Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who can enter nominations for the Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence?
A. Any builders’, plumbers’, timber, decorators’, heating or other merchants; merchant wholesalers/distributors; architectural ironmongers; manufacturers/suppliers; housebuilders/developers; contractors and installers and other supplier industry customers.
Q. Can I nominate myself or my company for any of the awards categories?
A. Yes, and you are encouraged to do so.
Q. Who judges the awards?
A. An independent panel of leading merchant industry professionals from the Builders' Merchants Federation; National Merchant Buying Society; United Merchants; Construction Products Association; Institute of Builders' Merchants; the Worshipful Company of Builders' Merchants; Guild of Architectural Ironmongers and other judges.
Q. What are the judges looking for in an award-winning nomination?
A. The judging criteria for each category of award differs slightly. See our nomination forms for specific requirements by clicking on Award Categories. General information on what the judges are looking for are shown in the 'How to Enter' section.
Q. What’s the closing date for nominations?
A. The closing date for nominations is Friday 6 September, 2013.
Q. How up-to-date must nominations be?
A. The period for consideration is from the beginning of 2012 to the present day.
Q. As a past winner or finalist, is there any point in me submitting nominations again?
A. Absolutely! If you don’t enter, you won’t win, and every nomination is treated on its own merits, regardless of whether you have been successful in previous years. If you are a previous winner, try and win again. Others have. If you have been a previous finalist then go for it, and try and win this time round.
Q. How long should the submission be?
A. Please follow the recommended word counts shown on the nomination forms. Submissions that do not meet the criteria will not be considered. Each nomination is approximately 400 words in total.