TOP awards were presented to two members of staff of Chandlers Building Supplies as part of the builders merchant’s annual awards scheme.

The Best New Starter Award was presented to Lorna Anderson, 19, from its Lewes branch, and The Outstanding Contribution Award was presented to Lavina Appasamy, marketing assistant at its head office in Ringmer.

Lorna joined the tight knit team at the Lewes branch as a replacement for one of the longest serving members of the team who was retiring.

Stuart Campbell, manager at Lewes said: “These were big boots to fill and one she slipped into with ease and determination.

“Lorna shows a great willingness to tackle any task while delivering strong results for the team.

“In a short space of time Lorna has quickly become a valuable member of the team.”

Lavina was nominated for her exceptional positive can-do attitude and demeanour - irrespective of what’s on her plate.