BCF wins gold award from Cycling UK

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has achieved gold status in Cycling UK’s Cycle Friendly Employer Awards.

The Cycling Friendly Employer accreditation is an internationally recognised benchmark for active travel culture and infrastructure in the workplace.

To achieve the gold award, the BCF went through a rigorous auditing process to demonstrate a long-term commitment to promoting a cycle-friendly culture, with the required infrastructure and supporting policies in place.

Tom Bowtell, BCF’s chief executive officer, said: ‘We are incredibly pleased to have achieved the Gold Award as a Cycle Friendly Employer from Cycling UK. Cycling has great benefits for both physical and mental health, the environment and much more. BCF are proud to support our team in getting involved with rides and bike maintenance to help influence the shift to more people cycling in the UK.”

To celebrate the accolade, BCF hosted its second charity bike ride for the UK coatings industry to raise money for charity partner Community Heartbeat Trust.