Northampton merchant scoops two awards in two weeks

Published:  08 November, 2011

NORTHAMPTON: Martin & Partners, a local family owned builders' and plumbers' merchant since 1935, has had an amazing two weeks by winning two national awards in as many weeks.

It was awarded with the ‘I Love Independents’ Independent Merchant Supporter of the Year Award at the NMBS Dinner Dance on 22 October held at the Grosvenor House, London. The main aim of the ‘I Love Independents’ campaign is to raise the awareness of the benefits of trading with Independent Merchants to the professional tradesman, and Martin & Partners has done this over the course of 2011 with various activities including: family trade days, car washes, Website and email links.

This was followed on 4 November 2011 with the presentation of a second award at the Dickies 'Worker of the Year' Awards Ceremony, held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Marlow. Martin & Partners received 'Dickies UK Builders' Merchant Distributor best in class Builders' Merchant of the Year'. The award was presented to Marguerite Dickens, financial director of Martin & Partners by Quentin Wilson of TV's 5th gear and Maurice Morton, and highlighted the support that Martin & Partners has shown to Dickies through its product displays and promotional activity over the course of the year.

David Dickens, Martin & Partners managing director comments: "To firstly win the I Love Independents award was great, but to then follow this with the Dickies UK Builders' Merchant Distributor Award makes for an excellent two weeks. At Martin & Partners we look to support any campaign which actively promotes the independent merchant and will continue to do so throughout the rest of 2011 and into 2012 and beyond."

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