Ian Haldane, Chairman of leading builders merchant Haldane Group, has been recognised for his lifetime contributions to the industry at the widely acclaimed Builder Merchant Federation Awards.
Ian, was presented with the Honorary Achievement Award, celebrating his commitment to training and development, in addition to his impact to the wider sector.
Speaking of his achievement, Ian said:
“As an organisation, we continually strive for excellence and do our best to embody, on a personal level, best practice to remain at the forefront of the industry.
“To be recognised at such a prestigious and respected event is incredibly meaningful and speaks to the commitment of Haldane Group to facilitate the continued development of individuals, the business and the sector as a whole.”
In addition to Ian’s recognition, Joe Smith, Group Supply Chain Manager at timber importer GE Robinson, which is part of Haldane Group, was recognised as one of the UK’s top young achievers.
The BMF Young Achiever Awards acknowledge those under 35 who have excelled in their role and shown ongoing dedication to the success of their organisation.
David Haldane, Chief Executive Officer at Haldane Group, commented:
“We were thrilled to have the notable efforts of Ian and Joe recognised on the national stage at the Builder Merchant Federation Awards.
“At Haldane Group, we encourage a culture in which ideas, innovation and individual talent has a place to grow and positively impact the business.
“We’re extremely proud of both Ian and Joe, who have demonstrated excellence and commitment in everything they do.”
Headquartered in Newry, Northern Ireland – the Haldane Group is a leading supplier to the construction industry in the UK and Ireland comprising of builders & plumbers merchants Haldane Fisher (Northern Ireland, England and Isle of Man), timber importer GE Robinson, ironmongery specialist Key Hardware and specialist timber importer Prowood as well as plumbing & heating supplier Plumbmaster and bathroom showrooms brand Bathline.
Now operating across over 20 branches with more than 700 employees, the company has grown organically and through acquisition since it was founded over 75 years ago in 1946.