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Do you have what it takes? Do you, your store or company measure up?

The 25th Hardware Awards will again be the highlight of the hardware, home improvement and building supplies calendar.
The 2020 Awards are being held on Thursday 1st October
Tickets can be purchased online, but are limited so don’t miss out!
If you think you have what it takes, or that someone else deserves to have their achievements celebrated, do the right thing and nominate someone or enter now.

Please note that circumstances may dictate changes to the dates advertised.


Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a truly outstanding retailer – builders’ merchant (aged 33 years or over as at July 8, 2020) 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.

      

Nominations close 10 June. Entries close 8 July.


Young Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a young retailer or builders’ merchant (aged 32 years  or under as at July 8, 2020) who has achieved a high standard in their retailing career.

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

      

Nominations close 10 June. Entries close 8 July.


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.

      

Nominations close 10 June. Entries close 8 July.


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.

      

Nominations close 10 June. Entries close 8 July.


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

Nomination of suitable candidates for these awards will be by industry retail groups. No entry forms are required for this category. Entrants for each category must have been trading for a minimum of one year as at 10 June, 2020.

Nominations close 10 June. Judging deadline 6 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

Nomination of suitable candidates for these awards will be by industry retail groups. No entry forms are required for this category. Entrants for each category must have been trading for a minimum of one year as at 10 June, 2020.

Nominations close 10 June. Judging deadline 6 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.

Six categories:

  • Building products
  • Painting & decorating
  • Garden
  • Hand & power tools
  • Hardware
  • Kitchen & Bathroom NEW CATEGORY!

Nominations of suppliers will be by industry retail groups and merchants, who will nominate their top suppliers. No entry forms are required for this category.

Nominations close 10 June. Judging deadline 6 August.