New member Independent Slate Supplies hosts first BMF Regional Training Centre

7 October 2019

ISS BMF Training CentreThe latest company to join the BMF will also host the BMF’s first Regional Training Centre – a mini Regional Centre of Excellence that will afford meeting and training space for smaller, local groups.  This reflects the BMF’s localisation strategy to develop ways to engage with members closer to their home base and reduce the amount of time staff need to take away from the business to attend.  

With their HQ in Saltash, Cornwall, Independent Slate Supplies (ISS) are specialists in the import and distribution of natural slate for roofing, sills and flooring.  Established for over 35 years, and with two further depots in Scotland and Wales providing nationwide coverage, ISS has stock levels of 4-5 million slates at any one time. The purchasing power this provides guarantees the end user both quality products and value for money.  ISS operates a strict merchant policy with all sales fed through its network of roofing and builders merchants who are supported by its national sales team.  

Neil Kinger, Operations Director at ISS is keen to see the new BMF Regional Training Centre well used.  He said: “In looking to further our growth by supporting and developing new relationships with merchants across the UK, we can think of no better way than by engaging with fellow BMF members.  We are looking forward to meeting new and existing customers at future BMF events.”  

Welcoming ISS to the BMF, Richard Jones, Regional Manager said: “It’s great to see such a well known supplier based here in the South West joining the BMF and immediately getting involved.  I am looking forward to utilising the impressive facilities that ISS has created at its Head Office as our first BMF Regional Training Centre.  This is an ideal location for members from south Devon and Cornwall to use for BMF Training Courses in the future.”

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