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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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Nick Knowles answers young merchants’ speaker SOS

Nick Knowles, presenter of BBC TV’s DIY SOS will be the keynote speaker at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Young Merchants Conference this year. The event takes place on Wednesday 7 October, during UK Construction Week at the NEC, Birmingham. Knowles, who spoke at the BMF’s All-Industry Conference in Dubrovnik last …

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Kyran Bracken MBE to host BMF members conference

Former England rugby international Kyran Bracken MBE will host the Business Conference at the 2020 BMF Members Conference & Awards which takes place on 16 & 17 September at De Vere Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor. Kyran Bracken played rugby for England for ten years, the highlight being his contribution to …

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Get Britain Building highlights £94bn return from buying British

A renewed Get Britain Building campaign is urging the government to get behind SME builders and UK manufacturers and distributors of construction products as it ramps up investment in critical infrastructure, public and commercial buildings and housing. The latest phase of the 11-year old Get Britain Building campaign, which launched …

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Louise Polston to chair BMF London and South East

Louise Polston, commercial director of Alsford Timber, is to chair the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) London & South East Region.  Louise, who will be formally elected to the role at the Region’s next meeting in June, is the first woman to hold this position. With a background in sales, Louise moved …

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