Our 2016 Winners

Isaac Tam
Tung Fat Ho Building Material Ltd

Promising Ironmonger of the Year

Isaac is a Project Manager in Hong Kong. He worked for over 9 years in Tung Fat Ho Building Material Ltd. His GAI Diploma programme finished in 2015 earned him the “Top Scheduling” Shield, “Gold Medal” Award and the “Pinnacle Award Winner”. At the same year, he participated the Hong Kong Velodrome project won the GAI “Specification Award” International Winner. He is specialized in scheduling and project specifications. He currently working on various projects with architects and property owners in Hong Kong. He will carry on to lead and give guidance to teammates for project management work.

Debbie Chance

GAI Award for Services to the Institute 

Debbie has been with KABA Ltd for 15 years in May this year - within this time she has progressed from Production into the sales office.

From Mechanical cylinders & keys, Push Button locks, Safelocks and our Access control Evolo range. Debbie has extensive knowledge of both the industry and products and during her time at Kaba and has built some very good relationships with customers.

Since 2012, she has achieved:

  • GAI diploma and became DipGAI
  • Fire Door Diploma in 2013 and became DipFD Reg AI status from 2012 onwards

Debbie also attends the IAI South west Branch meetings and became there Secretary last year

Andy Chapman

Paul Lewis Customer Service Award

Andy has brought a combination of product knowledge and expertise together with an engaging personality able to deal with people at all levels. This was rewarded further by Andy being made Regional Sales Manager for the North in 2008 and then National Sales Manager in 2012. Unlike Derby County, Andy has been a consistent high performer inspiring both is colleagues and his customers.

Andy Matthews
IAI Fellowship Award

Andy joined HOPPE UK in 2007, progressing to my current role as Head of Sales for UK and Ireland.

Andy became heavily involved in the IAI in 2005, joining the Midlands branch as treasurer. He then chaired the branch for 4 years, building it up and getting away from the ‘old boys’ network it was perceived as. The branch tried to appeal to all ages and backgrounds on the Midlands area and the branch meets were always well attended. In 2011 Andy became National Chairman of the IAI. He enjoyed his tenure and  would like to feel that the organisation moved forward during that time – an example of this was the way the National AGM was revitalised as a relevant and well supported event in the ironmongery calendar. At the end of his time as National Chair he was awarded the GAI award in 2013.

Last year Andy was voted onto the GAI executive committee and ooks forward to helping shape the future of the organisation. With regard to the IAI, Andy says 'l always ‘champion’ the value of being a member, in particular undertaking the RegAI. qualification.'