Tag Archives: BMF

Markovitz rejoins the BMF


The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), welcomes back Markovitz as their latest merchant member. From humble beginnings spanning back to The Great War era, the company was founded in the small Derbyshire village of Tideswell by Maurice Markovitz. Now with its CEO David Hopkins (Maurice’s great nephew) at the helm, Markovitz …

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Jack Taylor of Howarth Timber appointed BMF regional chairman

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Jack Taylor, of Howarth Timber and Building Supplies, has been appointed by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) as Regional Chairman for the Yorkshire and Humberside region. As Regional Chair of Yorkshire and Humberside, taking the reins from Peter Mawson, Jack will lead the BMF’s activity across the region, and is …

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Government consult with BMF on packaging responsibility reform

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The Government is right to exclude packaging for commercial and industrial applications from proposals to introduce full net cost recovery, according to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). Unlike household waste and household packaging used in high street retail, merchants already incur the cost of managing waste from their distribution and …

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BMF partners with Trustpilot to promote customer engagement


The Builders Merchants Federation today announced its partnership with Trustpilot, the leading global review platform, as part of its mission to help members build excellence within their business. With more than 71 million reviews of over 320,000 domains, Trustpilot gives customers a place to discover others’ opinions, validate their decision …

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Water conservation: the BMF respond to DEFRA

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More stringent regulations governing personal water use are necessary if rising residential demand is to be met and managed in the coming years. That was the message from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) to ministers in a consultation that closed just before the General Election was called. Demand for water …

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EDA and BMF lead product data transformation in the UK

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The drive towards digitalisation and improved B2B product data across the UK’s construction sector has received a boost thanks to a new partnership between two leading trade associations, the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) and the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). ETIM, the open-source data model for the standardisation and classification of …

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BMF announces digitalisation initiative

The Builders Merchants’ Federation (BMF) has announced an exciting new initiative for 2020 which will help members seeking to digitalise their businesses.   The BMF has partnered with the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) to develop and implement the ETIM open-source data model for the standardisation and classification of product data in …

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Climate change: BMF thanked by Lib Dem deputy leader

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“We have got to get on with insulating more homes because that’s the low-hanging fruit to make housing more energy-efficient”, Sir Edward Davey has told the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). “And we have to find ways to re-purpose gas heating to move to a net-zero carbon economy”. The BMF attended …

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Negative growth in Builders Merchants sales in Q3

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Figures for Q3 2019 just released in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) report negative growth in sales through UK builders’ merchants for the second successive quarter. In value terms, total merchants’ sales for Q3 2019 were down -0.8% over the same period in 2018, despite one more trading …

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BMF achieves three nominations in Association Awards

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has been shortlisted in three categories of the prestigious Association Awards, which promote best practice and showcase important work being done in UK Trade Associations and Professional Membership Organisations. The BMF is shortlisted for Best Conference Development, in recognition of the 2019 BMF All Industry …

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