On 20 November, 2015, the Lancaster Hotel in London played host to over 600 key figures from across the UK builders’ merchant industry for the annual Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence.
A prestigious event that has become an established networking date in the calendar, the 14th Builders’ Merchants Awards celebrated excellence across the industry, highlighting some of the most successful and resourceful merchants and suppliers from across the country.
This year’s worthy winners were:
The 18 categories announced on the day gave every sector of the industry their chance to stand in the spotlight. All the nominations were again of a very high standard, leaving the judging panel, in many cases, with some very difficult decisions to make.
Speaking at the event, Jennie Ward, chair of the judging panel, said: ““Despite the uncertainty in the building industry, there are still an army of hardworking merchants out there who are dedicated to developing their businesses and campaigning tirelessly for the industry as a whole.
“Nowhere was this more clearly reflected than in the nominations we received this year, and everyone who submitted an entry should be incredibly proud of their achievements, with particular congratulations to all the winners and finalists.”
Hosting the Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence was actor, presenter and comedian Tim Vine, who entertained the assembled guests and presented each award to the worthy winners.