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BMF MD shortlisted for Director of the Year Award  


Institute of DirectorsJohn Newcomb, MD of the Builders Merchants Federation, is one of the top business leaders in the West Midlands shortlisted in the prestigious IoD Director of the Year Awards.  The annual awards ceremony, held by the regional branch of the Institute of Directors, recognises the achievements of business leaders across the West Midlands where the BMF’s headquarters is based. Regional winners then go on to represent the West Midlands in the National Awards in October.  

Calum Nisbet, IoD West Midlands Regional Director said: “The IoD Awards are public recognition of the key role that business leaders play in driving forward our region’s economy and in job creation. They champion those who provide inspiration for the next generation. Only those who have shown business excellence, ambition, commitment, innovation and strong leadership qualities will reach the shortlist.”  

Mr Newcomb is shortlisted in the small company category, for businesses with an annual turnover under £10m. The winners will be announced at a Champagne Breakfast ceremony on June 22, when the judges will announce a winner for each category as well as the overall West Midlands’ Director of the Year.
BMF MD shortlisted for Director of the Year Award. John Newcomb, MD of the BMF, is one of the top business leaders in the West Midlands shortlisted in the prestigious IoD Director of the Year Awards.

Starmer support for BMF on customs  


Sir Keir Starmer MP and Brett Amphlett“We want to negotiate to ensure there are no new Customs burdens when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in two years’ time” was the message from Sir Keir Starmer MP to the BMF yesterday.  

The Shadow Brexit Secretary was answering a question from Brett Amphlett, who represented the BMF at a major Labour Party event in Westminster. Sir Keir gave a keynote televised speech to set out his Party’s approach to leaving the EU if Labour wins the forthcoming General Election.  

The BMF wants politicians of all parties to understand that leaving the Customs Union without a comprehensive UK-EU free trade agreement will unsettle business confidence and planned investments - with severe consequences for the merchants and manufacturers it represents.  

Sir Keir was asked whether the HMRC and port authorities have sufficient resources to deal with millions more customs declarations that will be necessary when the UK leaves the EU Customs Union. The BMF argues that if inspections at ports are not properly resourced, consignments will be stuck on quaysides causing unnecessary backlogs and delays in fulfilling customer orders.  

Sir Keir said that the country cannot have a situation where ‘no deal’ is better than a ‘bad deal’ and that there will have to be transitional arrangements to avoid uncertainty for affected businesses.  

The speech took place at the Institute of Civil Engineers in front of an invited audience of businessmen and women and political editors from the national print and broadcast media.  

Since the Prime Minister triggered the EU Article 50 clause, the BMF has been lobbying MPs to persuade the Government to negotiate a mutually-beneficial new customs agreement based on zero or low tariffs. More should be done to prepare for the possibility of no deal with the EU - and the unwanted extra bureaucratic and financial burdens that will arise from that, says the BMF.
Sir Keir Starmer MP and Brett Amphlett
Starmer support for BMF on Customs. “We want to negotiate to ensure there are no new customs burdens when the UK leaves the European Union in two years’ time” was the message from Sir Keir Starmer MP to the BMF yesterday.

UK Government industrial strategy: BMF response  


Building our Industrial StrategyA modern Industrial Strategy that showcases the construction industry, based on a clearly-defined, well-articulated mission to give it purpose, drive and direction, is the message to ministers from the BMF.  

The BMF was responding to a consultation that closed the day before the General Election announcement. The Federation welcomed the Government’s enthusiasm for a proper Industry Strategy and wants it to be a long-term partnership between government and business.  

The Government should be clearer in what it means by industrial strategy because often the word ‘industry’ is used to loosely describe not just manufacturing. Politicians would do well to remember that industries like construction and house-building cannot function properly without the active support of the building materials’ supply chain that the BMF represents.  

John Newcomb, Managing Director of the BMF, commented: “The Prime Minister’s decision to establish a new Department with the words Industrial Strategy in its name gives a clear signal as to her intentions. It confirms the approach is to carry on with the work done begun under the Coalition Government, and continued by the Conservatives, of a blend of horizontal policies, regional devolution and sector deals”.  

“This is not without a degree of risk because it perpetuates the advantage that certain companies and industries have in access to ministers. We believe it is better to pursue far-reaching action to support clearly-defined missions that affect many businesses, large and small, like merchants”.  

