The high standard of member support provided by the Builders Merchants Federation has been recognised in the Association Excellence Awards.

The Federation has been nominated in the Association of the Year category. It was also shortlisted in the Conference, Website and Leadership categories.

The Association Excellence Awards, which are judged by a panel of more than 20 CEOs and senior managers, recognise and reward the achievements of UK trade bodies, professional membership organisations and associations. The winners will be announced at an Awards event in London in October.

John Newcomb, CEO of BMF, said: “This is the first time that the BMF has been shortlisted as trade association of the year and I’m delighted to see the team’s work recognised in this way.

“Being nominated for such an award reflects the breadth and depth of our work for members. It is only by working diligently to represent and support their interests that the BMF has received this prestigious nomination.”