The Manufacturer/Supplier awards categories for the ERT Awards 2019 are now open for voting!

Over the past few weeks, the entries have been pouring in across the various categories – which include Best New Product Awards, the Training Provider Award, Independent Sales Representative Award and the Best Supplier Customer Service Award.

Some new awards on the Manufacturer/Supplier side were introduced this year, to give all attendees a real chance to come together and celebrate the work they do together; after all, a strong partnership between manufacturers and retailers helps to ensure a positive outcome all across the industry.

And now is the chance for retailers to cast their vote!



This year, the Manufacturer/Supplier awards will be decided on solely by retailers, so you have an important role to play. Is there a particular product (or products) that is selling well in your store? Which supplier has the best customer service, or the best training services for you and your staff? Which sales rep would you like to commend for his/her hard work and working with you so well?

Now is the time to get voting for your favourite. The Manufacturer/Supplier categories are voted for by retailers using the dedicated online form – – on the ERT Awards website:

This year there have been 92 entries from 46 companies, which demonstrates how much suppliers value the event and regard it as an essential date in the industry calendar. There are also six categories, which is an expansion from two categories last year, to give suppliers more involvement in this year’s event.

Voting is now open for the Manufacturer/Supplier categories, and voting closes 1 August. The shortlist will then be announced on 5 August.