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The British Hardware Federation Awards for 2016 were presented at Totally DIY on Tuesday 16th February, by Stewart Munro, BHF Chairman and Alan Hawkins, bira CEO. 

BHF members voted for products based on

  • Design
  • Use
  • Customer Feedback
  • "Wow Factor"
  • Sales
  • Range, Quality and Availability

The winners were

British Hardware Federation Best Supplier Award 2016: Stax Trade Centres plc

Stax won the award for the second year running, the judges complimenting the company for: "their continued support of independent retailers, their ease of use through bira direct combined with their excellent service, range, availability and price …”

British Hardware Federation Best Garden Product 2016: Provado Ultimate Bug Killer range by Bayer Garden


The range was commended by judges as: "A great range of tried & tested products that encourages repeat business. Well packaged, carrying clear instructions & with good distributor support, ideal for both the professional & amateur gardener”.

British Hardware Federation Best Hand and/or Power Tool Product 2016: The Universal 5 piece drill bit set from Karl Kammerling International

The product was praised by the judges: “The perfect set for most customers’ needs, these drill bits can drill through a multitude of materials including concrete, brick, cement, stone, metal and ceramics. This enables the user to complete work in a fraction of the time and effort”.

British Hardware Federation Best Eco Product 2016: The Master LEDspot MV Value GU10 range by Philips Lighting

The judges welcomed: “An innovative energy saving product range from a recognised brand at a good price point in a wide range of colours & wattages that merchandise well with excellent sales results”. .