Mannok voted hero of the NBG’s lockdown Supplier Awards

Irish cement and building materials brand Mannok has swept the board for the second year in a row at the National Buying Group Supplier of the Year Awards.

Though its annual conference and awards could not go ahead as planned, NBG held a virtual event tonight (Wednesday November 25th) which continued to celebrate the success of Suppliers.

As with previous years, Partners voted for the Supplier of the Year in each of NBG’s eight Category Management Teams (CMTs), as well as Product of the Year and Brand of the Year in both the heavyside and lightside sectors. However, this year a brand-new category was added, and Partners were asked to vote for their NBG Lockdown Hero.

The winners for the eight Category Management Teams were: Forterra Building Products (Brick & Block), Pavestone (UK) Ltd (Civils & Landscaping), TIMco (Decorating, Hardware & Kitchens), Mannok (General Building), Merlyn (Plumbing, Heating & Showrooms), Knauf Insulation Ltd (Roofing & Insulation), Toolbank Ltd (Tools & Workwear) and Caledonian Plywood Co (Timber).

Product of the Year was won by Mannok for its Master Grade Cement and the Brand of the Year award was taken home by Mannok (Heavyside) and TIMco (Lightside).

Mannok swept the board after a special award was also unveiled this year to celebrate NBG’s Lockdown Hero. Mannok was presented with the award for an outstanding contribution to the NBG community during lockdown and how they went the extra mile to communicate with and support Partners.

Over 300 Partners, Suppliers and friends of NBG logged on to watch the virtual ceremony and celebrate together with surprise party games, drinks and nibbles. The immersive awards event was made possible thanks to support from a number of Suppliers: Polypipe, TIMco, Toolbank, Forterra, Knauf, Quinn, Marshalls, Arbor, Everbuild, Aliaxis, Siniat, VELUX and Aggregate Industries.

Nick Oates, Managing Director of NBG, said: “The NBG conference is the highlight of our calendar year and although we couldn’t be together in person, we thought it was important that we still celebrated our Suppliers. Although the ceremony was held virtually, there was no loss of atmosphere and we were still able to recognise success with equal enthusiasm as at previous events. We are so grateful for the support from Suppliers that meant the awards could continue. Another big well done to all our winners and we look forward to celebrating in person as soon as we can.”

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The winners and runners up were: 

Brick & Block CMT Supplier of the Year 2020

1st – Forterra Building Products

2nd -Mannok

3rd – H+H UK Ltd – Celcon


Decorating, Hardware & Kitchens CMT Supplier of the Year 2020

1st – TIMco

2nd – Symphony Group plc

3rd – Tembe DIY Products Ltd


Civils & Landscaping CMT Supplier of the Year 2020

1st – Pavestone (UK) Ltd

2nd – Marsh Industries Ltd

3rd – Long Rake Spar Co Ltd


General Building CMT Supplier of the Year 2020

1st – Mannok

2nd – Everbuild Building Products Ltd

3rd – Siniat Ltd


Plumbing, Heating & Showrooms CMT Supplier of the Year 2020

1st – Merlyn

2nd – VADO

3rd – QX Bathroom Products


Roofing & Insulation CMT Supplier of the Year 2020

1st – Knauf Insulation Ltd

2nd – VELUX Company Ltd

3rd – Mannok


Timber CMT Supplier of the Year 2020


1st – Caledonian Plywood Co

2nd – MDM Timber Ltd

3rd – Arbor Forest Products Ltd


Tools & Workwear CMT Supplier of the Year 2020

1st Toolbank Ltd

2nd – Castle Clothing Ltd

3rd – T King Associates Ltd


Product of the Year 2020

1st – Mannok – Master Grade Cement

2nd – Azpects – EASYJoint

3rd – Sika Everbuild – EB25


Heavyside Brand of the Year 2020

1st – Mannok

2nd – Knauf Insulation Ltd

3rd – H+H UK Ltd – Celcon


Lightside Brand of the Year 2020

1st – TIMco

2nd – OX Group

3rd – Toolbank Ltd


NBG Lockdown Hero of the Year 2020

1st – Mannok

2nd – Taylor Maxwell

3rd – Cemex UK Materials Ltd


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NBG’s Partners, Suppliers and Official Hangers-On threw themselves into the spirit at the Supplier Awards via Zoom.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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