BCF Annual Conference and Industry Dinner 2023: Microban Recap

Jun 02, 2023

Microban was honored to be Lead Sponsors of the 30th British Coatings Federation (BCF) Annual Conference and Industry Dinner.

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) Annual Conference and Industry Dinner is renowned for gathering leaders, experts, and innovators to discuss the latest advancements and trends in the coatings industry. With 2023 marking its 30th anniversary, the BCF Conference was an extraordinary occasion to honor achievements and set the stage for the future of the UK coatings industry.


Lead sponsorship for a second year

Microban International was honored to be the Lead Sponsors for a second consecutive year. Jonathan Clapp, International Senior Technical Manager, kick-started the conference with a featured presentation on new innovations for sustainable coating systems.

Jonathan’s presentation was followed by a series of insightful reviews of the global economical and political landscape, including talks from Shadow Minister for Business and Industrial Strategy, Bill Esterton MP, Bank of England Agent, Graeme Chaplin, and Oxford Economics Director, Andrea Boltho. The conference concluded with an inspiring key note presentation from Stacey Copeland, Boxer & Commonwealth Champion.

Pictured (l-r): Jonathan Clapp with Stacey Copeland, Boxer & Commonwealth Champion

Welcoming Sharon Harte

The BCF Conference marked the close of current BCF President, Guy Williams’ two-year tenure, with the baton being passed to incoming President, Sharon Harte of Dacrylate Paints. Sharon is first female to become President of the BCF in its 111-year history.

Pictured (l-r): Guy Williams handing the BCF Presidential gong to Sharon Harte of Dacrylate Paints

Well done, Sharon, on this amazing achievement!

A big thank you to 150+ guests and all those involved in the planning and execution of this year’s BCF Annual Conference and Industry Dinner.

We look forward to the next event!