Obituary: Derek Brown

It’s is with great sadness that has to report the news of the death of Derek Brown.

Obituary: Derek Brown

He was managing director of Scottish builders merchants Andrew M Goldie – a business he later sold to Buildbase – and BMF National President from 1998/99.

Derek collapsed suddenly last Thursday evening August 27, and died later in hospital.

He was actively involved in many other roles with the BMF serving as Scottish Chairman, Treasurer, Member of the BMF Board, and Chairman of the Roofing Committee.

Many long and lasting friendships were built up over the years and he will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

The funeral will be held next Monday, September 7 at The Old Parish Church, Church Square, Lesmahagow, Scotland. Alastair Sutherland is coordinating names, on behalf of Derek’s wife Marion, of those people wishing to attend. Please let him know at so they can work out numbers.

Our sincere condolences go to Marion and family.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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