Ray Grahams First Place Winner Builders Merchant of the Year

This section is dedicated to the awards Ray Grahams has won over the years. Unfortunately we cannot list every award we've won because the list would quite literally be endless, however below you will find some of our most prestigious awards

Best Independent Builders Merchant of the Year

  • The first year we entered we were runners up
  • We then went on to win 1st place two years running

Britain's Best Hardware Retailer

  • The first year we entered we were runners up
  • The next year we won 1st place

Britain's Best Tool Retailer

  • The first two years we were runners up
  • The next year we won 1st place
Margaret of Ray Grahams Receiving an Award

Bosch BSS Super Store

This is a highly prestigious award only awarded to the best Bosch tool retailers. Bosch say: "Bosch System Specialists (BSS) are highly qualified tool and accessory distributors. BSS dealers partner with Bosch to provide you the best selection, service and expertise.

DEWALT Premier Centre

This is another highly prestigious award, much like the Bosch BSS, it's only awarded to the best DEWALT tool retailers. To get this award you need to have the best stock levels, service and knowledge of the product range.

DEWALT Premier Centre of the Year 2019

We fought off some tough competition to win this brilliant award which recognises our commitment to supporting the DEWALT brand and giving quality service and advice to customers. To celebrate this, Paul Gault from DEWALT presented Ray and Gavin with an award which features the flagship DCD996 Combi Drill.

Paul Gault from DEWALT presenting Ray and Gavin with the award

Below are quotes from magazines and newspapers reporting on the awards that Ray Grahams have won over the years.

DIY firm nails award - A Family-owned Newtownards DIY retailer has hammered the top position to pick up a national award. Ray Grahams which sells a range of DIY and garden products picked up the Tool Retailer of the Year award beating giant superstore chain Homebase, amongst others.
Ards retailer beats the big guns Business Eye magazine – after beating Homebase and claiming first prize in the UK Retailer of the Year award.
Ray's Collection of Buddhas
Why does Northern Ireland store Ray Grahams keep winning awards? Is it down to the lucky Buddha in the entrance or something else? The business has also won a host of awards, including the title of Best Hardware Retailer. Hardware Today
Aladdin's cave for tools... Excellent customer service, continued growth and a major commitment to the hand and power tools market help Ray Grahams to win the title of Tool Retailer of the Year. DIY Week magazine.
Irish eyes are smiling, especially since Ray Grahams of Newtownards scooped the Best Single Independent Builders' Merchant award at the Awards for Excellence. Builders' Merchants News
The most notable point of difference for Ray Grahams is that IT IS Britain's Best Hardware Retailer. As the capital letters indicate, that is not a matter of speculation, it is a matter of official record. Hardware and Garden Review (HGR) magazine.

As you can see at Ray Grahams we offer an excellent service that has been recognised as one of the UK's best. We will continue to deliver this high quality service, so why not find out for yourself what it's like?

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