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BMBI finds Q2 sales slowing at UK builders' merchants


BMBIFigures for Q2 2019 just released in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) report the first negative growth in sales through UK builders merchants since data collection began in 2014.

In value terms, total merchant sales for the Q2 2019 were down -1.2% against the same period last year.  The negative figures were exacerbated by poor trading in June when sales were down by -8.1% year on year, albeit with one less trading day in June 2019.

A comparison of average sales per day (which removes the impact of trading day differences) saw a small Q2 increase of 0.4% over the same period last year.

Sales of Heavy Building Materials (the largest category) declined by -1.6%, with the next largest category Timber & Joinery also showing a slight decline at -0.1%.  Plumbing, Heating & Electrical product sales fell by -3.6%, while Kitchens & Bathrooms was down -1.3%. Landscaping products, sales of which normally rise significantly during the second quarter, was the best performing category, rising by 1.2%.

Comparing Year to Date performance figures for the first six months of 2019 against 2018 continues to show value growth, but this has slowed to +2.1%, with value inflation the likely driver rather than volume.

John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “This is the first quarter we have seen a year on year decline since the BMBI was launched in 2014 but we remain cautiously optimistic that it will prove to be a blip. The slowdown may be weather related, with weather patterns reversed in 2019 and unseasonably wet an windy weather in June delaying work on site, or it may reflect an unwinding in the stockpiling that boosted sales volumes in Q1. A third possibility is that people are reluctant to commit to buying or improving their homes until Brexit is resolved once and for all.”

Emile van der Ryst, Senior Client Insight Manager – Trade, at GfK said: “While business and consumer confidence has been impacted by continued Brexit uncertainty in 2019, it is the effect that extreme weather has had on the industry over the past 18 months that stands out. Q2 2018 sales spiked due to external construction delays in Q1 following the Beast from the East, so assessing Q2 2019 too harshly following a mild winter would be wrong.  Year to date figures still show value growth against 2018 with core sub-categories within the two main product areas driving this performance. Bricks, Plasterboards, Insulation, Timber & Flooring have all seen higher than market average increases during the first half of the year, providing a positive indicator that the market continues to plug away with better days hopefully ahead.”


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BMBI figures for Q2 2019 just released in the BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) report the first negative growth in sales through UK builders merchants since data collection began in 2014.

Bobby Davro to host charity auction at BMF Members’ Conference


Bobby DavroBobby Davro, the comedian, actor and TV personality, will host a charity auction at the BMF Awards Dinner, part of the BMF’s Annual Conference, on 19 September.

Bobby Davro’s versatility has kept him in the public eye throughout a career spanning almost four decades.  He hosted popular Saturday night shows on both ITV and BBC in the 1980s and 1990s, including Bobby Davro on the Box, Public Enemy Number One and Winner Takes All. In the 2000s he played the loveable rogue Vinnie Monks in Eastenders and has appeared in numerous stage plays, musicals and in pantomime as well as taking part in reality TV shows including Dancing on Ice and Celebrity Big Brother.

In addition to celebrating the achievements of young people in the building material supply industry, and the companies that support their development, the Awards Dinner is one of the BMF’s major charity fundraising events each year. Bobby Davro will host a live charity auction raising money to be shared equally between the BMF’s charity of the year, Variety – the Children’s Charity, and Samaritans.

He will also present the prizes for the BMF annual Golf Tournament and to the winners of this year’s other social event, a Five-a-Side Football match.

The BMF Members Annual Conference and Awards Dinner takes place on 19 September at St George’s Park, Burton on Trent, the home of England’s national football teams.  The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament will be held on the previous day, 18 September at the newly-opened JCB Golf and Country Club.

The BMF thanks Pavestone for sponsoring Mr Davro’s appearance, as well as our Members’ Conference headline sponsor, Encon Insulation, and Marsh Industries and JCB, sponsors of the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.

A limited number of delegate tickets are still available for this event. For more information visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk
Bobby Davro, the comedian, actor and TV personality, will host a charity auction at the BMF Awards Dinner, part of the BMF’s Annual Conference, on 19 September.

BMF opens first North East Regional Centre of Excellence at Marshalls


BMF RCOE at MarshallsThe BMF has just launched its first North East Regional Centre of Excellence at Marshalls near Stockton on Tees.

The BMF’s growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence means training courses and regional meetings are now far more accessible to BMF members across the UK and Ireland. This 29th BMF centre, based in Marshall’s purpose-built Eaglescliffe premises, will serve BMF members in the North East region.

