We have been shortlisted in the prestigious Builders' Merchants Awards for the Tools for Africa appeal we ran with Devon-based charity Amigos.
The appeal invited the local community to donate preloved tools, which Amigos arranged to be repaired and shipped to Africa. The tools will be used to provide vocational training to young people so they can help lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
Following the success of the appeal, we've been named as a finalist in the Marketing Initiative of the Year category of the awards, which celebrate the best and the brightest in the merchant industry.
The Tools for Africa appeal was such a success, with over 33 'dumpy-bags' of tools being donated from our customers and the communities local to our branches. We're delighted that the initiative has been recognised by the Builders' Merchants Awards and look forward to celebrating the achievements of those in the merchanting industry.
The award winners will be announced during a celebratory lunch, which will be hosted by Dame Kelly Holmes DBE, at the London Hilton on Park Lane hotel on Friday 22nd November.