BMN Awards go back to their roots

Posted on 05 Oct 2017

BMN Awards go back to their roots

New developments for 2018 event

With only 50 days to go until the merchanting sector gathers for the BMN Awards 2017, organisers and NMBS media partner, Builders’ Merchants News has made an exciting announcement concerning the future of the event.

From 2018, the awards will go back to their roots and will revert to being called the Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence. The decision to change the name has been taken to reflect the event’s truly industry-wide nature.

Editor of Builders’ Merchants News, Nichola Farrugia, explains: “2017 marks sixteen years since the first BMN Awards and the event continues to go from strength to strength. In fact, they remain the only awards dedicated to celebrating best practice from across the full spectrum of UK merchanting.

“BMN will continue to organise and host the awards in 2018 and beyond, but we’ve chosen to adopt the name the Builders’ Merchants Awards for Excellence to reflect their all-encompassing focus.

“We wanted to drop the reference to the BMN brand to highlight the fact the awards aren’t about us; they’re about the entire merchanting sector and the businesses and individuals who work within it.”

As in previous years, the 2018 awards will see BMN continuing to work in partnership with the BMF, as well as alongside key industry bodies such as NMBS, WCoBM, IoBM and CPA who form part of the independent judging panel.

BMN also plans to look at other ways to build on the success of the awards in 2018 and of taking this established and prestigious networking event to the next level. Further details will be released in due course.

A limited number of tickets for this year’s BMN Awards - which take place on the 24th November 2017 at the Hilton Park Lane, London - are still available but are selling fast.

If you’d like to be a part of this must-attend celebration of merchanting excellence, you can book your places by visiting

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