The Builders Merchants Federation has published its first dedicated Supplier Training Prospectus, detailing the full range of more than 60 training courses available for this member group.

The new BMF Supplier Training Prospectus covers training programmes in management and leadership, sales and operations and transport. It also includes a training roadmap to highlight courses that work well together and charts various paths that will help an individual to progress through different stages of their career from apprenticeship to senior management.

It features a number of specialist courses developed for supplier members, including Selling into Merchants, Developing a Sales Strategy and Supplier Negotiation. Other new courses featured include Quicker, Better Meetings, Key Account Management, Sales Coaching and Performance Management and How a House is Built.

Each course is clearly described, outlining the purpose and objectives as well as the staff who would benefit most from its content, and further development opportunities for those attending.

The Prospectus also contains details of BMF Apprenticeship Plus, with options for both smaller companies and larger levy-paying organisations through the BMF’s Apprenticeship Training Agency or its Levy Management Service.

Richard Ellithorne, BMF Membership Services Director, said: “This is the first publication to group together all our training courses for Supplier members. Some BMF training courses are equally relevant to both supplier and merchant members and these have been included together with newly created courses specifically designed to meet the needs of building materials suppliers. Importantly, they are designed to be flexible in the way they can be delivered, with open courses that can be held at regional venues such as the growing number of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence, or delivered 'in-company' as a truly bespoke service.”

For more information or to order your copy of the BMF Supplier Training Prospectus, contact or 02456 854980, or visit