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A flexible way to learn and enhance skills with BMF Training options: management and leadership, sales and product knowledge and operational.

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Tailored programmes to suit company needs covering relevant and topical subjects. Courses can be run regionally or in-house, or at a BMF Regional Centre of Excellence.

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From induction to senior management we have up-to-date courses to progress your career. View our full Merchant prospectus online here
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High quality product training modules devised by industry leaders offering easy access to suit you available online or through distance learning workbooks.

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BMF Campus offers high quality and cost-effective online product learning
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BMF Health & Safety Training

The BMF offers a wide variety of Health and Safety training courses
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BMF Diploma & Foundation Degree

The BMF Diploma in Merchanting is a management development programme which can lead on to a merchant specific Foundation Degree

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1 Day Virtual Classroom - Selling Virtually: A New Reality
07 Jul 2020
To understand the new reality of selling virtually and how to use virtual selling to maximise sales opportunities and develop relationships with new and existing customers.
½ Day Webinar - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
07 Jul 2020
For many people, how and why your website rises to the top of the search results is a mystery. There are so many things you need to do. Google change the rules all the time and search engine consultants want you to pay through the nose for a job you could do yourselves!
½ Day Webinar - Content Marketing
09 Jul 2020
Do you feel a pressure to publish content to an endless variety of different 'streams' or 'feeds'? You know that creating, publishing and promoting great content is great for business, but you don’t have the time or resources to keep up.
1 Day Virtual Classroom - Max your Post COVID-19 Bounce Back
14 Jul 2020
To understand the current sales environment and identify opportunities to bounce back from the current COVID-19 situation quickly.
½ Day Webinar - LinkedIn Marketing
14 Jul 2020
You know that being effective on LinkedIn could be transformative for your business. With 660m members worldwide – 26m just in the UK - it is a powerful business tool. Where else can raise your personal profile, build brand awareness, recruit and connect to decision makers?
½ Day Webinar - Science of Persuasion
15 Jul 2020
When it comes to persuading people, success can begin before you say a word. It isn't just what you say or how you say it that counts, but also what goes on in the minds of your those you are trying to influence.
1 Day Virtual Classroom: Make Reactive Sales Calls Proactive
16 Jul 2020
To increase sales and improve customer relationships by understanding how to be proactive during incoming sales conversations with customers. This course is an ideal starting point for those sales teams who wish to encourage their internal sales staff to become more proactive and generate sales.
½ Day Webinar - Copywriting Masterclass
22 Jul 2020
Words can make you a fortune.  If you want people to buy from you, you need your marketing to be persuasive. If your copy is engaging your audiences will want to read on and you’ll have a chance to sell to them.
½ Day Webinar - Build your Tribe on Twitter
23 Jul 2020
You may already have a Twitter account. But does it really work for you? Are you growing your audience and getting plenty of engagement? If you’re not, then this new online course is for you.
½ Day Webinar - Negotiation Skills
29 Jul 2020
You negotiate all of the time. Although you may not call it that. Whether it’s with your boss, teenager, colleague or spouse, we all negotiate at some point, often several times a day.  Become a better negotiator will have a profound effect on your life.
½ Day Webinar - Social Media Marketing
30 Jul 2020
Social Media is an established part of the marketing mix. You probably already have all the Social Media channels you need, and then some.
½ Day Webinar - Marketing Planning and Strategy
04 Aug 2020
You probably know that, ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’.  Why is it then that, according to research, fewer than 50% of businesses have a marketing plan?
