Celebrating innovation in the finishes and interiors sector

Celebrating innovation in the finishes and interiors sector

FIS announced the winners of its 2024 Innovation Awards at a ceremony held at is Conference in London on 27 February.

In front of a packed audience at the Business Design Centre, the winners of the FIS Innovation Awards were announced and presented. The Awards recognise and celebrate innovation in the finishes and interiors sector showcasing companies that are paving the way for greater efficiency and collaboration. The awards comprised four categories: Product Fit-Out, Product FF&E, Digital and Sustainability.

All entries were independently assessed by a panel of expert judges and the winner of each category was announced in front of a live audience. The winner of each category was then invited to deliver a short pitch on their innovation to the audience, who then determined the overall 2024 Innovation of the Year winner.

The 2024 award winners are:

Innovation of the Year
IOBAC UK for its contamination free flooring installation tabs

PlanRadar for its SaaS field management platfor, PlanRadar

Product – Fit Out
Fire Stop Products for SpeedCutter

Product – FF&E
Box Strap for its Box Strap bracket

IOBAC UK for its contamination free flooring installation tabs

The awards and event were supported by sponsors Troldtekt, Protektor, EPD Insulation Group, Canary Wharf Contractors and SpecFinish

Find out more about the winners and shortlist across all four categories.

Judging begins for FIS Contractors Awards 2024

Judging begins for FIS Contractors Awards 2024

The excitement is mounting as the judging process for the 2024 FIS Contractor Awards is now underway. Our judges are traveling across the country to inspect the remarkable projects submitted by our members.

These awards shine a spotlight on excellence within the finishes and interiors sector, with a goal of motivating and acknowledging exceptional craftsmanship. The Awards Lunch, a much-anticipated event, guarantees an afternoon of recognition, camaraderie, and opportunities for industry professionals to network and share insights.

You can take a look at our Project Library which details the remarkable projects that our members complete. You can access comprehensive case studies for each project, detailing the scope of works, products used, contract budgets and locations.

Tickets are now on sale for the Awards Lunch, which will be held on 6 June at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. The winners of the 2024 Awards will be announced and presented by our guest speaker Shaparak Khorsand.

See the projects

Want to see the projects that have been entered into this years Awards?

Want to attend the Lunch?

Join us at the 2024 Contractor Awards Lunch

FIS announces Innovation Awards Shortlist

FIS announces Innovation Awards Shortlist

FIS has announced the shortlist for its 2024 Innovation Awards. The awards aim to shine a light on innovation, debunking the myth that our sector is not innovative. The Awards comprise four categories, Digital, Sustainability, Product-Fit Out and Product – FF&E. A judging panel was set up for each category, who indpenedetly assesed all entries.


  • PlanRadar
  • Zentia for Sonify 3D Studio
  • Etex for MySiniat


  • IOBAC UK for its contamination-free flooring installation tabs
  • Optima for its Glass Partitions manufactured with Hydro CIRCAL aluminium
  • Selo for TEMPUS – temporary fire doors

Product – Fit Out

  • Fire Stop Products for Speed Cutter
  • Global Ceilings Services for Teg Clip
  • Seamless Abutment Solutions for Cross Stud

Product – FF&E

  • Box Strap
  • Mute for OmniRoom
  • Eyevolution for Shadowline

Congratulations to those who made the shortlist, and thank you to everyone who entered. We will be announcing the winners at the FIS Awards Ceremony on 27 February in London. Reserve your place here.

Training Awards Shortlist Announced

Training Awards Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the 2023 Training Awards has been determined by a panel of judges.

Celebrating excellence and achievement in plastering and interior trade, the Training Awards are a collaboration between FIS and the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers. The winners are announced during the Training Awards Lunch, which is being held on 21 November at Plaisterers’ Hall in London. The event allows us to celebrate the best of training as we recognise the apprentices, students and organisations that are building the next generation of talent and provides a great networking opportunity with like-minded organisations from the fit-out and plastering sector.

These awards acknowledge the accomplishments of apprentices, students who have exceeded expectations, training delivery by colleges and training providers, mentors and others who have supported sector training, and lifetime contribution to sector training.

Apprentice of  the Year Shortlist

  • Ryan Stanford
  • Bella Romain
  • Deniss Fridenbergs
  • Zara Dupont
  • Michael Aarons
  • Ben Comerford.

Training Provider / College of the Year shortlist

  • NPTC Group of Colleges
  • College of North West London
  • DMR Training and Consultancy
  • Carlisle College.

Student of the Year Shortlist

  • Kathryn Doyland from GRWP
  • Caroline Moor from Vision West Notts College
  • Edward Celmins from Carlisle College
  • Dan Titley from V&D
  • Julius Debrah from Now Get Qualified

Congratulations to all the nominees for their hard work and dedication in pursuing their academic goals!

If you’re interested in attending the ceremony and joining us in celebrating the winners, book your place here.

FIS Scottish Awards 2023 – Recognising excellence whilst supporting compliance.

FIS Scottish Awards 2023 – Recognising excellence whilst supporting compliance.

The FIS Scottish Awards are a celebration of the exceptional work and diverse range of projects carried out in Scotland. On 15  September, the awards ceremony was held at the impressive voco Grand Central Glasgow. The event was hosted by broadcaster, writer, Herald columnist and former BBC Political Editor Brian Taylor and was well-attended, with attendees eagerly anticipating the announcement of this year’s winners.

 The ceremony began with a welcome address from FIS President Philip Brown, who highlighted the organisation’s activities in 2023 and plans for the future. FIS CEO Iain McIlwee then gave a short speech before presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Len Bunton.


Len has spent his career advocating for fairness in the construction industry. He has been an inspiration to many and has tirelessly fought for a fairer supply chain, calling out unacceptable behaviour along the way. Len has been a powerful advocate for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and has been a solid rock that they can rely on. His efforts have made a significant impact and his dedication has been recognised with this well-deserved award.

After a fantastic three-course lunch, the presentation of the awards began. The winners were as follows:


Specialist Installation – Under £1M: D V McColl, for the National Robotarium Building constructed within the grounds of the Heriot Watt University Campus.


Specialist Installation – Over £1M: Indeglås, for designing and constructing an internal glazed atrium and high-performance rooms in the university’s Advanced Research Centre (ARC) building.


Interior Fit-Out: Scotwood Interiors, for their work on the office at 132 Princes Street in Edinburgh, designed to exude character and promote socialisation and collaboration for global digital transformation consultancy, Kin & Carta.


Project of the Year: Indeglås, for their visually stunning atrium and innovative design and delivery of exceptional quality, meeting the architects and client’s needs.


Apprentice of the Year: Jay Miller, Ceiling Installation Apprentice at D V McColl. With consistent high standards and enthusiasm for learning, Jay completed his NVQ Level 5 in Ceiling Fixing in August 2023, excelling in all elements of his training.


Congratulations to all the shortlisted individuals and companies, as well as the winners on their well-deserved success!