The BMF’s MasterMerchant is Back

The Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed that the 2021 BMF MasterMerchant competition will take place with the support of a new headline sponsor, Natural Cement.

After a year off due to Covid-19, this year’s competition will be held in Ambleside in the Lake District from 9-11 July.

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Chandlers: winners of the past three events

Open to all BMF Members – merchants, suppliers, distributors and service members – MasterMerchant is a fun but demanding team competition involving a series of mental and physical problem-solving challenges designed to test each team’s creativity, communication and leadership skills.

17 teams have already signed up to take part and pit their wits and stamina against defending champions, Chandlers Building Supplies “Merchants of Menace”.   The event organisers can accommodate a maximum of 20 teams (each comprising 4 people), so there is still time to enter.

Jack Edwards, sales manager of headline sponsor, Natural Cement said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this year’s BMF MasterMerchant event. The sponsorship is a great opportunity for Natural Cement to raise our profile and show support to our industry and fellow members. Our team are also looking forward to the challenge of competing!”

John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “This fantastic teambuilding event has been taking place since the 1980s. Its longevity is testament to the great way it can help people to get to know each other better and work together as a team. I’m delighted that it is returning again this year, and would like to thank our new sponsor, Natural Cement as well as Stephen Lee Associates, the management development company who devise the challenges and run the weekend’s events on our behalf.”


For more information, and to book your team’s place, visit the events section at

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