AWARDS: A record-breaking celebration of the 2012 champions

Published:  23 November, 2012

LONDON: A record-breaking 500 top people from the builder's merchant industry attended this year's Awards ceremony at the Lancaster London. The biggest event yet, hosted by the very entertaining actor, presenter and impressionist, Chris Barrie, has been running live on Twitter, announcing the results as they happen. Look out for picture galleries and videos from the event on this site and on the Awards' website.

Here are the champions of 2012:

Best Builders' Merchant Website - EH Smith Builders’ Merchants

Best Builders' Merchant Marketing Initiative - Covers

Training Initiative of the Year - Ridgeons

Best Customer Service by a Builders' Merchant - TEC Distribution

Best Builders' Merchant Hard Landscaping Display - Coomers

Best Builders' Merchant Showroom - George Bence & Sons

Independent Builders' Merchant of the Year (1-5 branches) - Inter-Line South West

Independent Builders' Merchant of the Year (6+ branches) - MKM Building Supplies

National Builders' Merchant of the Year - Buildbase

Best Heating and Plumbing Merchant - Bassetts

Builders' Merchant Environmental Initiative - EH Smith (Builders’ Merchants)

Supplier of the Year - Siniat (formerly Lafarge Plasterboard)

Trainee of the Year - Heather Carberry of LBS Builders’ Merchants

Achiever of the Year - Jon Moore of WJ Lewis of Builders’ Merchants

Builders' Merchant Manager of the Year - Mick Mattison of Jackson Building Centres, Grantham is this year’s winner

The Builders' Merchant Lifetime Achievement - David Kilburn, executive chairman of MKM Building Supplies

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