NBG celebrates suppliers at Annual Awards

NBG celebrates suppliers at Annual Awards

Bringing together more than 600 partners, suppliers and guests, NBG’s biggest conference to date – held in Liverpool, from 12-14 November – focused on the premise of ‘Building Strong Brands’ and further developing relationships between those trading via the Group. The culmination of the conference was the presentation of the annual NBG Supplier Awards on Tuesday 13 November at the event’s Gala Dinner.

Taking place at the impressive Cunard Building, the home of the British Music Experience exhibition, the event also commemorated the NBG’s 15th anniversary.

With awards presented to individuals, brands and businesses to reward achievement and showcase outstanding service, Nick Oates, Managing Director of NBG, said: “The Supplier Awards were the perfect way to round off this year’s conference. It’s great to see so many fantastic businesses being recognised and the partners votes are a testament to the strong relationships that continue to be built with our suppliers.”

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 Account Manager of the Year.

The full list is as follows:

Brand of the Year: TIMco

NBG Supplier Account Manager of the Year: John Gaunt, Knauf Insulation

Brick & Block

  • 1st: H+H UK – Celcon
  • 2nd: Quinn Building Products
  • 3rd: Ibstock Brick

Civils & Landscaping

  • 1st: Acheson & Glover
  • 2nd: Pavestone
  • 3rd: Aggregate Industries – Bradstone & Charcon

Decorating & Hardware

  • 1st: TIMco
  • 2nd: Tembe DIY Products
  • 3rd: Rodo Group

General Building

  • 1st: Quinn Cement
  • 2nd: Robeslee
  • 3rd: Siniat

Plumbing, Heating & Showrooms

  • 1st: Merlyn
  • 2nd: Eastbrook Co
  • 3rd: Qualitex

Roofing & Insulation

  • 1st: Knauf Insulation
  • 2nd: Celotex
  • 3rd: Quinn Therm

Tools & Workwear

  • 1st: Toolbank
  • 2nd: DART Tool Group
  • 3rd: Birchwood Price Tools


  • 1st: MDM Timber
  • 2nd: Arbor Forest Products
  • 3rd: International Timber

Based in Nantwich, NBG Brand of the Year TIMco (T I Midwood) is a supplier within NBG’s Decorating and Hardware Category Management Team (CMT). Gary Olver, Managing Director at Palladium and chair of the CMT, said: “T I Midwood is a family-owned company with core values that perfectly align to those of NBG; building strong relationships, offering fantastic service and investing in their brand. I think they’re truly deserving of the award and am delighted that they have won.”

Knauf’s John Gaunt won the Supplier Account Manager of the Year Award for a remarkable fourth consecutive year. He said: “It’s an absolute honour to win Account Manager of the Year again. I have been with Knauf for over 20 years and have built some fantastic relationships. I’m truly grateful for the help and support I have received from NBG over the years and am looking forward to the partnership continuing.”

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.

For more information on NBG, visit nationalbuyinggroup.com

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