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CELEBRATING SUCCESS - THE 2016 HARDWARE AWARDS

The Hardware Awards are the highlight of the hardware, home improvement and building supplies calendar.

The 2016 Awards were held last night (Thursday 6th October) at an exciting new venue - MOTAT’s Sir Keith Park Memorial Aviation Collection.

MC'd by Scotty "Sumo" Stevenson - to whom many thanks for being so entertaining! - some 450+ industry players assembled to hear which suppliers, store and individuals would top their categories this year.

Well done to all of our 2016 winners and to all the Finalists - now watch our highlights video including all the presentations (videos of the individual presentations can be found below)!


Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a truly outstanding retailer – builders’ merchant – of any age who has shown initiative and enterprise in leading their team. Entrants will be owners, managers or JV partners of a hardware store or builders’ supply merchant.

The 2016 Retailer of the Year is:

  • Justin Macready, PlaceMakers Dunedin

Watch the Retailer of the Year presentation video, including all the Finalists:


Young Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a young retailer - builders’ merchant (aged 30 years or under as at July 14, 2016) who has achieved a high standard in their retailing career. Entrants will ideally be department managers, store managers or shareholders of a hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

Entrants to this award will automatically be considered for the Young Achiever Award.

The 2016 Young Retailer of the Year is:

  • Shannon Collier, PlaceMakers Mt Maunganui

Watch the Young Retailer of the Year presentation video, including all the Finalists: 


Young Achiever

For a Young Retailer who shows promise.

This award recognises one from among the Young Retailer Finalists - builders’ merchants (aged 30 years or under as at July 14, 2016) - who shows talent, promise and a real aptitude for retailing.

The 2016 Young Achiever is:

  • Rachel Basher, Basher's ITM

Watch the 2016 Young Achiever presentation video:


Trade Account Manager of the Year

Open to trade account managers at builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises an account manager active in the building supplies sector who has consistently displayed a high standard of sales professionalism and has a proven record in account management.

Entrants will be account representatives or account managers who sell hardware and building supply products by calling on builders and building companies during a regular call cycle.

The 2016 Trade Account Manager of the Year is:

  • Damien Hermond, PlaceMakers Mt Maunganui

Watch the Trade Account Manager of the Year presentation video, including all the Finalists:


Supplier Account Manager of the Year

Open to supplier account managers.

This award recognises an account manager active in the sector who has consistently displayed a high standard of sales professionalism and has a proven record in account management.

Entrants will be account representatives or account managers who sell hardware or building supply products by calling on retail and merchant stores during a regular call cycle. This is a nationwide award with no age restriction. 

The 2016 Supplier Account Manager of the Year is:

  • Alex Lyde, Allegion

Watch the Supplier Account Manager of the Year presentation video, including all the Finalists:


Retail Stores of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises outstanding retail stores in the hardware, builders’ supply or home decor industries.

The 2016 Retail Store of the Year (Up to 4000m2) is:

  • Mitre 10 MEGA Taupo

The 2016 Retail Store of the Year (Over 4000m2) is:

  • Mitre 10 MEGA Hornby

Watch the two Retailer of the Year presentation videos:


Trade Store of the Year

Open to hardware, builders supply trade stores which service the trade sector.

This award recognises outstanding trade stores in the hardware and builders’ supply industries.

The 2016 Trade Store of the Year is: 

  • PlaceMakers Riccarton

Watch the Trade Store of the Year presentation video:


Suppliers of the Year

Open to hardware and building merchant suppliers.

This award recognises outstanding industry suppliers of products to the hardware, builders’ supply and home decor retail sectors. Judges will be looking for suppliers that demonstrate effectiveness in key operational areas.

The 2016 Suppliers of the Year are:

Building Products

  • Winstone Wallboards

Garden

  • Tui Garden Products

Hand & Power Tools

  • Makita

Hardware

  • MiTek

Painting & Decorating

  • Sika

Click on each of the photos below to watch the presentation videos!