Winners revealed at 2019 NBG Supplier Awards

Winners revealed at 2019 NBG Supplier Awards

The culmination of this year’s NBG Conference saw the presentation of the annual NBG Supplier Awards on Wednesday 20th November at the event’s Gala Dinner.

Drawing together around 600 partners, suppliers and guests, NBG’s 2019 Conference was held in Glasgow from 19-20 November under the theme of ‘Maximise Sales’. The grand finale of the event was the presentation of awards to some of the group’s key suppliers, recognising the achievements of the outstanding individuals, brands and businesses in delivering stellar service to the Group’s merchant partners.

Awards were presented to suppliers from each of NBG’s eight Category Management Teams after votes from partners were counted. In addition, special Awards were given for the NBG Brand of the Year and, in a new category, Most Innovative Supplier of the Year.

The full list is as follows (winners in bold, followed by runners-up):

Brand of the Year: Quinn Building Products

(2nd place: Velux, 3rd place: Merlyn)

Most Innovative Supplier: Everbuild

(2nd place: TIMco, 3rd place: Velux)

Brick & Block

  • Quin Building Products
  • Forterra
  • Ibstock

Civils & Landscaping

  • Digby Trading
  • Pavestone
  • Artificial

Decorating & Hardware

  • TIMco
  • Forgefix
  • Rodo

General Building

  • Quinn Cement

Plumbing, Heating & Showrooms

  • Merlyn
  • Qualitex Supplies (QX Bathroom Products)
  • Vado

Roofing & Insulation

  • Knauf Insulation
  • Quinn Therm
  • British Lead

Tools & Workwear

  • Toolbank
  • Haemmerlin
  • Dart


  • Arbor Forest Products
  • MDM
  • Taylor Maxwell

And congratulations also go to Martyn Rees, MD of County Building Supplies (the “happiest builders’ merchants in the world!”) and member of NBG’s Executive Board, for a special award to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a builders’ merchant!

Further details on this year’s NBG Conference will appear on the PBM website over the coming days and in both the December and January editions of the magazine.

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