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BMF opens third Regional Centre of Excellence in Scotland at Superglass

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its 22nd Regional Centre of Excellence (RCoE), and the third in Scotland, at Superglass Insulation in Stirling. The growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence is making training courses and regional meetings more accessible to BMF members throughout the UK and Ireland. …

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Howarth Timber Branch Manager receives career development award

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies’ London Brockley branch manager, Aron Ford, has received the prestigious Timber Trades Journal (TTJ) Career Development (Over 25) Award. The award recognises talented individuals in the timber and merchanting sector who have been proactive in developing their skill set and applying this positively in their …

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Chancellor backs BMF regional Help to Buy proposals

The BMF has welcomed the proposals announced by the Chancellor in the 2018 Budget that would see “new regional property price caps” introduced to the Help to Buy scheme. This was the main recommendation put to the Chancellor by the BMF in advance of the Budget.  Commenting on the Budget, …

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BMF All Industry Conference looks to change conversation on mental health

 The Builders Merchants Federation will be addressing the important issue of mental health at next year’s BMF All Industry Conference.  Speaking on the main platform on Day One, award-winning mental health campaigners Neil Laybourn and Jonny Benjamin MBE will share their story and offer practical advice on how to work …

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VAT: SHADOW CHANCELLOR REASSURES THE BMF

“Don’t worry, we want to protect and safeguard investment in renewable energy and green infrastructure to help insulate homes and fit solar panels” was the message from John McDonnell MP to the Builders Merchants’ Federation (BMF) yesterday. The Shadow Chancellor was answering a question from Brett Amphlett, who represented the …

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Xtratherm opens first BMF Regional Centre of Excellence in the Republic of Ireland

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its 21st Regional Centre of Excellence with the support of Xtratherm, the first BMF Centre in the Republic of Ireland. The growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence is making training courses and regional meetings more accessible to BMF members around the UK and …

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BMF bags Trade Association Award

Builders merchants’ trade association the Builders Merchants Federation picked up two awards at the Association Excellence Awards 2018, winning the top honour of Overall Best Association as well as the prize for Best Association Website. The Association Excellence Awards, which are judged by a panel of over 20 CEOs and …

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BMF goes the extra mile to fund coach for local special needs school

A crazy four-day car rally across six countries is one of the fun activities members of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) took part in, to fundraise for John Flamsteed Community School’s brand new minibus. The BMF funded the minibus – officially known as a Variety Sunshine Coach – in support …

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BMF unveils strategy for Building Excellence

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) unveiled its strategy for the next three years at its Members Day Conference today (27 September), promising to help members to build excellence within every aspect of their business. The BMF revealed a new strapline, Building Excellence, alongside its mission and vision through to 2020, …

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Lib Dem Peer confirmed for BMF Members Day

Lord Andrew Stunell, the Liberal Democrat’s spokesperson on the Construction Industry, will speak at the Builders Merchant’s Federation’s annual Members’ Day Business Conference on 27th September. Stunell has been a member of the House of Lords since 2015, following his retirement as an MP.  He is currently working with the …

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