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CELEBRATING SUCCESS – THE 2018 HARDWARE AWARDS

Announcing all the 2018 Hardware Awards Finalists!

With the second stage of judging now complete, we can congratulate all of the 2018 Hardware Awards Finalists in every category!

Meet the judges of the 2018 Hardware Awards here.

The 23rd Hardware Awards are being held on Thursday 4th October at the prestigious Cordis Hotel in Auckland.

Tickets can be purchased online, but be in quick as numbers are limited and last year they were sold out!


Young Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware retailers and builders’ supply merchants under the age of 30.

This award recognises a young retailer or builders’ merchant (aged 30 years or under as at July 14, 2018) who has achieved a high standard in their retailing career.

Entrants will be department managers, store managers or even shareholders of a hardware retailer or builders’ supply merchant.

Entrants will automatically be considered for the Young Achiever Award.

The 2018 Young Retailer of the Year Finalists are: 


Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware retailers and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a truly outstanding retailer or builders’ merchant of any age who has shown initiative and enterprise in leading their team.

Entrants will be owners, managers or JV partners of a hardware store or builders’ supply merchant.

The 2018 Retailer of the Year Finalists are: 


Trade Account Manager of the Year

Open to trade account managers at builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises an account manager active in the building supplies sector who has consistently displayed a high standard of sales professionalism and has a proven record in account management.

Entrants will be account representatives or account managers who sell hardware and other building supply products by calling on builders and building companies during a regular call cycle.

This is a nationwide award with no age restriction.

The 2018 Trade Account Manager of the Year Finalists are:


Supplier Account Manager of the Year

Open to supplier account managers.

This award recognises an account manager active in the sector who has consistently displayed a high standard of sales professionalism and has a proven record in account management.

Entrants will be account representatives or account managers who sell hardware or building supply products by calling on retail and merchant stores during a regular call cycle.

This is a nationwide award with no age restriction.

The 2018 Supplier Account Manager of the Year Finalists are:


Retail Store of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises outstanding hardware retail stores, builders’ supply merchants and home decor retailers.

The 2018 Retail Store of the Year (up to 4,000m2) Finalists are: 

  • E Hayes & Sons
  • ITM Havelock North
  • Mitre 10 Te Awamutu

The 2018 Retail Store of the Year (over 4,000m2) Finalists are: 

  • Bunnings Mt Roskill
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Westgate

Trade Store of the Year

Open to hardware and builders' supply trade stores which service the trade sector.

This award recognises outstanding trade stores in the hardware and builders’ supply industries.

The 2018 Trade Store of the Year Finalists are: 

  • Carters Henderson
  • ITM Whangarei
  • PlaceMakers Mt Wellington
  • PlaceMakers Riccarton

Supplier of the Year

Open to hardware and building product suppliers.

This award recognises outstanding suppliers of products to the hardware, builders’ supply and home decor retail sectors.

The winners will be those suppliers that demonstrate optimum effectiveness in key operational areas.

The 2018 Supplier of the Year Finalists are:

Building Products

  • CHH Woodproducts
  • Tasman Insulation
  • Winstone Wallboards

Garden

  • Kiwicare
  • Riverlea Group
  • Tui Products

Hand & Power Tools

  • Accent Tools
  • Makita
  • Toolware Sales

Hardware

  • Allegion
  • MiTek
  • St Gobain

Painting & Decorating

  • Holdfast
  • Selleys
  • Sika