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Construction trade body welcomes COVID-19 plans

22/05/2020 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A trade body has welcomed the phased route map approach announced by the Scottish Government to ease lockdown restrictions. According to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), the plans set out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday (21 May) will enable its members to gear-up to meet demand when construction works are […]

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Thousands of construction jobs protected after trade credit guarantee announced

13/05/2020 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A leading construction trade body says thousands of jobs have been protected after the Government pledged to protect Trade Credit Insurance. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) says the decision by Government announced today (13 May) to guarantee business-to-business transactions will ensure confidence in the construction industry supply chain. Construction is one […]

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Trade bodies monitor construction supplies to iron out demand and production

04/05/2020 Leaders in the construction sector are joining forces to ensure confidence in the multi-billion-pound building products supply chain, to meet increasing demand in the re-opening period. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is working with the Construction Products Association (CPA) to monitor the manufacturing and distribution of their respective members, in order to meet the […]

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Builders’ merchants unite to provide vital equipment to the healthcare sector

10/04/2020 Builders’ merchants across the UK are joining forces to deliver much-needed personal protective equipment to NHS staff. With intense supply chain pressures affecting the ability of healthcare professionals to source the equipment, national trade body the Builders Merchants Federation is co-ordinating a response across its membership They are appealing for merchants to donate visors […]

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North West business figurehead to retire from trade body role

19/02/2020 A North West business figurehead, who has carved out an inspirational career in the building industry, is set to retire from a key industry trade body. Peter Hindle MBE is retiring as Chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation at the end of March, after six successful years in the role. During his tenure as […]

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UK building sector trade body sets out value of European relations for future success

20/11/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR One of the UK’s most influential trade associations has set out a blueprint to support industry connections with Europe over the next 12 months. The move comes as John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), completes one year in the elected role as President of UFEMAT, the European Association […]

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Kilburn director in careers advice spotlight

10/10/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A Kilburn director is taking centre stage under a national campaign to raise awareness of career opportunities in the building materials sector. Bart Murphy, Operations Director of MP Moran Builders and Plumbers Merchants, which has its headquarters in Kilburn High Road, has been appointed an Industry Ambassador by trade body, the […]

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Data figures reveal Q2 sales slowing at UK builders’ merchants

27/08/2019 Changing weather patterns are being cited as a factor behind new figures from the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI), which report the first negative growth in sales through the industry since data collection began in 2014. In value terms, total merchant sales for the second quarter of 2019 were down -1.2 per cent […]

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Trade body advice sets out the building blocks to a successful career for school leavers

27/06/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A national trade body is signposting school leavers in the Midlands to a career with a bright future in the building materials industry. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched a new website to showcase the wide range of roles and opportunities the sector has to offer. Although often under the […]

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Notts MP sees the opportunities for a low carbon future in city homes

04/06/2019 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR MP for Nottingham South Lilian Greenwood saw first-hand how the building materials industry can play a key role in delivering a low carbon future for the city. Ms Greenwood discussed how modern advances in home heating products can deliver significant improvement to air quality and energy use across the region during […]