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Balbriggan builders merchant is shortlisted for Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2022

Murdocks Builders Merchants, Balbriggan has been shortlisted for the Leinster Regional award in the Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards 2022.

There are three other builders merchant in the running for this award. They are Chadwicks Bray, Co Wicklow; Rooney's Homevalue, Kells, Co. Meath and TJ O’Mahony, Ballymount, Dublin 24.

Murdock Builders Merchants Ltd was established in September 1982 and in the past 40 years has grown from a small business in Newry to one of the leading independent Builders Merchants in the island of Ireland.

Some of the Murdocks Builders Merchants, Balbriggan staff; Katie O’Toole, Darren McConville, Paul Horan, Paul O’Brien, Alan Kenison, Damian Malone, Alan Nulty and Tommy Gorman.

The Balbriggan branch opened in October 2006 and employs 23 full and part-time staff.

Murdock’s aim is to deliver consistently excellent customer service by well-trained, knowledgeable staff who are valued and who operate in a safe working environment.

The company says: “We strive to live by our Vision and Mission Statements on a daily basis by continually looking at innovative ways of improving the business in all key areas such as customer service, staff engagement and training and development.”

The winners in the Octabuild Builders Merchants Excellence Awards will be announced at an awards event on Thursday, 13th October in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin.

These awards are organised by Octabuild, a group of leading building material manufacturers: Dulux, Etex Ireland, Glennon Brothers, Grant Engineering, Gyproc, Irish Cement, Kingspan Insulation and Wavin Ireland.

The awards, which have been recognising excellence in the builders merchant trade for over 35 years, have moved to an all-island competition for the first time this year.

The full shortlist is also available at

The judges will be visiting all shortlisted merchants in the coming weeks to select the winners in each region and category as well as an overall winner.

Commenting on the quality of the entries, Chair of the Judging Panel, Liam O’Gorman, said: “Reviewing the submissions for the 2022 Octabuild Builders Merchant Excellence Awards has portrayed an evolving landscape wherein the industry responded to a host of unprecedented challenges such as Covid 19, Climate Change, staff retention, health and upskilling along with ever changing product standards and regulations.

“Over the past three years the sector has shown great ingenuity and leadership in handling these issues whilst at the same time maintaining a strong focus within their local communities.”

Speaking on behalf of the eight Octabuild members Octabuild Chairman, Ray Molyneaux said: “It’s important for Octabuild that the Awards highlight to the construction industry the excellence of builders merchants. We are delighted with the enthusiastic response to this first all-island awards where merchants from all over the country have put themselves and their teams forward to showcase what’s excellent in the industry.

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