Mr Newcomb said the BMF wants parity of esteem between academic education and vocational training & skills. Without proper, structured careers advice and guidance, the concern is that young people are channelled into higher education that may prove to be the wrong choice for them.  

Contradictory funding announcements by ministers only serve to perpetuate this imbalance. The BMF has spotted that the new Institutes of Technology are due to receive £170 million which is less that the £240 million earmarked for the expansion of grammar schools.  

John Newcomb added that official figures show the West Midlands has a shortage of skilled workers. The proportion of highly-skilled people in the region is about 15% below the England average - and one in every eight people in the West Midlands have no qualifications.
UK Government industrial strategy: BMF response. A modern Industrial Strategy that showcases the construction industry, based on a clearly-defined, well-articulated mission to give it purpose, drive and direction, is the message to ministers from th

BMF Conference offers new slant on Peak Performance  


Kenton CoolKenton Cool has climbed all over the world, establishing new routes and first ascents of peaks in Alaska, France and India.  He is also one of the world’s most sought after guides and has successfully climbed Everest twelve times, including an ascent leading the explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes.  

His years in the mountains have taught him how to face and overcome his own challenges as well as how to bring out the best and inspire belief in those around him.   

John Newcomb, BMF MD said: “Leading teams into uncertain danger in the mountains - and bringing them back alive – provides valuable guidance on the criteria for a peak performing team.  Kenton’s presentation demonstrates both his passion for his sport and highly practical lessons for any high performance business.”  

The BMF All Industry Conference takes place in Budapest from 15 to 18 June 2017 at the five star Intercontinental Hotel.  Broadcaster and TV personality, Gethin Jones, will host the event, which has already sold out.  Further details are available on the Conference website at www.bmfconference.co.uk
Kenton Cool
BMF Conference offers new slant on Peak Performance. Kenton Cool, one of the world’s leading high altitude climbers, will draw on his experience of leading summit expeditions to offer insights into leadership in extreme moments at the BMF All Indust

BMF opens second North West Regional Centre at Sentinel  


BMF Regional Centre at SentinelThe BMF has launched its second Regional Centre of Excellence in the North West last week at Sentinel Performance Solutions’ superb facility in Warrington.  

Matt Haines (BMF Regional Manager West Midlands, North West and North Wales) attended the launch with Sentinel’s Neil Davies (Trade Marketing Director) and Daniel Cheung (Trade Marketing Manager).  

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

Speaking at the launch at Neil Davies said: “Sentinel is proud to be partnering with the BMF. At Sentinel we look forward to working with the BMF as we seek to educate and inspire the next generation of builders’ merchants to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing construction industry.”

Matt Haines, BMF Regional Manager said: “The BMF is very appreciative of Sentinel allowing the BMF to use the impressive facilities at their Warrington Offices, very conveniently less than 2 minutes from the M56, to become a second Centre of Excellence in the North West Region. We very much look forward to welcoming members to the venue when the BMF Regional Meeting is held there on 4 October 2017.”
BMF Regional Centre at Sentinel
BMF opens new North West Regional Centre at Sentinel. The BMF has launched its second Regional Centre of Excellence in the North West last week at Sentinel Performance Solutions’ in Warrington. Members around the country have welcomed the BMF regio

BMF launches new website


New BMF website The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched a new website at www.bmf.org.uk to serve its members across the industry.

BMF Managing Director John Newcomb says: “Following the survey conducted with our members last year, we have listened and I believe this new website will enable members to gain even more value from their BMF membership. We very much look forward to stronger communication with all our members in the future.”

Benefits of the new website include:  

  • Better communication with members as well as their employees
  • Book events, forums, regional meetings and training courses online
  • Download resources eg BMF handbook, remuneration survey and KPI report
  • Search for members  

Members can now personalise communications by logging in or creating a new account to select the communications required, such as BMBI data, BMF Business News, CPA reports and forecasts, BMF Weekly Economic Bulletins, as well as tailoring visits to fit role and sector.

