The Independent Builders Merchants Group (IBMG) has been victorious at the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF) Awards, taking home the award for Training Company of the Year and runner-up award for Young Merchant Achiever.
IBMG’s HR director, Sarah Campbell, was presented with the award for Training Company of the Year while IBMG’s Nathan Arthur, 28, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at IBMG scooped the runner-up award in the Young Merchant of Year category.
IBMG was lauded for its ongoing commitment to supporting career progression at every level and its learning and development opportunities throughout its 183 branches to include 27 electrical merchant branches – extending from Penzance to Margate, East Anglia and North to the Midlands.
Sarah Campbell, HR director, IBMG, says, “Being recognised as Training Company of the Year underlines our commitment to supporting and developing teams across our entire business, from apprentices to directors, providing bespoke pathways for development, as well as giving our people the skills required in their day-to-day roles.”
Nathan Arthur, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at IBMG, says, “I’m very proud to accept this award and be recognised on behalf of IBMG. I hope to continue to fulfil the legacy of IBMG as ‘the acquirer of choice’ for independent merchants in the industry.”
Richard Robinson, IBMG, CFO, says, “From spearheading successful acquisitions to implementing a robust branch strategy, Nathan has demonstrated a level of expertise and leadership that surpasses his years. His ability to collaborate seamlessly with colleagues of all ages and backgrounds is a testament to his interpersonal skills and adaptability. Nathan’s value to our team is immeasurable, and I have no doubt that his future endeavours will continue to help shape IBMG.”