Held on the evening of November 15, the National Buying Group LLP (NBG) has announced the winners of its Annual Supplier Awards.
The culmination of its well-attended and informative Partner & Supplier Conference, which took place earlier in the day at the Belfry, the NBG’s Annual Supplier Awards recognised the efforts and endeavours of the manufacturers and distributors to serve the buying group’s network of 85 merchant partners, operating from 429 branches.
Partners voted for their Supplier of the Year in each of NBG’s eight Category Management Teams (CMTs), as well as for the newly-introduced title of ‘NBG PIM Supplier of the Year’ in recognition of the recent launch of its Product Information Management system, which is designed to “centrally collect high quality, accurate and timely product and pricing information from Suppliers”, helping Partners to “sell products more efficiently through access to real-time product and pricing data”.
The winners for the eight Category Management Teams were:
Brick & Block: Mannok
Civils & Landscaping: Pavestone (Highly Commended: artificialgrass.com, Digby Stone)
Decorating, Hardware & Kitchens: Timco
Plumbing, Heating & Showrooms: Primaflow f&p (Highly Commended: Eastbrook Company, QX Bathroom Products)
Roofing & Insulation: Mannok (Highly Commended: Knauf Insulation UK & Ireland, Fakro GB)
Timber: MDM Timber (Highly Commended: Taylor Maxwell)
Tools & Workwear: Toolbank
General Build: Mannok (Highly Commended: Siniat)
NBG PIM Supplier of the Year: TIMCO (Highly Commended: Big Wipes)