'I'm honoured': Derby building specialist named UK's Top 100 Young Achievers

Edward Parlato's stellar work has been recognised in the multi billion pound building materials sectorEdward Parlato's stellar work has been recognised in the multi billion pound building materials sector
Edward Parlato's stellar work has been recognised in the multi billion pound building materials sector | Edward Parlato
Awards like these could be seen as having a positive impact on encouraging young people to consider a career in the building industry

A building materials specialist from Derby has been recognised for his commitment to the industry.

National trade body The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) and Builders’ Merchants News (BMN), have joined forces to identify the Top 100 Young Achievers across the multi-billion pound building materials sector.

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They aim to shine a light on the brightest stars of the future and a local man has been nominated for the prestigious accolade.

Edward Parlato, branch manager at Browns Builders Merchant, based in Derby, has been put forward, based on his career achievements and having a positive impact in the sector.

He said: “It’s an honour to be nominated as a Top 100 Young Achiever, alongside such a high calibre group of people.

“The nominees are the best and brightest, so to be among them is a bit surreal.”

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Awards like these could be seen as having a positive impact on encouraging young people to consider a career in the building industry.

The Top 100 Young Achievers programme follows last year’s Top 100 Merchant Influencers and Top 100 Supplier Influencers in 2022 and 2023.

John Newcomb, Chief Executive of the BMF, said: “The BMF is an active supporter of young people working within the building materials supply sector and this initiative celebrates the contributions of those who will carry the industry forward in the future and work to make a material difference.

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“After the success of our previous initiatives, we’re delighted to be partnering with BMN to highlight the achievements of the Top 100 Young Achievers.

“This accolade reflects the positive influence Edward has had on the people around him and on the wider building materials industry.”

The Top 100 Young Achievers will feature in a commemorative brochure and be invited to a Gala Dinner celebration and networking event at the Belfry in May.

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The BMF represents more than 950 merchant and supplier companies that collectively employ more than 208,000 people in the building materials industry.

They perform an essential national function in distributing construction materials and home improvement products across the UK, and have a combined sales of over £44.9bn.

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