabled Reform to reduce its environmental impact with fewer collections. Reform Flooring also won a Gold Award.
This year, two Recofloor Champions, nominated by their employers, were crowned for their tireless promotion of Recofloor and encouragement of others - Jeff Abbott of Top Floors and Dennis Noakes of Fitwell Flooring.
A total of 30 firms received Gold and Silver Awards, calculated by the tonnage collected in relation to the average number of fitters a company employs.
Recofloor’s first-ever Design Competition to find an innovative product that will increase the market options for post-consumer vinyl flooring was announced at the Awards event. Engineering design students at two universities have been invited to submit ideas using waste vinyl flooring. Top prize is £1,000 and the competition closes on May 30th.