Marshalls is the UK's leading hard landscaping manufacturer and has been supplying superior natural stone and innovative concrete products to the construction, home improvement and landscape markets since the 1890s. Marshalls has become synonymous with quality; supplying prestigious landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, whilst also caring for the environment and communities in which it operates.

Peter Hallitt, Group Trading Director at Marshalls plc said: “It’s good to be working so closely with the BMF. We have many joint opportunities to address in our industry, not least of which is attracting, retaining and training new young blood into our sector.

“Working with the BMF cements our relationship with our merchant customers and the opening of the BMF Centre of Excellence at our Eaglescliffe plant is another step on a journey we are proud to be part of. We hope to support the BMF more with other locations around the UK.”

John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “We are delighted to open our first North East regional centre at this superb Marshalls plant. Our 29 BMF centres now cover every region of the UK, offering a local solution for BMF North East meetings as well as our own training courses for members in the region.”

For details of all the BMF Regional Centres of Excellence around the UK and Ireland please click here or for more information about Marshalls visit www.marshalls.co.uk .
The BMF has just launched its first North East Regional Centre of Excellence at Marshalls near Stockton on Tees.

BMF announces shortlist for Young Achiever Awards


2019 BMF Young Achiever AwardsThe BMF has announced the shortlist for the 2019 BMF Young Achiever Awards, which recognise and reward talent, commitment, innovation and achievement in the next generation of managers.

The Awards are presented to managers under the age of 35 who have demonstrated their ability to go above and beyond their day to day duties, for example by implementing new ideas or spotting new opportunities that truly enhance their business.

BMF CEO, John Newcomb said: “With two categories, those nominated came from a diverse range of job roles and had taken various routes into the industry from traditional apprenticeships to fast track graduates.  It is clear that there are a great many talented young people working in our industry and the judging panel had a tough job drawing up the shortlists.”

Young Supplier Achiever 2019 shortlist

Sam Morrell, Merchant Support (North & Scotland), Knauf Insulation
Jade Terry, Key Account Manager, Naylor Industries Dina Vaisman, Co-Founder and Director, Wonderbuilds

Young Merchant Achiever 2019 shortlist

Jack Rowley, Internal Sales, Emerys Builders Merchants
Amy Vincent, Organisational Development Manager, Local Merchant Group - Saint Gobain Building Distribution
Zia Islam, Key Account Manager, Gibbs and Dandy
Jayson Richards, Branch Manager, City Plumbing Supplies (Travis Perkins)
Fergus Bell, eCommerce Manager, Bradfords Building Supplies
Mike Nicholson, Branch Manager, Elliotts

The winners of the Young Achiever Awards will be announced at the BMF Awards Dinner on Thursday 19 September, which follows the BMF Annual Members Conference.

The BMF has announced the shortlist for the 2019 BMF Young Achiever Awards, which recognise and reward talent, commitment, innovation and achievement in the next generation of managers.

AVS Fencing and Landscaping Supplies joins the BMF

9 August 2019

AVS Fencing & Landscaping SuppliesThe BMF are delighted to welcome their newest merchant member – AVS Fencing and Landscaping Supplies.

AVS is the leading supplier of fencing, decking and landscaping materials in the south east and east of England. Formed in 1993 it currently operates from 10 locations and has over 100 team members with its branch support centre being based in Horsham, West Sussex.

The company prides itself on both its quality of service and products supplied to customers, as well as the staff development and career pathway programme. All of these factors are key in providing a truly sustainable and resilient business.

AVS Managing Director and former BMF Vice-Chair Stewart Pierce, said ‘Having been at the forefront of the rejuvenation of the BMF, I appreciate the importance of staff career industry-specific development and training, as well as the need for a strong trade association for the industry’.

BMF Chief Executive, John Newcomb said: “We are thrilled to welcome AVS Fencing and Landscaping Supplies into membership. They are already planning to take a very active role with the BMF and clearly appreciate the value of being part of a strong trade body.”

“This thriving independent merchant clearly recognises that the wide variety of training and support services the BMF offers will add value to their business as it continues to develop and grow. The BMF team look forward to working with them.”

For more information about AVS please visit www.avsfencing.co.uk



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BMF welcome their newest merchant member – AVS Fencing and Landscaping Supplies - the leading supplier of fencing, decking and landscaping materials in the south east and east of England.

BMBI listed as data source by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

1 August 2019

BMBI listed as data source by BEISThe latest Monthly Construction Update from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) features data from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI). It’s a milestone for BMBI, achieving one of its main objectives in becoming a recognised index for construction by Government, economists, business and the media.

