The time for entries and nominations in the 2019 BMJ Industry Awards has now passed and the power is set to be passed back to the builders’ merchants sector, with industry professionals being invited to submit a vote for their champions from Monday 4 February.

The unique online vote – which was integral to the success of the scheme upon its launch in 2018 – will remain unchanged for the upcoming edition: merchants are invited to vote for the brands that have boosted their business, while manufacturers are encouraged to show their support for the merchants that stand out from the crowd.

With every decision laying solely in the hands of professionals from across the sector, a BMJ Industry Award is a truly prestigious accolade that serves as an independent stamp of approval – making it even more desirable to those that are in the running.

Entrants and nominees are encouraged to rally the support of their peers during the six week voting period to ensure that they are in with the best chance of winning. Builders Merchants Journal editor-in-chief Fiona Russell-Horne comments: “The voting stage of the Awards always serves as a chance to show off the tenacity and vivacity at the heart of this sector.

“Last year, many finalists came up with incredibly creative campaigns to drum up industry support and I have no doubt that this year’s finalists will do the same to try and secure the top spot.”

The independently verified vote will produce a shortlist of five companies in each category and, ultimately, one winner – which will be revealed at the upcoming BMJ Industry Awards ceremony.

Have you secured your seat?

This year’s winners will be revealed during a glamorous luncheon taking place at the venue where it all began – The Brewery, London – on Friday 17 May. The awards ceremony serves as a unique opportunity to celebrate the many successes of the sector over the past twelve months and a chance to catch up with peers, friends and colleagues – as well as network with a room full of potential clients.

Tickets are in limited supply and, following the success of the launch event, are sure to be in high demand. Tickets can be purchased via the secure online form available on the BMJ Industry Awards website.

Proudly sponsored by…

The number of companies pledging their support to the groundbreaking BMJ Industry Awards continues to grow, with Midland Lead among the latest to confirm their sponsorship of the 2019 edition.

Lynn Street, sales and marketing manager at Midland Lead, explains their pride at sponsoring such prestigious awards: “Sponsoring the very first Diversity Award is a real honour. Here at Midland Lead we know that businesses, large and small, depend on people that work in them, especially within the construction industry, and recognising their contributions is something that we value within our own business. We are really looking forward to being involved this year and meeting some great companies.”

Also new to the sponsor line-up is Brett Martin, joining existing companies ACO, Hanson Cement & Hanson Packed Products, H+H, Knauf Insulation, Lakes, Marshalls, Marsh Industries and ROCKWOOL Limited.

With bespoke sponsorship packages available, sponsoring the BMJ Industry Awards is a unique way to project your brand to the right audience while showing support for this prestigious industry scheme. To discuss your package, contact Fiona Russell-Horne on 01622 699101 or at

For more information about the Awards, to book your table at the ceremony or to submit a vote from Monday 4 February, visit