Members are invited to login and boost the benefits of their membership. Over the coming weeks the BMF will be sending further information and helpful tips on how to get the most from the new website.
BMF has launched a new website at www.bmf.org.uk to serve its members across the industry. BMF Managing Director John Newcomb says: “Following the survey conducted with our members last year, we have listened and I believe this new website will enabl

UK Government triggers EU Article 50: BMF comment

UK Government triggers EU Article 50: BMF comment Responding to today’s Article 50 announcement, the BMF has urged Theresa May and David Davis to negotiate a mutually-beneficial new customs agreement based on zero or low tariffs.

The BMF is concerned that leaving the Customs Union without a comprehensive UK-EU free trade agreement will unsettle business confidence and planned investments, with severe consequences for the building materials’ supply chain.

More should be done to prepare for the possibility of no deal with the EU - and the unwanted extra bureaucratic and financial burdens that will arise from that, says the BMF.

John Newcomb, Managing Director of the BMF, commented:  “Builders merchants already face significant material price rises due to currency fluctuations and worry that proper consideration is not being given to other obstacles that hamper trade”.

“Ministers ought to be looking at whether HMRC and other agencies have sufficient resources to deal with millions more customs’ declarations that will be necessary. If border inspections at ports are not properly resourced, consignments will be stuck on the quayside causing unnecessary backlogs and delays in fulfilling customer orders”.

Last month, the Swedish National Board of Trade said that all Brexit scenarios will mean increased business costs as administrative requirements and controls are applied. Sweden is the UK’s most significant timber trading partner so any forecast of more expensive and difficult trading arrangements will have significant implications for importers and merchants.
UK Government triggers EU Article 50: BMF comment
UK Government triggers EU Article 50: BMF comment. Responding to today’s Article 50 announcement, the BMF has urged Theresa May and David Davis to negotiate a mutually-beneficial new customs agreement based on zero or low tariffs.

JCB becomes latest BMF Regional Centre of Excellence

JCB becomes latest BMF Regional Centre of Excellence The BMF has teamed up with JCB to help make training courses more accessible to the Federation’s members in Staffordshire.

The BMF has traditionally held training programmes at its Coventry headquarters. Now the courses are being rolled out across the UK to locations known as ‘BMF Regional Centres of Excellence’ – and JCB has just become the latest such centre.

The first meeting was held at JCB Compact Products, in Cheadle, Staffs and now the company will host further regional meetings and training sessions throughout the year as part of its commitment to the Federation. Courses focus on anything from estimating building quantities to maximising margins. JCB Industrial Business Development Manager Darren Brookes said: “We are delighted to host the BMF members for training and regional meetings. They are doing a great job of bringing together different elements of the supply chain and we are looking forward to playing our part in the West Midlands area.”

The BMF is the only trade association representing builders’ merchants and suppliers to the merchant industry, protecting the interests of more than 578 merchant and supplier companies, with combined sales in excess of £25bn. The BMF’s 316 merchant members operate from more than 4,800 branches across the UK and the membership employs over 117,000 staff.

BMF Regional Manager Matt Haines said: “This is a fantastic centre and we look forward to holding our West Midlands meetings here, along with training courses for local members.  Last year JCB won the inaugural BMF Supplier Engagement Award, given to the member that has most consistently or innovatively engaged with BMF members. Hosting the BMF’s West Midland Centre of Excellence demonstrates its commitment to continuing as one of the BMF’s most active supporters.”  

Pictured: BMF West Midlands regional meeting held at JCB Compact Products, Cheadle – a BMF Regional Centre of Excellence

JCB Compact Tools, Cheadle - a Regional Centre of Excellence
The BMF has teamed up with JCB to help make training courses more accessible to the Federation’s members in Staffordshire.

BMF Pavilion returns to UK Construction Week 2017


BMF Pavilion at UK Construction Week 2017The BMF is building on its successful first appearance at UK Construction Week last autumn, by once again hosting its own branded BMF Pavilion at this year’s exhibition, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 10-12 October.  

The BMF Pavilion will be located in the Build Show area of UK Construction Week, which features nine separate shows in total, including Grand Designs Live. Exhibition space within the BMF Pavilion will be reserved for BMF members.  

John Newcomb, BMF MD said: “Last year, the BMF Pavilion proved an excellent platform for merchants to meet and do business with potential customers and suppliers. UK Construction Week attracted over 30,000 construction professionals, demonstrating the industry’s appetite for a major annual event that combines exhibitor space with education seminars, workshops and relaxed networking opportunities.”  

