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Builders merchant wins second award in two weeks

Northampton independent builders merchant Martin & Partners Ltd has won its second award in two weeks when it picked up the Dickies Best Merchant Distributor award last Friday (November 4).

Builders merchant wins second award in two weeks

The award was presented to Marguerite Dickens financial director of Martin & Partners by Quentin Wilson of TVs 5th gear and Maurice Morton, and highlighted the support that Martin & Partners have shown to Dickies through their product displays and promotional activity over the course of the year.

The family-owned builders and plumbers merchant also won the ‘I Love Independents’ Independent Merchant Supporter of the Year Award at the NMBS Dinner Dance on October 22.

The main aim of the ‘I Love Independents’ campaign is to raise the awareness of the benefits of trading with Independent Merchants to the professional tradesman, and Martin & Partners have done this over the course of 2011 with various activities including: family trade days, car washes, website promotions and email links.

Managing director David Dickens, said: “To firstly win the I Love Independents award was great, but to then follow this with the Dickies UK Builders Merchant Distributor Award makes for an excellent two weeks. At Martin & Partners we look to support any campaign which actively promotes the Independent Merchant and will continue to do so throughout the rest of 2011 and into 2012 and beyond.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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