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The 2023 BAMA Forum, took place on 11th & 12th October 2023 at Carden Park, Cheshire. Speakers consisted of DCA Design International, MAKE UK, Ethical Trading Initiative, Re-Solv, plus many more including our Key Note Speaker, Brian Moore of NamNews. An interactive session kick starting day 2 of the History of Shaving. A full programme from 2023 can be viewed here.


The 2023 Award Winners were selected by a panel of judges: Richard Barry of Forty 49, Tom Daldry of World Aerosols and Adrian Davies of TATA Steel Packaging

Winner: kdc/one Swallowfield - Sancturary Spa Mousse-to-Oil Moisturiser 

Judges Comments: It is a sensuous experience when you use it, and it’s not greasy or dripping like an oil would be.”, “A beautiful creamy foam, you only need a tiny amount and the fragrance is pleasant but subtle, not overpowering like other products.” and “The effect on the skin is visible, and when you apply it, it’s a pampering experience.”

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Runner Up: Volcke Aerosols UK Ltd - Dry Foam Shampoo for Dogs

Judges Comments: There are many spray products for pets, but none of them in a foam.”, “I would definitely try it on my dog.” and “People care more and more for their pet as a family member, it’s good that the company has thought about that and extended the range of dry shampoos to cover them too.”

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Highly Commended: Church & Dwight UK Ltd - Batiste Leave-In Dry Conditioner

Judges Comments: Hair is much smoother and soft to the touch.”, “It’s a good complement to the existing range, but it can be used on its own.” and “Easy to apply, much quicker than the traditional conditioner which needs to be rinsed off.”

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Winner: Coster Aerosols Ltd - Digitally Printed Actuator

Judges Comments: “From the point of view of visual impact, it is a game-charger.”, “It opens up so many different opportunities.” and “You can have the product on a lower shelf and still attract the shopper’s attention.”

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Winner: Grundon Waste Management - Asthema Cartridge Recycling

Judges Comments: "It really addresses and solves an issue that hadn’t been tackled before.”, “There is a minimal amount of gas left in each pack, but it’s environmental impact is significant especially looking at the millions of
units used.” and “The network of return points (pharmacies and hospitals) makes it easy for the user: as they collect the new inhalers, they can drop off the empty ones. It is likely that most empties will be captured.”

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Runner Up: PRECISION - Stylish 52 Actuator

Judges Comments: "It addresses the problem of how to recycle aerosols caps, which are usually mixed plastics, by making the whole thing out of one material but still maintains a similar spray performance.” and “The idea that making the cap shorter saves material is so simple, but so effective.”

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Highly Commended - Salvalco - Mentholatum Deep Freeze & Deep Heat

Judges Comments: "They have completely eliminated the LPG propellant, so they innovate mechanically to ensure a good spray, but also reformulated the content to keep its properties.”, “It actually works better than the original version… probably because there is more active ingredient dispensed.” and ”The can is visibly smaller, so there’s also less material used, reducing the carbon footprint, but not so much smaller to put consumers off when placed on the shelf.”

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Winner: Massilly UK Ltd - Coal Face Project

Judges Comments: It’s not a groundbreaking innovation, but small things can make a difference.”, “It looks at the human element of the process.” and “It engages the staff and makes them feel they can make a difference, so they become vested in both process and outcome.”

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Winner: Volcke Aerosols UK Ltd
The winner was voted by the Forum delegates, via secret ballot, after the judges had shortlisted four images. The winning image will be used as the cover of the 2024 BAMA Annual Report. In addition, the photographer behind the image will receive a yearly membership to the Guild of Photographers.
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Winner: Andy Dawson - Hydrokem Aerosols Ltd
BAMA’s award for a special contribution to the aerosol industry went this year to Andy Dawson or Hydrokem Aerosols. This is what Patrick Heskins had to say about him: “I have had the pleasure of knowing Andy as a customer, boss, colleague, mentor, and friend. He is one of the most unflappable people I have ever known, with great technical skills, a positive attitude, and a wonderful sense of humour. He has always been a fabulous supporter of BAMA, willing to share his knowledge, insight and opinion, and it is a great pleasure to be able to honour his contribution to our industry with this Special Recognition Award.”
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Carden Park Cheshire's Country Estate, Broxton Road, Chester, CH3 9DQ


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