The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its 30th Regional Centre of Excellence at Ideal Standard in Clerkenwell, London.

The new centre was launched on the occasion of the Winter meeting of the BMF Young Merchants on 5 December.

The BMF’s growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence means training courses and regional meetings are now far more accessible to BMF members across the UK and Ireland.

This BMF centre, based in Ideal Standard’s recently opened Clerkenwell Design and Specification centre, will serve BMF members in the London/South East region.

Ideal Standard International is a leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom products, with 100% focus on bathroom and washroom solutions, their brand portfolio includes the two most recognised and respected bathroom brands in the UK - Armitage Shanks and Ideal Standard.

Together they form the leading manufacturer of bathroom and washroom products in the country and have a strong presence in every sector of the construction market. 

Katie Cope, Marketing Director at Ideal Standard commented: “We are really proud that our London centre is the 30th BMF Centre of Excellence, providing a place for their members to meet, train and network.

“Investing in skills is incredibly important to the ongoing strength of the merchant sector. The investment and support that the BMF is able to offer to members of all sizes is central to the values of the organisation.”

John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “This is an excellent centre and we are extremely grateful that Ideal Standard are opening the centre to our members too, as localisation is an important strategy for the BMF.

“We look forward to holding future meetings and training courses here for members in the region.”  

Pictured L-R: Alex Clifford, BMF Regional Manager), John Newcomb, (BMF CEO), John Robinson (Ideal Standard Business Director)