BMF adds to policy and public affairs function

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Perspectiva Consultants to act as Government Relations Consultants in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

An established consultancy with experience and contacts with both the Scottish and Northern Irish devolved legislatures, the Perspectiva team is headed up by Karen Freel, who will be the Account Manager and point of contact for BMF and Scottish and Northern Irish BMF members.

The client portfolio of Perspectiva includes Scottish Gas Networks, Montrose Port Authority, Government of Gibraltar, Infinis and Renewable Energy Systems.

Perspectiva will help the BMF and its members develop a Government relations action plan for Scotland and Northern Ireland which consists of strategy, key messaging and key stakeholder identification and mapping. They will also ensure that BMF is fully briefed on the political landscape and will raise awareness amongst MSPs, MLAs and MPs on the valuable contribution to the economy made by the BMF and their members.

BMF CEO John Newcomb said: “The BMF realise that the political situation is different in Scotland and Northern Ireland and we need to communicate at a more local level. Karen and her team at Perspectiva are ideally placed to ensure that the views and needs of our members are accurately communicated to politicians in Scotland and NI.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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