Speaking on behalf of the eight Octabuild members – Dulux, Etex Ireland, Glennon Brothers, Grant Engineering, Gyproc, Irish Cement, Kingspan Insulation and Wavin Ireland – Octabuild Chairman, Ray Molyneaux said: “We are delighted to launch in 2022 the first-ever Awards to recognise excellence in the builders merchants trade across the island of Ireland. I would encourage builders merchants across the country, large and small, independent and part of a group to enter and look forward to an exciting competition ahead.”

In addition to the coveted Regional and Octabuild Awards, there are five specific category awards to recognise excellence in the areas of Business Management, Customer Service, Sales & Marketing, Community Outreach and Sustainable Business, while a Rising Star Award will recognise upcoming talent in the industry.

The independent judging panel for 2022 comprises Liam O’Gorman, a former board member and chair of Octabuild; Joe Harlin, former Business Development Manager at Wavin and Mark McCaffrey, who has recently retired after 33 years as managing director of P. McDermott & Sons (Omagh).

Builders merchants can enter the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2022 by going online to www.octabuild.ie/awards where they can tell the judges choose which Awards to enter and their story first hand, highlighting areas they believe the business excels. Entry can also be made by written submission through email or post.

The judging panel will assess the written entries and then visit shortlisted entrants to carry out a 90 minute review of the premises. Winners of each category will be announced at the Awards ceremony, which will take place in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin on Thursday, 13th October 2022.
To enter the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2022:
1. Visit www.octabuild.ie/awards

2. Download entry form at www.octabuild.ie/awards and email awards@octabuild.ie

3. Download entry form at www.octabuild.ie/awards and post to Octabuild Awards, Huband House, 16 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.

Closing date for entries is Friday, 1st July 2022.


Denise Maguire   Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine & Plan Magazine