The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its first Regional Centre of Excellence in London thanks to the co-operation of SIG plc.

SIG's Sheldon Square office will host the BMF's London regional meetings and training sessions. The spacious venue, which opened in May 2015, is centrally located close to Paddington Station and has a range of conference rooms that can accommodate between six and 32 people, as well as facilities for phone and video conferencing.

Mark Tomlin, SIG UK group sales and marketing director, said: "The builders' merchant sector is extremely important to SIG and we are delighted to be able to support the BMF and its members with the use of our facilities in London."

John Newcomb, BMF managing director, said: "SIG has been extremely generous in opening this splendid facility to BMF members. We couldn't have asked for a better space for London members to meet and train together. I am sure we will be using this facility to the full in the coming months and years."

Pictured (from left): Alex Clifford, BMF London & South East regional manager; Mark Tomlin, SIG UK group sales and marketing director; John Newcomb, BMF managing director; Dave Burley, SIG marketing manager