The Independent Builders Merchants Group was victorious at the recent Builders Merchant Federation Awards, taking home the title of BMF Training Company of the Year and runner-up award for Young Merchant Achiever.
Sarah Campbell, IBMG’s HR Director, was presented with the award for Training Company of the Year while IBMG’s Head of Mergers and Acquisitions Nathan Arthur scooped the runner-up award in the Young Merchant Achiever category.
For the Training title, an award sponsored by Professional Builders Merchant and presented by editor Paul Davies, IBMG was lauded for its ongoing commitment to supporting career progression at every level and its learning and development opportunities throughout its 182 branches – extending from Penzance to Margate, East Anglia and north to the Midlands
Sarah said: “Being recognised as Training Company of the Year underlines our commitment to supporting and developing teams across our entire business, from apprentices to directors, providing bespoke pathways for development, as well as giving our people the skills required in their day-to-day roles.”
Discussing his own accolade, Nathan commented: “I’m very proud to accept this award and be recognised on behalf of IBMG. I hope to continue to fulfil the legacy of IBMG as ‘the acquirer of choice’ for independent merchants in the industry.”
Richard Robinson, IBMG CFO, said: “From spearheading successful acquisitions to implementing a robust branch strategy, Nathan has demonstrated a level of expertise and leadership that surpasses his years. His ability to collaborate seamlessly with colleagues of all ages and backgrounds is a testament to his interpersonal skills and adaptability. Nathan’s value to our team is immeasurable, and I have no doubt that his future endeavours will continue to help shape IBMG.”
Independent Builders Merchants Group (IBMG) is reported to be the largest group of independent builders’ merchants in the South of England, owning more than 20 leading businesses across 182 branches including Kent Blaxill, Grant & Stone, MS Roofing Supplies, Total Plumbing Supplies, RGB, Stamco Hoppings and Chandlers Roofing Supplies among others.