The BMBI is a brand of the BMF, set up and produced by MRA Marketing using gold standard data from GfK, one of the largest global insight agencies. In the BEIS Construction Update, the Index is highlighted alongside other recognised data providers, such as the Office of National Statistics, the Construction Products Association, IHS Markit, Experian and the Bank of England.

The BMBI is the most reliable source of data for RMI, the UK repair, maintenance and improvement market. It’s based on actual sales data from GFK’s ground-breaking Builders Merchants Panel, which analyses sales by value from over 80% of the country’s generalist builders’ merchants.

Reports are published monthly, with more in-depth analysis and insight quarterly. Fourteen leading industry experts speak for their markets, explaining trends and issues and adding insight and context to the data.

Mike Rigby, CEO of MRA Marketing, one of the founders of the BMBI, comments: “We set up BMBI in 2015, firstly to fill a gap in UK RMI statistics, which were unreliable and based on crude estimates, and secondly to raise awareness and understanding of builders’ merchants and their suppliers throughout construction and beyond.

“Outside the industry, people don’t think of builders’ merchants or their suppliers, and when they do they don’t understand what they do or how important they are,” continues Mike. “This lack of awareness holds the industry back, not least when trying to recruit the next generation. We created the Builders Merchant Building Index so the BMF could speak for the industry, explaining the importance of builders’ merchants, suppliers and our markets, and so individual BMBI Experts could speak for their markets and explain them. BMBI is a platform to influence and argue for what matters to the industry, and it’s a unique platform for building brands.

“With growing interest by the media, including a couple of paragraphs in the Sunday Times in February, this latest development is extending our reach and potential to influence.”

BMF CEO John Newcomb says “It is great to see BMBI industry data gaining wider recognition by the Government, media and key economic bodies. It is providing a more accurate picture of how the builders’ merchant sector is performing and also raising understanding of the huge significance of our sector amongst the wider construction industry within the UK economy.”

To download the latest BEIS Monthly Construction Update, or for the latest reports, Expert comments and Round Table videos, visit www.bmbi.co.uk.
The latest Monthly Construction Update from the BEIS features data from the BMBI. It’s a milestone achievement for BMBI, becoming a recognised index for construction by Government, economists, business and the media.

EazyStock joins the BMF

1 August 2019

EazyStockThe BMF are delighted to welcome their newest service member – EazyStock.

EazyStock offers market-leading inventory optimisation software. As a powerful ERP plug-in, it helps businesses take control of their inventory, lower operating costs and automate purchasing.

Peter Drakeley, Head of Customer Success at EazyStock says, “It’s critical for builders’ merchants and their suppliers to ensure product availability and fulfil customer orders as fast as possible. But, at the same time, holding excessive amounts of stock ties-up important working capital that could be used elsewhere in the business. EazyStock helps overcome this challenge with easy-to-use but powerful tools that improve forecasting accuracy, manage supply variances and automate replenishment.”

“Builders’ merchants and trade suppliers across Europe are already using EazyStock and seeing great benefits. We’re looking forward to engaging with the UK merchants industry and supporting with any inventory optimisation questions or challenges they may have.”

Welcoming EazyStock into membership, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said: “We welcome EazyStock into membership. They clearly appreciate the value of being part of a strong trade body and we are delighted they are already planning to take a very active role with the BMF. We look forward to working with them.” 
The BMF are delighted to welcome their newest service member – EazyStock. ​EazyStock offers market-leading inventory optimisation software.

New Housing Minister: BMF Reaction


29 July 2019

Reacting to the news that the Rt Hon Esther McVey MP has been appointed as the new Minister for Housing, John Newcomb, Chief Executive of the BMF, said:

“I congratulate Esther McVey on taking up her new role at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in succession to Kit Malthouse MP who we thank for his energy and enthusiasm to build ‘More, Better and Faster’ homes”.

“Ester’s appointment may add to critics keen to trot out the line that we have seen 10 Tory Housing Ministers in 9 years. But it ignores the fact she is an experienced minister and comes to the job with first-hand knowledge of construction from before she was first elected to Parliament”.

Mr Newcomb pointed to the make-up of the new Government, noting there are two ministers at the Cabinet table with responsibility for housing: Esther and her Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick MP.

