Zero-carbon entrepreneur confirmed for BMF Young Merchant Conference


25 August 2021
Angus Macdonald, founder and CEO of award-winning property development company Galion, is the latest speaker to be confirmed for the BMF Young Merchant Conference in October. 

Angus, who began his career as a Royal Navy helicopter pilot, switched his high-flying ambitions to sustainable housing in 2002 following an MSc in Property Development and Project Management.  He has successfully masterminded developments in Bristol and Plymouth, including a 28 acre MOD site where he developed 500 waterside homes. 

Galion offers traditionally designed homes using natural materials to reflect local vernacular and, as a keen advocate of the climate change movement, Angus is focused on sustainable construction to provide luxury newbuild and bespoke homes that have minimal impact on the environment and the communities around them.

Angus has founded two other zero-carbon companies, the first of which delivered 600MW of solar power during his 6-year tenure. In 2016 he founded the Talick Group of companies dedicated to helping reversing climate change.

John Newcomb, BMF CEO said: “The devastating impact of human activity on the earth’s climate and the immediate need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming can no longer be ignored and it is down to each and every one of us to take action now.  Angus’ experience both as a developer and within the wider low-carbon sector will make for an extremely interesting presentation for our audience of young merchants, the future leaders of our industry.”

With the theme, “Building the Next Generation”, the BMF Young Merchant Conference is designed to encourage, inspire and enthuse.  Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 6 October 2021, the event is being held in connection with UK Construction week and will include a visit to the Build Show on site.  In addition to a full day’s business programme the BMF Young Merchant Conference features an evening social event at the Sky Loft within the Park Regis Hotel which enjoys unparalleled views over the City of Birmingham.

Registration for the BMF Young Merchant Conference is now open at  

The headline sponsor for the BMF Young Merchant Conference is Knauf Insulation.