Lauren Penny, operations and marketing manager at Chandler Materials Supplies was crowned BMF Young Achiever of the Year 2023 at the BMF Annual Members Day Conference and Awards.

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The event, held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham on September 21st, also saw a number of other awards presented in a glittering evening hosted by former Olympian Mark Foster.

Second place went to Cameron Smith of independent merchant Matthew & Rosemond, while IBMG’s Nathan Arthur picked up third place.

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Ben Farrington, divisional sales director – construction at Bostik, was awarded the BMF Young Supplier Achiever award.

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Other awards presented on the night were:

Apprentice level 2: Nathan Collier      JT Dove

Apprentice level 3: Bethany Collins         BPS

Best Performing Student:  David Clegg    Howarth Timber & Building

Best Online Student:  Michael Mouland  Mid Sussex Timber

BMF Marketing Excellence Award:   Rebecca Range Terratruck

BMF Training Award:  IBMG

Supplier Engagement Award: Velux

Service Member Award: Intact Software

BMF Sustainability Award:  John A Stephens

BMF Honorary Achievement:  Ian Haldane


There was also a series of awards from the golf event the preceding day, as well as the MasterMerchant Tournament:

Longest Drive: Paul Holstead, Timbmet

Nearest The Pin: Matt Walker,  Norman Piette

Top Individual Winner:  Jason Hemington  SIG

Winning Team: Andrew Wiess, Darren Brookes, Steve Logan, Dave Robertson

Mastermerchant Winners EHSmith

Mastermerchant Super Supplier Winners: Encon

Next year’s event will take place at the Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire, on September 19th and 20th.


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About Fiona Russell-Horne

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