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Consortium set up to develop next generation battery technology receives materials boost from Morgan Advanced Materials

16/05/2022 A consortium set up to develop the next generation in battery technology has received a significant boost, with the donation of a pioneering advanced material to the project. Morgan Advanced Materials has provided Lucideon with a high-performance lithium conducting solid-electrolyte material, which is not yet available in the marketplace. The solid electrolyte will be […]


Key appointments take Midlands’ multi-million pound SIPF programme forward

10/05/2022 Key appointments have been made to drive forward a multi-million pound collaboration, which is working to put the Midlands region at the heart of the global advanced ceramics industry. Four roles have been created to develop workstreams across the Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group after it was allocated £18.27 million in government funding through UK […]

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National trade body reveals scale of inflationary pressures on the building sector

05/05/2022 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR Forecasts from a leading national construction trade body reveal that inflation will have a significant impact on the industry throughout 2022. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) says there is growing uncertainty in the supply chain, stemming from rising energy prices, with the situation escalating due to the outbreak of war in […]

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Trade body unites building industry with Ukraine appeal

23/03/2022 TRADE ASSOCIATION PR The Builders Merchants Federation is launching a national campaign, calling on its members and their customers to support the Ukraine crisis. The BMF, which represents 770 merchant and supplier companies across the UK, has set up a dedicated JustGiving page to raise vital funds at Chief Executive of the BMF, […]

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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 […]


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 […]