The news was announced during Home Hardware’s annual convention, held at The Woolacombe Bay Hotel in Devon on November 16.
In deciding a winner, Home Hardware took into account overall supplier performance, speed and accuracy of delivery, stock availability, sales support, product innovation, general ease of doing business and how well the company protects its brand.
The award was presented to Status International’s UK sales manager Carl Tippett and business development manager Gary Reynolds in recognition of Status’ service and support to Home Hardware and its members.
Martin Elliott, chief executive of Home Hardware, said: “I’m delighted Status has won the award. Although we have only traded with them since 2015 and they are a relatively new supplier, their business has grown with us at a phenomenal rate. We are currently working with them on further expanding our range of Status products beyond LED lighting.”
Carl Tippett commented: “We are delighted to accept this prestigious award. Thanks to all the members that made this award possible – it really is appreciated. Status is a family-owned and run company that takes nothing for granted and believes in working hard in partnership to achieve success and growth.
“We like to support the independent channel and look forward to growing with the Home Hardware group and its members. The Status motto is “People in Pursuit of Excellence”. Service, good quality products, aggressive pricing and fantastic stock availability are key. I’d also like to thank everyone at Home Hardware head office – it’s a hardworking professional team.”
L-R: Status International business development manager Gary Reynolds, Home Hardware chairman David Adams and Status International UK sales manager Carl Tippett