Entries are now open for the first BMJ Industry Awards, and there has already been a huge response from the industry thanks to the ground-breaking format of the awards scheme.

Builders Merchants Journal (BMJ) holds the title of the longest running industry publication after serving the construction distribution supply chain for nearly 100 years, and is using its unrivalled platform to make sure that the voices of the industry can be heard.

Whilst shining a spotlight on the incredible brands, merchants and people within the sector, the Awards will hand the power back to the very individuals that make the builders’ merchant sector so great. Breaking the industry awards mould, every single winner will be decided by a public vote.

No paper forms, no fuss

The organisers of the BMJ Industry Awards recognise that time is in limited supply, so with that in mind the application process has been made quick and easy.

Those that wish to put themselves in the running for an Award, or nominate another incredible brand, merchant or individual, simply need to visit the BMJ Industry Awards website and submit the relevant information via the fuss-free online form which can be found here: https://bmjindustryawards.co.uk/enter-nominate/

What happens next?

Entries and nominations that are deemed to have met the necessary category criteria will then progress to the voting stage. Members of the industry will have the opportunity to show their support for the brands, merchants and individuals that they truly believe in by submitting their votes via a secure online form.

With no selected judging panel and no behind-the-scenes decision making, the BMJ Industry Awards will offer the industry a truly transparent awards scheme that is reflective of industry opinion.

More than just Awards

Not only will the BMJ Industry Awards honour those deemed the very best within the sector, it will also bring together the whole industry for an afternoon of celebration and networking.

Set to take place in London in May 2018, the event is anticipated to attract key figures from all corners of the sector. With the gathering of such a vibrant industry, it is sure to be an afternoon to remember.

Get involved

As the only industry awards scheme that is decided entirely by votes, sponsoring the BMJ Industry Awards is the perfect opportunity for brands to put their weight behind the voices of individuals within the industry.

With a range of bespoke sponsorship opportunities available, there is something to suit every budget.

Sponsors will enjoy a strong presence in the Awards’ marketing campaign, across both print and digital platforms, reaching a highly focused and engaged audience in the lead up to the event. Further to that, sponsors will also feature heavily at the Awards ceremony itself, where industry giants and key players are all set to be in attendance.

Brands that have already pledged their support include BA Clic Components, H+H, Marsh Industries, Marshalls and Stonemarket. Sales and event manager, Max Shannon, notes that this early industry support is a sign of things to come for the event: “The BMJ Industry Awards is essentially still in its infancy, yet there is already a huge buzz within industry about it. We’ve received backing from some huge names and have already seen an influx of entries and enquiries about the Awards – it really is shaping up to be an unmissable event for anyone within the builders merchants sector.”

For more information on the sponsorship packages available, contact Max Shannon on 01622 699148 or at mshannon@datateam.co.uk.