What Are The Fliprunway Awards?

So exactly what are the Flip Runway Awards? The Flip Runway Refinishing Awards are the first furniture refinishing awards in the UK and Ireland. They shine a spotlight on the amazing skill, dedication and creative expertise demonstrated by modern furniture refinishers. The Awards recognise a new breed of artists who have taken furniture refinishing to a whole new level of craftsmanship, whose enthusiasm for saving furniture from landfill and conscientious effort to use eco-friendly products to transform tired redundant furniture is worthy of celebrating. The Flip Runway Awards are recognising those who are making a genuine difference to the industry, and encouraging their development.The Awards are judged by leading figures in the upcycling and refinishing industry, a hand-picked selection of inspiring influencers, each of whom is an expert in their field.

Who Are Fliprunway?

We are a husband and wife team, Greg Reed and Myra Tomlin-Reed, the founders of Fliprunway Distribution, a wholesale import and distribution company devoted to supplying the best refinishing products available on today’s market. We are the exclusive Distributor of Fusion™ Mineral Paint and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint here in the UK. We have searched the globe to find the highest quality, non-toxic paints made with the finest ingredients. Our paint lines address the growing concern for the environment without compromising quality, durability or performance. We carefully curate the brands we’re proud to work with, meaning that if we stock it you can be sure it’s the best the industry has to offer. Totally smitten with the refinishing paint industry, we work closely with our growing network of small independent businesses, providing both stellar products and support.

Why Did We Set Up The Fliprunway Awards?

The Flip Runway Refinishing Awards are the result of our observation that there has been a lack of support for the craftspersons working in the furniture refinishing industry. We were shocked to find that no industry standards exist and there is no governing body specifically for the furniture upcycling industry. Whilst working alongside these highly talented furniture artists we felt that we wanted to do something to celebrate the industry and those working in it.

Stand Up And Be Recognised

These awards are our small way of giving back to our amazing painting community and Flip Runway are dedicated to awarding those driving innovation and excellence across the furniture painting and refinishing industry.