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BMF agrees group membership with PHG

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has agreed a group membership scheme with PHG, the merchant buying group for the plumbing, heating, and bathroom sector. Formed in 2012 by a group of like-minded plumbing, heating, and bathroom merchants, PHG connects leading regional P&H specialists across the UK operating from 290 branches, …

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NMBS & BMF join forces to support smaller merchants

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NMBS has partnered with the BMF to create the NMBS Kick-Start Growth & Development Scheme. The scheme is designed to help NMBS’ smaller members to join the BMF for the first time, and it is available to any business with an annual turnover of less than £2m. The NMBS grant …

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BMBI reports strong January sales

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The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders merchants’ value sales in January 2022 were 24.1% up compared to the same month in 2021, the strongest year-on-year growth seen in recent months. However, it has been primarily driven by price inflation (+15.1%) rather than volume growth (+7.8%). …

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BMF Ukraine appeal raises over £20,000

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The BMF has launched second stage of its national appeal to support the people of Ukraine, building on the BMF JustGiving page, which has already raised more than £20,000. After receiving information from its builders merchant colleagues in Ukraine, the BMF is co-ordinating the donation of vital goods, which are …

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Top flight sports speaker to appear at European Builders Merchants Conference

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Michael Caulfield Msc, one of the UK’s leading sports psychologists, takes the Keynote Speaker slot at UFEMAT’s European Builders Merchants Conference, taking place in London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium from 28-30 April 2022. Before training as a performance psychologist, Caulfield was Chief Executive of the Professional Jockeys’ Association and he …

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BMF sponsors Dragon’s Den for net zero solutions

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is sponsoring a £1,000 prize for the winner of a Dragon’s Den style competition to accelerate the construction sector’s drive to net zero. Launched today by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, the competition is targeted at …

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BMF Young Merchants to get a taste of adventure

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Oli France, an adventurer and professional expedition leader, will share some of his experienes at this year’s BMF Young Merchants Conference in October. France has travelled alone and led teams through some of the world’s most dangerous and least visited countries on adventures that have taken him through deserts, jungles, …

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How green is your scheme?

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts It’s a truth universally accepted that the UK construction industry is a major contributor to our carbon emissions and our negative impact on the planet. So, it’s great to see CO2nstruct Zero – the CLC …

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BMF develops merchant-opening guide

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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

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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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