IBMG CEO to speak at BMF Annual Conference

28 May 2024

Martin Stables, CEO of the Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG), has been confirmed as one of three industry speakers at the BMF Members’ Annual Conference in September.

Martin joined the Independent Builders Merchant Group as CCO in 2021, following over 20 years in the industry with Saint-Gobain’s Merchanting brands.  He was appointed CEO in 2022 and heads a talented management team overseeing one of the most successful merchant groups in southern England, which has seen rapid growth from a combination of M&A, new branch openings, and organic growth since 2018.

Martin is passionate about the historic legacy and trading DNA of IBMG’s independent brands and how best to integrate and optimise local brands with the investment levels and support functions now available across the wider Group.

He will discuss his experience alongside two other industry speakers representing house builders and building material manufacturers during the Industry Forum, a regular feature at the BMF conference.  The session will conclude with a Q&A.

BMF CEO, John Newcomb said: “The rise of regional merchant groups has been a major aspect of the building materials landscape in recent years. IBMG has been at the forefront of this trend, and I am looking forward to hearing Martin’s views on what the future holds.”

The BMF’s annual flagship event will take place on 18 and 19 September at the Leonardo Hotel and Conference Venue at Hinckley Island in Leicestershire. In addition to informative and entertaining conference sessions, interactive workshops and exhibition, the event encompasses sporting and social networking opportunities, including the BMF Golf Tournament and a black-tie Awards Dinner celebrating members’ achievements.

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