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.

Throughout the world ACO is recognised as a world leader in the design, development and implementation of sustainable surface water management systems.

Through client-based research and constant innovation, ACO Water Management has evolved from its origins in line drainage to an award-winning supplier of an unrivalled range of products and support services that provide the complete and effective management of surface water: from system design through collection, cleaning, storing and on-site source control allowing the safe release of run-off back to natural watercourses.

Covering applications as diverse as retail and commercial developments to major national transport and infrastructure projects, the ACO Water Management range assures industry leading sustainable drainage performance and environmental protection.

The range includes high performance surface water drainage systems, award-winning attenuation and infiltration solutions, as well as hydrocarbon separators and vortex flow control systems. For more information visit

As the UK and Ireland’s largest independent manufacturer of plastic building products Brett Martin has built a solid reputation as a company that can be relied upon for excellent customer service, technical support, loyalty to the independent merchant and a quality product range which includes:

  • Underground
  • Soil & Waste
  • Rainwater Systems
  • Cascade Cast Iron Style Rainwater and Soil System

With round the clock stockholding at four strategically located regional distribution depots, a dedicated distribution fleet and national sales, merchants can be assured that we will continue to offer the best products, support, backup and service.

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.

We are very pleased to be sponsoring the BMJ Awards in its second year.  Our category for 2019 is ‘Independent Rising Star’.  Now as never before, we need to encourage young new talent to the construction industry. With a chronic skills shortage, only by encouraging a younger generation do we have a chance to offset the effects of both Brexit and an ageing workforce.

For over 60 years H+H has been committed to its merchant customers – whilst we direct considerable resources to building relationships with house builders’ specifiers and contractors, we involve our merchant partners in all stages which significantly enhances our ability to service these customers supplying all product through the merchant channel. Encouraging new talent into the sector could make a significant difference in the coming years.

Our company aims and objectives are still the same as they have always been; to engage with our customers and to offer the best product, support, backup and customer service that we can. Our objective has always been to differentiate ourselves through innovation: both product and sales and hopefully with the sponsorship of this award, to shine a light on a rising star of the future.


Knauf Insulation is the UK’s leading provider of high performance, sustainable Glass and Rock Mineral Wool insulation solutions. With more than 40 years of experience in the insulation industry, it is one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide.

In the UK, the company employs over 500 people at its manufacturing plants in Cwmbran, Queensferry and St Helens.

Knauf Insulation’s mission is to challenge conventional thinking and create innovative insulation solutions that shape the way we live and build in the future, with care for the people who make them, the people who use them and the world we all depend on.

Its vision is to lead the change in smarter insulation solutions for a better world. Its aspiration is to be the world’s most trusted insulation partner providing high performing and smart insulation solutions and services for a better world.

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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.

Marshalls is the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer, and has been supplying superior natural stone and innovative concrete products to the construction, home improvement and landscape markets since the 1890s.

Marshalls prides itself on its ability to provide long-lasting environments for homeowners to enjoy, by offering an expansive range of high quality garden and driveway products, and the inspiration needed to create a perfect outdoor space.  

Marsh Industries delivers world-class water/wastewater treatment products and solutions to the domestic and commercial sectors from its UK manufacturing plants in Kettering and Bridgwater. Marsh is recognised as a collaborative and trusted partner to its customers, with a reputation for providing quality products.

All products are fully type-tested and certified to ensure compliance with relevant environmental permitting programmes and building regulations. In addition, the company’s state-of-the art computer software, GAIA, can generate precise, bespoke commercial sewage treatment plants and pump chamber systems to the finest specification. Working across the UK our specialist ‘innovation’ team combines 100+ years’ experience of designing, manufacturing and testing water/wastewater treatment products that are proven to be economic, efficient and environmentally sensitive. We offer on-site advice, backup support along with a range of services when and where required from our internal and external sales teams.


Midland Lead is the only independent UK lead manufacturer to offer machine-cast lead, sand-cast lead and rolled lead.  Established in 1983 Midland Lead is a multi-award-winning company that produces over 15,000 tonnes of lead a year from its purpose-built facilities in the East Midlands. 

 “Endorsed by experts and advised by professionals, you can be assured that our lead products are as consistent and reliable as they are strong. And as an independent manufacturer, we believe in giving you the attention you deserve, while delivering a level of service we know you won’t find anywhere else.”

Our inspirational collection of Porcelain, Natural Stone and Decorative Concrete paving covers all budgets and design styles from traditional to contemporary. All complemented with a wide range of walling and edging as well as stylish stone benches and spheres.

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Quinn Building Products manufacture a diverse range of premium building materials.

The company is now at the forefront of providing pioneering, cost-effective, sustainable construction solutions designed to meet the needs of any construction project.

Our portfolio of products includes:

– Quinn Lite: Market leading aircrete thermal blocks, proven to achieve Psi values up to 750% better than dense concrete blocks, with strengths up to 7.5N/mm2
– Quinn Therm PIR & Quinn Lite Pac EPS: High performance PIR and EPS insulation
– Quinn Precast: Precast concrete products including hollowcore flooring and stair systems, with complete design to fit solutions
– Quinn Cement: Full range of high quality bagged and bulk cement
– Quinn Rooftiles: Concrete rooftiles with outstanding quality, character and style
– A range of other related aggregate building products.

Manufacturing and service excellence coupled with a passion for quality is at the core of the business and its aim is to provide an unrivalled technical support to merchants, contractors, building owners, designers and architects.

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.