Tag Archives: BMF

Net zero: Shadow Chancellor pledge to build the retrofitting supply chain

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“Retrofitting millions of homes is all part of Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution to move to a net-zero carbon economy,” John McDonnell told the Builders Merchants’ Federation today. “And we want to build up the supply chain throughout the country to do that”. The Shadow Chancellor was answering a question from …

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BMF hosts first Kitchens and Bathrooms forum

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The inaugural Kitchen and Bathroom Forum hosted by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) took place at Roca’s new conference and showroom facility in Leicester on 12 November. Newly elected Chairman, Paul Bence (managing director of the George Bence group) led the proceedings to a full-house of 74 members. Presentations included …

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Toolstation joins the BMF

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Toolstation, one of the UK’s fastest growing suppliers to the trade, has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). First established in 2003, Toolstation prides itself on making its customers’ work easier by ensuring they can get the right product for the job just when they need it.  Low prices, stock …

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Minister acknowledges Building Materials Industry’s net zero carbon role

Nadhim Zahawi and John Newcomb

Nadhim Zahawi MP, the Minister for Business and Industry has acknowledged the vital role the building materials industry will play in the development and delivery of new technologies that will significantly reduce carbon emissions, to help deliver the Government’s net zero target by 2050. Zahawi was speaking the Builders Merchants …

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BSS joins the BMF


The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) have welcomed their newest merchant member – BSS – the UK’s largest, distributor of pipeline and heating solutions. With a rich history that began over 110 years ago, BSS (part of the Travis Perkins Group) are a nationwide business with over 60 branches across the …

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BMF Members Conference 2020 heads to Windsor

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The Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed that it will hold its 2020 Annual Members Conference and Awards on 16th & 17th September at the De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor. Over 285 delegates attended the Federation’s 2019 Members Conference last month where they enjoyed two days of presentations, business workshops, networking …

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What’s App-ening at the BMF Annual Conference?

BMF Conf App Sep19

For the first time, this year Conference delegates will have access to a great networking tool that will help them to maximise their time at the BMF’s Annual Members’ Conference on 18-19 September at St George’s Park, Burton on Trent. The BMF Conference App will help them to meet other …

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BMF shortlisted for multiple awards

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The work of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) in supporting members has again been recognised in the Association Excellence Awards, with the Federation shortlisted in five categories, including Best Association Team and Overall Best Association (under 1000 members). Described as a beacon of good practice and innovation, the Association Awards …

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Award-winning journalist takes Business Brief at BMF Conference

Joe Lynam

The award-winning BBC business journalist and broadcaster, Joe Lynam, will return to the BMF Members Annual Conference on September 19th. Lynam regularly appears on BBC News, BBC Breakfast and Radio 4’s flagship Today Programme covering business, the economy, EU, UK and Ireland.  His report exposing RBS’ mistreatment of its small business …

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New BMF Centre of Excellence opens in the North East

BMF at Marshalls

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has just launched its first North East Regional Centre of Excellence at Marshalls near Stockton on Tees. 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 …

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