BMF member, EasyTrim, had great success launching a new product at the 2016 show, as Rachel Gibson, the company’s Marketing Manager explained. “We decided to launch our product at the Build Show because the show attracts such a broad demographic of visitors. We had a fantastic week at our stand and garnered a lot of high-quality leads.”  

Around 20 BMF members had a presence in the BMF Pavilion in 2016.  This year, with BMF members benefitting from a substantial 20% discount, the Federation is confident that the number will be even higher.    

For further information visit www.ukconstructionweek.com. To reserve exhibition space please contact Dale Nicholson, Sales Manager at Media 10 on +44 (0)203 225 5217 or email dale.nicholson@media-ten.com
BMF Pavilion returns to UK Construction Week 2017. The BMF is building on its successful first appearance at UK Construction Week last autumn, by once again hosting its own branded BMF Pavilion at this year’s exhibition, which takes place at the NE

BMF launches new leadership development programme

BMF talent developmentTalent Development is the BMF’s new leadership and team development programme to help builders’ merchants to grow existing and future leaders. 

The BMF has linked with PGS Team to deliver this exciting programme, which can be tailored for individual merchant and supplier businesses.  The programme has been honed over the last 12 years, during which time PGS Team has built a leadership and high performance team building practice that specialises in building resilience and elite behaviour in business leaders.

Talent Development takes a ‘whole systems approach’.  This considers the links between three crucial elements – business results, team performance and individual growth.  At times these elements are considered independently, at others the focus is on how they overlap.

Richard Ellithorne, BMF’s Membership Services Director said: “A lot of businesses and organisations concentrate their people development on product and technical knowledge. They promote the people who are best at this into team leaders or management positions without giving much consideration to the support they will need in their new role. Leadership Development turns that idea on its head and provides a more focused development plan that challenges people to maximise their potential.” 

Kevin Parr, MD of PGS Team added:  “We believe that each individual progressing into a leadership role should be given the best possible chance of success and that means a tailor made programme for personal development. We specifically look at an individual’s ability to lead in change and uncertainty.”

Rawle Gammon and Baker Holdings Ltd (RGB) has already experienced the dramatic difference that the Talent Development programme can make.

Kevin Fenlon, RGB’s CEO said: “Talent Development has inspired even higher levels of sustained engagement and enthusiasm within RGB.  In the competitive market that we operate in, it is great to work with somebody who understands the diversity and challenges of our industry.”

For further information about the Talent Development Programme, please contact james.spillane@bmf.org.uk
BMF Talent Development
BMF launches new leadership development programme. BMF Talent Development is the BMF’s new leadership and team development programme to help builders’ merchants to grow existing and future leaders.

Golden Girl Gunnell to speak at BMF Conference​


Sally GunnellThe BMF has confirmed Sally Gunnell OBE as the final speaker for the BMF All Industry Conference in Budapest in June.

Sally completes a fantastic line up of speakers from the worlds of business, politics and sport. 

Sally remains the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently – Olympic, World, Europe and Commonwealth.  But her rise to the pinnacle of her sport was hard won.

She blew the chance to be World Champion in 1991, stormed back to win Olympic Gold in 1992 and defied incredible odds to become World Champion in 1993, setting a new World Record in the process. She contended with injuries, athletes that she saw as more naturally gifted and a relatively modest support infrastructure compared to her peers. Her success, by her own admission, was down to a firm grip over her own mind and a lot of very hard graft.

John Newcomb, BMF MD said: “Sally’s mental attitude and approach enabled her to hit some incredible highs as well as recovering from some devastating lows.  There are many similarities between high performance in the worlds of sport and business and this promises to be another fascinating session.”

The BMF All Industry Conference takes place in Budapest from 15 to 18 June 2017 at the five star Intercontinental Hotel.  Broadcaster and TV personality, Gethin Jones, will host the event, which has already sold out.  Further details are available on the Conference website, www.bmfconference.co.uk
Sally Gunnell
Golden Girl Gunnell to speak at BMF Conference. The BMF has confirmed Sally Gunnell OBE as the final speaker for the BMF All Industry Conference in Budapest in June. Sally completes a fantastic line up of speakers from the worlds of business, polit

BMF opens first Regional Centre in Wales

BMF opens first regional centre in WalesThe BMF has launched its first Regional Centre of Excellence in Wales at ROCKWOOL’s Training Academy in Bridgend.

