Judges

The judging process for the Installer Awards will rely on the expertise of an impartial panel of industry experts, whose background and experience cover the full spectrum of the glass and glazing sector to ensure that the judging process is objective and fair.

How Will the Judging Process Work?
The judges will assess all the relevant submissions and support material submitted via the awards website.  They will then submit their shortlist of entries in each category to the non-voting chair, Luke Wood, Editor of Glass & Glazing Products magazine.

The second stage will involve a final meeting with the judges, which will take place in London.  Here, the judges will discuss and debate the merits of each entry based on the criteria listed for each category and will select their top three, which will then be discussed in detail before selecting a winner.

Please note that GGP magazine and the panel of awards judges will not enter into any discussion regarding individual entries and/or awards winners.  The judging process is strictly confidential to ensure that the judging process is fair.
Brian Smith, director, BAJSMITH Consulting

Brian Smith is a Consultant to the Double Glazing Industry, Retrofit Sector and Trade Bodies. Brian works with a number of window and conservatory companies as operational consultant, making use of his senior operational experience of over 30 years working for national and large regional companies in the industry. He is a Non-Executive Director with RetrofitWorks Ltd and the National Home Improvement Council. He believes passionately in comprehensive consumer protection, and is a certified trainer for the EU “Consumer Law Ready” course to businesses.

Adrian Toon, technical chair, Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB)

Adrian spent his early career in architectural practice and has always had an appreciation for all forms of building. He moved out of architectural design in the early 1980s when his career took him into aluminium fenestration with Glostal, now Hydro Building Systems. According to Adrian, this role took him through technical sales to testing and training and gave him a very good understanding of products and applications plus an appreciation of a fenestration project well implemented. A keen photographer, his consultancy background has extended his knowledge into all forms of fenestration materials. He says: “The selection of material, product and colour for any given project offers a building both a practical function whilst offering a pleasing and aesthetic appearance.”

Jon Vanstone, chair, Certass

Jon is currently chair of industry trade body, Certass

Luke Wood, Chair of Judges (non-voting), Glass & Glazing Products Magazine