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More 2021 Hardware Awards Finalists!

With the 26th annual Hardware Awards in full swing, and with the 2021 Gala Awards Dinner arriving at pace, we continue to announce this year’s Finalists.

Finalists in the Retail and Trade Store of the Year categories are already announced, but now we have the 2021 Retailer and Young Retailer of the Year Finalists and the Suppliers of the Year (see below!).

These will be followed very soon by the Finalists in the Trade Account Manager and Supplier Account Manager of the Year categories.

To be among the first to find out who the winners are, you’ll need a ticket for the Gala Awards Dinner at Cordis Auckland (Wednesday 8th December - please note the changed date!)

Tickets and tables can be purchased online, but don't leave it too late as numbers are limited and last year sold out!

Stay tuned for news of the first Semi-Finalists and do check out last year's winners and photos!


Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a truly outstanding retailer or builders’ merchant (aged 33 years or over at July 30, 2021) who has shown initiative and enterprise in leading their team.

Entrants will be owners or managers of a hardware store or builders’ supply merchant.

Congratulations to the 2021 Retailer of the Year Finalists!


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 at July 30, 2021) 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.

Congratulations to the 2021 Young Retailer of the Year Finalists! 


Trade Account Manager of the Year

Open to account managers at builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a trade 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 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.

Finalists will be announced soon!.


Supplier Account Manager of the Year

Open to supplier account managers.

This award recognises a building products supplier 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.

Finalists will be announced soon!.


Retail Store of the Year

Open to retail hardware stores.

Retail stores of all sizes will be judged for the quality of their service. Nominations for these awards will be by industry retail groups. No entry forms are required for this category. Retail stores must have been trading for a minimum of one year as at 30 July, 2021 to be eligible.

Congratulations to our 2021 Retail Store of the Year Finalists:

  • Mitre 10 MEGA Albany
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Hastings
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui

Trade Store of the Year

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

Trade stores of all sizes will be judged for the quality of their service. Nominations for these awards will be by industry retail/builders' merchant groups. No entry forms are required for this category. Trade stores must have been trading for a minimum of one year as at 30 July, 2021 to be eligible.

Congratulations to our 2021 Trade Store of the Year Finalists:

  • PlaceMakers Mount Wellington
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Cambridge
  • PlaceMakers Riccarton

Supplier of the Year

Open to suppliers to DIY and hardware stores, and builders’ merchants.

This award recognises outstanding 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.

Congratulations to our 2021 Supplier of the Year Finalists:

Building Supplies

  • BBI Wood Products
  • Red Stag Timber
  • Tasman Insulation NZ
  • Winstone Wallboards

Garden

  • Browns Brushware
  • Kiwicare
  • Riverlea Group
  • Tui Products

Hand & Power Tools

  • Delfast
  • Makita (New Zealand)
  • Milwaukee
  • Stanley Black & Decker NZ

Hardware

  • 3M New Zealand
  • Allegion New Zealand
  • Bremick Fasteners
  • MiTek New Zealand

Kitchen & Bathroom

  • Aquatica
  • Clearlite
  • Greens Tapware
  • Laminex

Painting & Decorating

  • Bostik NZ
  • Dulux NZ
  • Sika(NZ)
  • Soudal