The finalists for the 16th annual BMN Awards have been announced. The Awards, which will be taking place on 24 November, 2017, at the Hilton Park Lane, London, celebrate the best in the merchant sector and is the ‘must attend’ event of the year!

The team of expert Judges were thrilled at the standard of the nominations this year, which highlighted the efforts, achievements, and accomplishments from individuals and companies across the sector over the last year.

Making the decision for each of the 19 categories was tough, and only three finalists could be chosen.

Nichola Farrugia, Editor at Builders’ Merchants News, said: “With more merchant entries than ever before, this year’s nominations gave a clear snapshot of how the industry has moved forward over the past 12 months, from successful businesses continuing to grow, to smaller merchants whose initiative ideas and expansion into new sectors have truly raised their profile in the market.

“All the finalists in every category have the right to be proud of their achievements. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who submitted an entry, as well as to the Judges and sponsors for their invaluable support.”

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The finalists

Website & Digital Initiative

Chandler Material Supplies

LBS Builders Merchants


Marketing Initiative

EH Smith Builders Merchants

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies

LBS Builders Merchants


Kellaway Building Supplies

PGR Builders & Timber Merchants


Community Initiative

Carvers (Wolverhampton)

Chandlers Building Supplies


Customer Service

C&W Berry

Gibbs and Dandy

LBS Builders Merchants

Hard Landscaping

EH Smith Builders Merchants

JT Dove Birtley

McNair Building Supplies

Independent (1-10)

Chandler Material Supplies

Lords Builders Merchant

PGR Builders & Timber Merchants

Independent (11-20)

Chandlers Building Supplies

Kellaway Building Supplies

LBS Builders Merchants

Independent (21+)

Bradford Building Supplies

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies

MKM Building Supplies

National Merchant


Gibbs & Dandy

Selco Builders Warehouse

Tool Showroom

BPT & Chadwicks Builders Merchants

Lords Hire Centres

Martin & Partners

Timber Centre

Buildbase – Grangemouth


Murdock Builders Merchant


Crystal Direct




Grace Grineaux

James Tristram

Lauren Penney


Ben Chandler

Dai Thomas

Gary Stroud

Branch Manager

Chris Atkinson

Karli Millard

Lee Davies

Heating & Plumbing Merchant

Flame Heating Spares

PlumbStock (Ridgeons)

Smith Brothers Stores


John Nicholls

LBS Builders’ Merchants