The award ceremony followed the annual Mica Gala dinner held at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel in St Hellier, Jersey. Mica retailers presented the supplier awards, with Mica staff on hand to present the retailer awards. The evening was compered by guest speaker and South African Futurist Graeme Codrington.
Nominees and winners were as follows:
Best New/Improved Supplier - presented by Charanjeet Bhachu, of Greenford Timber Mica
For suppliers who have developed their business with Mica Members the most over the last year.
- F&P (Primaflow)-WINNER (collected by Dean Howes)
- Percy Doughty
- Smart Garden
Teamwork Award - presented by Carl Edwards, of Tollgate Mica Hardware
Mica Members vote for a supplier whose account manager or representative has gone the extra mile in the last year.
- Akzo Nobel
- Crown Paints
- RKW - WINNER (collected by Paul Thornell)
Supplier of the Year - presented by Paul Walker, of Walkers Mica Home & Garden
Members vote based on factors such as product quality & innovation, value for money, availability & customer service.
- Draper Tools
- FPS - WINNER (collected by Sam Haley and Chris Quinn)
- LG Harris
- Stax Trade Centres
There was also a special 20 Year Partnership Award, presented by Caryl Mutimer of Merlin Mica Hardware, to two suppliers in attendance who were featured on the very first leaflet. Dulux & Polycell products from Akzo Nobel (then ICI) and Nitromors and Solvite from Henkel.
Member Awards (sponsored by Akzo Nobel)
Promo Excellence - presented by Bryan Wheatley, Mica National Retail Manager
Mica shops were nominated based on their window and point of sale displays through the year.
- David Neill Mica DIY & Home - WINNER (collected by David Hidgcock)
- Halls Mica Hardware
- Mainlys of Devizes Mica
- Merlin Mica Hardware
Mica Achiever - presented by Teresa Millar, Mica Credit Controller
Mica shops were nominated based on their growth and purchasing commitment during the year.
- Bics Mica DIY
- Eathornes Mica Hardware
- Homepoint Mica Local
- Mainlys of Devizes Mica - WINNER (collected by Colin & Clare Henrich)
Co-operative Spirit Award - presented by Steve Ball, Mica Commercial Manager
This award is kept as a surprise for the night, and this year went to a married couple who have been long standing Mica Members, and have amongst other things hosted regional meetings, served on the Mica board and promotions committee, as well as being a committed purchaser group and Mica marketer.
Robert & Wendy Evans, of Nibletts Mica Hardware - WINNER
There was also a special 20 Year Award for Mica Retailers who featured on that very first leaflet back in 1996, presented by Mica CEO Michael Ball.
Donald Eathorne of Eathornes Mica Hardware,
Joyce & Harry Hall of Halls Mic a Hardware,
Caryl Mutimer of Merlin Mica Hardware,
David Morris of Morris Mica Hardware
and Unkar Ubhi of Smethwick Mica Hardware
The awards were closed with the draw for a Rainy Day Trust raffle, which raised over £700 for Mica’s partner charity. Prizes were supplied by Mica, Percy Doughty and the main prize of a Red Letter Day Out from Akzo Nobel, which won by Gary Taggart of Crown Paints.