The Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF’s) managing director, John Newcomb has been elected to the board of the Trade Association Forum (TAF) as a non-executive director, and will represent TAF’s mid-sized organisations in the 10-19 staff band.
Commenting on his new role, Newcomb said: “I am a great supporter of trade associations and I believe that TAF has an essential role to play in benchmarking best practice and developing the professionalism of every trade body. I am looking forward to working with the Board and helping to develop the TAF brand as a vital, independent and respected organisation.”
TAF is a collective group of the top 300 trade bodies in the UK, spanning several business sectors, including ABTA, the Direct Marketing Association, the National Farmers Union, and the British Woodworking Federation.
BMF is a trade association specialising in representing and protecting the interests of builders merchants and suppliers in the UK. By June 1st 2015, membership stood at 480 merchant and supplier companies, combining sales in excess of £15bn. They also employ over 86,000 people in the building materials industry. BMF’s 300 merchant members operate in excess of 3,200 branches across the UK.
TAF General Manager, Linda Cavender, added: “John has a great deal of experience from all sides of industry and I have no doubt he will be a valuable asset on the TAF Board. We are all very much looking forward to working with him.”