Travis Perkins has been awarded second place in the Building Suppliers category of ‘Britain’s Most Admired Companies’ (BMAC) 2016 awards.

The builders’ merchant accepted the title, which is awarded based on the largest piece of peer review research of its kind in the UK, at a ceremony attended by some of the county’s top businesses.

Commenting on the awards, John Carter, chief executive officer of Travis Perkins, said: “Being recognised in these awards is an honour and reflects the high opinion and favourable reputation Travis Perkins has among other esteemed businesses in the UK. As a major player in the building and construction industry we pride ourselves on upholding high standards in everything we do so thank the sector for this recognition.”

The BMAC is a piece of peer review research conducted by the Leeds Business School. It asks senior executives of around 250 companies to rate their rivals.