NTHA announces 2024 Timber & Hardware Industry Awards Season

by | Apr 18, 2024

The National Timber & Hardware Association (NTHA) has announced their inaugural commencement of the 2024 State Awards season, inviting nominations from businesses across all states and territories.

The NTHA Timber & Hardware Industry State Awards occur bi-annually, serving as a distinguished platform to recognise outstanding contributions and inspire excellence throughout the industry. NTHA encourages businesses to take the opportunity to spotlight their achievements, elevate their brand, and contribute to the advancement of the timber and hardware sector collectively.

“I am continually inspired by the exceptional calibre of our industry members. The NTHA Timber & Hardware Industry Awards stand as a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence within our industry,” NTHA Chief Executive Officer, David Little said.

“Through these awards, we celebrate both organisational and individual achievements, showcasing the collective brilliance that propels our industry forward. Each nominee represents a story of dedication, innovation, and unwavering commitment to excellence.”


Nominations are now open for the following categories:

  • NTHA Trainee/Apprentice of the Year
  • NTHA Student of the Year
  • Emerging Leader
  • The REAL Difference Award
  • 30-plus Years Industry Service
  • Trade Store of the Year
  • Retail Store of the Year Under 2500 square metres
  • Retail Store of the Year Over 2500 square metres
  • Best Garden Centre
  • Best Frame and Truss Operation
  • Trade Supplier of the Year
  • Retail Supplier of the Year
  • Garden and Outdoor Supplier of the Year
  • Safety Culture Award


The time to nominate is limited, with deadlines varying across different states and territories. Winners will then be announced at the State or Territory Awards ceremonies they are nominated for. Winners from the NTHA State Awards will continue on to the National Awards final in 2025.


Dates and locations for the award finals are as follows:

  • 14 June 2024 | Victoria & Tasmania
  • 27 July 2024 | Queensland
  • 9 August 2024 | South Australia & Northern Territory
  • 13 September 2024 | New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory
  • 11 October 2024 | Western Australia


“Our 2023 award win was a great morale boost for our management team and staff. The award recognition was encouragement to continue our journey of business transformation,” said Philip MacGregor, Managing Director, Hardware & General Supplies (Brookvale), the 2023 national award winner for Best Timber & Building Materials Store.

“We have used the award in our advertising to our customers [and] as evidence to our staff that we are going in the right direction, a customer-focused business aiming to make it a great place to work and a great place to shop, to consolidate our profitability and to lead our markets.”

NTHA’s Timber & Hardware Industry Awards not only celebrate the dedication and innovation of recipients but amplify their brand visibility, fostering trust and respect within the industry and their communities.

To nominate for one or more of the 2024 award categories, visit www.ntha.com.au/events/2024-state-awards/.

For more information on nominations and award categories, visit www.ntha.com.au/about-us/ntha-timber-hardware-industry-awards/