SHORTLIST FOR OCTABUILD BUILDERS MERCHANT EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2019 ANNOUNCED

16 Builders Merchants shortlisted for 8 Awards and 13 Rising Stars nominated

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The shortlist for the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 has been announced with 16 builders merchants in contention for the three regional and five category awards.  In addition, 13 staff members have been nominated for the first-time Rising Star Award.

The Octabuild Awards, which have been acknowledging the best in the builders merchant trade for 35 years, have been revamped for 2019 with a renewed focus on excellence that reflect the modern builders merchant sector in terms of business management, customer service, sales & marketing, innovation, leadership, diversity, partnership and communication.

In addition to the established National and Regional Awards, merchants are now competing for five individual award categories: Excellence in Business Management, Excellence in Sales & Marketing, Excellence in Customer Service, Excellence in Sustainable Business and Excellence in Community Outreach.

A new Rising Star Award also allows builders merchants to acknowledge the up and coming talent in their business.

Commenting on the quality of the entries, Chair of the Judging Panel, Liam O’Gorman, said: “Reviewing the submissions into the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019, it is clear that the industry in which today’s builders merchants operate has evolved hugely and that merchants have led the way in embracing this changed landscape. More sophisticated business systems, an enhanced skill base and a keen focus on the environment, health & safety and assistance for the local community feature strongly across the country and is highly commendable.”

Octabuild Chairman, Mark Filgate said: “It’s important for Octabuild that the Awards highlight to the building and construction industry the excellence of Irish builders merchants.  We are delighted with the enthusiastic response to the new style awards this year where merchants from all over the country have put themselves and their teams forward to showcase what’s excellent in the industry.”

The Awards presentations will be made on the evening of Thursday, 7thNovember in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.  All shortlisted merchants will be guests of Octabuild members – Dulux, Glennon Brothers, Gyproc, Instantor, Irish Cement, Kingspan Insulation, Tegral Building Products and Wavin at the Awards ceremony.

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The shortlist for the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2019 is as follows:

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Connacht and Ulster Regional Award

Brooks Timber & Building Supplies LTD, Ballybrit, Co. Galway

Ganly’s, Athlone, Co. Roscommon

Grahams of Monaghan, Tullyhirm, Co. Monaghan

Heiton Buckley, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

The Cope Builders Providers, Dungloe, Co. Donegal

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Leinster Regional Award

Chadwicks, Sandyford, Co. Dublin

Ganly’s, Townspark, Co. Longford

Telfords, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Wallace’s Homevalue, Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford

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Munster Regional Award

Cork Builders Providers, Togher, Co. Cork

McMahons Builders Providers, Dock Road, Co. Limerick

Market Hardware, Ennis Road, Co. Clare

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Excellence in Business Management

Chadwicks, Naas, Co. Kildare

Chadwicks, Co. Monaghan

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Excellence in Community Outreach

Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Finishklin Road, Co. Sligo

Ganly’s, Athlone, Co. Roscommon

Ganly’s, Townspark, Co. Longford

Joyce’s Hardware & Home, Headford, Co, Galway

Wallace’s Homevalue, Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford

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Excellence in Customer Service

Grahams of Monaghan, Tullyhirm, Co. Monaghan

Market Hardware, Ennis Road, Co. Clare

Telfords, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Wallace’s Homevalue, Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford

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Excellence in Sales and Marketing

Ganly’s, Athlone, Co. Roscommon

Grahams of Monaghan, Tullyhirm, Co. Monaghan

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Excellence in Sustainable Business

Ganly’s, Athlone, Co. Roscommon

Ganly’s, Townspark, Co. Longford

Telfords, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

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Rising Star Award

Ross Fagan, Chadwicks, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Fergus O’Neill, Cork Builders Providers, Togher, Co. Cork

Tommy Nolan, Topline Clearys Hardware, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary

Padraig Daniels, Morris Builders Providers Ltd, Cork Road, Waterford

Brendan Cassidy, Heiton Buckley, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Senan Duignan, TJ O‘Mahony, Ballymount, Co. Dublin

Damian Barnwall, Chadwicks, Navan, Co. Meath

Brian McPartland, McMahons Builders Providers, Dock Road, Co. Limerick

Ciara Roche, Wallace’s Homevalue, Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford

Cormac Wickenden, Brooks Timber & Building Supplies Ltd, Ballybrit, Co. Galway

Joe Geraghty, Joyce’s Hardware & Home, Headford, Co. Galway

Patrick Burke, Joyce’s Hardware & Home, Headford, Co. Galway

William Hanlon, Murdock Builders Merchants, Kilbarrack, Co. Dublin