Image from L to R: Paul Bagnall of Henkel (sponsor), Berni Callery, Darran McLeod, Katie Reid, Lee Parfitt, Marcus Brigstocke

Image from L to R: Paul Bagnall of Henkel (sponsor), Berni Callery, Darran McLeod, Katie Reid, Lee Parfitt, Marcus Brigstocke

Axminster Tools & Machinery recently won an award at the DIY Week Awards ceremony in London.

Representatives from across the DIY, home improvement and garden markets gathered for lunch at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel on Friday 11 May. There, the aim was to recognise excellence across the industry. The award categories included forward-thinking companies, innovative products and inspirational people.

The lunch began with a drinks reception, providing an opportunity for guests to network with industry friends and potential clients. Then, comedian and actor Marcus Brigstocke launched the event and got the awards presentation underway.

Winning a trophy at the prestigious DIY Week Awards is without doubt an achievement. This year the Axminster’s Cardiff store had cause for celebration after winning the Team of the Year Award.

Store manager Lee Parfitt and his deputy Katie Reid represented the Cardiff store at the event, along with Axminster’s sales director Darran McLeod and retail manager Berni Callery.

Cardiff’s written entry focused on many of the initiatives the store has put in place. These include working with groups and charities within the local community such as the Scouts, SPICE and Amelia’s Trust.

The lunch not only served as an opportunity to recognise excellence and innovation across the industry, but also presented a chance to give something back. The organisers arranged a collection on behalf of The Rainy Day Trust. As a result, guests helped raise funds for the UK’s only charity supporting the home improvement workforce and their families.

Thanks to Axminster Tools and Machinery for the news.

For more details, see the Axminster Tools Website