The National Buying Group (NBG) Awards evening saw TIMco take the coveted title of ‘Brand of the Year’ for the company’s dedication to extending product ranges, investing in technology to improve customer service operations as well as implementing innovative marketing support to raise awareness of new product ranges.

The award was democratically voted for by the whole of the NBG membership and all brands and suppliers were considered. This win secured TIMco’s title as the overall winner of the evening and year.

TIMco was also awarded the title of ‘Supplier of the year’ in the Painting, Decorating, Ironmongery, Hardware, Electricals & Fixings Category at this year’s prestigious awards ceremony. This is an unprecedented fifth consecutive year that TIMco has won the award and the sixth time since TIMco started supplying the buying group in 2011.

TIMco’s Sales Director, Simon Rance, was also named as the runner up in the ‘Account Manager of the Year’ category for his excellent service and support of customers.

The national awards are designed to recognise excellence in the given category as well as the support and service the supplier offers to NBG’s members. The awards were presented at a Gala Dinner held at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool at the close of the NBG’s Annual Conference. The award ceremony was attended by approximately 520 delegates, from 165 partner companies, gathered to celebrate the industry’s achievements.

Simon Midwood, Managing Director of TIMco said: “This is a fantastic achievement to be named as supplier of the year once again and an honour to have been awarded the title of ‘brand of the year’ too. It’s a testament to the team’s efforts to deliver excellent products and services to NBG members and illustrative of how instrumental they are to the success of TIMco. We’re committed to our strategy of being the supplier that supports independent merchants and intend to continue to build on these relationships by extending our range of products and the high levels of service we are able to offer members.”

NBG has 80 partner companies comprising of 300 outlets across the UK and has a collective turnover of more than £750 million.