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BMF’s fundraising drive tops over half a million pounds

Press Release 17/07/2023 A national trade body based in Coventry has raised more than half a million pounds in just five years for charities that support people both in the UK and abroad. The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), which represents 880 builders’ merchants and suppliers across the UK, has championed a series of events and […]


Vienna-based green building summer university welcomes next generation change makers in sustainability

Press Release 13/06/2023 Vienna-based green building summer university welcomes next generation change makers in sustainability Students and professionals with a commitment to become change-makers in the quest for a greener built environment will come together in Vienna this summer for a world-renowned programme, which looks at passive housing and sustainable construction from a truly international […]

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Building materials availability returning to pre-pandemic levels

22/05/2023 Trade Association PR National trade body, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has welcomed reports that the availability of building materials across the UK is on the return to pre-Covid levels. Signs of a return to pre-pandemic supply are outlined in the latest report from the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability Group, which was set […]


Trade association’s gardening guide for Invasive Species Week

15/05/2023 Trade Association PR A national trade body is marking Invasive Species Week with a round-up of some of the key actions that gardeners can take to help curb non-native weeds. Daniel Docking, technical manager at the Property Care Association’s Invasive Weed Control Group, has highlighted five top tips to help stem their spread. The […]


Furniture sector reports optimistic outlook

15/05/2023 Trade Association PR Orders and output are on the rise and the costs of materials are falling, prompting a positive perspective according to national trade body, British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM). In its most recent Trade & Price Trends Survey, BFM found that the number of respondents that were more optimistic about the general trading […]

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BCGA’s Nitrous Oxide Update

27/03/2023 The British Compressed Gases Association has led calls for a ban on the retail sale of Nitrous Oxide, while protecting its legitimate use in industry and healthcare. The trade body’s CEO, Ellen Daniels, said: “We welcome the government’s new measures around the misuse of Nitrous Oxide and look forward to seeing more details on how the […]

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Lucideon ramps up capability in advanced ceramics with new multi-million-pound centre

24/03/2023 International technology company Lucideon is broadening its capabilities with access to a new state-of-the-art facility, developed to channel new routes to commercialisation in the advanced ceramics sector. The company is opening-up opportunities for aerospace, defence, healthcare and nuclear clients to put materials innovation on the fast-track, as part of its move to the new […]


BFM strengthens ‘buy British’ message with the launch of new membership category for retailers

22/03/2023 The British Furniture Manufacturers is launching a brand new membership category for furniture retailers to recognise companies committed to selling and promoting British made goods. The BFM’s new retailer membership category, which will be open to retailers across the UK, is being launched at the January Furniture Show 2023. It builds on the success […]


Vienna-based Green.Building.Solutions. programme outlined at Futurebuild

06/03/2023 Representatives from a world-renowned Austrian international summer university, which looks at passive housing and sustainable construction, are heading to Futurebuild to discuss the programme. Green.Building.Solutions. (GBS) attracts built-environment students and professionals from across the globe who are looking to acquire in-depth expertise in sustainable construction and passive housing, within an intensive format. Over three […]


BFM’s new podcast sets the scene on furniture ‘Industry Matters’

14/02/2023 The first episode of British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) new podcast, ‘Industry Matters’ – recorded at the January Furniture Show – is now available online. Managing Director Sean Holt and Marketing and Communications Manager, Jo Audley-Charles host the podcast, which aims to tackle industry news and offer insights a nd analysis, as well as covering […]