As the building materials industry advances towards digitalisation, the Builders Merchants Federation has appointed James Mitchell, Managing Director of Kerridge Commercial Systems as a specialist Advisor to the BMF Board.
Mitchell’s appointment brings a new skill set to the BMF Board. He has 28 years’ experience of IT and software solutions, and his current company provides digital solutions to many in the building materials sector.
Mitchell has a BSc (Hons) in Business and Computer Science, an Executive MBA from Cranfield University Business School and he is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
BMF Chairman, Richard Hill said: “The BMF Board is responsible for the general control and management of the Federation, developing strategy and scrutinising performance. It is, therefore, important that its members bring a diverse range of experience and skills to the overall Board. James’ appointment reflects the increasing importance of digitalisation in our members’ business, and I am delighted to welcome him to the Board.”
James Mitchell added: “I am delighted to be joining the BMF board as an advisor. The use of digital tools for business operations and processes is a subject I am very passionate about; the right digital tools generate efficiencies and improve services and importantly help merchants grow their business and profits sustainably. I am very much looking forward to working with the BMF board and its members to discuss, advise and provide insights on the future of digitalisation for the merchant industry.”