BMF announces shortlist for Young Achiever Awards

The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 BMF Young Achiever Awards, which recognise and reward talent, commitment, innovation and achievement in the next generation of managers.

The Awards are presented to those under the age of 35 who have demonstrated their ability to go above and beyond their day to day duties, for example by implementing new ideas or spotting new opportunities that truly enhance their business.

BMF CEO, John Newcomb said “With two categories, those nominated came from a diverse range of job roles and had taken various routes into the industry from traditional apprenticeships to fast track graduates.  It is clear that there are a great many talented young people working in our industry and the judging panel had a tough job drawing up the shortlists.”


Young Supplier Achiever 2019 shortlist

Sam Morrell, Merchant Support (North & Scotland), Knauf Insulation

Jade Terry, Key Account Manager, Naylor Industries

Dina Vaisman, Co-Founder and Director, Wonderbuilds


Young Merchant Achiever 2019 shortlist

Jack Rowley, Internal Sales, Emerys Builders Merchants

Amy Vincent, Organisational Development Manager, Local Merchant Group – Saint Gobain Building Distribution

Zia Islam, Key Account Manager, Gibbs and Dandy

Jayson Richards, Branch Manager, City Plumbing Supplies (Travis Perkins)

Fergus Bell, eCommerce Manager, Bradfords Building Supplies

Mike Nicholson, Branch Manager, Elliotts


The winners of the Young Achiever Awards will be announced at the BMF Awards Dinner on Thursday 19th September, which follows the BMF Annual Members Conference.

For more information, visit:

About Elizabeth Jordan

I'm the Assistant Editor on BMJ. If you have any product or people information, or some news you'd like to share, please feel free to email me.

Check Also

PHMI July 2023 Infographic Higlights

PHMI reveals positive year-on-year for plumbing and heating

The Plumbing and Heating Merchant Index report indicates sales for July 2023 through specialist plumbing …