BMF opens 30th Regional Centre of Excellence at Ideal Standard

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has just launched its 30th Regional Centre of Excellence at Ideal Standard at Clerkenwell in London.

Ideal Standard RCOE Dec19

The BMF launched the new centre during the Winter meeting of the BMF Young Merchants on 5 December.

The BMF’s growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence means training courses and regional meetings are now far more accessible to BMF members across the UK and Ireland. This BMF centre, based in Ideal Standard’s stunning new Clerkenwell Design and Specification centre, will serve BMF members in the London/South East region.

Ideal Standard International is a leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom products, with 100% focus on bathroom and washroom solutions, their brand portfolio includes the two most recognised and respected bathroom brands in the UK – Armitage Shanks and Ideal Standard. Together they form the leading manufacturer of bathroom and washroom products in the country and have a strong presence in every sector of the construction market. These resources mean the Company are able to combine expertise and experience with the latest manufacturing technology to deliver a range of high quality, high-performance products.

Katie Cope, Marketing Director at Ideal Standard comments “We are really proud that our London centre is the 30th BMF Centre of Excellence, providing a place for their members to meet, train and network. Investing in skills is incredibly important to the ongoing strength of the merchant sector, the investment and support that the BMF is able to offer to members of all sizes are central to the values of the organisation.”

John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “This is an excellent centre and we are extremely grateful that Ideal Standard are opening the centre to our members too, as localisation is an important strategy for the BMF. We look forward to holding future meetings and training courses here for members in the region.”

For details of all the BMF Regional Centres of Excellence around the UK and Ireland please visit and for more information about Ideal Standard visit

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