John Newcomb continued: “In addition, there are four former Housing Ministers in the Cabinet - namely Dominic Raab, Alok Sharma, Brandon Lewis and Grant Shapps - and one former Secretary of State, Sajid Javid. And if you add Boris Johnson’s experience of housing and planning policy when he was London Mayor, this could be the most pro-housing Cabinet the BMF has seen its entire 111-year history”.

“The Conservatives have set a target of 300,000 new build homes a year by the mid-2020s. If this is to be achieved, the BMF wants long-lasting stability and unflinching determination by Boris Johnson and his ministers to act to narrow the gap between housing demand and supply”.

Mr Newcomb said events currently going on around the country to mark the centenary of council housing show the continuing need for homes of all types and tenures at prices people can afford.
Reacting to the news that the Rt Hon Esther McVey MP has been appointed as the new Minister for Housing, John Newcomb, Chief Executive of the BMF, said...

Revised BMF Forecast shows drop in sales growth for 2019


26 July 2019

The ongoing economic uncertainty linked to Brexit is a major factor in the revised Builders Merchants Industry Forecast of merchant sales, with a drop of -1.8% in expected growth for 2019 over 2018.

Published by the BMF the Q2 baseline forecast predicts year on year annual sales growth at 3.0% (revised down from the predicted growth of 4.8% in the Q1 Forecast).  The BMF Forecast also includes scenarios based on a soft and hard Brexit, downward revisions here show annual growth at 2.9% (previously 3.8%) and at 2.6% (previously 3.4%) respectively.

Our weather is another contributing factor within the forecast. The impact of the Beast from the East experienced in Q1 2018, slowed sales in Q1 last year, with a subsequent boost in Q2. The boost seen in the second quarter last year is not likely to be reflected this year with the baseline forecast showing an expected -0.7% decline in Q2 2019 sales over the same period last year.

The Builders Merchants Industry Forecast is a comprehensive analysis of merchant market performance* from July 2014 to April 2019 coupled with an analysis of the key factors affecting builders’ merchants’ sales to project future sales from May 2019 to December 2021.

A PDF edition of the 36pp Q2 Forecast (July 2019) can be purchased for £195 + VAT. Contact Nyssa Patel, BMF Industry Analyst/Economist on 02476 854994 or email nyssa.patel@bmf.org.uk.
The ongoing economic uncertainty linked to Brexit is a major factor in the revised Builders Merchants Industry Forecast of merchant sales, with a drop of -1.8% in expected growth for 2019 over 2018.

New Conservative Party Leader: BMF comment 

23 July 2019

Reacting to today’s news that Boris Johnson MP has been elected as the new Conservative Party Leader, John Newcomb, Chief Executive of the BMF, said:

“I congratulate Boris Johnson on his election as Tory Leader in succession to Theresa May. I also wish him well, as the challenges ahead that he and his new ministerial team face, both internationally and here at home, are immense.

“Looking beyond Brexit to domestic policy, we seek urgent confirmation that solving the housing crisis is at the very top of his to-do list. Watching the coverage of last week’s final Leadership Hustings in east London, Boris wasn’t asked a single question about housing or home improvement. Indeed, little more than lip service has been paid to this area over the past 9 years, with 9 Tory Housing Ministers during that time.

“Mrs May’s Government may have set a target of 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s, but if this is to be achieved, the BMF wants long-lasting stability and fresh determination by a Boris Johnson Government to narrow the gap between housing demand and supply.”

Mr Johnson’s election comes three weeks after Parliament legislated for a new commitment to end the UK’s contribution to global warming with a net zero emissions’ target by year 2050.

John Newcomb continued: “The BMF met Boris when he was Mayor of London. We helped him and City Hall officials with his London Boiler Cashback Offer that encouraged Londoners to replace old boilers with modern, energy-efficient models. We hope he can now give renewed impetus to help people and companies move towards a low- or zero-carbon future, especially in their homes and workplaces.

“Investing to improve buildings and fitting energy-efficient and water-saving measures is central to our members’ businesses. They deliver the insulation, heating & hot water systems, thermostatic controls and heat pumps on which policy must be based to make necessary cuts in emissions”.

Mr Newcomb is now looking forward to seeing Boris Johnson at the Conservative Party Conference due to be held in 10 weeks’ time in Manchester.
Reacting to today’s news that Boris Johnson MP has been elected as the new Conservative Party Leader, John Newcomb, Chief Executive of the BMF, said...

New Liberal Democrat Party Leader: BMF comment

23 July 2019

Liberal Democrats John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF has welcomed the election of Jo Swinson MP as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats by calling on her to help shape the debate in upgrading UK’s housing stock towards a more sustainable future.

