COVID hit industries hard and in many senses, we are still seeing the fallout from that today, but throughout all of this, individuals continued to shine and we want to recognise them.


Partnering with the Builders Merchants Federation we first set about celebrating the Top 100 Merchant Influencers in 2022, which was then followed up by the Top 100 Supplier Influencers in 2023 and now, we are focused on the top 100 Young Achievers.


To say that it has been a pleasure to see all the nominations arrive and be able to share these with the BMN Community would be an understatement.


Top 100 Young Achievers


We received an overwhelming response to the request for nominations to the young achievers campaign, with our panel having a hard time narrowing the names down to a top 100.


The first 25 of these names has now been released to the sector and you can review these names via the link below.



The next set of Young Achievers will be announced in the upcoming edition of Builders’ Merchants News, which will be distributed the week of the 12th February. If you are not yet a subscriber, then you can sign up for free today and be the first to see who our next 25 top young achievers are.


The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield - Sponsorship


On the 16th May 2024 we will be taking the celebrations one step further and bringing our young achievers together with merchants and suppliers from across the country.


Taking place at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, the Top 100 Young Achievers gala dinner is an opportunity to celebrate directly with those up and coming faces of the industry.


Each sponsorship package costs £5,000 and will provide every sponsor with a 360 degree sponsorship experience, offering:


In the run up to the event

Comprehensive Brand exposure through the extended Builders' Merchants News Network (including the Builders Merchants Federation).

At the event

The chance to network with up to six of the young achievers directly on your company's branded table.

A full-page advert that will be seen by all attendees through the dedicated commemorative brochure which will be placed on every chair.

Following on from the event

Your full-page advert is delivered directly to the full circulation of Builders' Merchants News (digitally and through print).

Social media coverage (through the BMN and BMF extended network).


A Final Thought


The Top 100 Young Achievers campaign has been successful, and we cannot wait to share the full list with everybody and celebrate in person at the Belfry in May.


Celebrating these young achievers is a key part of our industry work and we are proud to be able to partner with the BMF to do so in such an all-encompassing manner. This is a people industry and as such, achievements should be celebrated in the best way possible.


There are only a set number of sponsorship opportunities remaining and if you would like any additional information or to chat through then please contact Lucy Anne Matthews, lamatthews@hgluk.com (Associate Publisher, BMN).




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