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BMF shortlisted for FIVE Trade Association Awards

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has been shortlisted in no fewer than five categories in the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards.  This is the fourth consecutive year that the BMF has been shortlisted in multiple categories of these prestigious awards, and they have set a new record in …

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England footballer to speak at BMF Members’ Day

Footballer Laura Bassett, one of the first female players to be awarded a professional contract, will speak at BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference & Awards which takes place at St George’s Park, the FA’s national football centre in September. With over 60 international caps under her belt, including a bronze …

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Grundfos BMF Centre of Excellence for South East

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its 19th Regional Centre of Excellence with the support of Grundfos. The growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence is making training courses and regional meetings more accessible to BMF members around the country. The latest centre, based in Grundfos’s fantastic office …

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Sir Vince Cable praises timber merchant Alsford

Twickenham firm Alsford Timber will have to pay millions more upfront to buy European softwood used in local construction if the UK Government does not secure mutually-beneficial customs’ arrangements before the United Kingdom leaves the EU in ten months’ time, That was the message from Alsford Timber, South-West London’s largest …

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Harrison and Kilburn headline Young Merchants Conference

 Andrew Harrison and David Kilburn, two of the most influential leaders in the builders’ merchant industry, are to speak at the BMF Young Merchants Conference at the NEC, Birmingham in October. Harrison, Deputy CEO – Plumbing and Heating at Travis Perkins and Kilburn Executive Chairman of MKM Building Supplies will …

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West Midlands Mayor backs BMF young merchant plans

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, has praised the commitment of the Builders Merchants Federation for encouraging more young people to enter the building materials industry. During a visit to the BMF headquarters, the Mayor met with apprentices and discussed the career prospects for young people in the sector. …

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IoBM to Sponsor BMF Mastermerchant Challenge

The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) is to sponsor the 2018 BMF Mastermerchant competition, the industry’s annual team building challenge.  This is the first time that the IoBM has supported the event and marks the beginning of a closer working relationship with the BMF. The IoBM is a renowned supporter …

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Material stock shortages not an issue for merchants

Members of the Federation of Master Builders have reported shortages of a variety of building materials, with some – notably bricks, windows and roof tiles – having lead times of up to and including a year. However, builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation, says it is “not aware” …

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Ray Stubbs to host BMF Members Day

The sports broadcaster Ray Stubbs, one of the best-known voices in football, will host the Business Conference at BMF Members Day which takes place at St George’s Park, Burton on Trent, the home of England’s 28 national football teams Stubbs’ career began rather modestly – he describes himself at the …

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BMF CEO in line for UFEMAT Presidency

John Newcomb CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is set to be the next President of Ufemat, the European Association of National Builders Merchants Associations and Manufacturers.  His candidature for the Presidency was unanimously accepted during the Ufemat committee meeting on 13 April, to be confirmed at the Ufemat …

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