Supported by industry heavyweights

The BMJ Industry Awards is supported by a line-up of industry heavyweights. To find out how your brand can get involved, contact us.

Hanson Cement & Hanson Packed Products are divisions of Hanson UK. The total business is split into four business lines – cement, aggregates, concrete, asphalt and contracting – which together operate around 300 manufacturing sites and employ over 3,500 people. We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, which has leading global positions in aggregates, cement and concrete.

We’re proud to offer our customers:

  • The broadest range of packed products in the industry – from cement and concrete, to a wide range of both decorative and base aggregates.
  • Products that are durable, reliable and guaranteed to give you the perfect finish.
  • One point of contact for our full range of products.
  • Cement with low CO2 which is achieved through the extensive use of alternative energy sources during production, coupled with highly efficient kilns.

Our constant programme of innovation has resulted in recent launches of the toughest paper cement bag on the market, new ready-to-use Postfixing concrete and the Hanson Merchant Academy, an online training tool to help merchants grow their product knowledge and provide even better customer service.

Knauf Insulation is the UK’s leading manufacturer of glass and rock mineral wool insulation products.

As part of the family owned Knauf Group, Knauf Insulation represents one of the most respected and progressive names in insulation. It offers an unrivalled range of insulation solutions for any application or project to meet the increasing demand for energy efficiency, fire resistance, thermal and acoustic performance in new and existing homes, non-residential buildings and industrial applications.

In the UK, the company operates at three manufacturing plants; Cwmbran, Queensferry and St. Helens.

To ensure the service to our customers is the best it can possibly be, we have invested heavily in a bespoke service for merchants.

  • Rock + Roll – Mixed load of service glass and rock mineral wool products, with no surcharge
  • Dedicated Merchant Support Team – on hand whatever your enquiry
  • In-branch training sessions to help drive sales and opportunities
  • Marketing and promotional assistance

To contact the Merchant Support Team please call 01744 766 866 or e-mail

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Lakes is a leading manufacturer of innovative showering spaces, selling exclusively through builders’ and plumbers’ merchants, and retail bathroom stockists.

Established in 1986, the independent family-run business has built a strong reputation for first-class customer service, speed of delivery, and suppling innovative solutions. Its products range from timeless classics to contemporary designs.

Innovations include Lakes’ optically superior PureVueHD glass and AllClear® stay-clean coating.

ROCKWOOL Limited is part of the ROCKWOOL Group. With one factory based in Bridgend, South Wales and over 500 employees across the UK, we are the local organisation offering a full range of high-performing and sustainable insulation products for the construction industry.

At ROCKWOOL, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who experiences our product solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption to noise pollution and fire resilience. Our product range reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint.

Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses across the ROCKWOOL group. With more than 11,000 passionate colleagues in over 39 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibres for industrial use to insulation for the process industry and marine & offshore.