½ Day Webinar - Creative Thinking and Innovation
05 Aug 2020
Why are some new products a hit while others flop? Why are some businesses more efficient than others? And why do some organisations provide 5-star service while others fail to impress?
½ Day Webinar - Science of Storytelling for Business
06 Aug 2020
Let me tell you a story… Human beings have told each other stories since we started to use language. Indeed, language probably developed as a way to share information via stories.
½ Day Webinar - Google Analytics and CRO
11 Aug 2020
Driving visitors to your website or subscribers to your email list is only half the battle. Your efforts are wasted if they don’t click, enquire and buy.
½ Day Webinar - Digital Advertising
12 Aug 2020
This new online-only course is designed to help you navigate the world online advertising. You’ll discover all of the major types of digital advertising opportunities from Google, through to Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and others you will come away with a better understanding of how online advertising works.
½ Day Webinar - Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
13 Aug 2020
Working life is full of problems.  Of course, you solve most of them without even thinking about it. However, it’s those big decisions and knotty problems is when you DO you need think. And think carefully. Make a poor decision and you could regret it for a long time.
½ Day Webinar - Email Marketing
18 Aug 2020
Attend this programme and you will learn the fundamentals email marketing success - from forming strategies to setting targets and objectives through to designing engaging content and improving deliverability.
90 Minute Webinar - Communicating Remotely for Success
23 Sep 2020
This online workshop will help facilitate and improve communication with your team remotely to manage and achieve results.
½ Day Webinar - Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Workplace
25 Sep 2020
Increased levels of stress and anxiety in the workplace can manifest itself in many different ways. This can include staff disengagement and apathy, sudden outbursts, seemingly irrational behaviour and customer dissatisfaction with the service being provided.
1 Day Key Account Management
02 Nov 2020
This sales training course will help you develop an account management plan to build lasting client relationships and maximise sales opportunities with your key accounts.
1 Day Measuring Building Quantities
19 Nov 2020
This practical and specialist course introduces delegates to the skill of ‘taking off’ of materials from standard drawings. It is highly practical and will enhance basic skills as well as improve competencies of delegates.
2 Day Kitchen Design With Sales and Customer Care
24 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020
Success in planning any kitchen depends on how well the designer understands and adheres to the design process – which is all about knowing how to take a good brief from the customer. Vitally important is the correct and accurate way of carrying out a survey, keeping up with current compliance and how that impacts on the plan. This is the area where profit is often lost, if the plan does not work and the units do not fit then the cost of putting it right eats away into the profit of the project.
2 Day Selling Into Merchants
24 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020
This interactive workshop will help you understand the merchant structure, the difference between independent and national merchants and how buying groups affect purchasing decisions. By the end of the workshop you will understand how to use your unique sales proposition (USP) to increase profitable business.
1 Day - Excellence in Business Writing
26 Nov 2020
This course is designed to show how best to construct a full range of business correspondence. It will ensure total understanding of the way written communication should be produced and the pitfalls that arise from sub-standard correspondence.
1 Day Sales Negotiation Techniques
02 Dec 2020
This course will develop the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective sales negotiator. It will help delegates develop a win-win situation with different types of customers in different situations.
2 Day BMF Branch Manager Forum - March 2021
23 Mar 2021 - 24 Mar 2021
The BMF Branch Managers Forum is specifically designed to help Branch Managers, and those aspiring to branch management, to run their branches more effectively and improve performance in every aspect.

