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BMF develops merchant-opening guide

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has published  an interactive list on its website of all its merchant members, showing those who are open, partially open or closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The guide uses a traffic light system to indicate which merchants are operating. Green means …

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BMF boosts member Covid-19 support

Builders merchants trade association, the Builders Merchants Federation has increased its support services to help its members meet the challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. These new services include regular updates from the BMF’s daily briefings with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, specialist Forums in the form …

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Marshalls Design Spaces to host BMF Regional Training Centres

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is set to launch two further Regional Training Centres with the assistance of Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping supplier. The new Regional Training Centres will be hosted in Marshalls Design Space facilities in central Birmingham and in Clerkenwell, London. They will both open after …

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Secretary of State thanks merchants for critical support

The BMF has circulated to members a letter from The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, personally paying tribute to them for working tirelessly during these challenging times and thanking them for their hugely valued and critical contribution to the resilience …

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BMF P&H Spring Forum to be held on-line

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) will be holding its first virtual Forum in May.  The Spring Plumbing & Heating Forum, which was due to be held at Installer2020, will now be delivered as part of InstallerFESTIVAL – a virtual industry gathering being organised by Installer from May 11-15, 2020. The …

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Appeal to builders’ merchants to provide vital PPE to the NHS

With intense supply chain pressures affecting the ability of healthcare professionals to source the equipment, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is appealing to builders’ merchants across the UK to provide much-needed personal protective equipment for NHS staff. The move is part of a national initiative coordinated by the Construction Leadership …

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Builders merchants are “essential service providers” says BEIS

During yesterday’s (March 24) Construction Leadership Council Taskforce briefing with BEIS, the Builders Merchants Federation requested and received clarification on builders’ merchants’ operational status following the additional restrictions announced last night by the Government. This confirmed that merchants are a vital part of the construction supply chain and that it …

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Builders’ merchants unite to support those during COVID-19 crisis

Members of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) across the UK have joined forces to offer a united front in response to the COVOID-19 crisis. ‘Trades Against The Virus’ has been set-up to give tradespeople a recognised route to support vulnerable people in need, using the extensive merchant network to help …

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BMF welcomes Government support package

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has welcomed the Government’s plans to protect wages, announced last Friday by Government. According to the national trade body, the move from chancellor Rishi Sunak could ensure the UK’s vital building materials supply chain – which represents a large proportion of the national economy – …

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BMF prioritises member support with appeal to Government over COVID-19

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has advised the Government on the likely impact of coronavirus on the building materials supply chain and warned of the devastating impact if the pandemic shuts down the construction sector. The BMF will continue to express the concerns of the sector over the coming weeks …

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