Allan Durning is an independent consultant on the Building Materials space and founder of the Timber Buying Group; previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Independent UK Building Material Supplier, National Buying Group. Previously Mr. Durning was the Director of Sales and Marketing of British Gypsum Isover, a UK based firm owned by Saint Gobain, providing Glasswool Insulation. Prior, he was the Director of Builder Center Bulk, the major contractor and house builder division of Wolseley. He has over 30 years of experience in distribution and manufacturing of building materials. He has extensive experience in operations, marketing and sales. Mr Durning is a Chartered Marketer of the Institute of Marketing, Fellow of both CIM and CMI. He was President of the Institute of Builders Merchants and is a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants (WCoBM).
“ I have had the pleasure and challenge of being a Judge and working with the BMN Team over the years, watching the Builders’ Merchants awards develop into the industry gold standard for recognising innovation, achievement and results in People, Products and Businesses be it Independent or National. Each year the bar gets raised higher and the submissions become stronger and technically more detailed, bring on the 2021 challengers and well done to everyone who takes part, you are all winners in my humble opinion”