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