The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 BMF Young Achiever Awards, which recognise and reward talent, commitment, innovation and achievement in the next generation of managers.

The Awards are presented to those under the age of 35 who have demonstrated their ability to go above and beyond their day to day duties, for example by implementing new ideas or spotting new opportunities that truly enhance their business.

BMF CEO John Newcomb said: “With two categories, those nominated came from a diverse range of job roles and had taken various routes into the industry from traditional apprenticeships to fast track graduates.

“It is clear that there are a great many talented young people working in our industry and the judging panel had a tough job drawing up the shortlists.”

Young Supplier Achiever 2019 shortlist

Sam Morrell, Merchant Support (North & Scotland), Knauf Insulation

Jade Terry, Key Account Manager, Naylor Industries

Dina Vaisman, Co-Founder and Director, Wonderbuilds

Young Merchant Achiever 2019 shortlist

Jack Rowley, Internal Sales, Emerys Builders Merchants

Amy Vincent, Organisational Development Manager, Local Merchant Group - Saint Gobain Building Distribution

Zia Islam, Key Account Manager, Gibbs and Dandy

Jayson Richards, Branch Manager, City Plumbing Supplies (Travis Perkins)

Fergus Bell, eCommerce Manager, Bradfords Building Supplies

Mike Nicholson, Branch Manager, Elliotts

The winners of the Young Achiever Awards will be announced at the BMF Awards Dinner on Thursday 19 September, which follows the BMF Annual Members Conference.