The shortlisted nominations for the 2023 Global Label Awards have been announced by the awards judging panel, which brings together FINAT and TLMI.
The shortlisted nominations for the Rising Star award are Tommy Schouten of Geostick and brothers Harry and Tom Baker of Baker Labels. Nominees should have a record that reflects ongoing, exceptional and growing contributions to the label industry and clear potential for future levels of leadership and responsibility.
The Team Award is introduced for the first time. The nominations are the team behind the GSE InkConnection blogsite and the Mercian Labels ‘lights out’ project members including Screen, CERM, ABG and Esko. The winning team should have developed a new service, or working method which provides a model to move the global label industry forward.
There are two New Innovation awards for companies of different sizes. For the more than 300 employee category the nominees are Asahi Photoproducts, Dow and Lintec. For the under 300 employee category the nominees are Cartes, GEW and Rotometal.
The nominees for the Sustainability award are Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives, Lintec and UPM Raflatac. The winning company entry should demonstrate progress toward a sustainable future for the global labels industry.
The final award category is for Converter of the Year. The nominees are UK-based Baker Label, Singapore-based Honsen Pte Ltd and Italy-based Pilot Italia. The winner should demonstrate encouragement of a diverse and inclusive work environment, development programs for employees, contribution to community initiatives, sustainability programs within the company and the introduction of innovative products or programs for end users.
The winners of each category will be announced at a gala dinner on the first night of Labelexpo Europe 2023. The winner of the Label Industry Global Achievement award, Malcolm Rae, has already been announced and this award will be presented at Labelexpo Europe 2023.