Gibbs & Dandy is one of the UK’s most respected builders and timber merchants with 30 branches. Their annual conference in January included a prestigious awards ceremony that is hotly contested – making it all the more gratifying that Birtley has won their top accolade.
There were 6 supplier awards on the night and Birtley carried away the main award: Heavyside Supplier of the year 2014. The award is voted for by individual branch managers and is tough to win, so this result represents a huge vote of confidence in Birtley commitment and capability.
Graeme Miller was invited on stage to collect the award which was presented by Neil Lawrence, Managing Director of Gibbs and Dandy Group. “I’m extremely proud for obvious reasons,” said Graeme after the ceremony. “This award clearly recognises the huge all-round team effort of Birtley Group – from the Area Sales Managers calling on branches to the sales desk communication with branches and orders being picked accurately and delivered on time.”
Although emphasising the ‘team’ aspect of the award, Graeme did request a special mention for National Account Manager Martin Culley, saying, “Martin has worked very closely with Gibbs & Dandy in collating and implementing the commercial plan for 2014, which accommodated the commercial aspirations of this important and strategic customer.”
Graeme Miller proudly receives the top award of the night from Gibbs & Dandy Group Managing Director Neil Lawrence