Reacting to today’s announcement, John Newcomb said:

“I congratulate Jo Swinson on her election as the Lib Dem’s first female Leader, and on becoming the youngest of the party leaders at Westminster. 

“Ms Swinson’s election comes three weeks after Parliament legislated for a new committment to end the UK’s contribution to global warming with a net zero emissions’ target by year 2050.

“Given the Liberal Democrats’ long-held beliefs on energy and the environment, we hope she will keep up the pressure on Whitehall to convert warm words into concrete action to help people and companies move towards a low- or zero carbon future, especially in their homes and workplaces.

John Newcomb continued: “As a Business Minister Jo was keen to advance the role of women in the workplace and encouraged companies to see the benefits of a having a diverse workforce.  As the trade body for the building materials supply chain, the BMF is actively promoting diversity in an industry that can easily, but unfairly, be portrayed as being mainly for men.  We hope Jo continues to champion this important cause.”

Mr Newcomb is now looking forward to seeing Jo Swinson at the LibDem Party Conference due to be held in eight weeks’ time at Bournemouth.
John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF has welcomed the election of Jo Swinson MP as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats by calling on her to help shape the debate in upgrading UK’s housing stock towards a more sustainable future.

Bradfords CEO appointed to Chair BMF South West region

19 July 2019

David YoungDavid Young, CEO of Bradfords Building Supplies, is the new Chairman of the BMF South West region. David takes over from Julian Milligan, Managing Director of Kellaway.

Founded in 1770, Bradfords Building Supplies is believed to be the oldest builders’ merchant in Britain. Headquartered in Yeovil, the company has 700 employees and 43 stores located across a wide geographical area, from Hereford and Worcester, stretching across the length and breadth of the South West and down into Penzance.

In his position as Chair, David leads the BMF’s activities in the area. His priorities are to encourage more people into the industry, and also create a stimulating environment for debate among members.

David said: “Recruitment is a challenge for us, with low unemployment in the South West leading to issues when recruiting and expanding; but this is a great industry, with many opportunities for training and development, and we need to get that message across.

“I am also keen to drive engagement among the membership across the South West.

“The aim is to make our meetings as interesting and appealing as possible and ensure key live topics are discussed and debated.”

As well as taking the role of BMF Chair in the South West, David also leads the Federation’s national Bricks, Blocks and Landscaping forum.

John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF, said: “David is a passionate supporter of the industry and we are delighted he is chairing our South West region. He brings a wealth of experience to the role.”

David Young, CEO of Bradfords Building Supplies, is the new Chairman of the BMF's South West region. David takes over from Julian Milligan, Managing Director of Kellaway.

Boris and Jeremy tell the BMF of their plans

18 July 2019

Johnson MP and Hunt MPUnder a Hunt Government, there will be a Budget in the first week of September to prepare for the possibility of leaving the EU on a no-deal basis on 31 October, Jeremy Hunt MP has told the BMF.

The Foreign Secretary said he would cut business taxes to stimulate investment and boost the economy - including his promises to cut Corporation Tax to 12.5%, take 90% of high street businesses out of business rates, and increase the Annual Investment Allowance to £5 million.

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson took part in the last of the Conservative Party Leadership Election hustings at the ExCel in London’s Docklands in front of party members, business representatives and diplomatic observers. Brett Amphlett, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, represented the BMF at this event to learn how their ideas would affect the building materials supply chain.

Boris Johnson MP drew on his time as Mayor of London, pointing to his record on new-build housing in the capital. He also spoke more about environmental policy and ‘green collar’ jobs. Boris praised the current Prime Minister, Theresa May MP, for legislating for the new committment to end the UK’s contribution to global warming with a net zero emissions target by year 2050. "The revolutionary technological advances being made in Britain enables us to take the lead on climate change", he added.

Mr Johnson reminded the London audience of his scheme to replace and improve boilers in the capital. This was a reference to his London Boiler Cashback Scheme in 2016-2017 that encouraged Londoners to replace old, inefficient boilers with modern, energy-efficient models. The BMF was involved in devising that offer with City Hall staff and other heating industry partners to decide on eligibility criteria and bring it to wider attention.

Both contenders spoke of the need to go further on cutting greenhouse gas emissions and the way that young people have been at the forefront of recent public protests against global warming.



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Under a Hunt Government, there will be a Budget in the first week of September to prepare for the possibility of leaving the EU on a no-deal basis on 31 October, Jeremy Hunt MP has told the BMF.

