The accolade earned DMD key accounts manager Rachel Procter and DMD head of sales Rob Blackburn a cash prize of £100 and a glass trophy.
Minky Homecare Products sales controller Robert Winstanley received the runner-up prize of £50.
The awards were judged by an independent panel. and presented by David Adams, chairman of Home Hardware. He said “DMD had an extremely eye-catching stand. Their products were very well merchandised and the judges liked the use of themed fireside props to emphasise the products.”
A total of 135 exhibitors attended the one-day event, which was held last Tuesday (September 19) at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Northamptonshire.
Home Hardware is a dealer-owned wholesaler and buying group, which is the largest voluntary organisation of its kind in the UK. It is owned by its retail members, which comprise 450-plus independent hardware retailers, housewares shops, cookshops, ironmongers and garden centres.
The award-winning business is headquartered in north Devon, with two warehouses in Barnstaple and Bedford. Members receive marketing support including six seasonal promotional leaflets and catalogues as a spring and autumn trade shows.
*Home Hardware won the Best Wholesaler Award in The Housewares Innovation Awards 2017, organised by Housewares Magazine and www.HousewareLive.net, in conjunction with Spring Fair. Entry to The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 is open. For details, go to www.housewaresinnovationawards.com
L-R: David Adams, Rob Blackburn and Rachel Procter