The Builders Merchants Federation has announced the finalists for its 2018 Supplier Engagement Award.

Crystal Direct, Encon Insulation, Kerridge Commercial Systems, the Keystone Group, Marsh Industries and Monument Tools have been shortlisted for the Award from more than 280 BMF supplier and service members.

All six have actively sought to gain value from their membership by working closely with the BMF during the last 12 months. They have successfully integrated membership of the BMF within their sales and marketing strategies and supported the BMF through attendance at meetings and events, and through various forms of event sponsorship.

This is the third year that the Award has been presented. Previous winners are JCB and Crystal Direct.

BMF Chief Executive John Newcomb said: “BMF membership covers the whole building materials supply chain and suppliers and service providers play a vital role in our community. This award recognises the outstanding contribution made by our more active supplier and service members, through their participation in training, events and sponsorship. It is one way that we can both thank and congratulate all of this year’s finalists for their support.”

The winner of the Supplier Engagement Award, sponsored by MRA Marketing, will be announced at the BMF Members Day Awards Dinner, which takes place after the BMF Members Day Annual Conference on 27 September.