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Nine more merchants join the BMF

Builders merchants trade organisation Builders Merchants Federation has recruited nine new builders merchant members since the All Industry Conference at the end of June.
The new merchant members are:

  • EH Smith, one of the UK’s Top 10 largest merchants with a turnover of £97million and nine branches

  • Beatsons, one of the largest independent builders merchants in Scotland with 5 branches,

  • St Andrews Timber & Building Supplies with a turnover of £2.5m,

  • Gardner & Scardifield with four branches in West Sussex

  • Beesley & Fildes, established in 1820 and one of the largest independent merchants in the North West with seven branches and a turnover of £20m

  • Rembrand Timber , the largest independent building and timber supplier in Scotland with 19 branches and a £35m turnover.

  • Undercover Roofing Supplies with three branches in Colchester, Southend and Rayleigh and a turnover of £11m.

  • Baudains Trade Supplies in Guernsey

  • Jones and Shufflebottom, based in Stoke on Trent.

    The BMF kick-started its recruitment drive at the Conference with the announcement of a buying group membership scheme with IBC.

    BMF managing director, John Newcomb said: “I have made it my mission to demonstrate the relevance of the BMF to every area of merchanting from the family run independent to the FTSE-listed PLC. The Conference in June showcased a very different BMF approach, which the merchants who were there picked up on immediately with several signing up to membership straight away.

    “We now represent almost 200 merchants with just under 2000 merchant branches across the UK, including two of the top four nationals and eight of the ten largest independent merchants. We are rapidly gaining the authority to truly represent the whole industry.”

  • About Fiona Russell-Horne

    Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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