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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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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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The impact the UK lockdown has on builders’ merchants and stockists

Adrian Buttress, managing director at Permaroof, said: “There has been lots of confusion among the construction industry after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered people to stay at home unless ‘absolutely necessary’ in his statement addressing the nation last night (23 March). “Ministers have today been working to provide clarity, with …

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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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Selco gives backing to Swansea women’s group

A Swansea charity which helps create a brighter future for women in the city has been given a helping hand by a local builders merchant. Selco Builders Warehouse’s Swansea branch, based on Upper Fforest Way in Llansamlet,  has provided Growing Real Opportunities for Women (GROW) Cymru with sand and cement …

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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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Baby loss charity receives £1,000 donation from NYEs Building Supplies

A baby loss charity has received £1,000 funding after winning a local community fund campaign run by the Kingsfold based builders’ merchant NYEs Building Supplies. Upon Butterfly Wings provides tiny clothing and knitted cribs to dress babies from as small as 12 weeks gestation. Gowns are handmade from preloved wedding …

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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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Simon Acres makes charity donation following KBB

Simon Acres Group donated £5,000 to three designated charities, following its successful first year at KBB Birmingham 2020. The company committed to not use any plastic for marketing merchandise for the duration of KBB, donating the money they would have spent, estimated to be £5,000, to wellness charities. Visitors to …

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