Tag Archives: Builders Merchants Federation

NMBS achieves apprenticeship milestone

Joshua Purcell Silverton apprentice

NMBS has achieved its target to recruit 60 apprentices in its 60th Anniversary year – and is now set on reaching 100 new recruits by February 2024. The apprentices are studying at NMBS members including Gardner and Scardifield Ltd, YARD Direct and Silverton Builders Merchants Ltd, as well as other …

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Kerridge Commercial Systems supports BMF Apprenticeship Pledge

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Kerridge Commercial Systems announces it is supporting the Builders Merchants Federation’s Apprenticeship Pledge, and have committed to take on 70 apprentices. The BMF started the pledge to help take control of the skills gap in the building materials industry and stated they want to achieve 15,000 apprentices by 2030. “We …

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Shortlist for BMF Supplier and Service Awards announced

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The Builders Merchants Federation has announced separate shortlists for two Awards that will be presented at its Annual Members Day Conference and Awards in September – the BMF Supplier Member Engagement Award 2023 and the BMF Service Member Engagement Award 2023. The finalists, who have been shortlisted from 378 BMF …

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BMF appoints Henshaws MD to chair North West region

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Adrian Shelley, managing director of Manchester and Rochdale based Henshaws Roofing and Building Supplies, has been appointed by the Builders Merchants Federation as regional chairman for the North West region. Henshaws Roofing and Building Supplies was formed in 1985 and Shelley, who has decades of experience in the industry, acquired …

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Price driving P&H sales growth in Q3

PHMI Q3 2022 Report

Figures released by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) in its latest Plumbing & Heating Merchants Index (PHMI) confirms that price is driving growth in value sales through specialist plumbing and heating merchants. Plumbing & Heating merchants value sales in Q3 2022 were +10.8% higher than in Q3 2021.  The increase …

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