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BMJ and BMF join forces to recognise the next generation

Today’s people working in the business are tomorrow’s people leading the business.

BMJ and BMF join forces to recognise the next generation

That’s the idea behind the latest BMJ initiative, in conjunction with the Builders Merchants Federation.

The Young Merchant Achiever of the Year Award be awarded to a merchant manager under 35 who has demonstrated an ability to go above and beyond in their business; bringing in new ideas that address an issue or an opportunity that really delivers results.

There is a cash prise of £3,000 and the award will be judged by a panel of experienced industry figures, representatives from the BMF and BMJ, and Young Merchants’ current chair, Simon Fleet.

Joe Tipper, former Young Merchants chairman says he believes that this award is really important.

” However you measure it, as long as it’s fair, isn’t what’s necessarily important to me. I actually think what’s more important is the message that the award sends out. Recognition, in any walk of life, is very important to keep people motivated and stimulated. I think that recognising people in a broader context is really valuable, not only for the individual who has actually been recognised, but for everyone else. I think, when you recognise someone’s achievements, everyone else then hopefully strives to improve themselves and improve their own businesses, therefore it drives the whole industry to be better.”

A nomination form for the Young Merchant Achiever Award can be downloaded from here.

Anyone can nominate anyone that fits the criteria, and the award is free to enter.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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