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Concerns over HGV driver shortages raised by construction trade body

14/07/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Transport issues are hitting suppliers to the construction trade, as builders’ merchants work to get supplies into their stores and deliver orders to customers. Members of national trade body the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), have reported widespread disruption and delays, with a shortfall in drivers able to transport goods across the […]

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Stoke business leader appointed to Livery company

17/05/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR The leader of a trade association, which represents a multi-billion pound slice of the UK construction industry, has been elected as a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Marketors. John Newcomb, the CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), joins the City Livery company following an extensive career in marketing and […]

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Trade body sets out the building blocks to a successful apprenticeship for trainees

8/02/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A leading trade body is signposting the opportunities for a career in the building materials industry to mark National Apprenticeship Week. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is highlighting the apprenticeship route as a gateway to a wide variety of roles, which offer exciting future prospects. Although often under the radar when […]

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Supply issues impacting on construction sector

27/01/2021 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A shortage of construction products including roofing materials and timber is starting to impact on the building industry, according to a leading industry trade body. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) – whose members represent a £38 billion slice of the construction industry supply chain – has received reports of August availability […]

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Construction trade body raises concerns over port capacity

05/12/2020 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR A leading construction industry trade body is looking into claims that building products shipped in containers from the Far East are struggling to get to the UK. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) – whose members represent a £38 billion slice of the construction industry supply chain – is acting on concerns […]

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Figures set out Brexit scenarios on UK building materials industry

24/09/2020 New figures reveal a ‘no deal’ Brexit could have a significant economic impact on the manufacture and supply of building materials across the UK in 2021. Forecasts from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) point to a 2.8 per cent increase for the sector next year if an agreement is not reached, against a 5.9 […]

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Huge surge in landscaping product sales reported across the UK

01/09/2020 Latest figures from builders’ merchants across the UK show sales of landscaping products soared. According to the Builders Merchants Federation’s Builders’ Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report, sales grew by more than 50 per cent during June this year, compared with the same month in 2019. The trade body says DIY customers are behind much […]

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BMF Back in the Office

08/06/2020 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been working extensively with the Builders Merchants Federation to help them support their members through the crisis. We’ve developed regular video briefings from CEO John Newcomb, assisted in creating an online information hub relevant to the industry and produced press releases at a […]

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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 […]