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New scheme offers NHS workers discounts at builders merchants

The Builders Merchants Federation is co-ordinating a new scheme to provide NHS workers with discounts at local builders’ merchants.

Launched today, (12 April 2021), the scheme sees NHS Discounts offered by 33 BMF merchants who between them operate 1,225 branches throughout the country.

Each participating BMF member will offer their own discount deals, averaging a 10 per cent reduction on the standard price, to NHS workers presenting ID such as an NHS staff card.

The BMF has compiled a full list of participating members, together with an overview of the discount they each provide at www.bmf.org.uk/nhs

John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “Throughout the pandemic, our NHS workers have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support the health of the nation. As we start the return to ‘normality’, the merchant industry wanted to come together and thank them.

“Builders’ merchants taking part will offer be offering expert service as well as access to a wide range of home improvement products at discounted prices.”

One of the participating merchants is Travis Perkins, whose managing director, Kieran Griffin, said: “The pandemic has shown incredible examples of personal sacrifice, generosity and community spirit, and from the start, our colleagues played their part by donating building supplies and PPE to keep NHS workers safe. So we’re proud to take part in this BMF initiative and offer NHS workers a 10% dedicated discount when they buy from us as a small recognition and thank you to those who have been – and remain – on the front line caring for us and our families, for which we’re all so grateful.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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