Tag Archives: BMF

Property guru to speak at IoBM conference

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Property expert, writer and broadcaster, Kunle Barker is to speak at the first Institute of Builders Merchants  conference next week. Barker, who is a regular host and speaker at Grand Designs and UK Construction Week, will be joining keynote speaker Lt Col (Retd) Stewart Hill and David Kilburn, founder of …

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BMF responds to new Government Growth Plan

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Responding to newly appointed Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng MP’s speech on the UK Government’s Growth Plan. John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), said: “In the fortnight since coming to power, the new UK Government has acted quickly to put Liz Truss’s leadership election campaign pledges into action. “Today’s …

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BMF welcomes government support on energy bills

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The BMF has welcomed today’s announcement from Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg MP on support for energy bills, which it says will help tackle a real concern for the industry. John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF, said: “Rising energy bills are a very real concern for our industry. The BMF and …

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Merchant and supplier Achievers rewarded at BMF Members’ Day Awards

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Builders merchants Lords Builders Merchants, Matthew and Rosemond and Kent Blaxill, as well as suppliers Midland Lead and Marsh Industries, and service member Stirling Warrington were honoured with awards at the Builders Merchants Federation Annual Members’ Day Conference and Awards last week. The 2022 BMF Young Merchant Achievers were: winner …

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BMF highlights long-term action needed for energy costs

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The BMF has welcomed the Prime Minister’s plan to freeze average energy bills for households but believes more should be done to protect businesses from spiralling energy costs. John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “While we are pleased that the new PM has acted swiftly to protect consumers from escalating energy …

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First keynote speaker confirmed for BMF All Industry Conference

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The BMF has announced Alan Johnson, the former Labour MP and Cabinet Minister, as the first keynote speaker at the BMF All Industry Conference 2023, which takes place in Istanbul next June. Alan Johnson was General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union before entering Parliament as Labour MP for Hull …

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BMF acts to cut members’ energy costs

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With soaring energy prices affecting every sector of UK society, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has partnered with Full Power Utilities to help BMF Members reduce their energy costs through a new tailored service, BMF Energy Plus. BMF members will have access to a pool of suppliers, including some that …

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Kestrel joins the BMF

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UPVC fascia, cladding and roofline manufacturer Kestrel has joined the Builder’s Merchant Federation (BMF). The move follows a period of growth for BMF, which now has 850 merchant and supplier companies. Together, they have combined sales of over £44bn and employ over 225,000 people in the building materials industry. Owen …

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Shortlist announced for BMF Young Achiever Awards

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has announced the shortlist for its 2022 Young Achiever Awards, for those under 35 working in either a merchant or supplier business. In drawing up the shortlist, the judges were looking for talented individuals who have both excelled in their role, and have made a …

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BMF partners with InstallerSHOW 2023

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has partnered with InstallerSHOW 2023. Under the partnership the two organisations will work closely together over the next 12 months to support the Plumbing & Heating community. The BMF will have its own exhibition area at the InstallerSHOW 2023 next June, as well as running …

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