Top awards were presented to two local members of staff of Chandlers Building Supplies as part of the family-owned builders merchant’s annual awards scheme. 

The Best New Starter Award was presented to Lorna Anderson, 19, from its Lewes branch and The Outstanding Contribution Award was presented to Lavina Appasamy, marketing assistant at its head office in Ringmer.

With over 200 staff spanning its network of 13 branches from the South East to the West Midlands, the accolades were awarded to the two local ladies for consistently exceeding expectation.

Lorna joined the tight knit team at the Lewes branch as a replacement for one of the longest serving members of the team who was retiring.  Stuart Campbell, manager at Lewes said: “These were big boots to fill and one she slipped into with ease and determination. Lorna shows a great willingness to tackle any task while delivering strong results for the team. In a short space of time Lorna has quickly become a valuable member of the team.”

Lavina was nominated for her exceptional positive can-do attitude and demeanor – irrespective of what’s on her plate. Sue McKinney, marketing manager said: “Lavina can be relied upon to help whatever the situation and goes above and beyond to help out colleagues.. Her on-going input continues to deliver an invaluable contribution to the business generally.”

Andrew Cope, MD, Chandlers Building Supplies, said: “Both team members have demonstrated all the key attributes required to win these awards. These include contributions that exceed expectation, willingness and ability to deliver strong results and strong team players. Congratulations to Lavina and Lorna – we are delighted to have you as part of the Chandlers Buildings Supplies family.”

The Awards were introduced in 2014 and have developed into a highlight for staff and managers, with growing anticipation every year for the winners reveal. Nominations are submitted by managers throughout the Chandlers Building Supplies 13 branch network and are judged by the managing director, finance director and HR manager.

Chandlers Building Supplies is a family owned builders merchants with branches throughout London, the South East and the West Midlands. This year it celebrates its 25th anniversary and is backed by a reputation that spans 140 years since its original inception in Lewes.