NBG rewards excellence with Supplier Awards

NBG rewards excellence with Supplier Awards

This year’s National Buying Group Conference once again culminated with the annual NBG Supplier Awards which saw a number of the industry’s leading brands, people and companies awarded honours in recognition of their contribution to business success of NBG’s merchant Partners.

In the spectacular surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, the awards marked the culmination of another successful NBG Conference that focused on the importance of building successful brands with the title Bigger, Bolder, Better.

As well as awards for suppliers in each of the group’s eight product categories, the NBG Suppliers Awards prizes were also given to the Brand of the Year and Account Manager of the Year, voted for by NBG Partners. Brand of the Year 2017 is TI Midwood (TIMco) with OX Group and Knauf Insulation finishing second and third. John Gaunt of Knauf insulation scooped the Account manager of the Year title once again, with Simon Rance (TI Midwood) and Guy Best (Arbor Forest Products) as second and third placed.

The full list of 2017 NBG Supplier Awards Winners is as follows:

NBG Brand of the Year 2017

1st:    TI Midwood & Co
2nd:  OX Group
3rd:   Knauf Insulation

NBG Account Manager of the Year 2017

1st:    John Gaunt: Knauf Insulation
2nd:  Simon Rance: TI Midwood & Co
3rd:  Guy Best: Arbor Forest Products

Brick & Block

1st:    Wienerberger
2nd:  H+H UK – Celcon
3rd:   Quinn Building Products

Civils & Landscaping

1st:    Pavestone (UK)
2nd:  Clark Drain
3rd:   Aggregate Industries – Bradstone & Charcon

Decorating & Hardware

1st:    TI Midwood & Co
2nd:   Tembe DIY Products
3rd:    ITW Construction Products

General Build

1st:    Long Rake Spar
2nd:  Everbuild
3rd:   Keystone Lintels

Plumbing, Heating & Showrooms

1st:     Ariston Thermo UK
2nd:   Kartell
3rd:    Eastbrook Company

Roofing & Insulation

1st:    Knauf Insulation
2nd:  Slatescape
3rd:   Easy-Trim Roofing & Construction Products


1st:    MDM Timber
2nd:  Taylor Maxwell & Co
3rd:   Unilin Distribution

Tools & Workwear

1st:    Toolbank
2nd:  Dickies UK
3rd:   OX Group

NBG describes itself as “the premier buying group for independent merchants” with its focus on negotiating competitive buying deals. The organisation has a growing membership of over 80 merchant partners in the group, with a combined turnover in excess of £900 million and more than 300 branches spread across the UK – from the Channel Islands to the north of Scotland making it the only buying group with true national coverage.

NBG says it aims to be “the UK’s most professional, progressive, reputable buying group with excellent hassle-free systems for merchants and suppliers alike”.


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