Tag Archives: BMF

Nick Knowles answers young merchants’ speaker SOS

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Nick Knowles, presenter of BBC TV’s DIY SOS will be the keynote speaker at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Young Merchants Conference this year. The event takes place on Wednesday 7 October, during UK Construction Week at the NEC, Birmingham. Knowles, who spoke at the BMF’s All-Industry Conference in Dubrovnik last …

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Kyran Bracken MBE to host BMF members conference

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Former England rugby international Kyran Bracken MBE will host the Business Conference at the 2020 BMF Members Conference & Awards which takes place on 16 & 17 September at De Vere Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor. Kyran Bracken played rugby for England for ten years, the highlight being his contribution to …

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Get Britain Building highlights £94bn return from buying British

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A renewed Get Britain Building campaign is urging the government to get behind SME builders and UK manufacturers and distributors of construction products as it ramps up investment in critical infrastructure, public and commercial buildings and housing. The latest phase of the 11-year old Get Britain Building campaign, which launched …

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Louise Polston to chair BMF London and South East

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Louise Polston, commercial director of Alsford Timber, is to chair the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) London & South East Region.  Louise, who will be formally elected to the role at the Region’s next meeting in June, is the first woman to hold this position. With a background in sales, Louise moved …

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BMF comment: banning gas boilers in new homes

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If Whitehall wants to ban fossil fuel heating in new homes, heat pumps may be the obvious option, but ministers must not become obsessed with heat pumps to the exclusion of other available solutions like hydrogen-powered boilers and renewable electric heating. That was the message from the Builders Merchants Federation …

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BMF welcomes Pincher as housing minister

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Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has welcomed the appointment of the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher as the Minister for Housing, following Boris Johnson’s first post-election Cabinet reshuffle. John Newcomb, Chief Executive, the Builders Merchants’ Federation, said: “I congratulate Chris Pincher on taking up the housing portfolio at …

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Band of Builders joins the BMF

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), are pleased to welcome the Band of Builders as their latest associate member. Band of Builders is a registered charity set up to help members of the UK construction industry battling illness or injury, through practical projects. Originally formed in 2016, BoB now has nearly …

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BMF Burns Supper raises record £7,500 for charity

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) raised £7,500 to share between its charity partners for 2020, Mental Health UK and Samaritans, at its annual Burns Supper held in Dunblane last Friday.  This is the highest sum ever raised at this event by a considerable margin. Attended by over 280 guests, the …

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Stanley Black & Decker joins the BMF

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), are pleased to welcome Stanley Black and Decker as their latest supplier member. Established in 1843, Stanley Black & Decker are the worldwide leader in tools and storage, with an annual turnover of around $14bn. As the largest tool company in the world, Stanley Black …

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BMF opens Regional Centre of Excellence at Brett Martin

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has just launched its latest Regional Centre of Excellence at Brett Martin in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. 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. …

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