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Three wins in a week for Knauf Insulation
By Knauf Insulation UK & Ireland on November 27, 2019

Knauf Insulation has received industry recognition for its commitment to builders’ merchants, winning three awards in just one week!

The company was crowned Supplier of the Year at the Builders’ Merchants Awards run by Builders’ Merchant News (BMN), with Commercial Manager John Gaunt also being awarded the title of Supplier Account Manager of the Year. These accolades come just two days after Knauf Insulation was named Supplier of the Year in the roofing and insulation category at the National Buying Group (NBG) Conference for the seventh consecutive year.

The Builders’ Merchants Awards celebrate the best and brightest in the merchanting industry. The Supplier of the Year category recognises an organisation that has invested in research, technical and commercial innovation, relationships and strategic marketing specifically to give their merchant customers a competitive edge. The Supplier Account Manager of the Year Award recognises an individual who has built great relationships with their customers, and can demonstrate how they have made a significant, positive impact on their merchant customers’ businesses.

The NBG Awards seek to recognise ‘stellar service’ from key suppliers who have been nominated and voted for by the group’s partners.

“It’s fantastic for everyone at Knauf Insulation and me personally to have received these awards from BMN and NBG, two very well respected organisations,” said John. “Merchants sit at the very heart of our business strategy. We have a great two-way relationship with all our merchant customers, including independent buying groups such as NBG. But we’re not complacent and are continually striving for new ways of working together, and to provide the support needed to develop and grow. We look forward to another positive year in 2020 with all our merchant customers.”

Builders merchants are of strategic importance to Knauf Insulation. The company has a dedicated nationwide Merchant Support Team who deliver extensive support. This encompasses business strategy and the setting of common goals, marketing support, product training, and technical advice, tailored to meet each merchant’s individual needs.

The NBG Conference took place in Glasgow on Wednesday 20th of November 2019 and the Builders’ Merchants Awards took place in London on Friday 22nd of November 2019.