The best merchants and brands in the industry were celebrated at a glittering event in London on Friday, May 17th.
The event was hosted by television news presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, whose co-announcer was Alan Dedicote, known for his voice-over duties on TV’s National Lottery and Strictly Come Dancing programmes.
Sponsored by ACO, Brett Martin, Hanson Cement, H+H, Knauf Insulation, KRend, Lakes Showering Spaces, Marshalls, Marsh Industries, Midland Lead, Pavestone, Quinn Building Products, Rockwool and Siniat, the lunch event highlighted everything that is good and great about the industry.
The chosen charity of the event was the Pavestone Rally, which will raise money for three deserving charities: Teenage Cancer Trust, Variety – the Children’s Charity and The Rainy Day Trust.
The winners were:
- Best Bathroom Brand: Lakes
- Best Customer Service: Cheryl Wallace, SCA Wood UK, Highly commended: Paula Mitchell, K Rend
- Best Distributor Brand: TIMco
- Best Heating Brand: Worcester Bosch,
- Best Heavyside Brand: Knauf Insulation,
- Best Kitchen Brand: Neff UK
- Best Landscaping Brand: Pavestone UK
- Best Plumbing Brand: JG Speedfit
- Best Roofing Brand: Keylite Roof Windows
- Best Sales Representative: Vicky Piercy, Pavestone UK. Highly commended: Leon Varrier, Lakes
- Best Timber Brand: Södra Wood
- Diversity Award: Howarth Timber & Building Supplies. Highly commended: Andrews Building Supplies
- Independent Merchant of the Year: Chandler Material Supplies. Highly commended: Covers Timber & Builders Merchants
- Independent Rising Star: Sarah Daniel, RGB Building Supplies. Highly commended: Ed Finch, Bradfords Building Supplies
- Industry Personality: Dai Thomas, LBS Builders Merchants
- Merchant Kitchen & Bathroom Showroom of the Year: Covers Timber & Builders Merchants. Highly commended: Beesley & Fildes, Chester
- Merchant Marketing Campaign of the Year: Chandler Material Supplies
- Merchant Showroom of the Year: Chandler Material Supplies. Highly commended: Builders Supplies West Coast
- Multiple Merchant of the Year: MKM Building Supplies. Highly commended: Bradfords Building Supplies
- National Merchant of the Year: Travis Perkins Highly commended: Keyline Civils Specialists
- National Rising Star: Dave Rudd, Rudridge, Highly commended: Dan Offord, Travis Perkins
- New Merchant of the Year: Bence Roofing
- Timber Merchant of the Year: Howarth Timber & Building Supplies