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Looking forward to the 2020 Hardware Awards!

Having now revealed the Retail and Trade Store and Supplier of the Year category Finalists - congratulations to all these high achievers! - the scene is set for celebration.

The 25th Hardware Awards are being held on Wednesday 4th of November at Cordis Auckland with Scotty Stevenson as MC. 

Behind the scenes and helping us sort the great from the merely very good indeed has been our 2020 judging panel (find them here) so a big vote of thanks goes out to them and the team behind both NZ Hardware Journal and the Hardware Awards!


Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a truly outstanding retailer – builders’ merchant (aged 33 years or over as at August 7, 2020) 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.

In addition to our 2020 Hardware Awards travel prizes, this year's Retailer of the Year will also be rewarded with a place at Massey University’s acclaimed (and now online) two-day Strategic Transformation in Retailing executive-education programme.

The 2020 Retailer of the Year Finalists are:


Young Retailer of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

This award recognises a young retailer or builders’ merchant (aged 32 years or under as at August 7, 2020) who has achieved a high standard in their retailing career. Entrants will ideally be department managers, store managers or shareholders of a hardware retailer or builders’ supply merchants.

In addition to our 2020 Hardware Awards travel prizes, all of the Young Retailer Semi-Finalists and Finalists, as well as this year's Young Retailer of the Year, will be rewarded with a place on Massey University’s acclaimed (and now online) two-day Strategic Transformation in Retailing executive-education programme.

The 2020 Young Retailer of the Year Finalists are:


Trade Account Manager of the Year

Open to 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.

The 2020 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 2020 Supplier Account Manager of the Year Finalists are:


Retail Store of the Year

Open to hardware and builders’ supply merchants.

For 2020, this category is not being split by size. Retail stores of all sizes will be judged for the quality of their service. Nomination of suitable candidates for these awards will be by industry retail groups. No entry forms are required for this category. Entrants for each category must have been trading for a minimum of one year as at 10 June, 2020.

The 2020 Finalists are:

  • Mitre 10 MEGA Nelson
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Petone
  • PlaceMakers Waiheke

Trade Store of the Year

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

For 2020, this category is not being split by size. Trade stores of all sizes will be judged for the quality of their service. Nomination of suitable candidates for these awards will be by industry retail groups. No entry forms are required for this category. Entrants for each category must have been trading for a minimum of one year as at 10 June, 2020.

The 2020 Finalists are:

  • Dayle ITM East Tamaki
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Petone
  • PlaceMakers Mt Wellington
  • Southern Lakes ITM

Supplier of the Year

Open to hardware and building merchant suppliers.

This award recognises outstanding 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.

The 2020 Finalists are:

Building Supplies

  • BBI Wood Products
  • CSR Bradford Insulation
  • Thermakraft
  • Winstone Wallboards

Garden

  • Kiwicare
  • Tui Products
  • Yates New Zealand

Hand & Power Tools

  • Accent Tools / Hikoki
  • Makita New Zealand
  • MK Archibald
  • Toolware Sales

Hardware

  • Allegion (New Zealand)
  • Bremick Fasteners
  • Mitek New Zealand

Painting & Decorating

  • Bostik NZ
  • Haydn Brush
  • Sika NZ
  • Soudal

Kitchen & Bathroom

  • Englefield / Kohler
  • GWA Group
  • Robertson Bathware

Find out who wins which category on 4 November. Results will be posted live on our Facebook page and the full results and photos of the event will appear on this page on our website in the following days.