BMJ Award winners revealed

The best merchants and brands in the industry were celebrated at a glittering event in London on Friday May 17th.

The event was hosted by television news presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, whose co-announcer was Alan Dedicote, known for his voice-over duties on TV’s National Lottery and Strictly Come Dancing programmes.

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Sponsored by ACO, Brett Martin, Hanson Cement, H+H, Knauf Insulation, KRend, Lakes Showering Spaces, Marshalls, Marsh Industries, Midland Lead, Pavestone, Quinn Building Products, Rockwool and Siniat, the lunch event highlighted everything that is good and great about the industry.

The chosen charity of the event was the Pavestone Rally, which will raise money for three deserving charities: Teenage Cancer Trust, Variety – the Children’s Charity and The Rainy Day Trust.

The winners were:

Best Bathroom Brand  Lakes,

Best Customer Service   Cheryl Wallace, SCA Wood UK , Highly commended: Paula Mitchell, K Rend   

Best Distributor Brand   TIMco

Best Heating Brand         Worcester Bosch,

Best Heavyside Brand    Knauf Insulation,

Best Kitchen Brand          Neff UK   

Best Landscaping Brand Pavestone UK

Best Plumbing Brand      JG Speedfit 

Best Roofing Brand         Keylite Roof Windows

Best Sales Representative  Vicky Piercy, Pavestone UK, 

Highly commended: Leon Varrier, Lakes

Best Timber Brand   Södra Wood

Diversity Award   Howarth Timber & Building Supplies

Highly commended: Andrews Building Supplies 

Independent Merchant of the Year  Chandler Material Supplies     

Highly commended: Covers Timber & Builders Merchants 

Independent Rising Star      Sarah Daniel, RGB Building Supplies,

Highly commended: Ed Finch, Bradfords Building Supplies 

Industry Personality       Dai Thomas, LBS Builders Merchants

Merchant Kitchen & Bathroom Showroom of the Year   Covers Timber & Builders Merchants  Highly commended: Beesley & Fildes, Chester

Merchant Marketing Campaign of the Year          Chandler Material Supplies 

Merchant Showroom of the Year  Chandler Material Supplies

Highly commended: Builders Supplies West Coast

Multiple Merchant of the Year   MKM Building Supplies  

Highly commended: Bradfords Building Supplies 

National Merchant of the Year    Travis Perkins    Highly commended: Keyline Civils Specialists 

National Rising Star         Dave Rudd, Rudridge, Highly commended: Dan Offord, Travis Perkins    

New Merchant of the Year          Bence Roofing 

Timber Merchant of the Year     Howarth Timber & Building Supplies   

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About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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