BMF hold three events in one for builders merchants and suppliers

The annual Members’ day, from the Builders Merchants Federation on October 7 2008 will kick off with the BMF Belfry Golf Challenge and celebratory BMF Centenary Dinner the day before. All three events are for merchants and suppliers.

BMF Members’ day is always an inspirational day but this year members can expect even more as the BMF pulls out all the stops to celebrate 100 years since a group of like-minded builders’ merchants created a trade association to represent their interests.

At the fact-packed Members’ day the BMF will be informing members of what the Federation has been doing over the past year and what is scheduled for the next 12-18 months. Members will also be given the opportunity to listen to and debate hot topics affecting the industry in sessions held by appointed BMF Board members. The current controversies around logistics and fuel and fleet costs will be examined by John Cameron, while benchmarking and industry statistics will be explained by John Griffiths. 12 Months on from the launch of the BMF’s ground-breaking Environmental Code, Andy Williamson will look at what’s next for the green agenda.

The very topical issue of the credit crunch will be explored by Construction Analyst, and guest speaker, Steve Charnock. Steve will also look at the City’s view of the industry and the future prospects of the merchant trade.

An exciting addition to Members’ day is the introduction of the BMF Supplier Members’ Meeting, which will be held in the afternoon. This will include product group syndicates in which both suppliers and merchants can debate those issues that are relevant to their particular product sectors.

The BMF Belfry Golf Challenge will be held on October 6. The winning team will get the chance to hoist the Atkinson Trophy which was originally played for 30 years ago this year, to celebrate the joining together of the Building Industry Distributors and the National Federation of Builders and Plumbers Merchants, to create a new trade association for the whole industry – the BMF.

And afterwards members will be able to relax and enjoy the company of friends, industry peers, past presidents and BMF staff at a memorable Centenary Dinner at the world-famous Belfry Hotel.

For further information or to make a booking for any of these events contact Christine Harding at

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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