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Briton is proud to return as sponsor for this year’s Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education Awards, set to take place at one of London’s leading venues, The Brewery, on Thursday 23rd November 2023.

The 43rd GAI Education Awards will celebrate the outstanding educational achievements of architectural ironmongery professionals in the 2022/23 education programme, awarding a new class of GAI Diploma holders before commending the industry’s rising talents and top performers in the Certificate in Architectural Hardware and the GAI Diploma.

For the second year running, the event will also present the GAI Community Awards, honouring the individuals and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional commitment, innovation, leadership and service to the architectural ironmongery industry. The winners of three categories; Company Innovation, Customer Focus and Leadership will be announced alongside the event’s Fellowship and Achiever awards.

Briton is co-sponsoring this year’s awards alongside George Boyd specialist distributor of architectural ironmongery and commercial doorsets.

Speaking on the programme’s success, Pete Hancox, Country Manager at Allegion UK, commented:

“Professional development is central to the progression of our industry and the GAI training programme has continually delivered on its promise to promote the highest levels of education, technical expertise and professionalism by nurturing skills across the architectural ironmongery sector.

“Briton shares a long-standing commitment to training and education and our brand focus comfortably aligns with the GAI education programme. For more than a century, our team of Briton experts have played an integral role in delivering trusted advice and high performance door control hardware.”

“Mahaveer Chandrakanthan, Senior Specifications Consultant at Allegion India is amongst this year’s class of professionals to accept a diploma in GAI Scheduling Stage 3, and as sponsor, we’re delighted to be able to champion this prestigious industry event as we congratulate him on his prodigious personal achievements.”

The GAI is recognised as the UK’s only trade body solely dedicated to the interests of the entire architectural ironmongery industry; and its education programme the only internationally recognised programme that enables students to qualify in architectural ironmongery specification to British and European standards.

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