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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SEMI-FINALISTS!!

The 24th Hardware Awards will again be the highlight of the hardware, home improvement and building supplies calendar.

The 2019 Awards are being held on Thursday 3rd October and we're very pleased to be able to name Hilary Barry as our MC for the event!

Tickets can be purchased online ($285.00 + GST a head), but be in quick as numbers are limited and last year sold out!


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.

Look who's made it to the next stage!


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 July 12, 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. Entrants to this award will automatically be considered for the Young Achiever Award.

Look who's made it to the next stage!


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.

Entries closed - Look out for who's made it to the next stage soon!


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.

Entries closed - Look out for who's made it to the next stage soon!


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.

Two categories

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

Nominations closed 14 June. Judging deadline 9 August


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.

Two categories

  • Up to 3,000m2
  • Over 3,000m2

Nominations closed 14 June. Judging deadline 9 August


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.

Five categories:

  • Building products
  • Painting & decorating
  • Garden
  • Hand & power tools
  • Hardware

Nominations closed 14 June. Judging deadline 9 August