The BMJ Industry Awards 2021 closes for voting this Friday, October 1.

The only awards programme in the merchanting sector that is decided by a public vote, the BMJ Industry Awards seek to reward and recognise the incredible achievements of merchants and suppliers, companies and individuals in the UK merchanting arena.

BMJ Group Managing Editor Fiona Russell Horne says: “Now, more than ever, is the time to celebrate the incredible hard work and dedication that those in the industry have show over the past 18 months. The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up challenges the like of which we have never seen before and the fact that so many in the industry rose to meet those challenges is testament to the strength of the sector.

“What better way to recognise the hard work and understanding contribution of colleagues, peers and suppliers than by voting for those who have made it through the first round onto our longlist?”

To vote for your choice head to

The winners will be announced at a gala lunch event in London on Friday November 26th

Longlist nominations

Apprentice/Trainee of the Year  sponsored by MANNOK

Brandon Holmes         City Plumbing Supplies

Daniel Mosley              City Plumbing Supplies Derby

Ryan Walker                Cowal Building & Plumbing Supplies Ltd

Craig Thomson Jnr      Cowal Building & Plumbing Supplies Ltd

Ewan Boland               Cowal Building & Plumbing Supplies Ltd

Samuel Browning       City Plumbing Supplies

Rebecca Wilson           Direct Heating Spares

Finn Donovan              JTD Building Supplies Ltd

Daniel Harrison            Knauf Insulation

Mel Wood                   Travis Perkins

Amy Forbes                 Travis Perkins

Dermot Lynch              Travis Perkins


E-Commerce Initiative of the Year

Chandler Material Supplies

Relaunch of Chandlers Building Supplies Website

Relaunch of Fairalls Builders’ Merchants Website

Relaunch of Parker Building Supplies website

RGB E-Commerce Launch

Tamar online Trading platform

Travis Perkins Mobile App



Beers Timber & Building Supplies Ltd

Alsford Timber

Covers Timber & Builders Merchant


James Burrell Builders Merchants


LBS Builders Merchants

RGB Building Supplies

Topdec Decorating Supplies

Turnbull & Co Ltd


Independent Rising Star of the Year       Sponsored by XTRATHERM

Ed Parlato                  Browns Builders Merchants Ltd

Craig Thomson           Cowal Building & Plumbing Supplies Ltd

Kevin Anderson          Cowal Building & Plumbing Supplies Ltd

Josh Boyes                   George Bence Group

Brian Green                 Topdec Decorating   Supplies


Small Merchant of the Year sponsored by SIG

 A E Spink Ltd

Browns Builders Merchants Ltd

Castleton Timber Ltd

Chandler Material Supplies

George Bence Group

George Hill Timber & Building Supplies

J Gard & Sons

JTD Building Supplies Ltd

London Lintels

London Reclaimed Brick Merchants

MP Moran Builders & Plumbers Merchant

Neilsons Joinery Superstore

Thompson & Parkes

Topdec Decorating Supplies


Merchant Bathroom & Kitchen Showroom of the Year     Sponsored by Lakes Showering Spaces

Chandler Material Supplies

City Plumbing Supplies, Altrincham

City Plumbing Supplies, Darlington

City Plumbing Supplies, Newton Abbot

City Plumbing Walton on Thames

Covers Timber & Builders Merchant

Elliotts Living Spaces

George Bence Group T/A Obsidian Interiors

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, Leeds

LBS Builders Merchants: Kitchen & Bathroom  Showroom, Barry

MP Moran Builders & Plumbers Merchant

The Bathroom Showroom, Oxford (Cowley City Plumbing Supplies)

Turnbull & Co Ltd


Merchant Marketing Initiative

Bradfords Building Supplies: 3 Cheers for 250 Years

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies

Jewson Project Price Promise

RGB: Support Local for Local Rewards


Merchant Showroom of the Year

Benchmarx, Vauxhall

C&W Berry, Leyland

Coomers: Bordon Landscaping Display

Covers Timber & Builders Merchant

MKM Building Supplies, Perth

MKM Building Supplies, Edinburgh

MP Moran Builders & Plumbers Merchant


Multiple Merchant of the Year  sponsored by KNAUF INSULATION

Bradford Building Supplies

Grant and Stone

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies

Huws Gray

Independent Builders Merchant Group

John Davidson (Pipes) Ltd


MKM Building Supplies


National Merchant of the Year  sponsored by HANSON CEMENT

City Plumbing Supplies


Keyline Civils Specialist

Travis Perkins


National Rising Star of the Year

Carlie Lulham              Benchmarx Kitchen and  Joinery

Jaimie McKay               City Plumbing Supplies

Holly Hart                     City Plumbing Supplies

Craig Walters              City Plumbing Supplies

Wayne Shepherd        City Plumbing Supplies

Chris Paxton                City Plumbing Supplies

Craig Phelon               City Plumbing Supplies

Wayne Shepherd        City Plumbing Supplies

Karen Horsley              Keyline Civils Specialist

Mollie Holder              Travis Perkins

Shaun Kemp                Travis Perkins

Paul Gillard                  Travis Perkins


Timber Merchant of the Year

Alsford Timber

Beers Timber & Building Supplies Ltd

Castleton Timber Ltd

Covers Timber & Builders Merchant

George Hill Timber & Building Supplies

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies

J Gard & Sons

Talbot Timber (part of the LBS Group)

Travis Perkins


Plumbing & Heating Merchant of the Year

AE Spink Ltd

City Plumbing

Total Plumbing (part of the LBS Group)

Williams & Co


Supplier Account Manager of the Year

Chris Green                 Aco Technologies Plc

Liane Bayliss                Actis Insulation

Graham Heap              Altecnic Ltd

Aaron Sharp                Arc Building Solutions Ltd

Vicky Piercy                  Digby Stone

Chris Broadbent          Fernox Ltd

Brett Evison                 Fernox Ltd

John Gaunt                  Kanuf Insulation

Lee Gillman                 Mannok

Andrew Miller             Marshalls PLC

Rob Negus                   SIG Trading ltd

Daniel Heffernan         Sodra

John Gregson              T I Midwood (Timco)


Industry Personality of the Year  Sponsored by Wilson Brook

John Newcomb         BMF

John Sinfield              BMI

Cheryl Wallace          BSW Timber Solutions    LTD

Chris Walker              Castleton Timber Ltd

Sye Sturrock              City Plumbing Supplies

Gareth Lulham          City Plumbing Supplies

Parv Sangera             City Plumbing Supplies

Ernie McDonald        Fernox Ltd

Paul Bence                 George Bence Group

Simon Midwood       TIMCO


Timber Supplier of the Year

BSW Timber


SR Timber

West Fraser


Bathroom Supplier of the Year

Fibo UK Ltd


Ideal Bathrooms

Lakes Showering Spaces



Distributor of the Year


Ideal Bathrooms

Resapol Limited

SIG Trading Ltd



Plumbing & Heating Supplier of the Year

Altecnic Ltd

Fernox Ltd

John Davidson (Pipes) Ltd

John Guest

Polypipe Building Products



Roofing Supplier of the Year

BMI Group

IKO Group

Keylite Roof Windows

TN International


Heavyside Supplier of the Year

Brett Martin


Imperial Brick

Keystone Group


Wavin UK


Insulation Supplier of the Year


Knauf Insulation


Superglass Insulation Ltd


Landscaping Supplier of the Year

Brett Landscaping


Marshalls PLC





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