The architectural designer and TV presenter, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Young Merchant Conference on Wednesday 6 October.

Charlie Luxton, the architectural designer and TV presenter, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Young Merchant Conference, which takes place on Wednesday 6 October, during UK Construction Week at the NEC, Birmingham.

Luxton, who currently presents Building the Dream, Homes by the Sea and Homes by the Med on More 4 has presented numerous programmes on our architectural heritage and providing design advice across the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and in the USA.

Luxton is passionate about the environment and communicating his enthusiasm for sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design. Following a first class honours degree in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, he completed an MA at the Royal College of Art in London and worked for a number of architecture practices before becoming a founding director of Free State in 2000, where projects included Electric Storm, a three month renewable energy event on London’s South Bank.

Since 2005 Luxton has focused on sustainable housing. As Charlie Luxton Environmental Design he is currently working several sustainable housing projects in London, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds, where he now lives. 

John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “We are delighted to secure Charlie for our Young Merchant Conference. Sustainability and the drive to net zero are extremely high priorities both in society and within our industry. I know that everyone is looking forward to hearing from him.”

With the theme, “Building the Next Generation”, the BMF Young Merchant Conference is designed to encourage, inspire and enthuse. The event is being held in connection with UK Construction week and will include a visit to the Build Show on site.  

In addition to a full day’s business programme the BMF Young Merchants Conference features an evening social event at the Sky Loft within the Park Regis Hotel and enjoy unparalleled views over the City of Birmingham.

Registration of the BMF Young Merchant Conference is now open at 

The headline sponsor for the BMF Young Merchant Conference is Knauf Insulation. The Keynote Speaker is sponsored by Mannok.