For the first time, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has partnered with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) to reward some of the best merchants in the country, alongside the UK’s best builders in the Master Builder Awards.

The competition is judged in two stages, and the six regional winners of the BMF Builders Merchant Award have just been announced. The regional winners are:

Midlands - E H Smith

North - Milford Building Supplies

Northern Ireland - Haldane Fisher

South - Parker Building Supplies

Scotland - Beatsons Building Supplies

Wales - LBS Builders Merchants.

John Newcomb, Chief Executive Officer of the BMF, said: “The members of the BMF and the FMB are two halves of the same coin. Both ultimately serve the communities in which they operate. We were delighted to further cement our relationship with the FMB by adding to this year’s Master Builder Awards. The FMB Awards celebrate the work of small and medium-sized builders who have demonstrated excellence both in their standard of work and their customer service. Similarly, for the BMF Builders Merchant Award we were looking for local merchants – be they builders’, plumbing, heating, timber or decorating - who have focused on customer service to drive new business growth.”

John added: “We were delighted with the response and the quality of the entries and along with the FMB, we had a hard task selecting the six regional winners: We wish them all luck as they go forward to the national final.”

The national winner will be announced at the Master Builder Awards Ceremony presented by TV’s Nick Knowles and to be held at the Park Lane Hotel on 15 September, 2017.