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Five reasons why becoming a member
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  • Training and development
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Training

BMF training

The BMF runs a wide range of training and skills development for employees of merchants, distributors and suppliers, from yard staff to company directors. Training ranges from online product knowledge to specialist skills training.

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Publications

BMF Handbook and Directory 2017

BMF publications include One Voice magazine, Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI), Plumbing & Heating News, Timber Forum News, Remuneration survey, KPI report, Business News and CPA Weekly notes.

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Featured Events

The BMF has a wide range of events, forums and regional meetings to enhance networking opportunities.




BMF Members' Day

19-20 September 2017

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BMF Burns Supper, Edinburgh
26 January 2018
 
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BMF Pavilion at UK Construction Week 

UK Construction Week
10-12 October 2017

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Latest News



Here are the latest news stories from the BMF

Watts joins the BMF  


Watts Water TechnologiesWatts Water Technologies, global manufacturer and supplier of water and heating technology, has joined the BMF as a Supplier Member.  

Since 1874, Watts has contributed to technological advancements in the industry with a focus on continuous improvement and delivery of the highest quality products. Watts’ know-how, combined with a focus on product reliability, health and safety, and protection of the environment, has made Watts a key provider to the plumbing and heating industry.  

Watts Industries UK encompasses brands such as Socla and Microflex, ranges such as Black Teknigas and Electro Controls and unique market leading products in OneFlow and Powerseat. It is pivotal in the development of water technologies at point of entry and point of use. It is also instrumental in heating controls and gas valves, enabling it to provide solutions across the domestic and commercial portfolio, including Plumbing and Flow Control, Water Quality and Conditioning, Water Reuse and Drainage, HVAC and Municipal Waterworks.  

“The BMF plays a vital part in co-ordinating all sectors of the construction industry and we are pleased to be working with them to support those that require water technology products,” said Dave Raynor, Product Manager Watts Industries UK. “As a supplier of well-known products and brands we are ideally placed to provide solutions to a variety of industries and applications and we look forward to working with the BMF to facilitate this.”  

Welcoming Watts into membership, BMF CEO John Newcomb said: “We are delighted that Watts has joined the BMF and already has plans to utilise their membership to the full. I am looking forward to working with them in the coming months.”   For more information about Watts please visit www.wattsindustries.co.uk.
Watts joins the BMF. Watts Water Technologies, global manufacturer and supplier of water and heating technology, has joined the BMF as a Supplier Member. Since 1874, Watts has contributed to technological advancements in the industry with a focus o

Viessmann joins the BMF  

ViessmannThe Viessmann Group, a leading international manufacturer of heating and cooling systems has joined the BMF.   

The Viessmann Group, which employs over 12,000 people worldwide, has its UK HQ in Telford. From here the company offers tailor-made systems for domestic, commercial and industrial heating, cooling, power and air conditioning systems, and trains around 2,500 installers, contractors, specifiers on its products each year.  

Membership of the BMF was recommended to Viessmann by one of its merchant customers, Plumbase.

Mark Bradley, Plumbase MD, commented: “As a longstanding member of the BMF ourselves, we have first-hand experience of the benefits of membership. No other organisation brings the industry together in the same way. It is uniquely placed to inform, educate and represent the whole building materials supply chain.”  

Welcoming the Viessmann Group, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said: “It’s great to have Viessmann on board.  Our members are at the heart of everything we do and I’m sure Viessmann, like Plumbase, will gain value from being part of a strong trade body.”  
Viessmann joins the BMF. The Viessmann Group, a leading international manufacturer of heating and cooling systems has joined the BMF. The Group employs over 12,000 people worldwide, has its UK HQ in Telford. From here the company offers tailor-

BMF launches new Cyber Security service  

BMF Cyber Audit PlusThe BMF has launched a new service, BMF Cyber Audit Plus, to help members to reinforce information security and to comply with new data protection laws which come into force in May 2018.  

The General Data Production Regulation (GDPR) will create uniform data protection rules for EU member states.   The Government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the implementation of the GDPR and UK organisations that want to conduct business with the EU must be in compliance.  

The new service is offered in partnership with RDS Tailored IT Solutions, who will provide BMF members with a free Cyber Risk Assessment and gap analysis of their current data management systems.  They will also provide more information on the policies and processes the business needs to become compliant and avoid costly fines.  Companies that do not provide adequate cyber protection for their customers will be penalised and could be fined by up to 4% of global turnover.  

Richard Ellithorne, BMF Business Services Director said: “GDPR will not only change the way that businesses obtain, store, use and delete data, it will make designated internal data controllers, board members and directors more accountable for the business processes around data protection.  If they haven’t already done so, BMF members must now take the necessary steps towards compliance, especially if they rely on a constant stream of prospect data for their sales pipeline.”  

BMF Cyber Audit Plus will not only reinforce information security and demonstrate the safety of customers’ suppliers’ and employees’ personal data, it will also help the business safeguard against various types of cyber attack.  

To book a free Cyber Risk Assessment contact RDS Global on 0330 2211 244 or email sales@rds-global.com
The BMF has launched a new service, BMF Cyber Audit Plus, to help members to reinforce information security and to comply with new data protection laws which come into force in May 2018.
New BMF Regional centre of Excellence at ACO, SheffordBMF opens second Anglia Regional Centre at ACO  

The BMF launched its second Regional Centre of Excellence in the Anglia region last week at ACO - a superb facility in Shefford.  

BMF CEO John Newcomb and Alex Clifford (BMF Regional Manager London & South East) attended the launch with Phil Windus (ACO Marketing Manager) and Richard Hill (ACO Managing Director).  

BMF members around the UK have welcomed the BMF regional centres, which will give them access to BMF training and events on their doorstep.  

Speaking at the launch ACO MD Richard Hill said: “We are delighted to have been selected as a Regional Centre of Excellence and look forward to hosting BMF members for training and regional meetings. The BMF are doing a great job bringing together different elements of the supply chain and we look forward to playing our part in the Anglia area.”  

Alex Clifford said: “The BMF appreciates ACO allowing the BMF to use their impressive facilities in Shefford, as the second Centre of Excellence in the Anglia Region. We very much look forward to welcoming members to the venue when the BMF Anglia Regional Meeting is held there on 11 October 2017.”



Pictured L-R: Phil Windus (ACO), Alex Clifford (BMF), Richard Hill (ACO), John Newcomb (BMF)



BMF opens second Anglia Regional Centre at ACO. The BMF launched its second Regional Centre of Excellence in the Anglia region last week at ACO - a superb facility in Shefford.