A building materials specialist from Dorchester has been recognised for her 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.

The purpose is to shine a light on the brightest stars of the future within the industry.

Zoe Harvey, sales advisor at Bradfords Building Supplies, based in the Poundbury West Industrial Estate, has been nominated for the accolade on her achievements within her career so far, and having a positive impact in the sector.

She said: "I am overjoyed to be recognised as a Top 100 Young Achiever in our industry.

“Looking back to when I started as an apprentice almost seven years ago, to where I am now, I am so grateful to all the wonderful people I’ve had around me, especially those at Bradfords.

“Well done to all the other nominees, I look forward to seeing you in May.”

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 Zoe has had on the people around her 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 just north of Birmingham in May.

The BMF represents more than 950 merchant and supplier companies that collectively employ more than 208,000 people in the building materials industry, performing an essential national function in distributing construction materials and home improvement products across the UK