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Event
Basic Site Setting Out & Preparation: Domestic Projects
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Gain basic knowledge and develop the necessary skills to set out landscaping features correctly, using boning rods, spirit levels and laser levels.
Better Banter: Humour or Harassment?
Register Interest
What constitutes banter and what is acceptable in the workplace? Delivered by an employment lawyer with an understanding of the Building Materials sector. This course explores what oversteps the mark into harassment or bullying behaviour.
BMF Apprenticeships Plus
Register Interest
As we enter a new era of training and upskilling, BMF Apprenticeships Plus has been formed to offer a unique approach to the recruitment and management of apprentices.
BMF Building Blocks
Register Interest
Providing our members the very best industry training has always been a key objective at the BMF. We recognise that highly trained and knowledgeable staff set our members apart from their competitors and in the fast moving markets of the 21st century it’s vital that frontline staff have the latest information at their fingertips.
BMF Campus
Register Interest
BMF Campus offers high quality and cost-effective product learning. Being on-line it offers an attractive and enjoyable way for employees to gain understanding of a wide range of product and technical issues. The easy administration tools enable member companies to put together personalised courses comprising hand picked modules for the individuals concerned.
BMF Diploma in Merchant Management
Register Interest
The BMF Diploma in Merchant Management covers a range of practical management issues including managing yourself, managing others, managing processes and managing change. Attendees will learn not only key managerial skills but also how to apply these back at work.
BMF Essential Sales Management
Register Interest
Essential Sales Management is a twelve month programme, recognised by the Institute of Sales Management, aiming to support talented individuals in successfully managing a portfolio of customers.
Cohesive Leadership Course
Register Interest
This three day course is designed for senior leadership teams within a company who want to deepen trust, increase healthy conflict, develop accountability and improve business results.
Data Protection
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The General Data Protection Regulations introduce a greater protection for personal information and a greater burden on businesses to secure that data. We’ll help you to understand the data you hold, areas of risk exposure and how to update your data protection practices.
Developing a Sales Strategy
Register Interest
This field sales training course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to enable you to develop a sales strategy and achieve results.
Digital Marketing Course
Register Interest
This course is for you if you already have a website but its either not being found on search engines or isn’t generating any enquiries or sales. Marketing your organisation and products effectively online is critical but can be a minefield. We will share with you how to create a digital marketing strategy that delivers a cost effective return on investment without wasting time, effort and money.
Digital Tachographs and Drivers’ Hours
Register Interest
This course will break down the full operational function of the tachograph, working with drivers and transport office staff. This is a very hands-on workshop using a simulator to ensure the highest level of understanding.
Driver CPC Training
Register Interest
By 10 September 2019 all goods vehicle drivers will have had to have completed 35 hours of periodic training and will need to have 35 hours of efresher training during every further 5 years. BMF’s approved transport advisers and its partner in the delivery of transport training are Prompt Training. They can help you identify the most practical, efficient and cost-effective way to manage your Driver CPC training programme to suit your business requirements and drivers’ training needs. We have a variety of courses available and the option to train drivers at your premises or at a range of venues nationwide.
Driving Performance
Register Interest
This workshop will provide attendees with the tools to enhance staff potential. It will show how to get the best performance from employees, through motivation, on the job development and practical support. Increasing staff performance can also improve staff retention through a mutual and professional respect.
Effective Time Management
Register Interest
This course emphasises the requirement for all to be effective ‘time managers’. It is a prerequisite to the efficiency and level of customer service in any business. This workshop will identify practical ways to pre-plan, prioritise and structure a working day and reiterate the importance of delegation and teamwork.
Excellence in Business Writing
Register Interest
This course is designed to show how best to construct a full range of business correspondence. It will ensure total understanding of the way written communication should be produced and the pitfalls that arise from sub-standard correspondence.
Finance for Non-Finance Managers
Register Interest
This course is designed to give a basic but informative overview of the finance side of a business, specifically for those not directly involved in the day-to-day function of financial management. This course is a must for anyone with the need to fully understand financial reports
Forklift Truck & Mechanical Handling Equipment Training
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The BMF have signed an agreement with Train -a lift based in Coventry to supply Forklife Truck & Material Handling Equipment (MHE) training to members of the BMF.
