Are you in the running?

Are you in the running?

The 2019 BMJ Industry Awards is picking up speed; with companies across the sector submitting their entries to make they are in the running for a coveted accolade.

Organised by Datateam Business Media – publisher of Builders Merchants Journal – the awards launched to industry acclaim for providing a unique platform for the recognition of the very best talent that the builders’ merchants sector has to offer, with accolades specifically designed for merchants, brands and individual efforts.

Enthusiasm for the 2019 edition is high, as noted by BMJ editor-in-chief Fiona Russell-Horne: “We have already received an unprecedented number of entries and nominations for the upcoming awards.”

“It’s another opportunity for those that missed the deadline the first time around; a second chance for the incredible finalists that missed out on the top spot by such narrow margins and time for our inaugural winners to defend their titles!”

Even more chances to win

There are twenty four accolades up for contention – including three brand new awards that have been introduced to reflect the changing face of the builders’ merchants sector.

Brands and merchants alike are invited to submit an entry for the new Diversity Award, which will honour a company that has cultivated positive change through the conscious removal of bias and barriers and the implementation of initiatives.

Merchants have two additional opportunities to win, in the new Timber Merchant of the Year and Merchant Kitchen & Bathroom Showroom of the Year categories.

The full category list and relevant criteria is available on the BMJ Industry Awards website.

Quick, easy and free

Submitting an entry (or nominating another award-worthy company) doesn’t cost a penny and, with a simple online form, professionals from across the industry can get involved and then get back to doing what they do best in no time at all!

The deadline for entries is Monday 14 January. To enter or nominate, visit the BMJ Industry Awards website.

Save the date

After receiving tremendous feedback from guests, the BMJ Industry Awards will be returning to the venue where it all began – The Brewery, London – for its second awards luncheon on Friday 17 May 2019.

Sponsor line up continues to grow

ACO Water Management returns to the BMJ Industry Awards sponsor line up, pledging its support to the scheme as the sponsor of the exclusive champagne reception for a second year.

ACO joins existing sponsors, Hanson Cement & Hanson Packed Products, Knauf Insulation, Lakes Bathrooms and Rockwool.

In the lead up to the event, sponsors enjoy extensive exposure via both print and digital channels – in addition to a strong presence at the ceremony itself, projecting brands to a highly engaged and relevant audience. To find out how your brand can benefit and to secure a bespoke sponsorship package, contact Fiona Russell-Horne on 01622 699101 or at

Visit to find out more and to submit an entry.