Grafton Supply Chain Solutions (GSCS) has been crowned Supplier of the Year at the Housing Excellence Awards 2015.

GSCS brings together the Grafton Merchanting GB operations within the UK to offer social housing customers a bespoke service. It took first prize for demonstrating high levels of performance, particularly in supporting organisations to achieve the much desired ‘first time fix’.

The judges commended GSCS for creating a one-stop-shop that addresses cost, quality and environmental issues, as well as for supporting organisations to deliver value.

The Housing Excellence Awards highlight and reward those who are leading the way in the social housing sector. GSCS received its award in front of hundreds of the industry’s leading decision makers at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

This is the second award that GSCS has won this year. In February it won Most Innovative Supplier at the Housing Innovation Awards for its collaboration with Derby Homes.

Dave Robertson, partnering director at Grafton Merchanting GB, said: “I’m delighted that we won Supplier of the Year at the Housing Excellence Awards. It’s the icing on the cake for what has been a tremendous start to the year and a true testament to everyone’s efforts in getting GSCS on the housing sector radar.

“The judges highlighted our philosophy of ensuring our bespoke solution always has the customer at its heart, as well as our strength in offering a multi-brand one-stop-shop proposition.

“We are now becoming known for being the listening supply chain solution supplier who works very closely with each partner to ensure we deliver maximum benefits to their businesses.”