How A House Is Built
Register Interest
The course details the various stages of building a house from the ground works, to first lift, second floor lift to roof and decorative finishing and explains all of the products that are used at each stage of the process.
Increasing Sales on the Telephone
Register Interest
This course is designed to show delegates the best way to increase sales using telephone contact. It will allow delegates to identify telephone sales opportunities and how to turn them into profit.
Installation of Artificial Grass: Domestic Applications
Register Interest
Develop the necessary skills to install artificial grass safely and correctly to specifications, tolerances and guidelines, as advised by the industry and manufacturers.
Installation of Clay Paving: Domestic Applications
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Develop the necessary skills to install clay paving safely and correctly to specifications, tolerances and guidelines, as advised by the industry and manufacturers.
Installation of Porcelain Paving: Domestic Applications
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Develop the necessary skills to install porcelain paving safely and correctly to specifications, tolerances and guidelines, as advised by the industry and manufacturers.
Installation of Resin Bound Aggregate: Domestic Applications
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Develop the necessary skills to install resin safely and correctly to specification, tolerances and guidelines, as advised by the industry and manufacturers.
Installing Stone Paving Materials for Domestic Application
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Develop the necessary skills to install stone paving safely and correctly to specifications, tolerances and guidelines, as advised by the industry and manufacturers.
Key Account Management
Register Interest
This sales training course will help you develop an account management plan to build lasting client relationships and maximise sales opportunities with your key accounts.
Leading Through Change
Register Interest
This two day course is designed for senior leadership teams within an organisation who want to successfully lead their teams through periods of organisational change.
Letting your Customer Trade with you Online
Register Interest
This one-day course will look at and help you understand how best to digitally market your organisation to your customers.
Managing and Controlling Stock
Register Interest
Managing stock levels is the key to any merchant/supply business. This one day course will show how to maintain the required stock level, therefore leading to accurate stock takes, ensuring you are complying with the HSE and having a positive influence on overall customer service.
Managing for Success
Register Interest
This three day course is designed for newly promoted or soon to be promoted Managers who are looking for an introduction to the key principles of effective modern management. Aimed at Branch Managers, Assistant Mangers, Department Managers, Trading Managers.
Managing Sickness Absence
Register Interest
It’s easy to shy away from conversations around sickness absence – but if you calculate lost productivity, team disruption and sick pay costs associated with sickness absence then those conversations would seldom be left unsaid.
Margin Development Programme
Register Interest
The BMF offer a popular stand-alone ‘Maximising Margin’ training course which may well result in an improvement of margin upon return to the workplace. However, to ensure that changes in behaviour are ‘driven home’ and applied, a change of culture within the branches and the business as a whole is often required. Proven margin improvement has been witnessed when a training programme is delivered that includes all sales staff, including Branch Managers and Senior Management. This programme is tailored to suit the members individual needs and may involve a number of phases. This would involve examining current practices and delivering training for the staff, whilst providing practical advice regarding any potential staff incentives. Further support can be provided to ensure that the majority of staff fully embrace the ideology and concept of the programme.
Maximising Margin
Register Interest
It is all too easy to discount to ensure you ‘Get the Business’, but would you get it anyway? How many of your staff are unaware of the implications of discounting the sale? Margin erosion is a key problem affecting the bottom line and with the pressures of the customer expecting discounts should be a key focus for the business.
Measuring Building Quantities
Register Interest
This practical and specialist course introduces delegates to the skill of ‘taking off’ of materials from standard drawings. It is highly practical and will enhance basic skills as well as improve competencies of delegates.
Measuring Building Quantities - Plumbing & Heating
Register Interest
Hands-on training that combines both product knowledge and specialist sales training to help merchant staff to develop an underpinning knowledge that will really help to boost sales. The focus is on learning through experience; delegates spend 60% of their time undertaking plumbing tasks and sales exercises. This highly practical approach is designed to give them direct experience of using all the products required for particular jobs, making it easier for them to put a complete package together for their customers.
Mental Health First Aid
Register Interest
This one-day course has been approved by The National Counselling Society and is designed to provide a greater awareness of mental health issues; and the importance of mental wellbeing.
People Management Skills
Register Interest
