The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) presented diplomas and awards to industry professionals in a glittering ceremony at London’s The Brewery venue on Thursday 23 November 2023. Read on for more information, and scroll down to enjoy our film of the day. 

The 43rd GAI Education Awards celebrated the outstanding educational achievements of students who passed GAI diplomas in 2023, as well as those who secured prizes as the top students worldwide. 

The event also saw the presentation of the GAI Community Awards, celebrating the very best businesses and individuals in the architectural ironmongery industry. Visit for details.

Joining more than 340 guests from across the architectural ironmongery industry was guest speaker Dr Karen Darke MBE, the paralympic cyclist, paratriathlete, adventurer and author. The event, hosted by GAI Chief Executive Simon Forrester, was sponsored by Briton and George Boyd Ltd, with the prestigious Pinnacle Award for the top student sponsored by Robust UK.

Welcoming guests, GAI President Kaz Spiewakowski said:
“Education is a central pillar of the Guild’s work – vital to our success and the success of our members. GAI qualifications are recognised and respected globally, and alongside our well-established DipGAI scheduling diploma we now have three new diploma-level qualifications to celebrate. 

“As such, it is my pleasure today to welcome and congratulate not only those who have achieved our scheduling diploma, but also the first tranche of students to have achieved these new qualifications.  

“I am especially pleased to see that, regardless of the qualification, the standard of our students remains high, with a very strong pass rate across all these qualifications and at every level leading up to that.”

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or scroll down to see a video of the day! 

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