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WHO WERE THE WINNERS AT THE 2019 HARDWARE AWARDS?

The 24th Hardware Awards on Thursday 3 October again proved to be the highlight of the hardware, home improvement and building supplies calendar.

With Hilary Barry as our MC for the event, we were pleased to welcome 430+ guests, commercial partners and of course Finalists to The Cordis Auckland in celebration of some of the very best individuals, teams and brands that the country's home improvement channel has to offer.

See below for this year's results, watch the highlights video embedded below and go here to see some of the best photos from the night!


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 2019 Retailer of the Year is: Des Smith of PlaceMakers Evans Bay

The Finalists were:


Young Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware retailers and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a young retailer or builders’ merchant (aged 35 years or under as at 12 July 2019) 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. 

The 2019 Young Retailer of the Year is: Hayden Autridge of Mitre 10 MEGA Dunedin

The Finalists were:


Young Achiever of the Year

The Young Achiever Award recognises a young retailer from among the Young Retailer of the Year entrants who did not reach the final list but shows real talent, commitment and a real aptitude for retailing.

The 2019 Young Achiever is: Vin Coetser, Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui


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.

This is a nationwide award with no age restriction.

The 2019 Trade Account Manager of the Year is: Paul Merrit of PlaceMakers Cranford Street

The Finalists were:


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 2019 Supplier Account Manager of the Year is: Jesse Muir of Robert BOSCH

The Finalists were:


Retail Store 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 in two categories:

  • Up to 4,000m2 of retail showroom area
  • Over 4,000m2 of retail showroom area

The 2019 Retail Store of the Year (Up to 4,000m2) is: Mitre 10 MEGA Pukekohe

The Finalists were:

  • Bunnings Warehouse Cambridge
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Masterton
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Pukekohe
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Timaru

The 2019 Retail Store of the Year (Over 4,000m2) is: Mitre 10 MEGA Dunedin

The Finalists were:

  • Bunnings Warehouse Glenfield
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Dunedin
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Glenfield
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Kapiti

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 in two categories:

  • Up to 3,000m2
  • Over 3,000m2

The 2019 Trade Store of the Year (Up to 3,000m2) is: Southern Lakes ITM

The Finalists were:

  • Mitre 10 Martinborough
  • PlaceMakers Motueka
  • PlaceMakers Te Anau
  • Southern Lakes ITM

The 2019 Trade Store of the Year (Over 3,000m2) is: Mitre 10 MEGA Petone

The Finalists were:

  • Mitre 10 MEGA Petone
  • PlaceMakers Mt Wellington
  • PlaceMakers Riccarton

Supplier 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 2019 Supplier of the Year (Building Products) is: Winstone Wallboards

The Finalists were:

  • CHH Woodproducts
  • Firth
  • Red Stag Timber
  • Winstone Wallboards

The 2019 Supplier of the Year (Garden) is: Kiwicare Corporation

The Finalists were:

  • Browns Brushware
  • Kiwicare
  • Tui Products
  • Yates New Zealand

The 2019 Supplier of the Year (Hand & Power Tools) is: Makita (New Zealand)

The Finalists were:

  • Accent Tools
  • Makita (New Zealand)
  • Paslode New Zealand
  • Toolware Sales

The 2019 Supplier of the Year (Hardware) is: MiTek New Zealand

The Finalists were:

  • Allegion
  • Bremick Fasteners
  • MiTek New Zealand
  • Windsor Architectural Hardware

The 2019 Supplier of the Year (Painting & Decorating) is: Sika (NZ)

The Finalists were:

  • Bostik NZ
  • Haydn Brush Company
  • Sika (NZ)
  • Soudal NZ

Congratulations to all the 2019 Winners and Finalists - you're all rock stars!

Now check out all the best photos from the night here.