2009 Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence finalists

Published:  10 November, 2009

The Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence 2009 is nearly here and despite, or perhaps because of, the tough climate, the nominations were still of the high calibre we have come to expect.

The judges had to make some tough choices when they convened in October, and below are listed the carefully chosen finalists. The winners will be announced at the Awards which take place on Friday 20 November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

ACHIEVER

  • Ashmead's Doug White and Gary Tucker.
  • Tiptree Building Supplies' Simon Clark.
  • Thompsons' Anne Ganley.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • George Bence & Sons.
  • Kellaway.
  • Lawsons.

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE

  • Grafton Merchanting (GB).
  • Lawsons.
  • PTS.

HARD LANDSCAPING

  • Coomers.
  • Ridgeons.
  • Thistle Timber & Building Supplies.

INDEPENDENT,1-5 BRANCHES

  • Beatsons.
  • Coomers.
  • C&W Berry.

INDEPENDENT,6+ BRANCHES

  • Kellaway.
  • Lawsons.
  • MKM.

MERCHANT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

  • Coomers' Phil Burns.
  • Hay & Co Buildbase's Jim Moar.
  • Lawsons' Marc Salmon.

MARKETING INITIATIVE

  • Beatsons.
  • LBS.
  • EH Smith Builders' Merchants.

NATIONAL MERCHANT

  • Grafton Merchanting (GB).
  • Keyline.
  • PTS.

SHOWROOM

  • George Bence & Sons.
  • Coomers.
  • Ridgeons Group (Pampisford).

SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

  • Brett Landscaping.
  • Pavestone.
  • WPL.

TRAINEE OF THE YEAR

  • Norman Piette's David Fahey.
  • Travis Perkins' Matthew Turner.
  • EH Smith Builders' Merchants' Joanna Burns.

TRAINING

  • Kellaway.
  • Ridgeons.
  • Travis Perkins.

WEBSITE

  • Parkers Building Supplies.
  • PTS.
  • TBS.

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