Lawrence Dallaglio: a powerful host for the Awards.

Top rugby captain to host 10th Awards

Published:  19 October, 2011

LONDON: Lawrence Dallaglio is to host the 10th Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence at the Lancaster Hotel in the capital on Friday 25 November. 

Former England rugby captain, Mr Dallaglio is a man who has won virtually every accolade available in the game in a remarkable career.

He has represented England at every level including England's Sevens team which won the inaugural World Cup in 1993 and is widely recognised as one of the world's best back row players.

He won more than 70 caps for England and played a key role in England's Six Nations Grand Slam in 2003.

Drawing on his wealth of experience, he is a prime example about how to push for success even when the odds are stacked against you.

That makes him an ideal host for the 10th Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence, which at 10-years-old is a milestone not only for the event, but also for the industry.

Reflecting the passion with which the builders' merchant industry has hurdled over whatever the market can throw at it, Mr Dallaglio's inspirational presence will, it is hoped, add a topical theme to the Awards.

Merchants have had to use their hands-on skills and sharp business acumen to negotiate the different paths that the marketplace is taking in particularly complex economic times. The Awards recognise that the fighting spirit is alive and well in the industry.

The shortlisted nominations which were scrutinised at the Awards Judges' Meeting, which took place on Tuesday 18 October, showed that enterprise is alive and well. The nominations from merchants both large and small showed that the spirit of competition and the will to succeed is stronger than ever in our industry.

A report on the Awards Judging Day will appear on and on the Awards' official website this week.

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