This course focuses on the importance of the effective management of people within any business. It will equip Managers with the skills to professionally lead individuals or teams, whilst maintaining productivity and meeting company objectives.
Pricing for Profit: How to Apply the Psychology of Pricing
Register Interest
Some of your customers would pay more. Of course, your customers would never tell you this. Which is why pricing is one of the most important things for a business to get right, and one of the hardest.  Price too low and you are leaving money on the table. Price too high and you will scare customers away. This is where the Psychology of Pricing comes in. Your customers – both B2C and B2B - make decisions all day long and many of those decisions are almost all non-conscious. By understanding the psychology behind how people make purchases choices, you can successfully charge a higher price.
Quicker, Better Meetings
Register Interest
‘More meetings!’ Many people see meetings as a waste of time: No clear agenda or objectives, people who dominate, no real actions decided, overrunning time…..sound familiar? This training course is designed to help a chairperson organise the meeting well, and lead it with confidence so that the best outcomes can be achieved in the shortest time.
Reducing Stock, Loss and Shrinkage
Register Interest
This effective course will show how to maintain a high level of security, keeping loss and shrinkage to a minimum. It will cover precautions and everyday measures to ensure safety and security. This will suggest solutions for each individual problem area.
Sales Coaching and Performance Management
Register Interest
This course is designed to enable Sales Managers to effectively manage the performance of their team, and learn how to use coaching as a development and performance improvement tool.
Sales Negotiation Techniques
Register Interest
This course will develop the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective sales negotiator. It will help delegates develop a win-win situation with different types of customers in different situations.
Search Engine Optimisation
Register Interest
This one-day interactive workshop will help you understand Search Engine Optimisation and getting listed higher up search engines like Google.
Selling Into Merchants
Register Interest
This interactive workshop will help you understand the merchant structure, the difference between independent and national merchants and how buying groups affect purchasing decisions.
Social Media
Register Interest
In this up-to-date workshop, you will learn how social media is changing the relationship between businesses and their customers. You will be given an overview of how to plan and implement an effective Social Media Strategy for your organisation.
Socially Intelligent Selling
Register Interest
This two day course is designed for counter sales and telesales people. Based on the ground breaking Amazon #1 best selling book ‘Socially Intelligent Selling’
Staff Engagement and Retention
Register Interest
The costs associated with having a high turnover of staff are considerable. This is both in financial terms, and in time and effort when having to replace and train new people after key members of staff have left the business. This is a common problem across the industry and this course has been specifically designed to help meet this challenge.
Strategic Leadership Course
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This four day course is designed for business owners (when ran regionally) or leadership teams (when ran in-company). Leaders who are looking for a leadership skills course designed to help them unlock potential in their workforce, increase productivity, keep their best staff and develop a strategy to stay competitive in a fast changing business landscape. Aimed at Business Owners, Leadership teams, Directors and Heads-of.
Supplier Negotiation
Register Interest
This training course will help you prepare and conduct negotiations with suppliers to ensure you are fully prepared and able to negotiate a positive outcome for your business, while maintaining the supplier relationship.
Talent Development Programme
Register Interest
If you are looking to develop, motivate, inspire or evaluate your team then we can deliver the results. For team building that truly connects with what your people do in the workplace then working with the BMF PGS Team are the perfect fit. We focus on delivering tools, techniques and results which are totally transferable back into the working environment.
Vehicle Compliance
Register Interest
This course focuses on ensuring total compliance with the Operator’s Licence requirements. Any merchants who operate commercial vehicles need to have a full understanding of what is required; this workshop will ensure that is provided.
Vehicle Productivity
Register Interest
This course is designed to ensure delegates will have an understanding of the expense incurred when operating delivery vehicles, and how important it is to ensure that the correct type of vehicle is used in an organised and cost efficient way.
Warehouse and Yard Layout
Register Interest
This practical programme will give the knowledge and understanding needed to develop a warehouse layout that will operate safely, efficiently and economically, so as to add contribution to the overall profitability of the organisation. Each area covered in the workshop will conclude with plans of action to help with implementation on the job.
Yard Foreman's Toolkit
Register Interest
The Yard Foreman can be overlooked for formal training, but will often be one of the team members that would benefit most from external support. This individual will usually have been promoted because they were a hard worker, but this particular attribute alone is not enough to succeed when managing others.

