CPI Launches New Gold Awards for the UK’s Paper-based Industries

15 November 2021

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), in partnership with the Paper Gold Medal Association, has launched the 2022 Paper Industry Gold Awards. 

These new awards will celebrate the best of the UK’s Paper-based Industries across a range of categories designed to showcase the excellence within the industry. It is high time that our industry had a prestigious awards programme dedicated to the best across the whole industry, up and down supply chains. 

The awards categories are:

The Recycling Award
The Net Zero Award
The Sustainable Innovation Award 
The Skills Award
The Community Engagement Award
The Health and Safety Award

The awards will culminate in the Paper Gold Medal, which is a lifetime achievement award for service above and beyond the norm in the UK’s Paper-based Industries. 

Andrew Large, CPI Director General, said: “CPI is delighted to launch the Paper Industry Gold Awards for the UK’s Paper-based Industries. These awards are an opportunity to recognise the best the industry and celebrate their achievements. The industry has a lot to be proud of and there are many remarkable individuals and business which do excellent work. I do hope that people will send in nominations, and I look forward to seeing a strong pool of entrants in the coming weeks.”

Entry to the Paper Industry Gold Awards is free, as is attendance at the awards event. The awards opened for entries on 11 November 2021. The deadline for submissions is Friday 11th February 2022. For full details on the entry process and timings can be found on the dedicated CPI Awards webpage www.paper.org.uk/awards

The venue and timing of the awards event are still being finalised. We will be booking a prestigious and easily accessible venue for Spring 2022 and will share the details of the event once they are confirmed.

We look forward to receiving entries and to building this opportunity to showcase the very best of the industry to the world.  


Contacts for further information

Holly Whitbread | [email protected] | 01793 889612
Emma Punchard | [email protected] | 01793 889609

Notes to Editors
CPI is the leading trade association representing the UK’s Paper-based Industries, comprising paper and board manufacturers and converters, corrugated packaging producers, makers of soft tissue papers, and collectors of paper for recycling.

CPI represents an industry with an aggregate annual turnover of £12 billion, with 56,000 direct and a further 93,000 indirect employees.

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