Membership of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) continues to rise, with the Federation welcoming Cardiff-based FW Morgan as its 600th member on 1st July.
Over the last five years the BMF has developed and implemented a strategy that has seen positive benefits for every sector of the building materials supply industry. The result has been a surge in membership amongst merchants and their suppliers of every size and in every part of the country. FW Morgan, for example, is the 46th member of the nationwide h&b buying group to join the BMF.
John Newcomb, BMF CEO said: “The BMF plays an extremely important role in representing the interests of our industry and has become the sector’s must-join body, with member numbers at their highest since 1995. We are the fourth largest construction trade organisation in the UK and our views are increasingly sought by policy makers at every level of government. Our voice is also receiving greater exposure in both mainstream and digital media, helping to build wider understanding of the merchant industry.”
BMF members include builders’, timber, plumbing & heating, roofing and landscaping merchants and the building materials firms that supply them. Their combined annual sales exceed £27.4bn and they employ over 120,000 people. Of the total membership, 316 are merchant companies, operating from 4,900 branches across the UK.