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BMF Diploma in Merchant Management
Register Interest
The BMF Diploma in Merchant Management covers a range of practical management issues including managing yourself, managing others, managing processes and managing change. Attendees will learn not only key managerial skills but also how to apply these back at work.
Mental Health First Aid
Register Interest
This one-day course has been approved by The National Counselling Society and is designed to provide a greater awareness of mental health issues; and the importance of mental wellbeing.

Scheduled Courses

Event
1 Day - Excellence in Business Writing
26 Nov 2020
This course is designed to show how best to construct a full range of business correspondence. It will ensure total understanding of the way written communication should be produced and the pitfalls that arise from sub-standard correspondence.
1 Day - Excellence in Business Writing
26 Nov 2020
This course is designed to show how best to construct a full range of business correspondence. It will ensure total understanding of the way written communication should be produced and the pitfalls that arise from sub-standard correspondence.

Register Interest

Event
Driving Performance
Register Interest
This workshop will provide attendees with the tools to enhance staff potential. It will show how to get the best performance from employees, through motivation, on the job development and practical support. Increasing staff performance can also improve staff retention through a mutual and professional respect.
Effective Time Management
Register Interest
This course emphasises the requirement for all to be effective ‘time managers’. It is a prerequisite to the efficiency and level of customer service in any business. This workshop will identify practical ways to pre-plan, prioritise and structure a working day and reiterate the importance of delegation and teamwork.
Excellence in Business Writing
Register Interest
This course is designed to show how best to construct a full range of business correspondence. It will ensure total understanding of the way written communication should be produced and the pitfalls that arise from sub-standard correspondence.
People Management Skills
Register Interest
This course focuses on the importance of the effective management of people within any business. It will equip Managers with the skills to professionally lead individuals or teams, whilst maintaining productivity and meeting company objectives.
Staff Engagement and Retention
Register Interest
The costs associated with having a high turnover of staff are considerable. This is both in financial terms, and in time and effort when having to replace and train new people after key members of staff have left the business. This is a common problem across the industry and this course has been specifically designed to help meet this challenge.
Talent Development Programme
Register Interest
If you are looking to develop, motivate, inspire or evaluate your team then we can deliver the results. For team building that truly connects with what your people do in the workplace then working with the BMF PGS Team are the perfect fit. We focus on delivering tools, techniques and results which are totally transferable back into the working environment.

Scheduled Courses

Event
1 Day Key Account Management
02 Nov 2020
This sales training course will help you develop an account management plan to build lasting client relationships and maximise sales opportunities with your key accounts.
2 Day Kitchen Design With Sales and Customer Care
24 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020
Success in planning any kitchen depends on how well the designer understands and adheres to the design process – which is all about knowing how to take a good brief from the customer. Vitally important is the correct and accurate way of carrying out a survey, keeping up with current compliance and how that impacts on the plan. This is the area where profit is often lost, if the plan does not work and the units do not fit then the cost of putting it right eats away into the profit of the project.
2 Day Selling Into Merchants
24 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020
This interactive workshop will help you understand the merchant structure, the difference between independent and national merchants and how buying groups affect purchasing decisions. By the end of the workshop you will understand how to use your unique sales proposition (USP) to increase profitable business.
2 Day Selling Into Merchants
24 Nov 2020 - 25 Nov 2020
This interactive workshop will help you understand the merchant structure, the difference between independent and national merchants and how buying groups affect purchasing decisions. By the end of the workshop you will understand how to use your unique sales proposition (USP) to increase profitable business.
1 Day Sales Negotiation Techniques
02 Dec 2020
This course will develop the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective sales negotiator. It will help delegates develop a win-win situation with different types of customers in different situations.
1 Day Sales Negotiation Techniques
02 Dec 2020
This course will develop the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective sales negotiator. It will help delegates develop a win-win situation with different types of customers in different situations.

Register Interest

Event
Increasing Sales on the Telephone
Register Interest
This course is designed to show delegates the best way to increase sales using telephone contact. It will allow delegates to identify telephone sales opportunities and how to turn them into profit.
Letting your Customer Trade with you Online
Register Interest
This one-day course will look at and help you understand how best to digitally market your organisation to your customers.
Margin Development Programme
Register Interest
The BMF offer a popular stand-alone ‘Maximising Margin’ training course which may well result in an improvement of margin upon return to the workplace. However, to ensure that changes in behaviour are ‘driven home’ and applied, a change of culture within the branches and the business as a whole is often required. Proven margin improvement has been witnessed when a training programme is delivered that includes all sales staff, including Branch Managers and Senior Management. This programme is tailored to suit the members individual needs and may involve a number of phases. This would involve examining current practices and delivering training for the staff, whilst providing practical advice regarding any potential staff incentives. Further support can be provided to ensure that the majority of staff fully embrace the ideology and concept of the programme.
Maximising Margin
Register Interest
It is all too easy to discount to ensure you ‘Get the Business’, but would you get it anyway? How many of your staff are unaware of the implications of discounting the sale? Margin erosion is a key problem affecting the bottom line and with the pressures of the customer expecting discounts should be a key focus for the business.
Sales Negotiation Techniques
Register Interest
This course will develop the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective sales negotiator. It will help delegates develop a win-win situation with different types of customers in different situations.

