Strategic Partners

Leading Independent Building Materials, Timber, Plumbing, Hardware, Agri Trade, Fuel, Garden and Homeware Retailers working together to enhance their business through development and deployment of coordinated negotiation of prices and terms.

Helping plumbing and heating businesses across England and Wales gain a competitive advantage for over 90 years.


The sole UK Trade Association representing the interests of the decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering manufacturers.

As a specialist division of bira, BHF exists to help simplify your life, save you money, and protect your interests.

The trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK.

The professional body for the UK plumbing and heating industry.

Representing the UK's manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials.

An umbrella organisation, representing the UK's Timber supply chain from Forest to end of life recycling.

The Fork Lift Truck Association is the most representative body of its kind in Europe. It exists to maintain and raise standards in the materials handling industry.

The UK's largest trade association in the construction industry, championing continuous improvement in building standards for over 75 years.

FORTIS is the UK’s leading independent mixed merchant buying group, providing a fresh approach to the benefits of combined buying.

The UK’s only trade body solely dedicated to promoting the interests of the whole architectural ironmongery industry.

Grown in Britain is for anyone who values British trees, woods and forests, and the amazing wood and timber products we can make from them.

H & B Group is one of the fastest growing buying organisation for independent builders’ merchants.

Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) is the national representative body for hardware/DIY retailers, builders merchants & trade manufacturers

The voice of the home building industry in England and Wales.





A member organisation committed to effectively driving, supporting and promoting the sustained growth of the UK domestic heating and hot water industry.

IBC is one of the UK’s fastest growing buying groups for independent builders’ merchants

The Institute exists to recognise the professional skills and competences of the merchant trade.

The National Buying Group (NBG) is an independent, progressive and fast growing group of privately-owned UK builders’ merchants

The construction industry’s longest-established trade association, representing companies involved in the building and construction industry in England and Wales.

The UK’s largest roofing trade association, representing over 70% of the roofing industry by value

NMBS is the most successful buying society in the UK for independent Builders, Plumbers, Hardware and Timber Merchants.

The Painting and Decorating Association is the premier trade and employers' association for painting & decorating contractors in the UK.

PHG members represent some of the best regional Plumbing & Heating Merchants in the UK.

The trade association for plumbing and heating businesses based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

An internationally recognised centre of excellence on the specification and use of timber and wood products.

At the forefront of promoting timber as the world’s leading renewable, low carbon construction material. Representing all sectors of the timber industry in the UK

Plays a key part in the builders’ merchant sector, promoting training and education for builders’ merchants and fundraising for a number of charities.

International non-governmental organisation, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of humanity's footprint on the environment.