Awards secures top names for 2011's judging panel

Published:  25 July, 2011

LONDON: The 10th Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence has invited this year's judging panel of industry stalwarts to scrutinise the forthcoming shortlisted nominations.

"Although the judges are not due to meet until October, it is important that we secured their availability, as all these men are very busy in their respective fields," said Awards organiser and managing editor of Builders' Merchants News, Lisa Arcangeli.

This year's line-up includes some new faces. Among these are Andrew Pine, the president of the Institute of Builders' Merchants. He is being joined by Gary Amer, managing director of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers and Phil Newson, the new president of that organisation. Graham Ballinger will represent the Worshipful Company of Builders' Merchants in the role of president, replacing last year's incumbent, Gary Hopkins.

Representing the Builders' Merchants Federation is managing director, Chris Pateman. Chris Hayward, managing director of NMBS and Howard Grant, managing director of Unimer will also lend their experience and industry expertise to this all-important part of the Awards, along with Simon Storer, communications and external affairs director of the Construction Products Association. John Lawson, last year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, is also expected to take part.

The judges are under strict instructions to evaluate all shortlisted nominations based on what is presented to them in their judges' packs.

That is why it is so important that merchants and suppliers ensure that all nomination forms are filled in with as much detail as possible.

The new-look nomination forms on can be downloaded or printed out.

They have been set out so that the nominator can provide their objectives, how they went about completing their task and what outcome outcome of their efforts have achieved.

For additional nomination forms, contact, or telephone 020 7973 6689.

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