Scheduled Courses

Event
1 Day Measuring Building Quantities
19 Nov 2020
This practical and specialist course introduces delegates to the skill of ‘taking off’ of materials from standard drawings. It is highly practical and will enhance basic skills as well as improve competencies of delegates.

Register Interest

Event
Finance for Non-Finance Managers
Register Interest
This course is designed to give a basic but informative overview of the finance side of a business, specifically for those not directly involved in the day-to-day function of financial management. This course is a must for anyone with the need to fully understand financial reports
Managing and Controlling Stock
Register Interest
Managing stock levels is the key to any merchant/supply business. This one day course will show how to maintain the required stock level, therefore leading to accurate stock takes, ensuring you are complying with the HSE and having a positive influence on overall customer service.
Measuring Building Quantities
Register Interest
This practical and specialist course introduces delegates to the skill of ‘taking off’ of materials from standard drawings. It is highly practical and will enhance basic skills as well as improve competencies of delegates.
Measuring Building Quantities - Plumbing & Heating
Register Interest
Hands-on training that combines both product knowledge and specialist sales training to help merchant staff to develop an underpinning knowledge that will really help to boost sales. The focus is on learning through experience; delegates spend 60% of their time undertaking plumbing tasks and sales exercises. This highly practical approach is designed to give them direct experience of using all the products required for particular jobs, making it easier for them to put a complete package together for their customers.
Quicker, Better Meetings
Register Interest
‘More meetings!’ Many people see meetings as a waste of time: No clear agenda or objectives, people who dominate, no real actions decided, overrunning time…..sound familiar? This training course is designed to help a chairperson organise the meeting well, and lead it with confidence so that the best outcomes can be achieved in the shortest time.
Reducing Stock, Loss and Shrinkage
Register Interest
This effective course will show how to maintain a high level of security, keeping loss and shrinkage to a minimum. It will cover precautions and everyday measures to ensure safety and security. This will suggest solutions for each individual problem area.
Warehouse and Yard Layout
Register Interest
This practical programme will give the knowledge and understanding needed to develop a warehouse layout that will operate safely, efficiently and economically, so as to add contribution to the overall profitability of the organisation. Each area covered in the workshop will conclude with plans of action to help with implementation on the job.

Scheduled Courses

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There are no records.

Register Interest

Event
BMF Apprenticeships Plus
Register Interest
As we enter a new era of training and upskilling, BMF Apprenticeships Plus has been formed to offer a unique approach to the recruitment and management of apprentices.

Scheduled Courses

Event
There are no records.

Register Interest

Event
BMF Campus
Register Interest
BMF Campus offers high quality and cost-effective product learning. Being on-line it offers an attractive and enjoyable way for employees to gain understanding of a wide range of product and technical issues. The easy administration tools enable member companies to put together personalised courses comprising hand picked modules for the individuals concerned.

Scheduled Courses

Event
There are no records.

Register Interest

Event
Digital Tachographs and Drivers’ Hours
Register Interest
This course will break down the full operational function of the tachograph, working with drivers and transport office staff. This is a very hands-on workshop using a simulator to ensure the highest level of understanding.
Driver CPC Training
Register Interest
By 10 September 2019 all goods vehicle drivers will have had to have completed 35 hours of periodic training and will need to have 35 hours of efresher training during every further 5 years. BMF’s approved transport advisers and its partner in the delivery of transport training are Prompt Training. They can help you identify the most practical, efficient and cost-effective way to manage your Driver CPC training programme to suit your business requirements and drivers’ training needs. We have a variety of courses available and the option to train drivers at your premises or at a range of venues nationwide.
Vehicle Compliance
Register Interest
This course focuses on ensuring total compliance with the Operator’s Licence requirements. Any merchants who operate commercial vehicles need to have a full understanding of what is required; this workshop will ensure that is provided.
Vehicle Productivity
Register Interest
This course is designed to ensure delegates will have an understanding of the expense incurred when operating delivery vehicles, and how important it is to ensure that the correct type of vehicle is used in an organised and cost efficient way.

Scheduled Courses

Event
There are no records.

Register Interest

Event
There are no records.