Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 launched

Published:  12 March, 2018

The Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018 are officially open for nominations!

Now in their 17th year, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence by merchants and the people who work for them.

There are 21 different categories this year, including two new ones, and you can nominate yourself or be put forward by colleagues. Entries must be submitted at www.merchants-awards.co.uk by 31st August 2018.

Our panel of independent judges will choose the winners of these prestigious awards from a shortlist of entries that demonstrate the very best that merchanting has to offer.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Hilton Park Lane hotel in central London on 23rd November, hosted by one of the biggest and best-loved names in British showbiz. He’s following in the footsteps of actress Joanna Lumley, who hosted last year’s awards, and comedian Dara O Briain, who hosted the 2016 awards.

We’re very pleased to have the Builders Merchants Federation as our official partner for this year’s awards, and some of the industry’s leading lights as sponsors of the categories. The categories are:

  • Website and Digital Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Blue Rock Systems)
  • Marketing Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Catnic)
  • Training Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Klober UK & Ireland)
  • Best Community Initiative by a Builders’ Merchant (sponsored by Encon Insulation)
  • Best Customer Service of the Year (sponsored by Ibstock)
  • Hard Landscaping Display of the Year (sponsored by Bradstone)
  • Showroom of the Year (sponsored by Lakes Bathrooms)
  • Tool Showroom of the Year (sponsored by NMBS Ltd)
  • Supplier Account Manager of the Year (sponsored by SRS Recruitment)
  • Trainee of the Year (sponsored by TIMco)
  • Timber Merchant of the Year (sponsored by SCA Merchant Services)
  • Heating & Plumbing Merchant of the Year (sponsored by Ariston)
  • Independent Builders’ Merchant of the Year (1-10 branches) (sponsored by Keystone Group)
  • Independent Builders’ Merchant of the Year (11-20 branches) (sponsored by Siniat)
  • Independent Builders’ Merchant of the Year (21+ branches) (sponsored by Sika Everbuild)
  • National Builders’ Merchant of the Year (sponsored by Hanson Cement)
  • Supplier of the Year (sponsored by MRA Marketing)
  • Achiever of the Year (sponsored by IKO)
  • Branch Manager of the Year (sponsored by Reisser)
  • Woman in Merchanting (sponsored by Epicor)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by H+H)

You’ll find all of the information you need to make your nominations or to attend the awards ceremony in the Official Launch Brochure that's with this month’s Builders’ Merchants News – look out for it this week – and at www.merchants-awards.co.uk. Join us on social media as we keep you up to date with all the awards news - we're @BMerchantsNews and use #BMAwards18.

Good luck!

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