Awards 2018
London Hilton Hotel
23 November 2018

About the Builders' Merchants Awards in 2018

We are starting our search for the industry’s best and brightest.

Are you one of those merchants who have enjoyed double digit growth this year? What is the secret of your success? Do you have the best staff; people who regularly go above and beyond for their customers?

The builders’ merchant sector is one of the most dynamic in the construction industry, and it is time to tell everyone out there – suppliers, customers and fellow merchants alike – why yours is the best in the business.

Whether you’ve embarked on an ambitious new training scheme for your staff, or if a new website is adding a lucrative digital string to your bow, we want to hear all about your success.

Whatever your size and however many branches you have, every merchant has that one special USP that sets you apart. Maybe you’ve opened a new showroom, or have staff who have worked hard on a new tool or landscaping display – heavyside, lightside or timber, the Awards are open to everyone in the industry.

The categories are diverse and cover areas including marketing, customer service, best showroom and best community initiative – giving every type of business the chance to enter, whatever your focus has been during the past 12 months.

Others highlight the hard work of individual branch managers and trainees across the UK, so if you have a colleague or member of staff who deserves special recognition, there is a category where you can nominate them.

This year will see the launch of two new Awards; Supplier Account Manager of the Year, and the Woman in Merchanting Award. The Supplier Account Manager of the Year is for that account manager who has gone above and beyond to support their merchant customers.

The Woman in Merchanting Award is for a woman within a builders’ merchant who has increased the level of women entering the industry across their company from counter staff to management.

Nominations for the Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence are open now, and can be submitted online using the above tab.

Entries must be received no later than 31st August, 2018, but don’t delay! Start working on your nomination now to ensure you can stand up and be counted among your peers at the prestigious Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence ceremony.

This year, the awards will again take place at the Hilton Park Lane, London, on Friday 23 November, and we hope to see many of you in attendance to celebrate the winning of our industry’s highest accolades.

On our website you can find details of last year’s winners along with full information on the entry criteria for every category available this year, with which our panel of independent Judges will choose the 2018 winners 

We can’t wait to read your entries – good luck to everyone from Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence team.


Elizabeth Eyre


Builders' Merchants News


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