The launch coincided with the Centre hosting its first BMF Wales regional meeting, chaired by Richard Brian, Managing Director, Hughes Forrest. The Centre will also be used for training sessions for BMF members in Wales.

Speaking at the opening, Mark Bungay, National Sales Manager DIY & Merchants, ROCKWOOL said: “ROCKWOOL is proud to be partnering with the BMF.  At ROCKWOOL, we are fully committed to providing the very best in product training to merchants, both in branch and at the new training academy. We look forward to working with the BMF as we seek to educate and inspire the next generation of builders merchants to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing construction industry.”

Richard Jones, BMF Regional Manager, said: “As we have seen today, ROCKWOOL is providing the BMF with a superb facility which will be widely used by our members in Wales.”    


Pictured left to right: Richard Jones (BMF Regional Manager), Mark Bungay (National Sales Manager DIY and Merchants, ROCKWOOL), Richard Brian (Hughes Forrest & BMF Wales Chair), John Newcomb (BMF Managing Director)
BMF opens first Regional Centre in Wales
The BMF has launched its first Regional Centre of Excellence in Wales at ROCKWOOL’s Training Academy in Bridgend. The launch coincided with the Centre hosting its first BMF Wales regional meeting, chaired by Richard Brian, Managing Director, Hughe

‘T-Levels’ are a step in the right direction says BMF


Spring Budget 2017: T levelsResponding to the Budget this week, the BMF has welcomed recognition by the Chancellor that Britain cannot overcome low productivity without reform of the existing system of technical qualifications. The BMF believes that the introduction of ‘T’ Levels is a step in the right direction but that more needs to be done to ensure the building industry is future-proofed.

John Newcomb, Managing Director of the BMF said:  “The building industry and its supply chain are experiencing huge skills’ shortages. Construction firms, large and small, face real difficulty attracting new faces. Our industry is not seen by young people as a long-term career option - especially by young women. "

“This week is National Apprentices’ Week and we ask ministers to look at what more can be done to encourage school- and college-leavers to take up the trades we so desperately need - the bricklayers, the roofers, the carpenters, the electricians, the plasterers and the merchants.

“If the Chancellor’s announcement about ‘T’ levels helps redress the parity of esteem between academic and vocational training, then that is good news. Merchanting provides fantastic career opportunities for young people, and the BMF is keen to persuade parents that university is not always the right choice for their children.”
Responding to the Budget this week, the BMF has welcomed recognition by the Chancellor that Britain cannot overcome low productivity without reform of the existing system of technical qualifications.

BMF and PDA announce strategic partnership


Painting and Decorating Association PDAThe BMF and the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) have agreed a strategic partnership designed to raise the profile of the decorative sector.

The new strategic partnership coincides with the launch of the BMF Decorative Forum, which meets for the first time on 4th May at Akzo Nobel’s Dulux Academy in Slough.  Stuart Yates, National President of the PDA will be the main speaker at this meeting, which brings together merchants and suppliers with an interest in decorating products.

The BMF’s latest trade alliance will support the PDA’s recent work to encourage end-users to use a quality decorator. The reputation of PDA members is often reliant on the effective supply of quality decorative materials by merchants and manufacturers throughout the supply chain. Sourcing quality products from BMF members offering the highest standards of service adds value to their proposition.

BMF managing director, John Newcomb said: “Our agreement sets the foundations for the BMF and the PDA to work together to raise the profile of a sector with enormous potential. The PDA represents over 1,300 painter and decorating companies members, while 221 of the BMF’s 316 merchant members are selling decorative products and there are also 17 BMF supplier members supplying decorative products to merchants in BMF membership.”

PDA chief executive officer, Neil Ogilvie said: “The core values of our two organisations are closely aligned. Like the BMF, the PDA represents both large national contractor organisations through to small businesses.  The annual market value of decorating sector is £4bn. We have a clear purpose to ensure that all our members adhere to the highest standards. By joining with the BMF we are aiming to raise both the profile of this valuable sector and the professionalism of our members working within it.”

