The Builders’ Merchants Federation (BMF) represents and protects the interests of builders’ merchants, plumbing, heating, roofing, decorative and timber merchants and their suppliers and hosts these awards to recognise the high levels of excellence within the industry.
Haldane Fisher was up against stiff competition, with this year’s finalists including Howarth Timber, TG Builders Merchants, LBS and Chandlers Builders Supplies.
In winning the award, Haldane Fisher was commended for the company’s commitment to training as a core element of its business and the support of the BMF, demonstrated by using the BMF for the majority of its training solutions.
Andrew Laird, HR Director at Haldane Fisher, commented, “We are delighted to have won such a prestigious award. “The company’s success has been built upon the quality of our staff and we are committed to providing opportunities for our people to grow within the company. “We were up against some other leading names from across the UK, so this is a proud achievement.” Haldane Fisher has long recognised the advantage in investing in the future and has a tradition of staff members progressing up through the company ranks. Many of the current workforce have been with the company 20, 30 and even 40+ years, with a number of the current directors and senior management team having made a steady progression through Haldane Fisher.
Haldane Fisher has taken a blended approach to the company’s staff training, with classroom and online learning playing a much greater part in everyone’s development.
The company launched its own bespoke online learning academy this year, which has proved a great success with staff. As part of this comprehensive training and development programme, Haldane Fisher is planning to further develop the online learning academy in 2018, along with BMF Diploma and Post Graduate courses.
Haldane Fisher, Shepherd’s Way, Carnbane, Newry, Co Down, BT35 6QQ.
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