Chris Hayward
Chris Hayward
Managing Director
National Merchants Buying Society

Chris Hayward has been Managing Director of NMBS for over 20 years, in which time it has grown to be the largest buying society for Independent Building, Plumbing, Hardware & Timber Merchants in the UK, with an annual turnover of over £1.8bn, with over 1200 members and 3400 branches.

In addition, he was elected President of EURO-MAT, the leading European cooperation of independent builders merchants in 2015. “I am extremely pleased and excited to be asked to be a Judge for the Builders Merchants Awards, especially as it promotes the very best in achievement at both a company and individual level. Great companies, need Great people and to see so many examples of both, as part of the judging panel is inspiring and I really look forward to seeing the entries for 2021”.

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