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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR 2019 FINALISTS!!

The 24th Hardware Awards will again be the highlight of the hardware, home improvement and building supplies calendar.

The 2019 Awards are being held on Thursday 3rd October and we're very pleased to be able to name Hilary Barry as our MC for the event!

Tickets can be purchased online ($285.00 + GST a head), but be in quick as numbers are limited and last year sold out!


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.

Look who's made it to the next stage! Chosen from our eight Semi-Finalists, the four 2019 Retailer of the Year Finalists are:

Our Finalists next present to a panel of judges on the morning of the 2019 Hardware Awards. Good luck to all of them!


Young Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware retailers and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a young retailer or builders’ merchant (aged 35 years or under as at 12 July 2019) who has achieved a high standard in their retailing career. Entrants will ideally be department managers, store managers or shareholders of a hardware and builders’ supply merchants. 

Look who's made it to the next stage! Chosen from our eight Semi-Finalists, the three 2019 Young Retailer of the Year Finalists are:

Our Finalists next present to a panel of judges on the morning of the 2019 Hardware Awards. Good luck to all of them!


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 building supply products by calling on builders and building companies during a  regular call cycle.

This is a nationwide award with no age restriction.

Look who's made it to the next stage! The 2019 Trade Account Manager of the Year Finalists are:

Our Finalists next present to a panel of judges on the morning of the 2019 Hardware Awards. Good luck to all of them!


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.

Look who's made it to the next stage! The 2019 Supplier Account Manager of the Year Finalists are:

Our Finalists next present to a panel of judges on the morning of the 2019 Hardware Awards. Good luck to all of them!


Retail Store of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises outstanding retail stores in the hardware, builders’ supply or home decor industries in two categories:

  • Up to 4,000m2 of retail showroom area
  • Over 4,000m2 of retail showroom area

Nominations closed, judging in progress - Look out for who's made it to the next stage very soon!


Trade Store of the Year

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

This award recognises outstanding trade stores in the hardware and builders’ supply industries in two categories:

  • Up to 3,000m2
  • Over 3,000m2

Nominations closed, judging in progress - Look out for who's made it to the next stage very soon!


Supplier of the Year

Open to hardware and building merchant suppliers.

This award recognises outstanding industry suppliers of products to the hardware, builders’ supply and home decor retail sectors. Judges will be looking for suppliers that demonstrate effectiveness in key operational areas.

Five categories:

  • Building products
  • Painting & decorating
  • Garden
  • Hand & power tools
  • Hardware

Nominations closed, judging in progress - Look out for who's made it to the next stage very soon!