TTJ Timber Merchanting Development Award search underway

06 June 2024

The TTJ Timber Merchanting Development Award – the annual search for excellence in timber merchanting – is open for entries. The merchanting award, which is organised in association with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), forms part of the annual TTJ Awards – the UK timber industry’s leading annual awards event.

 The judged category, open to builders’ and timber merchants, is designed to reward companies which have invested in their businesses to foster growth, improve efficiency and better serve their customers. The Award is particularly aimed at initiatives and investments to develop and improve the timber side of businesses.

This may involve a range of actions covering, for example (but not limited to), improving the timber product range, delivery service, site and infrastructure investment (buildings, handling equipment, storage, showrooms/shop), investment in management/ordering software, machinery and initiatives to educate the end-user in correct timber specification.

“We want to hear about projects, investments and improvements which merchants have made to their timber business,” said TTJ editor Stephen Powney. “Forward-thinking companies are always looking at ways to improve their operations to take their business to that extra level, and together with the BMF, we’d like to shine a light on some of the best initiatives out there.”

The BMF is the only trade association representing merchants and suppliers in the UK and Ireland, with a vision to enable members to build excellence in the building materials sector. Total membership from May 1, 2024 stands at 950 merchant and supplier companies who together have combined sales of over £45.3bn and employ under 200,000 people in the building materials sector. The BMF’s 502 merchant members, including 79 now from Ireland, operate from over 6,400 branches across the UK and Ireland.

To enter the TTJ Timber Merchanting Development Award and download an entry form visit TTJ Awards. Entries should be submitted by June 21.

The TTJ Awards 2024, the 28th edition of the popular event, is a lunchtime awards ceremony that will take place at Hilton London Bankside on September 20. It attracts companies from the whole timber supply chain, including sawmills, distributors, merchants, importers, contractors, specifiers and wood product manufacturers.

For more details visit TTJAwards2024. For more information and Ticket & Sponsorship enquiries about the TTJ Awards contact Chidi Adilih at +44 (0) 20 7406 6739 / [email protected]