Victorious companies can market their achievements externally and internally, rewarding staff, earning respect from the industry and trust from customers current and prospective. Some previous winners told us what it meant to them and their company to win at the Builders' Merchants Awards.
Rachel Davies, Director, LBS Builders' Merchants
"The Builders’ Merchants Awards at the end of the year are a real highlight in our industry calendar. It’s something that we are fully behind and it’s a fantastic benchmark for us to measure ourselves against the best in the market. The event in London is a real celebration and something the entire business looks forward to. For those of us who are lucky enough to attend, it’s a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with the best in our industry. Any form of external recognition we receive is testament to the hard work of our entire workforce and something that we take great pride in. We can’t wait for this year’s event!"
Mark Gunner, Operations Director, PGR Builders & Timber Merchants
“We were thrilled to have won this prestigious award. It’s was very pleasing to see all our hard work and dedication towards our staff development had paid off. We will definitely be entering next year to hopefully retain the award.”
Darren Digby, Director, Digby Trading
"The Builder's Merchants Awards has long been seen as the must-attend event in the industry calendar. To be nominated in any category is a huge honour, but as a supplier to be awarded 'Supplier of the Year' is just fantastic. Especially for a small family business, to be not only noticed but then to win this award has meant so much to the whole team. We are so touched and humbled by this and it was a great culmination of a fantastic 10th anniversary year. We now aim to build on this to continue to support our customers in the years to come"
Jill Hammond, Marketing Manager, Coomers
"The awards are a big event in our calendar and it was terrific to be recognised for all our hard work. A wonderful boost and an amazingly proud day for all our staff. There's no feeling quite like winning a Builders' Merchants Award"
Gavin Knowles, Marketing Manager, Howarth Timber
"We were delighted to win the Marketing Initiative award at the 2018 Builders' Merchants Awards in November. The winning campaign was centred around our successful 2018 Landscaping promotion, and was a great example of what happens when all parts of the business come together. From strong Category Management, a joined up Marketing & E-Commerce plan, to excellent delivery from everyone from the frontline sales team."
Andrew Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, City Plumbing Supplies and PTS
"The Builders’ Merchants Awards are respected throughout the industry, and we are proud to have been recognised by our peers at this year’s awards. The atmosphere on the day was remarkable, truly a day to be remembered for City Plumbing Supplies and PTS!"
Mark Mallinder, Marketing Director, EH Smith
“Being presented with the award for Best Community Initiative was a really encouraging moment of reflection in an ongoing project journey. Making a positive difference within our immediate community is something we have always aimed to achieve, but to be officially recognised as making a tangible difference is something we will treasure. Thank you.”
Craig Dodsworth, Marketing Director , Gibbs & Dandy
"It’s a fantastic achievement to have Gibbs & Dandy recognised as the National Builder’s Merchant of the Year. Everyone in the business is delighted and very proud – and rightly so – we have had another exceptional year.
By committing to being the local trade’s most trusted timber and builders’ merchant, we have recognised that the success of our business depends on the strength of our relationships with tradesmen and builders across our 30 strong branch network. This focus on relationships and customer engagement, alongside supporting and developing our people to deliver outstanding service, has driven the impressive growth of the business."
Rachel Waugh, Marketing Manager, MKM Building Supplies
"MKM is delighted to be involved again in the fantastic Builders' Merchants Awards 2019. Last year's ceremony was the perfect celebration of all the hard work going on across the industry.
In 2018, we were absolutely thrilled to pick up the award for Independent Builders' Merchant of the Year (21+ branches) and Timber Merchant of the Year, as well as the Hard Landscaping Display of the Year award at our Leamington Spa branch. Fingers crossed for even more success this year!"
John Mortlock, Branch Manager, Ridgeons Ltd
“I was delighted to win the Builders' Merchants Award for Branch Manager of the Year. It's testament to the hard work of all the colleagues at the branch and was a lovely boost to the team to receive this recognition.”