Finalists revealed for DIY Week Awards 2018

Now in its eighth year, the DIY Week Awards 2018 will take place on May 11 at the Park Plaza Victoria in London.

A total of 27 products have been shortlisted across nine categories and 18 home improvement and garden retailers have been named as finalists across six categories.

The supplier categories were judged by: Andrew Georgiou, senior trader, Robert Dyas; John Cosford, buyer – diy, Wilko; Mike Farrants, buyer, Wyevale Garden Centres; Paul Andrews, diy product manager, Home Hardware; Paul Warren, managing director, Broad Street DIY; Steve Guy, head of sales – outdoor, Kingfisher; Vicky Nuttall, director, Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA); Gary Hayman, group buyer, Capital Gardens; Paul Garland, associate buyer – DIY & Garden, QVC UK.

The retail categories were judged by: Simon Bicknell, marketing development director, Toolbank; Paul Bagnall, channel manager, Henkel Consumer Adhesives; Iain Wylie, chief executive, Garden Centre Association (GCA); Colin Petty, industry consultant and former DIY Week publisher; Nigel Wright, operations director, Stax Trade Centres; Steve Akers,. director of buying, bira direct; Mark Alexander, managing director, Benchmark Retail Services; Paul Housego, retail consultant.

THE PRODUCT FINALISTS ARE:

Home & Kitchen Product of the Year
Croydex Flexi-Fix toilet seat
Evo Lifestyle Products Scrub Daddy
Henkel Unibond Aero360 Moisture Absorber & scented refills
What More Wham Upcycled 62-litre

Decorating Product of the Year
Akzo Nobel Dulux roller tester
PlastiKote chalk (water-based spray paint)
V33 Easy Furniture Paint

DIY Product of the Year
Everbuild Hand Armour barrier cream
Fix-A-Floor UK, Fix-A-Floor
Henkel UnibondNo More Nails Click & Fix
Silverline Tools Lock Rod drain rod system
What More Wham Bam Upcycled toolbox

Electronic DIY Product of the Year
Bosch Universal Inspect
Bosch Universal Level

Garden Leisure Product of the Year
Panacea Products Rosette Modular Fence System
QEP Homelux Colour Changing Cube/stool

Garden Care Product of the Year
Elho Green Basics Flower Bridge Grow House
Riverco Trading Frogsuit wood treatment
SBM Life Science Solabiol Bug Free ready-to-use 1litre

Hand Tool & Accessory of the Year 
Olympia Tools Gorilla Block Buster
Olympia Tools Roughneck Pallet buster
QEP Vitrex Diamond drills & guide kit

Power Tool of the Year
Bosch Easycut 12
Bosch Easyprune
Makita HP457DWE10 18v combi drill

Security Product of the Year
Masterlock2650EURD PushKey Padlock
Yale Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock

THE RETAILER FINALISTS ARE:

Business Expansion Award
Bathroom Takeaway
Squire’s Garden Centres
Tool Shop
Walton Flooring Centre
Watson Home Hardware

Digital Investment/Website of the Year
D&M Tools
ManoMano

Marketing Initiative Award
Hafod Hardware – #delivermagic Christmas ad campaign
Perrywood – Green Up Your Home campaign

Team of the Year
Axminster Tools & Machinery
Browns Home Hardware
Tool Shop
Walton Flooring Centre

Retailer of the Year (turnover >£10m)
Bents Home & Garden
Squire’s Garden Centres

Retailer of the Year (turnover <£10m)
Broad Street DIY
Ruthin Décor
Tool Shop

For more information about the DIY Week Awards visit http://diyweekawards.co.uk/about/

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