The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is building on the success of its sector-related discussion and networking forums, with the launch of two new product category groups planned for 2018. One of the new Forums will be dedicated to Bricks, Blocks and Landscaping, and the second will focus on Civils and Drainage.
While the new Forums are not scheduled to meet before the New Year, the BMF has already appointed a chairman to lead each of the groups. David Young, Managing Director of Bradfords, will chair the Bricks, Blocks and Landscaping Forum, while Nick Boyle, Jewson’s Civils Development Director will head up the Civils and Drainage Forum.
John Newcomb, Chief Executive Officer of the BMF, said: “Product Forums play a key role in broadening the BMF’s relevance to different sectors of our industry and engaging with our members. They provide a unique platform for members with responsibility in these areas to discuss issues of the day. Furthermore, listening to the concerns and views expressed helps the BMF in its campaigning work to inform government and influence legislative policy on behalf of members.”
From 2018 the BMF will have six dedicated product Forums meeting regularly. In addition to the two latest, there are well-established Forums for Timber, Plumbing & Heating, Roofing and Decorating.