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Finalists announced in BMF Training Awards
The BMF has announced the five companies that have been nominated to represent their region for the title BMF Training Company of the Year.
The nominations are:
MGM Timber - Scotland & Northern Ireland
C & W Berry - North West England, West Midlands & North Wales
J T Atkinson & Sons - North East England, East Midlands, Yorkshire & Humberside
Chandler Building Supplies - London and Southern England
Kellaway Building Supplies - South West England and South Wales
All five have been selected for their commitment in supporting and developing their teams through their use of
MGM Timber was selected for their commitment to training at every level, from existing and potential managers to new
. They currently have 11 apprentices in training through the
BMF’s Apprentice Training Agency
and 10 Management Diploma students, while a further 60 staff attended in-house training days covering sales, people management and the yard foreman’s toolkit.
C&W Berry has proved adept at developing young managers through their use of the
, with four candidates on the current course, as well as encouraging staff to develop their product knowledge via
MOL distance learning courses
J T Atkinson & Sons has made excellent use of BMF one and two day courses this year. In particular staff have been encouraged to develop a broad range of product knowledge through
How a House is Built
Measuring Building Quantities
Chandler Building Supplies has implemented training and development plans aligned to specific staff graded levels throughout their business. This includes a two-year rolling programme for all new starters covering 12 set courses.
Kellaway Building Supplies takes a proactive approach to staff training which has created an engaging team-oriented culture which helps them to develop and retain talent within the business. Kellaway’s investment in physical training facilities also benefits other BMF members in the region as they host a
BMF Regional Centre of Excellence
that’s used for a wide range of the BMF’s open training courses.
Commenting on the nominations, BMF CEO, John Newcomb said: “It is clear to see why these companies have been selected to represent their regions, through their approach and commitment to developing staff at all levels. I am delighted that they are making full use of the broad range of formal and specialist training offered by the BMF. Whoever wins the title, each of the nominated merchants are clearly winning in terms of building excellence within their own business.”
The overall winner will be announced at the
BMF Members’ Day Awards Dinner
, which takes place after the
BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference
on 27 September.