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2015 Hardware Awards Photo Gallery


Who won at the 2015 Hardware Awards?

The 20th annual Hardware Awards really went off last night at Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront.

Finalists were pumped, the almost 500-person (biggest ever!) audience was in a high state of anticipation and our highly engaging MC, Scotty “Sumo” Stevenson, was on top form throughout.

We will be posting extensive photo sets from the night in the coming days but for now here is the official list of 2015 Hardware Awards winners and their photos.

We start with the 2015 Suppliers of the Year:

  • Building Supplies – Winstone Wallboards.
  • Garden – Kiwicare.
  • Hand & Power Tools – Accent Tools.
  • Hardware – MiTek.
  • Painting & Decorating – Sika.

On to the best retail stores and merchants of 2015:

  • Retail Store of the Year up to 4,000m2– Mitre 10 Beckenham.
  • Retail Store of the Year over 4,000m2 Mitre 10 MEGA Hornby.
  • Trade Store of the Year – PlaceMakers Cranford Street.

And now for the individual awards:

  • Trade Account Manager of the Year – Rowan Wade of PlaceMakers Mt Wellington.
  • Supplier Account Manager of the Year – Kim McBeath of Allegion (New Zealand).
  • Young Retailer of the Year – Nick Ash of Drywall Direct.
  • Retailer of the Year – Dale King of PlaceMakers Cook Street.

 Congratulations to our winners but equally big ups to all our Finalists and thank you to everyone who entered – you’re all rock stars!

Thank you also to everyone behind the scenes of this year’s event – our judges particularly, not to mention the whole team at NZ Hardware Journal.

Our only problem now is working out how to surpass this biggest ever Hardware Awards next year…