Fortis celebrates 2017 best building and timber suppliers

Independent builders merchant buying group Fortis hosted its 2017 Building and Timber Supplier of the Year Awards at a gala dinner at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.

The evening was the centrepoint of the two-day conference which saw a range of presentations, including one from former Director of the CBI, Lord Digby Jones.

The awards were presented by actor and comedian Hugh Dennis.

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The categories, short-listed companies and winners (in bold) were:

Civils and Groundworks: ACO, Flexseal, Keystone Lintels, TCS Geotechnics

Blocks, Landscaping & Cement: Denby Timber, Global Stone, H+H, Marshalls

Timber: Arbor Forest Products, Glennon Bros, Norbord, Coillte

Insulation & Plasterboard: Ecotherm, Isover, Rockwool, Siniat,

Kitchens: Caple, Omega, IDS, Symphony

Account Manager: Phil Hutchinson, Ancon; Matthew Carter, H+H; Guy Best, Arbor Forest Products; Vito Cataldo, Caple; Jim Houten, Dale Hardware; Samantha Hanks, Cembrit; Kevin Heath, Tembe; John Duffin, Keylite; Derrick Parker, Carlton Main

Tools, Clothing, Fixings and Ionmongery: Dickies, Ox group, TI Midwood, Toolbank

Roofing & Steelwork: IKO, Cembrit, Easy-trim

Decorating & chemical products: Crown, Rodo, Sika Everbuild, Tembe

Joinery: Crystal, Karndean, Unilin, Woodpecker

Brick: All bout Bricks, Carlton Brick, Ibstock, Wienerberger

The Building & Timber Supplier of the Year was Isover.


About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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