TIMco has been voted fastenings, fixings, ironmongery and workwear supplier of the year by independent merchants belonging to the Fortis buying group.

The fastenings, fixings and power tool accessories supplier TIMco won the award during Fortis' recent Building and Timber Conference. Sales Director Simon Rance received it from actor and comedian Hugh Dennis.

Rance said: "These achievements are only possible with the support shown by Fortis and its members, for which we are very grateful. Furthermore, the dedication shown by every member of the TIMco team is vital in ensuring the success of this important relationship."

TIMco and Fortis have been working together for just under four years and TIMco hopes to further strengthen its relationship with Fortis in the future.

Simon Midwood, TIMco MD, said: “We’re really proud of the relationships we have formed with our customers and buying groups, and receiving this award demonstrates the hard work and effort we apply as a company. We look forward to further strengthening, sustaining and developing these relationships in the forthcoming months and years with our growing customer base and partners.”

TIMco is based in Cheshire and imports and supplies more than 6,500 product lines from around the world to distributors throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. The company was established in 1972 and now employs more than 140 people in its offices in the UK, Ireland and Taiwan.