BMJ really needs your help in compiling the annual BMJ Trailblazers supplement. The annual tracker of the top UK builders merchants’ latest statistics and information, it’s the hymn sheet for the industry in terms of who’s who and how everyone is doing.

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Trailblazers includes the top 52 builders, plumbers and timber merchants in the UK – those with annual turnovers of more than £25m.

Your information is key to having a 100% accurate set of details for your company, in time for Trailblazers to be published this April.

It’s that time of year again when we request your help in compiling this and it is as accurate as possible is very much appreciated.

Please follow this link to fill in the new Trailblazers form:

Trailblazers is the benchmarking supplement for the UK Builders merchants sector. It lists the top 52 merchant companies, comparing their turnover, profitability, staff numbers and stockturn.

Please fill in the below form and submit it by March 1st 2022

Company Name:
Number of Branches:
Number of Showrooms
Number of Employees:
2020 Recorded Turnover:
2021 turnover (estimated)
CEO / Chairman:
Managing Director
Other Directors
% Heavyside / Lightside / Timber Sales:
Members of/ Industry Partners with:


All information given is confidential until publication.

The final deadline for the online form to be completed by is Tuesday March 1 2022.

If you have any further questions or queries regarding Trailblazers or the online form, please contact Fiona Russell Horne on

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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