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CELEBRATING SUCCESS – THE 2018 HARDWARE AWARDS

It's a wrap - the 2018 Hardware Awards were celebrated last night!

The 2018 Hardware Awards were held in Auckland last night at the prestigious Cordis Hotel in Auckland.

Our MC Kerre McIvor kept proceedings moving along and feedback this morning has been nothing but positive, so thank you to all those of you who have been in touch so far!

Thanks also to everyone who entered the 2018 Hardware Awards, thanks to the stores and merchants who helped rate the best suppliers, the suppliers that rated the best stores and merchants, our judges and our sponsors!

For those who were there on the night and for those who weren't, please enjoy our highlights video:


2018 Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware retailers and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a truly outstanding retailer or 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 2018 Retailer of the Year is: Chris Fairbairn of PlaceMakers Mt Wellington

The 2018 Retailer of the Year Finalists were: 


2018 Young Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware retailers and builders’ supply merchants under the age of 30.

This award recognises a young retailer or builders’ merchant (aged 30 years or under as at July 14, 2018) who has achieved a high standard in their retailing career.

Entrants will be department managers, store managers or even shareholders of a hardware retailer or builders’ supply merchant.

Entrants will automatically be considered for the Young Achiever Award.

The 2018 Young Retailer of the Year is: Olivia Kathan of PlaceMakers Whitianga 

The 2018 Young Retailer of the Year Finalists were: 


2018 Young Achiever

2018's Young Achiever is Rebecca Wheeler of Hammer Hardware Turangi 


2018 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 other building supply products by calling on builders and building companies during a regular call cycle.

This is a nationwide award with no age restriction.

The 2018 Trade Account Manager of the Year is: Nicholai Thompson of PlaceMakers Riccarton

The 2018 Trade Account Manager of the Year Finalists were:


2018 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 2018 Supplier Account Manager of the Year is: Bryce Carter of Allegion

The 2018 Supplier Account Manager of the Year Finalists were:


2018 Retail Stores of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises outstanding hardware retail stores, builders’ supply merchants and home decor retailers.

The 2018 Retail Store of the Year (up to 4,000m2) is: Mitre 10 MEGA Te Awamutu

The 2018 Retail Store of the Year (up to 4,000m2) Finalists were: 

  • E Hayes & Sons
  • ITM Havelock North
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Te Awamutu

The 2018 Retail Store of the Year (over 4,000m2) is: Mitre 10 MEGA Westgate 

The 2018 Retail Store of the Year (over 4,000m2) Finalists were: 

  • Bunnings Mt Roskill
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Westgate

2018 Trade Store of the Year

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

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

The 2018 Trade Store of the Year is: PlaceMakers Mt Wellington

The 2018 Trade Store of the Year Finalists were: 

  • Carters Henderson
  • ITM Whangarei
  • PlaceMakers Mt Wellington
  • PlaceMakers Riccarton

Suppliers of the Year

Open to hardware and building product suppliers.

This award recognises outstanding suppliers of products to the hardware, builders’ supply and home decor retail sectors.

The winners will be those suppliers that demonstrate optimum effectiveness in key operational areas.


2018 Supplier of the Year - Building Products 

Winner: Winstone Wallboards

Finalists:

  • CHH Woodproducts
  • Tasman Insulation
  • Winstone Wallboards

2018 Supplier of the Year - Garden 

Winner: Tui Products

Finalists:

  • Kiwicare
  • Riverlea Group
  • Tui Products

2018 Supplier of the Year - Hand & Power Tools

Winner: Makita

Finalists:

  • Accent Tools
  • Makita
  • Toolware Sales

2018 Supplier of the Year - Hardware

Winner: MiTek

Finalists:

  • Allegion
  • MiTek
  • St Gobain

2018 Supplier of the Year - Painting & Decorating

Winner: Sika

Finalists: 

  • Holdfast
  • Selleys
  • Sika