Now in its third year, the BMJ/BMF Young Achiever Award aims to recognise and reward talent, commitment, innovation and achievement amongst Merchants and their Suppliers.
The Merchant Award will go to a manager under 35 who has demonstrated an ability to go above and beyond in their business; coming up with and implementing new deas and concepts or recognising new opportunities that really enhance the business. The winner will receive a cash prize of £2,500 and an educational trip to Sweden courtesy of timber supplier SCA Timber.
The runner-up receives an Apple iPad, courtesy of Bostik
Recognising the huge role that suppliers play in helping merchants achieve success, there is also, once again, an Award to the Young Supplier who has, in the opinion of the judging panel, demonstrated outstanding commitment and innovation in their dealings with their merchant customers. This Award is sponsored by GFK.
The Judging Panel is made up of representatives from the BMF, BMJ, the Sponsors and the current chairman of the BMF Young Merchant Group, Jamie Pierce.
Download the Entry Form HERE
BMJ editor-in-chief Fiona Russell Horne says: “Talent in an industry needs to be recognised and nurtured if the industry is to survive and thrive because the owners and directors of tomorrow’s builders and plumbers merchants are likely to be working in the business today. These Awards are designed to highlight and celebrate hard work, dedication and the entrepreneurial spirit that is the backbone of this industry.”
BMF managing director John Newcomb says: “The BMF is committed to ensuring that talented and committed young people working within the industry are given the recognition they rightly deserve. These Awards are our way of highlighting and recognising those achievements and encouraging others to do likewise.”