A BUILDING MATERIALS specialist from Chalford 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, and shine a light on the brightest stars of the future.

Steve Robbins branch manager at Chalford Building Supplies, based in the village, has been nominated for the accolade based around his achievements within his career so far, and having a positive impact in the sector.

He said: “It is a great feeling to be recognised as a Top 100 Young Achiever.

“I have been fortunate to work with some great people at both Chalford and h&b Buying Group during my career and I am extremely grateful for the guidance and support I have received.

“Having arrived in the industry straight from school I didn’t expect to be where I am today, but I couldn’t imagine a better industry to work in.”

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.

“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 Steve 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.