Another key element of the partnership will involve sharing knowledge and experience on training and apprenticeships.  The BMF is working on setting up a Trailblazer Trade Supplier Apprentice scheme in merchanting, and both trade bodies appreciate the importance of attracting the right new recruits to their respective industries. 
The BMF and the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) have agreed a strategic partnership designed to raise the profile of the decorative sector. The new strategic partnership coincides with the launch of the BM

The Budget: implementing Clean Air Zones

The Budget: Parliament boxIf the Government goes ahead with the introduction of Clean Air Zones, ministers must bring forward steps to support merchants to replace old vehicles with viable and clean equivalents.

That is the message from the Builders Merchants Federation to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, ahead of his Budget Statement on 8 March.

Central and local government are implementing Clean Air Zones to improve air quality and tackle pollution from diesel vehicles. Several local authorities aim to restrict access to their city based on the type of fuel or vehicle - and businesses face new penalty charges to enter.

In its Budget representations, the BMF emphasised that members perform a vital function as the ‘last-mile’ link in delivering to construction sites. Merchants have no choice but to use diesel vehicles to deliver heavy materials that use lifting gear to load & unload them. Unlike buses, taxis or coaches, HGVs used by merchants do not make frequent stops, on demand, for passengers.

John Newcomb, BMF Managing Director, said: "We support the Government’s ambitions to improve air quality. However, the Chancellor must use his Budget to demonstrate a willingness to work with merchants to ensure that the Clean Air Zones do not restrict the delivery of materials to construction sites”.

The UK Government has failed to bring down air pollution to within legal limits - and has lost High Court and Supreme Court cases. Diesel exhaust emissions are the main cause but those from home heating and our sources are also involved. The Government’s preferred solution is a network of Clean Air Zones covering large urban English local authorities.

The first cities to implement Zones are Leeds, Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham and Southampton. London already has an Ultra-Low Emissions Zone. The BMF is concerned that (a) insufficient time exists to make necessary operational changes and (b) SMEs face disproportionate costs.

Conservative MPs, the London Mayor and others are lobbying the Chancellor to announce a diesel vehicle scrappage scheme, primarily for private cars. The BMF argues the rise in commercial journeys means action should be taken first to alleviate harmful emissions from HGVs & LGVs.

The Budget: Parliament box
The Budget: implementing Clean Air Zones. The Budget: Parliament boxIf the Government goes ahead with the introduction of Clean Air Zones, ministers must bring forward steps to support merchants to replace old vehicles with viable and clean equivalen

RIBA Director to give architects' view at BMF Conference

Adrian DobsonAdrian Dobson, the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Executive Director for Members, is the latest speaker confirmed for the BMF All Industry Conference in Budapest in June. 

RIBA members are at the start of the design process that eventually drives product sales through builders merchants.  Yet this is the first time that a senior executive from the RIBA has presented at a BMF Conference. In addition to working to improve the design quality of public buildings, new homes and new communities, the RIBA provides the standards, training, support and recognition that puts its 40,000 members as the peak of their profession. 

Adrian, a Chartered Architect himself, leads all of the RIBA’s member-facing work and is helping to shape an organisation attuned to the times as the profession faces new challenges in response to significant societal, economic and technological change.  Adrian is also the author of 21 Things You Won’t Learn in Architecture School a helpful and entertaining guide to the realities of working in architectural practice. He will be adopting a similar approach in his Conference presentation, which will include a light-hearted look at the perception of architects through the eyes of merchants and vice versa.

BMF MD, John Newcomb said: “It is an opportune moment for the BMF Conference to hear from a RIBA spokesperson for the first time. Every element of the construction process – design, building and the supply of products – is facing up to change and the challenges and opportunities that brings.  It is more important than ever for every member of the construction team to understand each other’s motivations in order to work together as a harmonious unit. I am delighted that Adrian will be joining us in Budapest.”

The BMF All Industry Conference takes place in Budapest from 15 to 18 June 2017 at the five star Intercontinental Hotel.  Broadcaster and TV personality, Gethin Jones, will host the event, which has already sold out.  Further details are available on the Conference website, www.bmfconference.co.uk
Adrian Dobson
RIBA Director to give architects' view at BMF Conference. Adrian Dobson, the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Executive Director for Members, is the latest speaker confirmed for the BMF All Industry Conference in Budapest in June.