The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants made awards to four BMF students at its annual City & Awards Luncheon last week.
The event on March 5 took place at the historic Ironmongers’ Hall in London saw awards being presented to the top four graduates of the Builders’ Merchant Federation Diploma in Merchanting.
The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants supports training and education in the merchant industry through its close links with the IoBM and BMF. The City & Awards luncheon hosted by the Company is an opportunity to recognise the achievements of young merchants in the industry.
Glenn Paddison, MKM Building Supplies Ltd, won the Company’s first prize and the Golton Medal 2013. Roy Shewry, Hoppings Softwood Products PLC, won second and Nick Cox, of Palladium Ltd received third prize. The fourth prize went to Ryan Osborne, Hoppings Softwood Products Ltd.
The Master Andrew Day said: “Training, the development of talent and ability, is one of the Company’s principal objectives, so we were delighted and impressed with the performance of these four future industry leaders. The luncheon, now in its second year, raises the profile of Builders’ Merchanting in the City and was very well attended.
“It provides a platform for a number of the Company’s objectives, which includes encouraging networking and the exchange of information to bring about a thriving and prosperous industry through co-operation and interaction. What could be more important than that right now?”