IKO PLC is extremely pleased to have been crowned ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the Builders Merchants’ News Awards for Excellence 2014, which was announced on Friday 21st November at an Oscar style award lunch at the Lancaster in London.
The judges were looking for the supplier that has done the most to help and support their merchant customers. They chose IKO PLC because of its innovation and involvement in the industry.
The judges said of IKO PLC: “This supplier is a great business who is very active in the industry, and currently looking to raise their profile with a huge amount of innovation and full support for builders’ merchants.”
IKO’s many years of experience and history of trusted brand names has provided them with an excellent understanding of the needs of merchants, from product selection and training to point of sale and branch information. IKO’s strong links with both independent and national Builders’ Merchants means that they can support these businesses through individually tailored solutions.
Andy Williamson, Managing Director for IKO PLC was there to collect the award on behalf of the company from actor/comedian, Hugh Dennis. He said: “I am delighted for all the team at IKO on receiving such a prestigious award, especially since it is judged by our customers and peers in the industry, as it is testament to all the hard work that everyone in the business puts in to constantly strive to continuously improve our business for our customers and shareholders and to continue “Setting the Standard”. To win it this year against so much strong competition is excellent. Our thanks to everyone associated with the Builders Merchants Awards for Excellence on this fantastic accolade.”
The Builders Merchants Awards for Excellence are judged by a panel of independent industry experts with years of experience in the merchant and construction sector, to ensure the results are unbiased.