Industry triumphs at the BMN Awards

Published:  28 November, 2016

The builders’ merchant industry has come together to celebrate its achievements at the annual BMN Awards.

Marking its 15th year anniversary, the BMN Awards were held on 25 November at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London, where 700 key industry figures gathered to celebrate excellence across the merchant sector.

This year’s winners were:

Website & Digital Initiative of the Year: Williams & Co

Marketing Initiative of the Year: Jewson

Training Initiative of the Year: Parker Building Supplies

Community Initiative of the Year: C&W Berry

Customer Service of the Year: EH Smith

Hard Landscaping Display of the Year: Carvers

Independent Merchant of the Year (1-10 branches): C&W Berry

Independent Merchant of the Year (11-25 branches): LBS Builders' Merchants

Independent Merchant of the Year (26+ branches): MKM Building Supplies

National Merchant of the Year: Selco Builders Merchant

Tool Showroom of the Year: CT Baker

Timber Centre of the Year: Alsford Timber

Supplier of the Year: Keylite

Trainee of the Year: Alix Haddleton, Howarth Timber

Achiever of the Year: Mike Dixon, Builders’ Supply Company

Branch Manager of the Year: Ben Davies, LBS Builders’ Merchants

Heating & Plumbing of the Year: Bassetts

Showroom of the Year: LBS Builders’ Merchant

Lifetime Achievement of the Year: Christine Harding

Hosting the BMN Awards was comedian and television presenter Dara Ó Briain, who entertained the assembled guests and presented each award to the worthy winners.

The Awards also held a charity prize draw for guests, which raised £5,800 for two industry charities – CRASH and the Rainy Day Trust – while giving away six bottles of champagne and a luxury hamper.

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