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Excellence applauded: DIY Week Awards 2017

Published: 9 February 2017 - Jenny Wonnacott

The best products, businesses and individuals of DIY and gardening were celebrated on Tuesday, February 7 as the industry came together for the 2017 DIY Week Awards.

 
 

The event was held at The Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham and hosted by renowned journalist Clive Myrie. This year marked a slight change to the norm, with the retail nominees unaware of the judges' shortlist until the winners were announced on the night, meaning the night was full of surprises.

Details of winners, nominees and presenters are listed below:

Winning: The awards recognised businesses, individuals and products demonstrating excellence in their field
Winning: The awards recognised businesses, individuals and products demonstrating excellence in their field

Product Categories:

DIY Product of the Year

Winner: Hydroshot – Positec Power Tools Europe Ltd

Nominees: Plasplugs Powerglide Pro 600mm – QEP Co. UK Ltd

Gorilla Super Glue Brush and Nozzle – Gorilla Glue Europe

Gorilla Heavy Duty Grab Adhesive – Gorilla Glue Europe

Award presented by: BHETA DIY executive director Paul Grinsell

 

Home & Kitchen Product of the Year

Winner: Gorilla Super Glue Brush and Nozzle – Gorilla Glue Europe

Nominees: Collect Max Indoor Broom – Mapa Spontex UK

Spill Collect Dustpan and Brush – Mapa Spontex UK

Family Powerpack 600mAH – VARTA Consumer Batteries

Award presented by: Home Hardware non-executive director Jonty Mayo

 

Decorating Product of the Year

Winner: UniBond Re-New – Henkel Ltd

Nominees: Vitrex Grout & Silicone Remover and Finisher Kit – QEP Co. Ltd

Vitrex Safety Kit – QEP Co. Ltd

Award presented by: Spring Fair key account manager Jay Kauldher

 

Garden Tool of the Year

Winner: PowerGear X Lopper – Fiskars

Nominess: Light Digging Spade – Fiskars

Hydroshot – Positec Power Tools Europe Ltd

Roundup Gel Telescopic Wand – Roundup

Award presented by: GIMA director Vicky Nuttall

 

Power Tool of the Year

Winner: Plasplugs 550W Diamond Wheel Tile Cutter – QEP Co. UK Ltd

Highly Commended: Switchdriver – Postitec Power Tools Europe Ltd

Nominees: 18V ONE+ QuietStrike Impact Driver – Ryobi

18V ONE+ Brushless Percussion Drill

Award presented by: Sams Trade Centres general manager Neil Boughtwood

 

Security Product of the Year

Winner: Select Access Light Up Dial Key Lock Box – Master Lock

Nominees: Bluetooth Select Access SMART Key Lock Box – Master Lock

Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock – Yale UK

Award presented by: bira director of buying Steve Akers

 

Hand Tool of the Year

Winner: Plasplugs Powerglide Pro 600mm – QEP Co. UK Ltd

Nominees: Jigtech Pro – Dale Hardware Ltd

C. K. Dextro VDE GLO Screwdriver Set – Carl Kammerling International

Award presented by: BHETA executive chairman Andrew Weiss

 

Retailer Categories

Training & Development Award

Winner: Gardner & Scardifield

Award presented by: Home Hardware non-executive director Andrew Lyne

 

Business Initiative Award

Winner: John Horwood, Kennedys Mica Hardware

Award presented by: Henkel senior national account manager Jim Bratt

 

Marketing Initiative Award

Winner: Halls Mica Hardware

Highly Commended: Croma Locksmiths & Security Solutions

Award presented by: Burg-Wachter UK marketing director Rex Atkins

 

Industry Personality

Winner: Neil Mackay, Mackays of Cambridge

Award presented by: Stax operational director Nigel Wright

 

Business Expansion Award

Winner: Taskers

Award presented by: Henkel customer marketing manager Paul Bagnall

 

Retailer Support Initiative

Winner: Akzo Nobel Dulux Colour & Advice Centres

Award presented by: bira president and Tool Shop owner Vin Vara

 

Retailer of the Year

Winner: Broad Street DIY

Award presented by: Stax joint managing director David Hibbert

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