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Diversity in Merchanting
The first trade organisation to include the words "builders merchants" in its title was the Builders Merchants Alliance Ltd, formed on 2 April 1908.
The Builders Merchant Alliance survives until 1936 when it becomes the Builders Supplies Credit Association (BSCA).
The British Federation of Plumbers Merchants is formed (BFPM).
The Building Industry Distributors is formed (BID).
A merger of the BSCA, the BFPM and the BID forms the National Federation of Builders and Plumbers Merchants.
BFBPM purchases 15 Soho Square, London W1 for its Head Office.
BFBPM changes its name to Builders Merchants Federation.
BMF moves from Soho Square to new premises in Coventry and launches its new corporate identity and website.
The BMF opened its first Regional Centre of Excellence designed to strengthen the organisation's regional presence. The highest membership figures in 20 years. 560 member companies with combined sales in excess of £22bn and 109, 000 employees.
BMF membership reaches 600 - a 22 year high. BMF win TAF Best Practice Award for Skills Development
BMF celebrates 110 years as a trade body and 40 years as the Builders Merchants Federation