Chandlers Building Supplies has announced it has won the BMF Mastermerchant Trophy for the third year running, after facing tough competition from 14 teams.
Chandlers made just one change to last year’s winning line-up, with Mike Hindle joining Trevor Mudd, Kayleigh Sinclair and Sean Sinclair to form its “Merchants of Menace” team.
Chandlers competitors included first time entrants, Hafele, who won the Super Supplier Award thanks to the sterling efforts of their team members Richard Oddy, Craig Barnes, Mark Hughes and Chris Currie.
Held over a weekend in the Lake District, the Mastermerchant competition involves a range of challenges that test the teams’ communication and problem-solving ability as much as their physical perseverance.
The fun event has a serious purpose as the competition is designed to help colleagues learn more about each other’s strengths and skills and what can be accomplished through teamwork.
Zip wire and rope climbing tasks were added to the physical challenges this year, alongside others that ensured everyone got as wet as possible scrambling over rocks and through streams. But like the Crystal Maze, teams also tackled mental challenges to uncover clues, crack codes and guide blind-folded team mates.
BMF CEO, John Newcomb, said: “This fantastic teambuilding event has been taking place since the 1980s and I’m delighted that so many teams from merchant and supplier members continue to take part. It’s a great way for people to get to know each other better and work together as a team and I would like to thank Stephen Lee Associates, the management development company who devise the challenges and have run the weekend’s events on our behalf for 30 years.”
For more information, visit www.bmf.org.uk.