Merchants and manufacturers triumph at BMJ Industry Awards online event

Hundreds of builders merchants and building material manufacturers watched and took part in the BMJ Industry Awards Virtual Event on Friday afternoon to find out who had won the various category trophies.

BMJ Awards 2020 Winner

The online event was hosted by TV announcer Alan Dedicoat and introduced by BMJ Editor-in-Chef Fiona Russell Horne who said that it was important to hold the event – despite the limitations imposed by the Covid-10 lockdown – to recognise and reward the huge amount of talent the industry has to offer.

The whole live stream was recorded and can be watched here

The winners were:

Merchant Award Winners:

Timber Merchant of the Year                        Covers Timber & Builders Merchant

Merchant Showroom of the Year                      MKM Building Supplies – Perth

National Merchant of the Year                      Jewson – sponsored by Hanson Cement

Marketing Campaign of the Year                     Bradford Builders Supplies – No Bull, Just Spring Deals You Won’t Believe

Multiple Merchant of the Year                      Bradfords Building Supplies – sponsored by Marshalls

Merchant Kitchen & Bathroom Showroom of the Year     Howarth Timber & Building Supplies – Wakefield – sponsored by Lakes Showering Spaces

New Merchant of the Year                            Builders’ Merchant Company Limited

Independent Merchant of the Year                    Beers Timber & Building Supplies – sponsored by Brett Martin

Plumbing & Heating Merchant of the Year         Total Plumbing (Part of the LBS Group) – sponsored by Altecnic

People Award Winners:

Supplier Account Manager of the Year               Chris Broadbent, Fernox

Best Merchant Customer Service                      Juilet Tregellas, Bradfords Building Supplies

Industry Personality                                Chris Hayward, NMBS – sponsored by Wilson Brook Consulting

Apprentice/Trainee of the Year                      Megan Norbury, Bradfords Building Supplies – sponsored by Quinn Building  Products

Independent Rising Star                            Mark Moon, LBS Builders Merchants – sponsored by Quinn Building Products

Diversity Award                                     City Plumbing/PTS

National Rising Star of the Year                    Katy Spurdens, City Plumbing/PTS – sponsored by Xtratherm

Manufacturer Award Winners:

Best Landscaping Manufactuer                         Pavestone

Best Bathroom Manufacturer                           Lakes

Best Timber Manufacturer                             Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions

Best Distributor                                     TIMCO

Best Heavyside Manufacturer                         Knauf Insulation

Best Insulation Manufacturer                         Knauf Insulation

Best Roofing Manufacturer                            Keylite Roof Windows

Best Heating & Plumbing Manufacturer             Polypipe Building Products


Huge thanks to our BMJ Industry Awards Virtual Event sponsors:


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About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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