Chandlers make it three in a row at BMF Mastermerchant

17 July 2019

Mastermerchant winners 2019: Merchants of MenaceIn a thrilling weekend of sport, England emerged victorious in the Cricket World Cup, Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag at Silverstone, Novak Djokovic won an epic final at Wimbledon, and Chandler Building Supplies won the BMF Mastermerchant Trophy for the third year running.

Chandlers made just one change to last year’s winning line-up, with Mike Hindle joining Trevor Mudd, Kayleigh Sinclair and Sean Sinclair to form their “Merchants of Menace” team.  They faced tough competition from the 14 teams taking part, including first time entrants, Hafele, who won the Super Supplier Award thanks to the sterling efforts of their team members Richard Oddy, Craig Barnes, Mark Hughes and Chris Currie.

Held over a weekend in the Lake District, the Mastermerchant competition involves a range of challenges that test the teams’ communication and problem-solving ability as much as their physical perseverance. The fun event has a serious purpose as the competition is designed to help colleagues learn more about each other’s strengths and skills and what can be accomplished through teamwork.  Zip wire and rope climbing challenges were added to the physical challenges this year, alongside others that ensured everyone got as wet as possible scrambling over rocks and through streams.  But like the Crystal Maze, teams also tackled mental challenges to uncover clues, crack codes and guide blind-folded team mates.

Congratulating the winners and all those taking part BMF CEO John Newcomb said: “This fantastic teambuilding event has been taking place since the 1980s and I’m delighted that so many teams from merchant and supplier members continue to take part. It’s a great way for people to get to know each other better and work together as a team and I would like to thank Stephen Lee Associates, the management development company who devise the challenges and have run the weekend’s events on our behalf for 30 years.”

John added: “I would like to thank Builders Merchants News for their whole-hearted support – not only sponsoring Mastermerchant this year, but also entering their own team to gain the full experience of the event.”  


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In a thrilling weekend of sport, England emerged victorious in the Cricket World Cup, Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag at Silverstone, Novak Djokovic won an epic final at Wimbledon, and Chandler Building Supplies won the BMF Mastermerchant Trop

Croydex joins the BMF during Centenary celebrations

5 June 2019

Croydex

One of the latest members to join the BMF is Croydex, the UK-based bathroom accessories manufacturer.

Trusted by the most prominent brands in the trade, Croydex is celebrating 100 years of successfully developing and manufacturing unique, practical bathroom solutions ideal for skilled professionals and tradesman.

Croydex is looking forward to another 100 years of success and promises to be a key supplier member of the BMF family.

Jon Langford, Croydex Commercial Director says, “The history of our business is deeply rooted within the UK merchant industry. Our products and services are heavily aligned to the RMI channel and we have worked for many years with key national, regional and local merchants, delivering excellent product solutions.”

“Our more recent focus on the specification market and commercial washroom applications through our Metlex brand leads to even higher levels of engagement with the merchant channel, so engaging with the key trade association makes impeccable sense. We are really looking forward to supporting the BMF and our merchant partners as part of our recent membership.”

BMF CEO, John Newcomb said: “We are delighted to welcome Croydex into membership in this special year of celebrations. This innovative company clearly recognise the value of being part of the largest Trade Association in the Building Materials sector and the only Association representing both Suppliers and Merchants in the industry.”



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One of the latest members to join the BMF is Croydex, the UK-based bathroom accessories manufacturer.

Stuart Turner joins the BMF

15 July 2019

Stuart TurnerOne of the latest members to join the BMF is Stuart Turner, a market leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality water boosting products, with over a century of engineering excellence.

Stuart Turner offer a comprehensive range of solutions, from a single shower pump to systems specifically designed for low mains water applications. Their extensive water boosting capabilities include bespoke packaged pump systems to meet the water demands of even the largest commercial buildings.

Kevin Moore, Sales Director at Stuart Turner says, “Our products are available through all the key national, regional and local merchants and for many years we have worked in partnership with the industry. We are delighted to join the BMF to further support our merchant partners and with our focus on the specification market through our Mainsboost and Aquaboost brands we are confident of higher levels of engagement through merchant channels.”

BMF CEO, John Newcomb said: “We are delighted to welcome Stuart Turner into membership. This innovative company clearly recognise the value of being part of a strong trade body and we are delighted they are already planning to take a very active role with the BMF. We look forward to working with them.”


For more information about Stuart Turner visit www.stuart-turner.co.uk


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One of the latest members to join the BMF is Stuart Turner, a market leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality water boosting products, with over a century of engineering excellence.

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