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Show Stopper winners announced

Published: 9 February 2011
Congratulations to all the Gold and Silver winners at this year's Show Stoppers Best New Product Awards, sponsored by DIY Week and sister magazines HGR and Builders Merchants Journal.
Show Stopper winners announced
The winners were announced during the first night drinks party at the Totally shows 2011 at Birmingham's NEC.

Tool

Gold: Ergo Plus pliers from Draper
Silver: Roughneck Gorilla Gripper board lifter from Olympia Tools, Line Wrench from SMC

Security

Gold: Sterling Locks 70mm disc combination padlock
Silver: All Bees sliding door lock

Decorative

Gold: Crown Ultimate range
Silver: Outdoor range from Plasti-kote, Preval spray system

Garden

Gold: Bin Buddy from Challs
Silver: DRi DOX from Festive Lights, moss, algae and mould remover from HG Hagesan

DIY

Gold: Frog Tape from Shurtape
Silver: LED rail and glass shelf kit from RB UK, Vitrex Power Max 560 tile cutter

Hardware

Gold: Stoppy from AW Tools
Silver: Lighthouse multi-function lightening bolt from Toolbank, Ultimate saw horse from FW Direct

All the product entries were scrutinised by retailers who themselves have won prizes at the recent Britain's Best Retailer Awards. The judges were Alan Murdoch of Fermoy's Garden Centre, Ray Stedman of Saxon Security Locks, Leslie Banks of Nu-Line Builders Merchants, Vin Vara of The Tool Shop and Tracey Gough, buyer at R Massey & Sons Ltd. They were joined by Steve Akers, a buyer for BHF Direct.

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